Friday, October 04, 2019

Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus Ad hoc Bonus to Central Government Employees for the year 2018-19

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Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus Ad hoc Bonus to Central Government Employees for the year 2018-19 Date :10/04/2019





No.7/24/2007/E IIll (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
(E 1II-A Branch)
North Block,New Delhi
04th October, 2019

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for            the year 2018-19

                     The undersigned is directed to convey the sanction of the President to the grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) equivalent to 30 days emoluments for the accounting year 2018-19 to the Central Government employees in Group 'C and all non- gazetted employees in Group 'B', who are not covered by any Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme. The calculation ceiling for payment of ad-hoc Bonus under these orders shall be monthly emoluments of Rs. 7000/-, as revised w.e.f 01/04/2014 vide OM No.7/4/2014- E.llA), dated 29th August, 2016. The payment of ad-hoc Bonus under these orders will aiso be admissible to the eligible employees of Central Para Military Forces and Armed Forces. The orders will be deemed to be extended to the employees of Union Territory Administration which follow the Central Government pattern of emoluments and are not covered by any other bonus or ex-gratia scheme.

2.The benefit will be admissible subject to the following terms and conditions:(Only those employees who were in service as on 31.3.2019 and have rendered at least six months of continuous service during the year 2018-19 will be eligible for payment under these orders. Pro-rata payment will be admissible to the eligible employees for period of continuous service during the year from six months to à full year, the eligibility period being taken in terms of number of months of service (rounded off to the nearest number of months);

(i) The quantum of Non-PLB (ad-hoc bonus) will be worked out on the basis of average emoluments/calculation ceiling whichever is lower. To calculate Non-PLB (Ad-hoc bonus) for one day, the average emoluments in a month will be divided by 30.4 (average number of days in a month). This will, thereafter, be multiplied by the number of days of bonus granted. To illustrate, taking the calculation ceiling of monthly emoluments of Rs. 7000 (where actual average emoluments
exceed Rs. 7000), Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) for thirty days would work out to Rs. 7000x30/30.4 Rs.6907.89 (rounded off to Rs.6908/-) (ii) The casual labour who have worked in offices following a 6 day week for at least 240 days for each year for 3 years or more (206 days in each year for 3 years or more in the case of offices observing 5 day week), will be eligible for this Non-PLB

Sunday, August 04, 2019

Air Travel by Government servants within India.

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F.No:19024/1/E.IV/2005
Ministry of Finance
(Department of Expenditure)
E.IV Branch

New Delhi, the 24th March, 2006.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Air Travel by Government servants within India.

The existing instructions on travel by air by Government servants during official visits within India provide that air travel is permissible by the National Carriers viz. Indian Airlines and Air India in ordinary circumstances. Department of Expenditure OM No. 19036/8/95-E.IV dated 4th December,1997 and OM No. 19036/8/95- 99/E.IV dated 20th August, 1999 refer in the matter.

2. Department of Expenditure OM No. 7(2)/E.Cord/2005 dated November 23, 2005 regarding “Budget /Expenditure Management : Economy measures rationalization of expenditure, and measures for augmentation of revenues”, inter alia, provides that:-
“3. The air travel, both domestic and overseas, on official account would now be permissible on airlines other than Air India/Indian Airlines also, provided the criteria for selecting the alternative airline for official travel are based on better and more competitive prices being offered by the other airlines. Various incentive schemes and concessional fares offered by Air India/Indian Airlines will also be fully utilized to ensure utmost economy in air travel.”

3. The following guidelines are being issued accordingly to take advantage of the increasing competition and the air travel schemes of various airlines offering significant discounts on normal fares, in order to enable economy in undertaking air travel, without in any way taking away the existing entitlements:-

(i) The basic criteria for selecting airlines other than Indian Airlines /Air India would be better and more competitive prices being offered by the other airlines.

(ii) Various incentive schemes and concessional fares offered by Indian Airlines/Air India will also be fully utilized.

(iii) Each officer who is undertaking domestic travel by air, within his entitled class, should endeavour to take advantage of the concessions being provided by the airlines, to effect possible savings vis-à-vis the normal fares.

(iv) Officers should try to make their bookings in advance to the extent possible, so that benefits of discounted fares can be obtained. However, the official work should not be deferred because discounted fares are not available.
(v) Under no circumstances, should the fare exceed the normal fare of the entitled class offered by Indian Airlines/Air India or their subsidiaries.

(vi) Individual officers are encouraged to make bookings through the internet. It would require a credit card through which payments can be made. Reimbursement of service charge expenses on such credit card would be permissible.

(vii) Schemes offered by airlines which are co-branded with the credit cards can also be availed. However, this would need one time prior approval of the concerned Financial Adviser/Competent Authority for obtaining and utilizing such credit card.

(viii) Wherever the officer seeks to utilize the service of travel agents, it should be limited to M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company and M/s Ashok Travels and Tours. The above agencies would also ensure that procurement of tickets is made on best available bargain across all airlines.

4. These guidelines are issued in partial modification of any other existing orders on the subject and would apply to domestic air travel only. The guidelines for air travel abroad will be issued separately.

5. All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India are requested to strictly adhere to these instructions.

( Mahendra Kumar )
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
19024/1/E.IV/2005
Air Travel by Government servants within India
24/03/2006


F.No. 19024/1/E.IV/2005
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
E.IV Branch

New Delhi, the 1st August, 06

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject – Air Travel by Govt. Servants within India.

The existing instructions on the above mentioned subject issued vide OM No. F.No. 19024/1/E.IV/2005 dated 24th March, 2006 provide for taking advantage of the increasing competition and the air travel schemes of various airlines which offer significant discounts on normal fares, in order to enable economy in undertaking air travel, without in any way taking away the existing entitlements
2. Para 3(vii) of these instructions also provide that schemes offered by airlines which are co-branded with the credit cards can also be availed. This would need one time prior approval of the concerned Financial Adviser/Competent Authority for obtaining and utilising such credit cards.

3. References have been received seeking clarification as to whether Govt. would bear the costs incurred by individual officers in obtaining and maintaining the co- branded credit cards on a year to year basis

In this regard it is clarified that

“The cost of maintaining the credit card may be reimbursed to the officer with the approval of FA if the officer is using the credit card for providing larger savings to the Government.”

4. All Ministries/Departments of the Govt. of India are requested to strictly adhere to these instructions.

(R. Prem Anand)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India.


19024/1/E.IV/2005
Air Travel by Government servants within India
01/08/2006




Additional fare by the entitled class to Govt. servant on transfer

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Additional fare by the entitled class to Govt. servant on transfer
Additional fare by the entitled class to Govt. servant on transfer

Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
E.IV Section

New Delhi, the 6th February 2006

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Additional fare by the entitled class to Govt. servant on transfer.


        As per the existing orders as contained in para 7 of O.M. No. 19030/S/86-E.N dated the 24th November 1996, an employee on transfer is entitled to an additional fare by the entitled class for both onward and return journeys, in addition 10 the normal transfer T.A. entitlement, if he has to leave his family behind because of non-availability of Govt. residential accommodation at the new place of posting.

         2. It has come to notice that some officers are at a disadvantage who do not have a family or they have a family but their family members are not in a position to accompany the officer on transfer due to certain pre-occupations such as studies etc. As per the existing Orders such officers are not entitled to an additional to and fro fare for self though these officers require to visit their last station for bringing their household luggage etc.
        3. To avoid hardship to such employees, the existing para 7 of OM No. 19030/S/86-E.IV dated the 24th November 1996 may be read as under. –

“7. Additional fare by the entitled class to Govt. servant on transfer: An employee will be entitled to an additional fare by the entitled class for both onward and return journeys, in addition to the normal transfer T.A entitlement, if he has to leave his family/ household effects behind because of non-availability of Govt. residential accommodation at the new place of posting. Govt. officials who could not take family members along with him! her on their second trip due to genuine reasons may also be entitled to an additional to and fro fare by the entitled class.”

(MAHENDRA KUMAR)
DEPUTY SECRETARY TO THE GOVT. OF INDIA

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

CBDT extends deadline to file income tax returns for FY19 to 31 August

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CBDT extends deadline to file income tax returns for FY19 to 31 August

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) extends the ‘due date’ for filing of Income Tax Returns from 31st July, 2019 to 31st August, 2019 in respect of certain categories of taxpayers who were liable to file their Returns by 31.07.2019.

Income tax return

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy – Consolidated instructions

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Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy – Consolidated instructions
No.A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Block-IV. Old JNU Campus, New Delhi

Dated: 17th July 2018

Office Memorandum

Subject: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Implementation of decisions relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy – Consolidated instructions

Consequent upon the decisions taken by the Government to implement the recommendations made by the VII Central Pay Commission, this Department has issued an OM of even number dated 16-8-2017 revising the rates of CEA/Hostel Subsidy and simplifying the procedure for claiming reimbursement of the same. However this Department has been receiving various queries regarding CEA/Hostel Subsidy especially with regard to the applicability of various provision/instructions issued during sixth CPC regime/period. Further references have also been received regarding the difficulty being faced by some government employees in obtaining certificate of the Head of the Institution as mentioned in this Department’s OM of even number dated 16-8-2017.

2. Keeping in view the above, it has been decided to issue consolidated instructions in supersession of all earlier OMs on the subject of Children Education Allowance and Hostel subsidy as under:

a) The reimbursement of Children Education Allowance/Hostel subsidy can he claimed only for the two eldest surviving children with the exception that in case the second child birth results in twins/multiple birth. In case of failure of sterilization operation. the CEA/Hostel Subsidy would be admissible in respect of children bornout of the first instance of such failure beyond the usual two children norm.

b) The amount for reimbursement of Children Education allowance will he Rs.2250/-per month (fixed) per child. This amount of Rs.2250/- is fixed irrespective of the actual expenses incurred by the Govt. Servant. In order to claim reimbursement of CEA, the Govt. servant should produce a certificate issued by the Head of the Institution for the period/year for which claim has been preferred. The certificate should confirm that the child studied in the school during the previous academic year. In case such certificate can not he obtained, self- attested copy of the report card or self attested fee receipt(s) ( including e-receipt(s)) confirming/indicating that the fee deposited for the entire academic year can be produced as a supporting document to claim CEA. The period/year means academic year i.e. twelve months of complete academic session.

c) The amount of ceiling of hostel subsidy is Rs.6750/- pm. In order to claim reimbursement of Hostel Subsidy for an academic year, a similar certificate from the Head of Institution confirming that the child studied in the school will suffice, with additional requirement that the certificate should mention the amount of expenditure incurred by the Government servant towards lodging and boarding in the residential complex. In case such certificate cannot be obtained, self- attested copy of the report card and original fee receipt(s)/e-receipt(s) which should indicate the amount of expenditure incurred by the Government servant towards lodging and boarding in the residential complex can be produced for claiming Hostel Subsidy. The expenditure on boarding and lodging or the ceiling of Rs.6750/- as mentioned above, whichever is lower, shall be paid to the employee as Hostel Subsidy. The period/year will mean the same as explained above in clause (b) of this para.

d) The reimbursement of Children Education Allowance for Divyaang children of government employees shall be payable at double the normal rates of CEA prescribed above in clause (b) i.e. Rs.4500/- per month (fixed).

e) The above rates/ceiling would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%.

f) The Hostel Subsidy and Children Education Allowance can be claimed concurrently.

g) In case both the spouses are Government servants, only one of them can avail reimbursement under Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy.

h) The reimbursement of CEA and Hostel Subsidy will he done just once in a financial year after completion of the financial year.

i) Hostel subsidy is applicable only in respect of the child studying in a residential educational institution located at least 50 kilometers from the residence of the Government servant.

j) The reimbursement of Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy shall have no nexus with the performance of the child in his class. In other words, even if a child fails in a particular class. the reimbursement of Children Education Allowancelf-Iostel Subsidy shall not be stopped. However, if the child is admitted in the same class in another school, although the child has passed out of the same class in previous school or in the mid-session, CEA shall not be reimbursable.

k) If a Government servant dies while in service, the Children Education Allowance or hostel subsidy shall be admissible in respect of his/her children subject to observance of other conditions for its grant provided the wife/husband of the deceased is not employed in service of the Central Govt., State Government, Autonomous body, PSU, Semi Government Organization such as Municipality, Port Trust Authority or any other organization partly or fully funded by the Central Govt./State Governments. In such cases the CEA/Hostel Subsidy shall be payable to the children till such time the employee would have actually received the same, subject. to the condition that other terms and conditions are fulfilled. The payment shall be made by the office in which the Government servant was working prior to his death and will he regulated by the other conditions, laid down in this OM.

I) In case of retirement, discharge. dismissal or removal from service. CEA/Hostel Subsidy shall he admissible till the end of the academic year in which the Government servant ceases to be in service due to retirement. discharge, dismissal or removal from service in the course of an academic year. The payment shall be made by the office in which the government servant worked prior to these events and will be regulated by the other conditions laid down in this OM.

m) The upper age limit for Divyaang children has been set at 22 years. In the case of other children the age limit will be 20 years or till the time of passing 12th class whichever is earlier. There shall be no minimum age.

n) Reimbursement of CEA and Hostel Subsidy shall be applicable for children from class nursery to twelfth, including classes eleventh and twelfth held by Junior Colleges or schools affiliated to Universities or Boards of Education.

o) CEA is allowed in case of children studying through “Correspondence or Distance Learning” subject to other conditions laid down herein.

p) The CEA and Hostel Subsidy is admissible in respect of children studying from two classes before class one to 12’x’ standard and also for the initial two years of a diploma/certificate course from Polytechnic/ITI/Engineering College, if the child pursues the course after passing 10th standard and the Government servant has not been granted CEA/Hostel Subsidy in respect of the child for studies in 11th and 12th standards.

q) In respect of schools/institutions at nursery, primary and middle level not affiliated to any Board of education, the reimbursement under the Scheme may be allowed for the children’studying in a recognized school/institution. Recognized school/institution in this regard means a Government school or any education institution whether in receipt of Govt. Aid or not. recognized by the Central or State Government or Union Territory Administration or by University or a recognized educational authority having, jurisdiction over the area where the institution/school is situated.

r) In case of a Divyaang child studying in an institution i.e. aided or approved by the Central/State Govt. or UT Administration or whose fees are approved by any of these authorities, the Children Education Allowance paid by the Govt. servant shall be reimbursed irrespective of whether the institution is ‘recognized’ or not. In such cases the benefits will be admissible till the child attains the age of 22 years.

s) The CEA is payable for the children of all Central Government employees including citizens of Nepal and Bhutan, who are employees of Government of India, and whose children are studying in the native place. However, a certificate may be obtained from the concerned Indian Mission that the school is recognized by the educational authority having jurisdiction over the area where the institution is situated.

t) The Children Education Allowance or hostel subsidy shall be admissible to a Govt. servant while he/she is on duty or is under suspension or is on leave (including extra ordinary leave). Provided that during any period which is treated as ‘dies non’ the Govt. servant shall not be eligible for the CEA/Hostel subsidy for that period.

3.These above instructions would come into effect from 1st July, 2017.

Hindi version follows.

S/d,
(Sandeep Saxena)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Friday, March 29, 2019

Dearness Allowance 01.01.2019 से प्रभावी संशोधित दरें

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Dearness Allowance


Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.01.2019 to the employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scales as per 5th Central Pay Commission - 1/3(2)/2008-E.II(B)- pdfDownload (28.52 KB) 


Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.01.2019 to the employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/Grade Pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission -1/3(1)/2008-E.II(B)-Download (28.92 KB) pdf

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