Tuesday, 24 April 2018

CLAIMING TA DA BILLS – LODGING, FOOD BILL VOUCHERS ARE NOT REQUIRED

CGDA has reiterated that for Claiming TA DA Bills,  Hotel Accommodation, Food Bill, Taxi Charges  Vouchers are not required with reference to  the Finance Ministry Order issued on 1st February 2018

Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt- 110010
06.04.2018
No. AN/XIV/19015/Govt. Orders/TA/DA/LTC/Medical/2018
 
All PCsDA/CsDA/PCA (FYs)
 

Sub: Travelling Allowance Rules — Implementation of the Recommendations of the Seventh pay Commission.

 

A copy of Government of India, Department of Expenditure Office Memorandum No. 19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 01.02.2018 on the above subject is available on the website of CGDA for your information, guidance and necessary action please.
 
  According to the OM of Department of Expenditure dated 1st February 2018
      ” The 6th CPC had changed the old concept of Daily Allowance by introducing reimbursement of Hotel Accommodation, Food Bill and Taxi Charges on production of vouchers for the same. Since this was a new concept, therefore, option was given to the employees to choose either the old 5th CPC single rate of DA or the new system of DA based on reimbursement of expenses as per 6th CPC. The 7th CPC has recommended to continue the concept of reimbursement of Hotel Accommodation, Food Bill and Taxi Charges with the exception that vouchers are not required to be produced for Food Bills]

PROCEDURE FOR ADMISSION IN KV SCHOOLS THROUGH MP RECOMMENDATIONS

            As per the decision taken in the 103rd Board of Governors meeting held on 30.10.2015, the existing quota of 06 (six) children for admission in Kendriya Vidyalayas on the recommendation of Hon’ble Members of Parliament during each academic session under the Special Dispensation Scheme is enhanced from 06 to 10 (ten) with effect from the academic session, i.e. 2016-17.

            The Revised Scheme of Special Dispensation Admission for Members of Parliament comes into vogue with effect from the academic session 2016-17 with the following features:

1.         Each Hon’ble Member of Parliament can refer 10 (ten) cases for admission under the scheme in an academic year but such recommendations shall be confined to children whose parents belong to his constituency either by domicile or on account of having been soon-before posted there or else on account of exigencies of service, migrate to his constituency. Such recommendations would be for admissions in Kendriya Vidyalaya(s) located in his constituency only. In case there is no Kendriya Vidyalaya in the constituency of the Hon’ble MP(Lok Sabha), she/he can recommend these admissions in the Kendriya Vidyalaya(s) located in any neighbouring contiguous constituency. For Members of Rajya Sabha, the State from which the member has been elected would be deemed to be his constituency for this purpose. Nominated members of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha can recommend 10 cases for admission in any one or more Kendriya Vidyalaya(s) of the country.

2.         These admissions shall be over and above the class strength.

3.         These recommendations would be made for classes I and IX.

4.         These admission would be made at the beginning of the academic year and no admission would be allowed after the prescribed cutoff date of the year.

5.         The recommendations to be made shall be valid only if these are made in the prescribed format provided to each Members of Parliament by KVS(HQ). Recommendations sent in any other format/manner shall not be considered.

6.         The children recommended by Hon’ble Members of Parliament must be otherwise eligible for admission as per the extant KVS Admission Guidelines.

Sample Coupon: (Published by KVS (HQ) MP-KVS-Coupon

REIMBURSEMENT OF MEDICAL CLAIMS UNDER THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT HEALTH SCHEME (CGHS) : SUPREME COURT JUDGEMENT.

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FAQS ON RECRUITMENT RULES - DOPT

COMMON MISTAKES BY PAOS IN PROCESSING OF REVISION OF PENSION UNDER 7TH CPC

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II,BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHl-110066
PHONES:26174596,26174450,26174438
CPAO/1T&Tech/Revision(7th CPC)/19.Vol-III (D)/2017-18/12
19.04.2018
Office Memorandum

Subject: Common mistakes by PAOs in processing of Revision of Pension under
            7th CPC .

7th CPC Pension Revision cases are to be settled in a time bound manner. This office is receiving more than 3000 pension revision cases on daily basis. However, it has been observed that about 5 to 10 percent cases are returned by this office to PAOS due to Various discrepancies. The reasons to return are indicated by this office in each case. To facilitate the PAOs, a list of common mistakes made by PAOs has been prepared and enclosed herewith at Annexure-A.

In view of above all the PAOs are requested to ensure that 7th CPC revision cases are sent correctly to CPAO to speed up the processing of the same in a time bound manner.
Encl: As above
(Md.Shahid Kamal Ansari)
Asstt. Controller of Accounts)
Ph No 011
26103074

ANNEXURE-A
1.    DATE OF DEATH OF PENSIONER NOT MENTIONED IN COLUMN 3(b. (FAMILY PENSION CASE)
2.    APPLICABILITY OF COMMUTED PENSION MAY BE CHECKED WHETHER ITIS APPLICABLE OR NOT.
3.    CLASS/CATEGORY OF PENSI0N UNDER COLUMN 1(g) MAY BE CHECKED.
4.    NOTIONAL PAY SHOWN UNDER COLUMN 3(e) MAY BE CHECKED.
5.    PAY/NOTIONAL PAY SHOWN IN COLUMN 3(e) ,DOES NOT MATCH WITH PAY FIXED UNDER 7th CPC AS SHOWN IN COLUMN 4(a).
6.    LEVEL AND INDEX UNDER COLUMN 4(a)MAY BE CHECKED.
7.    BASIC PENSI0N IS NOT MATCHING WITH THE LAST PAY DRAWN AS PER 7TH CPC.
8.    PAY MATRIX FOR LEVEL-13 MAY BE CHECKED WITH REFERENCE TO REVISED PAY MATRIX IN TERMS OF MINISTRY OF FINANCE (DEPTT OF EXPENDITURE) RESOLUTION DATED 16.05.2017
9.    PAY MATRIX FOR LEVEL 14 MAY BE CHECKED WITH REFERENCE T0 REVISED PAY MATRIX IN TERMS OF DEPTT.OF PENSION & PENSIONERS WELFARE OM DATED- 13.09.2017

पेंशन कोष नियामक एवं विकास प्राधिकरण ने नया एनपीएस सदस्य पंजीकरण फॉर्म - अतिरिक्त अनिवार्य आवश्यकताएं निर्धारित कीं

MINISTRY OF FINANCE
PENSION FUND REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY PRESCRIBES NEW NPS SUBSCRIBER REGISTRATION FORM: ADDITIONAL MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS 
            Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has been established by the Government of India for regulation and development of Pension Sector in order to protect the old age income security of subscribers. PFRDA takes various initiatives from time to time in order to simplify and improve the operational issues in National Pension System (NPS) like new functionality development under NPS architecture, simplification of account opening, withdrawal, grievance management etc. In this regard, it has been decided by the Authority to make bank account details and mobile no. mandatory to provide ease of operation for the benefit of subscribers and make the process of Exit from NPS hassle free.

             Further, in compliance with the Prevention of Money Laundering Act guidelines issued by the Government of India, Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and Central Registry of Securitization Asset Reconstruction and Security Interest (CERSAI) have been made mandatory for new as well as existing subscribers. These have been made mandatory in the new Common Subscriber Registration Form (CSRF) forms that are required to be filled in by the new subscribers. The existing subscribers have been provided the facility to submit online FATCA Self-Certification in their login (www.cra-nsdl.com or https://enps.karvy.com/Login/Login ). The information regarding the said functionality is also made available on Central Record-keeping Agency (CRA) websites. The steps to be followed by the subscriber to submit online FATCA self-certification are also mentioned on the website.

             It is to be ensured by the subscribers to fill the mandatory fields correctly and not leave them blank in order to avoid rejection of their forms.
 DSM/RM /AS

(Release ID :178804) (20.04.2018)
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पेंशन कोष नियामक एवं विकास प्राधिकरण ने नया एनपीएस सदस्य  पंजीकरण फॉर्म - अतिरिक्त अनिवार्य आवश्यकताएं निर्धारित कीं

      पेंशन क्षेत्र के नियमन और विकास के लिए भारत सरकार द्वारा पेंशन कोष नियामक एवं विकास प्राधिकरण (पीएफआरडीए) की स्थापना की गई हैताकि संबंधित सदस्योंस की वृद्धावस्था आय सुरक्षा सुनिश्चित की जा सके। राष्ट्रीय पेंशन प्रणाली (एनपीएस) में परिचालन संबंधी मुद्दों को आसान बनाने एवं संबंधित व्यलवस्थाप को बेहतर करने के उद्देश्यध से पीएफआरडीए की ओर से समय-समय पर विभिन्न पहल की जाती रही है। एनपीएस ढांचे के तहत नई कार्यक्षमता का विकासखाता खोलने एवं निकासी में आसानीशिकायत प्रबंधन इत्याकदि इन पहलों में शामिल हैं। इस संबंध में प्राधिकरण द्वारा बैंक खाते के विवरण और मोबाइल नंबर को अनिवार्य बनाने का निर्णय लिया गया हैताकि इसके सदस्यों  के हित में परिचालन को आसान बनाने के साथ-साथ एनपीएस से बाहर निकलने की प्रक्रिया को भी परेशानी मुक्त बनाया जा सके।
      इसके अलावाभारत सरकार द्वारा जारी मनी लॉन्ड्रिंग की रोकथाम अधिनियम संबंधी दिशा-निर्देशों के अनुपालन के तहत नए सदस्योंड के साथ-साथ मौजूदा सदस्यों  के लिए भी विदेशी खाता कर अनुपालन अधिनियम (एफएटीसीए) और प्रतिभूतिकरण परिसंपत्ति‍ पुनर्निर्माण एवं प्रतिभूति हित की केंद्रीय रजिस्ट्री (सीईआरएसएआई) को अनिवार्य कर दिया गया है। इन्हें नए सामान्य सदस्य् पंजीकरण फॉर्म (सीएसआरएफ) में अनिवार्य कर दिया गया है जिसे नए सदस्यों् द्वारा भरना आवश्यक है। मौजूदा सदस्योंि को अपने लॉग-इन (www.cra-nsdl.com or https://enps.karvy.com/Login/Login ) में एफएटीसीए स्व-प्रमाणन को ऑनलाइन जमा करने की सुविधा प्रदान की गई है। उपर्युक्तस कार्यक्षमता के बारे में जानकारी भी केंद्रीय अभिलेख-रखरखाव एजेंसी (सीआरए) की वेबसाइटों पर उपलब्ध करा दी गई है। एफएटीसीए स्व-प्रमाणन को ऑनलाइन जमा करने के लिए संबंधित सदस्यब द्वारा उठाए जाने वाले कदमों का भी उल्लेख वेबसाइट पर किया गया है।
      सदस्योंा अथवा ग्राहकों को अपने फॉर्म को अस्वीकृत होने से बचाने के लिए यह सुनिश्चित करना होगा कि वे समस्तो अनिवार्य खंडों या रिक्तच स्थाहनों को सही ढंग से भरें और उन्हें रिक्त कतई नहीं छोड़ें।
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वीके/एएम/आरआरएस – 8266   (20.04.2018)

NO PROPOSAL IS UNDER CONSIDERATION TO ABOLISH SYSTEM OF PAY COMMISSION IN FUTURE

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO: 568
ANSWERED ON: 06.04.2018
Pay Commission Reports
Question*568. JOSE K. MANI

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the reports of successive Pay Commissions have been increasing the burden on Government finances/ exchequer in partially accepting their recommendations for increase in wages and if so, the details thereof;
(b) whether the last Pay Commission has suggested productivity linked pay hike to the deserving employees to eliminate below average or mediocre performance and if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether such periodic hikes in wages resulting from Pay Commission recommendations trigger similar demands from the State Government/public utility employees, imposing burden on already strained State finances and if so, the details thereof; and

(d) whether the Government is considering an alternative for increasing the salaries and allowances of Central Government employees and pensioners in future instead of forming Pay Commission and if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE (SHRI P. RADHAKRISHNAN) 
(a) The financial impact of the recommendations of the Central Pay Commission, as accepted by the Government, is normally more pronounced in the initial year and gradually it tapers off as the growth in the economy picks up and fiscal space is widened. While implementing the recommendations of the last Central Pay Commission, i.e., the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the Government staggered its implementation in two financial years. While the recommendations on pay and pension were implemented with effect from 01.01.2016, the recommendations in respect of allowances have been implemented with effect from 01.07.2017 after an examination by a Committee. This has moderated the financial impact of the recommendations. Moreover, unlike the previous 6th Pay Commission, which entailed substantial impact on account of arrears, the impact in the year 2016-17 on account of element of arrears of revised pay and pension on the present occasion of the 7th Central Pay Commission pertained to only 2 months of the previous financial year of 2015-16.
(b) The Seventh Central Pay Commission in Para 5.1.46 of its Report proposed withholding of annual increment in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) or regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service.

(c) The service conditions of employees of State Governments fall within the exclusive domain of the respective State Governments who are federally independent of the Central Government. Therefore, the concerned State Governments have to independently take a view in the matter.

(d) No such proposal is under consideration of the Government.
Source – Lok Sabha