Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The Department of Posts (DoP) is likely to soon start a Rs 1,370-crore mega project that will allow India's 1.3 lakh postmen in rural regions to use network-connected handheld terminals for postal delivery.
The project, awarded last year to a consortium that includes state-run Telecom Consultants of India (TCIL), system integrator Ricoh India and Hyderabad-based VisionTek, which provides handheld devices, was delayed due to unavailability of components.
Monday, May 23, 2016
Heads of Circle (CPMsG) Conference held at Hyderabad from 20th May to 22nd May 2016. Shri Ravishankar Prasad Ji, Hon’ble Minister of Communications and Information Technology Govt. Of India gave way the awards to the best performing circles / divisions on 22nd May 2016.
The brief of his speech as under:
Government is committed to reform the postal department. Two unique qualities of Department of Posts are Extensive network spread in nook and corner of the Nation and Emotional connect of Postman with the rural life.
India is at the tipping point of digital revolution and Postal department should be the fulcrum of economic development especially in rural life.
Postal department's share in E-commerce is around 15% only, which needs to be improved drastically. The entire ecosystem to reform the postal department needs to change.
1. Pick up points to reach the customers proactively to collect and deliver posts/ parcels.
2. India Post Payments Bank needs to be flawlessly implemented. It should act as a platform for 3rd party services. Human Resource Training needs to be given. Postal Payment Bank should be started definitely by March 17.
3. Implementation of IT modernization solutions needs to be improved. We keep getting complaints of glitches leading to harassment to customers.
4. Parcel Delivery : New ideas to generate revenue with Technology infusion. Geo tagging and better location identification needs to be considered.
5. Human Resource capacity building : Need to incentivize the performance... Good incentive at right time will be a big motivation. Best practices should be replicated pan India.
6. Good sign boards pan India should be ensured.
7. Metamorphosis of postal department should be branded well.
8. Surety of punishment is more important than Severity of punishment... in case of disciplinary cases. Any laxity in timely completion of disciplinary proceedings should be viewed seriously.
9. Philately should be ventured as a new source of revenue generation. My Stamp, Commercialisation of stamps need to be tried to earn revenues.
10. Social Media should be effectively used for complaint redressal and creation of awareness regarding departmental initiatives/ schemes.
11. I work hard... I expect all of you to work hard to achieve the goals of government.
12. Recruitment to fill up vacant posts should be done in a transparent and fair means. Any irregularity should be viewed seriously and responsibility should be fixed.13. Congratulated the Department of Posts for good work done in the last 2 years in different schemes like Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana, CBS, Postal ATMs, E-Commerce.
Dr. Charles Lobo CPMG Tamil Nadu Circle receiving award from Hon'ble MoC. Shri Stephen Mervin Alexander PMG Chennai City Region also seen in picture
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Atlast Cadre Restructuring Proposal approved by the Finance Ministry - Reliably informed by Member(P) to our Secretary General
A Good News - Pl inform all
It has been informed by Shri Ashutosh Tripathi, Member(P), Postal Services Board , Department of Posts that Cadre Restructuring Proposal which was agreed and finalized by the Department of Posts after several rounds of discussions with Unions has been approved by the Finance Ministry and it will be implemented soon.
This is one of the great achievements of Unions as this has been done for the first time in Postal Department.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Disability certificates issued by state authorities may soon be valid across the country, according to the draft of Right of Persons with Disabilities Bill , 2014, which has been sent to the Prime Minister's Office for consultation.
"We have made a new provision in the draft Right of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014 as per which the Disability certificate once issued will be valid all across the country or in any central government office."
"In the present act, we do not have a provision like this. So what happens is that if a disability certificate is issued by Uttar Pradesh government, the certificate is not valid in Delhi, or any other state. So if a disabled person changes place or gets married and shifts to a different state, he faces difficulty," Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot said today.
He was speaking after inaugurating the 14th national meeting of the State Commissioners for Persons with Disabilities .
Gehlot said in the draft bill, the categories of disabilities for which benefits of government schemes are given has been raised from 7 to 19.
The Right of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014, which makes accessibility a mandatory requirement under the law, is going to replace the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995.
Gehlot said the government will roll out a web-based unique disability identification ( UDID ) card in the next two months as a pilot project at Ratlam District in Madhya Pradesh.
The initiative will help in a big way in ensuring the authenticity of disability certificates and eliminate the hassle of having to carry certificates for different purposes, as various details, including the type of disability, would be made available online.
The UDID cards will include identity details such as name, address, birth date, parents' or guardian names, mobile number, income status, type of disability, bank details, BPL details, and voter ID details etc in English and a local language.
During the meeting, status of implementation of various provisions of the existing act with focus on education, employment or self-employment, accessible environment, social security etc for persons with disabilities in the states/UTs were reviewed and strategy for more effective implementation of the act was formulated.
Source : The Economic Times
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
7th Pay Commission Latest News – Unilateral decision by Govt will not be accepted – Staff Side JCM writes to Govt for conducting negotiation with Staff Side Associations before taking a decision on 7th Pay Commission recommendations
Motorcycle finance company Bajaj Auto Finance has entered into an arrangement with post offices across India to enable buyers get information through brochures available at post offices, as well as apply for two-wheeler loans from the company.
Subsequently, customers can also make loan repayments by depositing money in post offices.
The project is being launched with Tamil Nadu as pilot/nodal office and the arrangement will initially be rolled out across 18 locations in the State, Bajaj Auto said in a statement.
Pradeep Srivastava, Executive Director, Bajaj Auto, said: “By joining up with India Post we intend to reach all our customers in the remotest corners of the country.”
Charles Lobo, Chief Postmaster General, TN Circle, India Post, said: “Bajaj has been one of the brands and names we have associated ourselves with for ages. We hope to take this initiative to great heights by delivering easy and convenient finance options to our customers through all our post offices.”
This arrangement shall initially be rolled out across the following 18 locations across Tamil Nadu
1 CHENNAI 2 COIMBATORE 3 CHENGALPATTU 4 DHARMAPURI 5 DINDIGUL 6 ERODE 7 KUMBHAKONAM 8 MADURAI 9 NAGARCOIL 10 SALEM 11 SIVAKASI 12 TENKASI 13 THANJAVUR 14 THIRUVARUR 15 TIRUCHIRAPALLI 16 TIRUNELVELI 17 TIRUVALLUR 18 VELLORE
Source : http://www.thehindubusinessline.com
Central government ministries and departments will now be rewarded for successful implementation of e-Office or 'paperless office' initiative.
New Delhi, May 15 (PTI)
Central government ministries and departments will now be rewarded for successful implementation of e-Office or 'paperless office' initiative. The move is aimed at improving the ease of governance and expediting the administrative process.
Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh has written to all ministers to take urgent action to shift to paperless functioning mode in a time bound manner. "It is one of the priority works of the government. We are writing to all ministers for going paperless. The e-Office will help in speeding up administrative work and result in saving money for the exchequer," he told PTI.
Singh said those doing exemplary work in this project may be given awards for excellence in public administration, which are given annually by the Prime Minister on civil services day. In his letter, the Minister said one of the agendas of the minimum government-maximum governance is to adopt e-Office in all government functioning for achieving the goal of governance with accountability, transparency and innovation (GATI), which is the sine-qua-non for achieving Prime Minister's Mission of PRAGATI.
The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances is providing financial assistance for implementation of e-Office initiative. "In order to give encouragement towards implementation of e-Office across central ministries or departments, the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) is also providing financial assistance for implementation of e-Office based realistic estimates duly vetted by National Informatics Centre (NIC). "It is also finalising a scheme for awarding better performing Ministries and Departments in e-Office," the letter reads.
The DARPG acts as nodal authority for the implementation of e-Office in central ministries with the help of the technical partner NIC. "It is noteworthy that the Ministry of Panchayati Raj has completely transformed itself to an e-Office platform, while the Ministry of Rural Development is close to achieving it," the letter said, citing works done by the two government departments.
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Friday, May 13, 2016
Procedure for submission of declaration by person claiming receipt of certain incomes without deduction of tax in Form 15G/15H
F. No. DGIT(S)/ADG(S)-2/TDS e-filing Notification/110/2016
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Central Board of Direct Taxes
Directorate of Income Tax (Systems)
Notification No 7/2016
New Delhi, 4th May, 2016
Procedure for submission of declaration by person claiming receipt of certain incomes without deduction of tax in Form 15G/15H under sub-section (1) or under sub-section (1A) of section 197A of the Income-tax Act, 1961 read with Rule 290 of Income-tax Rules, 1962
As per sub-rule (1) of rule 290 (Declaration by person claiming receipt of certain incomes without deduction of tax) of the Income-tax Rules, 1962 (hereunder referred as the Rules) a declaration under sub-section (1) or under sub-section (1A) of section 197A shall be in Form No. 15G and declaration under sub-section (1C) of section 197A shall be in Form No. 15H.
2. As per sub-rule (3) of rule 290, the person responsible for paying any income of the nature referred to in sub-section (1) or sub-section (1A) or sub-section (1C) of section 197A, shall allot a unique identification number to each declaration received by him in Form No.15G and Form No.15H respectively during every quarter of the financial year in accordance with the procedures, formats and standards specified by the Principal Director-General of Income-tax (Systems) under sub-rule (7) of rule 29C.
3. As per sub-rule (4) of rule 29C, the person referred to in sub-rule (3) herein shall furnish the particulars of declaration received by him during any quarter of the financial year along with the unique identification number allotted by him under sub-rule (3) in the statement of deduction of tax of the said quarter in accordance with the provisions of clause (vii) of sub-rule (4) of rule 31A. As per sub-rule (7) of rule 29C, the Principal Director General of Income-tax (Systems) shall specify the procedures, formats and standards for the purposes of furnishing and verification of the declaration, allotment of unique identification number and furnishing or making available the declaration to the income tax authority and shall be responsible for the day-to-day administration in relation to the furnishing of the particulars of declaration in accordance with the provisions of sub-rule (4) of rule 29C.
4. In exercise of the powers delegated by Central Board of Direct Taxes (‘Board’) under sub-rule (7) of rule 29C of the Income-tax Rules, 1962, the Principal Director General of Income-tax (Systems) hereby lays down the following procedures:
a. Registration: The deductor/collector is required to register by logging in to the e-filing website (https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/) of the Income Tax Department. To file the “Statement of Form 15G/15H”, deductor should hold a valid TAN. Following path is to be used for the registration process:
Register yourself- >Tax Deductor & Collector
b. Preparation: The prescribed schema for Form 15G/15H and utility to prepare XML file can be downloaded from the e-filing website home page under forms (other than ITR) tab. The Form 15G/15H utility can be used to prepare the xml zip file. The declaration is required to be submitted using a Digital Signature Certificate. The signature file for the zipped file can be generated using the DSC Management Utility (available under Downloads in the e-Filing website httgs://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/)
c. Submission: The designated person is required to login to the e-filing website using TAN and go to e-File -> Upload Form 15G/15H. The designated person is required to upload the “Zip” file along with the signature file (generated as explained in para (b) above). Once uploaded, the status of the statement shall be shown as “Uploaded”. The uploaded file shall be processed and validated at the e-filing portal (list of validations are given in the user manual). Upon validation, the status shall be either “Accepted” or “Rejected which will reflect within 24 hours from the time of upload. The status of uploaded file will be visible at My account -> View Form 15G/15H. In case the submitted file is “Rejected”, the reason for rejection shall be displayed and the corrected statement can be uploaded again.
Pr. DGIT (Systems), CBDT