Monday, August 3, 2020

PASTING OF PHOTO ON PASSBOOK EXCEPT SCSS SCHEME IS DISCONTINUED

           As per SB Order 14/2012 in the Subject Circulation of Master Circular No-1 on Anti Money Laundering(AML)/Combating of Financing Terrorism(CFT) norms applicable for Small Savings Schemes-regarding 

The SB Order has been communicated vide Directorate letter No.109-04/2007-SB dated 09.10.2012 under Major changes Point Number (iii) Pasting of photograph on Passbook (except SCSS account) and on Certificates discontinued.

Hence the pasting of Photos on the passbooks relating to below mentioned schemes has been discontinued in Post Offices.

1. Savings Account
2. Time Deposit 1 Year, 2Year, 3Year and 5Year Schemes
3. Recurring Deposits
4. Public Provident Fund - PPF
5. Sukanya Samridhi Account - SSA
6. Monthly Income Scheme - MIS
7. Certificates - NSC and KVP

Pasting of Photograph still continued only Senior Citizen Savings Scheme (SCSS) in Post Office. all other schemes has been discontinued from 09.10.2012
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LAST DATE FOR FILING ITR FOR FINANCIAL YEAR 2018-19 (AY2019-20). EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 30

Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has extended the last date for filing belated Income Tax Return (ITR) for the financial year 2018-19 (AY2019-20). The date has been extended from July 31 to September 30, 2020.

In a tweet from its official handle, Income Tax department today said, “In view of the constraints due to the Covid pandemic & to further ease compliances for taxpayers, CBDT extends the due dt for filing of Income Tax Returns for FY 2018-19(AY 2019-20) from 31st July, 2020 to 30th September, 2020, vide Notification in S.O. 2512(E) dt 29th July, 2020.”

Prior to this, the government had extended the deadline to file belated income tax return (ITR) for FY 2018-19 twice. First, from the original deadline of March 31, 2020 to June 30, 2020, and then to July 31, 2020.

Worth mentioning here is that if an individual does not file the belated ITR, if due, by the deadline (i.e., Sept 30, 2020), then he/she will not be able to file the income tax return for the financial year 2018-19
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INDIA POST PAYMENT BANK (IPPB) SMS CHARGES RS.10 + GST PER QUARTER FROM 1ST AUGUST 2020


 WARM GREETINGS AND GOOD WISHES
ON THE AUSPICIOUS OCCASION OF
RAKSHA BANDHAN

Saturday, August 1, 2020

VERY SAD NEWS


           Com.R.Seethalakshmi , Ex, General Secretary AIPE UNION Postmen &MTS and Ex, Deputy Secretary General, NFPE Expired today on 1st August 2020 evening at her residence at Bangalore.

          She was a very devoted and Committed Trade Union leader.

         She was very simple in living but principled in working.

         She is the first women union activist who reached on highest position.

          She was suffering from Cancer but it was detected only some days before. Doctors tried their best but could not survive her.

          Today afternoon she was discharged from hospital .I was in constant touch with her family and Comrades of Karnataka, but it was not expected that she will leave all of us so early.

          This is an irreparable loss to Trade Union movement.

          We on behalf of Confederation, NFPE and P-3 CHQ Convey our heartfelt condolences to her bereaved family members and Comrades of Karnataka and P4.

         We dip our banner in respect of her.

        We pray eternal peace for departed soul.

         Red Salute Com.Seethalakshmi.

                                     Com.Seethalakshmi Amar Rahe.

                                                                                           R.N.Parashar,
                                                                                       Secretary General
                                                                                   Confederation & NFPE

Friday, July 31, 2020

GREETINGS ON THE EVE OF IDU’L ZUHA
ईद-उल-जुहा की पूर्व संध्या पर  शुभकामनाएं

RELAXATION OF RULE 80-A FOR PAYMENT OF PROVISIONAL FAMILY PENSION ON DEATH OF A GOVERNMENT SERVANT DURING SERVICE. (DATED 29/07/2020)  (Click the link below to view the Order)

http://documents.doptcirculars.nic.in/D3/D03ppw/Provisional_FP1_2907208f6oQ.pdf

 

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GRANT OF DISABILITY PENSION, COMPRISING SERVICE ELEMENT AND DISABILITY ELEMENT TO PRE-2006 DISABILITY PENSIONERS, WHO WERE BOARDED OUT FROM SERVICE, WITH LESS THAN 10 YEARS OF QUALIFYING SERVICE, DUE TO AN INJURY/DISABILITY, ATTRIBUTABLE TO GOVT. SERVICE. (DATED 28/07/2020) Click the link below to view the Order)  http://documents.doptcirculars.nic.in/D3/D03ppw/EOP_28072020ucOCR.pdf

 


Thursday, July 30, 2020

      UNLOCK 3 ORDER AND GUIDELINES DATED 29.7.2020
(CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW THE ORDER)

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

PROVISIONAL RELEASE OF RETIREMENT BENEFITS AS PER RULE 64 OF CCS (PENSION) RULES, 1972 DURING COVID PANDEMIC TIME
(Click the link below to view)
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GENERAL PROVIDENT FUND (GPF) INTEREST RATE FROM JULY TO SEPTEMBER 2020

(TO BE PUBLISHED IN PART I SECTION 1 OF GAZETTE OF INDIA)

F. NO. 5(2)-B(PD)/2020
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Economic Affairs
(Budget Division)

New Delhi, the 13th July, 2020

RESOLUTION

It is announced for general information that during the year 2020-2021, accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the General Provident Fund and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 7.1% (Seven point one percent) w.e.f. 1st July, 2020 to 30th September, 2020. This rate will be in force w.e.f. 1st July, 2020. The funds concerned are:

1. The General Provident Fund (Central Services).
2. The Contributory Provident Fund (India).
3. The All India Services Provident Fund.
4. The State Railway Provident Fund.
5. The General Provident Fund (Defence Services).
6. The Indian Ordnance Department Provident Fund.
7. The Indian Ordnance Factories Workmen’s Provident Fund.
8. The Indian Naval Dockyard Workmen’s Provident Fund.
9. The Defence Services Officers Provident Fund.
10. The Armed Forces Personnel Provident Fund.

2. Ordered that the Resolution be published in Gazette of India.

(Anjana Vashishtha)
Director (Budget)



PRESS NEWS

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES & PENSIONS

GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES RETIRING DURING COVID PANDEMIC WILL BE RECEIVING “PROVISIONAL" PENSION TILL THEIR REGULAR PENSION PAYMENT ORDER IS ISSUED: DR. JITENDRA SINGH

Posted On: 27 JUL 2020 6:35PM by PIB Delhi
Government employees retiring during COVID pandemic will be receiving “provisional" pension till their regular Pension Payment Order (PPO) is issued and other official formalities completed.
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said that after the Modi Government took over, the Department of Pensions had upgraded and equipped itself to deliver the PPO to the concerned employee without delay on the day of his or her superannuation. Besides this, in the last few years, taking cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s emphasis on digitalization, the Department of Pension also created a Portal, which could be accessed by any government employee approaching superannuation to find out the status of his or her pension papers, he said.
However, because of the disruption in the official work due to COVID pandemic and lockdown, Dr Jitendra Singh said, some of the employees who had retired during this period may not have been provided with PPO. But, as an evidence of the present government's sensitivity towards the pensioners and the senior citizens, a decision was taken that in order to avoid a delay in the start of regular pension covered under CCS (Pension Rules) 1972, the rules may be relaxed to enable seamless payment of “Provisional Pension” and “Provisional Gratuity” till the regular PPO is issued.
As per the OM (Office Memorandum) issued by Department of Pensions, affiliated to the Ministry of Personnel, the payment of “Provisional Pension” will initially continue for a period of six months from the date of retirement and the period of “Provisional Pension” may be further extended up to one year in exceptional cases. These instructions shall also be applicable in cases where a government servant retires otherwise than on superannuation i.e. voluntary retirement, retirement under FR 56, etc.
Dr Jitendra Singh said, this decision has been taken considering that because of the constraints of pandemic and lockdown, a government servant may find difficulty in submitting his Pension Forms to the Head of Office or may not be able to forward the Claim Form in hard copy along with Service Book to the concerned Pay & Accounts Office in time, particularly when both the offices are located in different cities. This is very pertinent to Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) who are constantly on the move and whose Heads of Offices are located in cities different from where the Pay & Accounts Office is located.
Vide another circular, Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare (DOPPW) has directed all offices maintaining GPF (General Provident Fund) Accounts to complete all credit entries including accruing interest to the employees two years before retirement and then one year before retirement so that Provident Fund is also paid accurately in time.  (Release ID: 1641560) 
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         DOPT F.No.14029/8/2019-Estt.(L) (Pt.-2)

FOUNDATION DAY BSIES

On 24th July 2020, BSIEA stepped into it's 53rd year of Foundation. On that special day they mainly focused on plantation and also hoisting of Association flag in all 14 Regional Centres throughout India. Keeping in view the safety measures due to Covid 19, a huge gathering cannot be feasible. However, their Secretary General  Com. Arup Chatterjee addressed to all and described that this Association was established in the year 1967 and joined in the strike action of Central Govt. Employees in the year 1968 without caring about punishment or others. They till continues such tradition and perticipate in all the calls of Confederation as well as trade unions. They are small in size but militants in nature. Their Secretary assured his cooperation and complete support in fights against the anti-employee policies of the Government as well as fights against selling of all profitable organisations like coal sectors, banking sectors, railways, airport and many more in all possible ways. Here are some photographs of the programme from different Regional units of BSIEA.















Sunday, July 26, 2020



Ref: Confd/Leave/COVID                                                                 Dated: 25.07.2020

To

The Cabinet Secretary,
Government of India,
Rashtrapati Bhawan
New Delhi

Sub: -   Regularisation of leave in respect of absence during Lockdown period.

Sir,

The following suggestion are submitted for regularization of leave for the absence period of Central Government Employees during lockdown period due to COVID-19:

1.      Regularisation of leave by declaring special casual leave or by declaring the unintended absence from duty as regular duty:
A.     For all such staff who were unable to attend office duty during lockdown period.
B.     For all such essential service staffs who were not listed in the duty roaster by their head of   office during the lock down period and couldn’t attend office.
C.     For all such staff who were unable to attend office duty during unlock period for the reason their name has not been included in the duty roaster.
D.     For all such staff who were unable to attend office duty during unlock period for derth of communication facility.
E.     All such absence should invariably be counted as duty.

2.     Reintroduction of quarantine leave for the Central Government employees who are:
a)     self-quarantined for co morbidity issue or have come across some COVID infected patients,
b)     whose friends and relatives are Covid 19 infected and are leaving in proximity,
c)     Asymptomatic patients who are self-quarantined.

Further we would like to point out the following:
a.     Quarantine Leave, as was, should not be a regular leave and akin to casual leave, it should not be treated as an absence from duty, but a leave necessitated by orders not to attend office consequential to presence of infectious diseases in the family or household of the employee.
b.     Quarantine leave was admissible earlier in cases of cholera, smallpox,
plague, diphtheria, typhus fever and cerebrospinal meningitis. Now the issue of Covid 19 infection has to be included and the Central Government has to be requested to reissue this order with certain corrections.
c.      As in case of casual leave, an employee on quarantine leave should not be treated as absence from duty and his pay and allowances are not to be intermitted.
d.     However, unlike casual leave, Quarantine leave may be combined with any other type of leave except causal leave or special casual leave.
e.     Quarantine Leave of 21 days (+ 9 days) to attend dependent in the family suffering from infectious disease should be allowed.

Sir, it may also not out of context to mention that evidences available from various pay commission reports point toward existence of Quarantine leave till introduction of CCS Leave Rules, 1972 and even today it is existing in departments like OIDB (Oil Industry Development Board) under petroleum ministry. Similar dispensation may also be brought in for all Central Government employees at this situation of Pandemic.

With greetings,

Yours sincerely,

(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General