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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Lok Sabha Q&A : LTC to SAARC countries under consideration

A proposal to provide Leave Travel Concession (LTC) to Government employees to visit some SAARC countries is in its initial stage of consideration. The details are yet to be finalized..........

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

7th CPC implementation likely to be from April 2016

The Seventh Pay Commission drafted in to make a new pay structure for the 30 lakh Central government employees would not be able to submit its report in August this year, the Commission is likely to seek extension till October. ........

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MoS, PMO : No proposal to change retirement age of Central Govt. servants

The Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh clarified in the Lok Sabha today that there is no proposal to either raise or reduce the retirement age of central government employees from the present 60 years.

NPS to Give Extra Tax Deduction of Rs. 50,000: 10 Things to Know

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Budget 2015-16 introduced an additional income tax deduction of Rs. 50,000 for contribution to the New Pension Scheme (NPS) under Section 80CCD. NPS is a voluntary pension scheme, which is regulated by the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority. ........

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Is NPS better than EPF?

The NPS is more complicated than EPF, but it may ensure a sufficient retirement kitty

If there’s one investment option that has received generous tax breaks in the Budget, it is the National Pension System (NPS). In a watershed move, the Finance Minister has also announced that employees in the organised sector will now be able to opt out of  ...........
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Govt. reduces prices of 509 essential drugs

It was informed in the Parliament, that the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has fixed the ceiling price of 509 essential medicines. The act will lead to a reduction in rates by above 40 per cent in case of 127 drugs. .......

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Joint Council of Action South Zone organizes protest

Members of the Joint Council of Action South Zone which represents employees from the Railway, Defence, Postal and other Central Government departments organised a protest meeting near the Collectorate premises here on Monday. ,...............
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Confederation press statement on Budget 15-16

The Budget of Modi Government for the year 2015-16 presented today to the Parliament by the Finance Minister, Shri. Arun Jaitley belied all expectations of the poor people who placed their faith in the BJP in the last general elections. It is without doubt an anti-poor and pro-rich Budget. The Corporate Tax has been slashed to please the giant multinational Corporate houses, who really are the rulers in most of the Countries of the world, including .......
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Finance Minister, you are wrong on the tax benefit statement

The finance minister Arun Jaitley during the course of his budget speech today remarked: “After taking into account the tax concession given to middle class tax payers in my last Budget and this Budget, today an individual tax payer will get tax benefit of Rs 4,44,200.”.......

Government employees restricted from using private e-mail services for official use

Government employees have been barred from using private e-mail services for official communications.

“Users shall refrain from using private e-mail servers from government network. E-mail service authorised by the government and implemented by the IA (Implementing Agency under this policy is NIC) shall only be used for all official correspondence,” said the policy on ......

Monday, March 2, 2015

Budget 2015 - Its disappointment & disappointment for employees

The salaried class, who were expecting a middle class friendly budget landed for a huge disappointment. The budget offers no personal taxation relief to tax payers. The very meager benefits were the increase in exemption limits of transport allowance by Rs. 800 to ..........
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Finance Minister, you are wrong on the tax benefit statement

The finance minister Arun Jaitley during the course of his budget speech today remarked: “After taking into account the tax concession given to middle class tax payers in my last Budget and this Budget, today an individual tax payer will get tax benefit of Rs 4,44,200.”..........

Government employees restricted from using private e-mail services for official use

Government employees have been barred from using private e-mail services for official communications.

“Users shall refrain from using private e-mail servers from government network. E-mail service authorised by the government and  .........

14th Finance Commission suggests to link pay of government workers with productivity

The 14th Finance Commission has suggested linking pay with productivity with a focus on technology, skills and incentives, a move aimed at raising the productivity of government employees.............

Govt. considering raising retirement age for scientists under Mo Science & Technology & Earth Sc.

The Union Government is considering raising the retirement age for scientists in Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) labs and other institutions under the Ministry of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences to 65. The present retirement age is 60. .......

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Budget 2015 : Whats there for the salaried class

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Budget did not provide tax breaks to the middle class, which was very disappointing. There were only some minor relief for the salaried class who where expecting much from the FM. The only direct benefits are the follows.........

Rail Budget 2015 - Highlights

  • No increase in passenger fares
  • No new trains announced
  • Tickets can be booked 120 days in advance instead of 60 days to tackle tout menace
  • Outlay for passenger amenities increased by 67%
  • Plan expenditure to go up to a record Rs 1.1 lakh crore in 2015-16 from Rs 66,000 crore in the previous year

Amendment to Central Civil Service (Leave) Rules, 1972 - Persons with Disabilities

Amendment to Central Civil Service (Leave) Rules, 1972 - Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (PWD Act, 1995)-regarding

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NFIR : 55-Point charter of demands

  1. Withdraw FDI, PPP in Railways – Stop Out Sourcing, Contractorisation and Privatization.
  2. Scrap New Pension Scheme in Railways and restore liberalised pension scheme.
  3. DA merger with pay with retrospective effect and payment of Interim Relief to Central Government employees (serving and retired).