R.KUMAR PRESIDENT A. VEERAMANI CIRCLE SECRETARY A. KESAVAN CIR. FIN. SECRETARY
Saturday, December 31, 2016
HEARTIEST GREETINGS TO COM. R. VELUSAMY, PRESIDENT, P3 UNION CBE ON THE EVE OF HIS SUPERANNUATION
WISHING THE NEWLY ELECTED OFFICE BEARERS OF TN NFPE P4 CIRCLE UNION !
கடந்த 29.12.16 மற்றும் 30.12.2016 தேதிகளில் திண்டிவனம் நகரில் நடைபெற்ற தமிழக NFPE அஞ்சல் நான்கின் 30 ஆவது மாநில மாநாட்டில் போட்டியின்றி தேர்ந்தெடுக்கப் பட்ட புதிய நிர்வாகிகளான
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FOR INFORMATION OF ALL GENERAL SECRETARIES /NFPE OFFICE BEARERS /ALL CIRCLE, DIVISIONAL AND BRANCH SECRETARIES OF NFPE UNIONS
As you are aware that the NFPE in its Federal Secretariat held on 19.12.2016, has unanimously endorsed the decision of Confederation to go on one day Strike on 15.02.2017. We wanted to conduct this strike under banner of PJCA. We convened a meeting of PJCA at NFPE office on 19.12.2016, in which detailed discussion took place. FNPO leadership told that they will decide in their internal meeting. But now FNPO leadership has told that they will serve strike notice for the same date i.e. 15.02.2017 respectively.
So we have decided to serve strike notice as NFPE on 05th January-2017.
All are requested to serve strike notice at all levels by organizing mass demonstrations.
Proforma of Strike Notice and Charter of Demands is published below:
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION-GDS (NFPE)
1st FLOOR NORTH AVENUE POST OFFICE BUILDING
NEW DELHI-110 001
No.PF-12-C /2017 Dated: 05th January, 2017
The Secretary / Director General
Department of Posts
New Delhi – 110001
In accordance with the provisions of Sub Section (1) of Section 22 of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, we hereby notify that all the Postal/RMS/MMS/Administrative & Postal Accounts Employees and the Gramin Dak Sewaks (NFPE) will go on 1 Day Strike on 15th February,2017.
The Charter of Demands is enclosed herewith.
(R.N. Parashar) (R.N. Parashar)
Secretary General General Secreta
NFPE AIPEU Group-C
R. Seethalakshmi (Giriraj Singh)
General Secretary General Secretary
AIPEU Postmen, MTS/Group ‘D’ AIRMS & MMS EU Group ‘C’
(P. Suresh) (U.S. Chaktaborty) General Secretary General Secretary
AIRMS & MMS EU MTS & MTS/Group ‘D’ AIPAOEU (Admin Union)
(S.B.Yadav) (Virendra Tewary)
General Secretary General Secretary
AIPAEA (Postal Accounts) AIPSBCOEA
( P. Pandurangarao)
General Secretary General Secretary AICWEA(Civil Wing) AIPEU-GDS (NFPE)
CHARTER OF DEMANDS PART-A
1. Settle the demands raised by NJCA regarding modifications of 7th CPC recommendations as submitted in the memorandum to Cabinet Secretary on 10th December 2015. (See Annexure-I). Honour the assurance given by the Group of Ministers to NJCA on 30th June 2016 and 6thJuly 2016, especially increase in minimum wage and fitment factor. Grant revised HRA at the existing percentage itself i.e. 30%, 20% and 10%. Accept the proposal of the staff side regarding Transport Allowance. Settle all anomalies arising out of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, in a time bound manner.
2. Implement option-I recommended by 7th CPC and accepted by the Government regarding parity in pension of pre-2016 pensioners, without any further delay. Settle the pension related issues raised by NJCA against item 13 of its memorandum submitted to Cabinet Secretary on 10th December 2015. (See Annexure-I).
3. Scrap PFRDA Act and New Pension System (NPS) and grant pension and Family Pension to all Central Government employees recruited after 01.01.2004, under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.
4. Treat Gramin Dak Sewaks of Postal department as Civil Servants, and extend all benefits like pay, pension, allowances etc. of departmental employees to GDS. Publish GDS Committee report immediately.
5. Regularise all casual, contract, part-time, contingent and Daily rated mazdoors and grant equal pay and other benefits. Revise the wages as per 7th CPC minimum pay.
6. No Downsizing, Privatisation, outsourcing and contractorisation of Government functions.
7. Withdraw the arbitrary decision of the Government to enhance the bench mark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradations under MACP from “GOOD” to VERY GOOD” and also decision to withhold annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the bench march either for MACP or for regular promotion within the first 20 years of service. Grant MACP pay fixation benefits on promotional hierarchy and not on pay-matrix hierarchy. Personnel promoted on the basis of examination should be treated as fresh entrants to the cadre for grant of MACP.
8. Withdraw the draconian FR 56 (J) and Rule 48 of CCs (Pension) Rules 1972 which is being misused as a short cut as purity measure to punish and victimize the employees.
9. Fill up all vacant posts including promotional posts in a time bound manner. Lift ban on creation of posts. Undertake cadre Review to access the requirement of employees and their cadre prospects. Modify recruitment rules of Group-‘C’ cadre and make recruitment on Reginal basis.
10. Remove 5% ceiling on compassionate appointments and grant appointment in all deserving cases.
11. Grant five promotions in the service carreer to all Central Govt. employees.
12. Abolish and upgrade all Lower Division Clerks to Upper Division Clerks.
13. Ensure parity in pay for all stenographers, Assistants, Ministerial Staff in subordinate offices and in all organized Accounts cadres with Central Secretariat staff by upgrading their pay scales. Grant pay scale of Drivers in Loksabha Secretariat to Drivers working in all other Central Government Departments.
14. Reject the stipulation of 7th CPC to reduce the salary to 80% for the second year of Child Care leave and retain the existing provision.
15. Introduce Productivity Linked bonus in all department and continue the existing bi-lateral agreement on PLB wherever it exists.
16. Ensure cashless medical treatment to all Central Government employees & Pensioners in all recognized Government and Private hospitals.
17. Revision of Overtime Allowance (OTA) and Night Duty Allowance (NDA) w.e.f 01.01.2016 based on 7th CPC pay scale.
18. Revision of wages of Central Government employees in every five years.
19. Revive JCM functioning at all levels. Grant recognition to the unions/Associations under CCS (RSA) Rules 1993 within a time frame to facilitate effective JCM functioning.
20. Implementation of the Revised Pay structure in respect of employees and pensioners of autonomous bodies consequent on implementation of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2016 in respect of Central Government employees and pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2016.
21. Implementation of the “equal pay for equal work” judgement of the Supreme Court in all departments of the Central Government.
CHARTER OF DEMANDS PART-B
1. Settle the demands of various cadres of Postal department relating to 7th CPC recommendations submitted to Secretary, Posts in memorandum dated 08.12.2015.
2. Implement cadre restructuring in all remaining cadres in the Department of Posts and settle the residual issues arising at implementation stage. Finalize RRs in MMS Cadres.
3. Grant Civil Servant status to Gramin Dak Sevaks and grant all benefits of departmental employees on pro-rata basis./Publish GDS Committee Report.
4. Revision of wages and payment of arrears from 01.01.2006 to all casual, part-time, contingent and daily-rated mazdoors and regularization of services.
5. Fill up all vacant posts in all cadres including promotional posts and GDS.
6. Conduct membership verification of Gramin Dak Sevaks and declare the result of the verification already conducted among departmental employees during 2015.
7. Revision of OTA & OSA and fixation of norms for CRC/Speed post and Parcel in RMS and FMC for Postman Cadre.
8. Settle problems arisen out of implementation of CSI and CBS.
9. Grant of upgraded 3050 pay scale to Postmen w.e.f. 1.1.1996 as per Supreme Court Judgment.Change of RRs of Postmen/MTS.
10. Withdraw “Very Good” bench mark condition for MACP and future increments and holding of DPCs timely..
11. Grant of S D.A. & HCA to the Assam & NE & remove discrimination..
12. Problems arisen out of demonetization Scheme and grant additional remuneration of full day salary for Sunday/Holiday and hourly rate for extended duty hours. Provide proper infrastructure including fake currency detector and counting machines. Not to direct the officials to make good the loss where fake currency machines are not provided.
13 Stop Sunday/Holiday working completely.
14. Discussion on Memorandum of AIPSBCOEA.
15. All COs/ROs & DPLI office Kolkata may be allowed to function CPCs.
16. Finalization of Recruitment Rules of AAO Cadre in Postal Accounts and review of result for SC/ST -2012 Exam.
17. Repairing and Maintenance of Departmental Buildings.
18.Payment of revised wages to the GDS/ Casual Labourers substitutes who are working on the posts of Postmen, Mail guard, MTS etc,
19. Stop Trade Union victimization.
20. Declaration of Result of LGO & other LDCEs in remaining Circles.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Submit tax saving proofs to your employer to prevent excess TDS
With your company's accounts department knocking on your door to submit income-tax saving proofs, it's time for you to gather all the relevant papers in one place.
Since April 2016, the department would have been computing taxes on your salary based on the proposed investment declaration submitted by you earlier.
The taxes deducted at source (TDS) are covered under Section 192 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 making it the obligation of the employer to withhold taxes at the time of payment of salaries.
Once the actual proof is submitted, the accounts department will compute the taxes based on the proofs of the actual investments made by you. And for that you will have to furnish the documentary evidence of having actually made the investments as per the investment declaration made earlier You can make tax-saving investments different from those declared by you earlier but the deduction from taxable income will be given only on the basis of the actuals submitted and not on the basis of the proposed declaration made earlier.
The last date for such submissions varies, but most organisations would expect you to submit them by March 10, 2017. However, employers start asking for them in January (in this case Jan 2017) itself as they would like to start deducting tax at source on the basis of tax calculations based on actual investments from January.. This will also enable the employee to finalise tax adjustments, if any, in the balance months of the current financial year (2016-17).If taxes have been deducted in excess or less, accordingly, they will get deducted in the last 3 months of the FY. Do not wait till March as then there wont be any scope for finalising and one could see a huge tax burden in that month and less of take-home pay.
The documents need not be attached or sent to Income-tax Department at the time of tax filing. Instead, it's the employer who has to receive them from employees and deduct tax accordingly.
At times it is found that after taking into account the tax saving investments/expenditures, the tax already deducted by one's employer is in excess and cannot be adjusted in subsequent months. In such cases the excess TDS will reflect in the Form 16 and the refund will have to be claimed by you from the I-T Department by filing the appropriate income tax return.
The important tax saving investment/expenditure proofs include
Investments - Under Section 80C
When it comes to investments such as Equity Linked Savings Schemes (ELSS) of mutual funds (MFs), life insurance, submit the ELSS fund statement, premium paid receipts respectively. For Public Provident Fund (PPF), if it is maintained with a bank or a post office, submit photocopies of the passbook showing all the transactions and the account details.In case of Sukanya Samriddhi Scheme and 5-year tax saving fixed deposit, the deposit receipt or a certificate from the bank has to be submitted to the employer.
In case of tuition fees, submit photocopies of the school receipt carrying the schools' seal and signature of the receiver.
First-time home buyers
For the current financial year, Section 80EE allows tax benefits for first-time home buyers under which the benefit can be claimed on home loan interest. This deduction is over and above the Rs 2 lakh limit under Section 24 of the Income-tax Act. Hard copies of all the relevant documents have to be submitted.
House Rent Allowance Exemption
For those who claim HRA relief, the Permanent Account Number (PAN) of the landlord is mandatory. This condition is not applicable for those whose rent payment is less than or equal to Rs 1 lakh per annum, i.e., Rs 8,333 per month.
A copy of the lease rent agreement or declaration by the landlord in a prescribed format is to be submitted. Further, ownership proof of landlord of rented premises, which can be house tax receipt or the latest electricity bill or share certificate in case of co-operative society houses have to be submitted. The original rent receipts for the period April 2016 till date have to be provided.
Housing loan repayment (principal)
The certificate from a financial institution specifying the principal paid during April 2016 to March 2017 needs to be submitted. Ask the institution to mention the provisional amount for the last 2-3 months of the current financial year as equated monthly instalments (EMIs) would still be pending.
Loss from housing property - interest on housing loan - self occupied
The interest certificate from the bank or financial institution, specifying the break-up of interest and the principal amount for FY 2016-17 would be required. Possession/construction completion certificate are a must for availing the relief by some employers. Further, the date of loan taken and the date of possession are mandatory to avail the benefit.
Loss from housing property - interest on housing loan - let out on rent
If the house for which loan has been availed is let out, the same should be submitted with certificate from a financial institution specifying principal and interest paid during April 2016 to March 2017 (FY 2016-17).
New Pension Scheme (NPS)
There is no need to submit proof of actual Investments in case the investments in NPS is through Corporate Model or Employee Model as the same are recovered and deposited by company in your PRAN (Permanent Retirement Account Number) account. However, if you have opted for investment of Rs 50,000 under NPS on your own, i.e., outside salary, then submission of copies of PRAN card, NPS Transaction Statement for Tier 1 Account is necessary.
Call up the insurer and ask him to send the statement for tax purpose under Section 80D. The premium should not be paid by cash and should be paid by cheque or digital transfer from the bank account.
It's better to get a confirmation on the actual requirement from your accounts department. Not all will be asking for all the above mentioned documents, while few others might have their own set of requirements. The documents, if not submitted within time, may make you end up with excess TDS which would have to be claimed as refund. Also, as a precaution, retain the original copies for personal income-tax assessment.
Source:- The Economic Times
Monday, December 26, 2016
OUR CIRCLE UNION HAS TAKEN UP THE ISSUE OF DECLARING HOLIDAY FOR 'PONGAL' WITH THE CPMG, TN
OUR CIRCLE UNION HAS TAKEN UP THE ISSUE OF DECLARING CLOSED HOLIDAY FOR 'PONGAL FESTIVAL' ON 14 TH JAN , 2017 IN TAMILNADU CIRCLE.
OUR CHIEF PMG HAS ASSURED TO TAKE UP THIS MATTER WITH THE CGEWCC, CHENNAI IMMEDIATELY AND FURTHER ASSURED THAT 'THIS WILL BE DONE' SHORTLY. PL CONVEY THIS MATTER TO ALL OUR STAFF. THE COPY OF LETTER ADDRESSED BY CIRCLE UNION IS POSTED BELOW FOR YOUR VIEW.
Restrictions on cash withdrawals may continue beyond December 30
- RBI, Currency printing presses have not been able to keep pace with demand of new notes.
- Banks are not in a position to disburse even current limit of Rs 24,000 per week.
- Finance Secretary had said withdrawal cap would be will be reviewed after December 30.
NEW DELHI: Restrictions on withdrawal of cash from banks and ATMs are likely to continue beyond December 30 as currency printing presses and RBI have not been able to keep pace with the demand of new currency notes.
As the 50-day deadline for completion of demonetisation+ process draws near, there is a growing consensus among bankers that the restrictions on withdrawal would have to continue even in the New Year so as to maintain orderly working at the banks.
Banks at many places are not in a position to disburse even the current limit of Rs 24,000 per week due to cash crunch and are rationing the valid currency depending on cash availability.
If this limit is withdrawn for individual and businesses from January 2, it is unlikely that banks would be able to disburse the higher demand for valid currencies given the current cash position.
"Most of us think that the withdrawal limit would not be completely withdrawn. It is a possibility that it could be relaxed if the cash situation improves," said a senior public sector bank official.
At a time when banks are struggling to meet the demand of individual customers, it would be impossible to service MSME and big corporates which requires cash in large quantity, the official said, the practical way would be to relax it gradually.
Recently, SBI Chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya had also indicated that restriction on withdrawals cannot be lifted entirely unless more cash is made available to banks.
After the demonetisation of high value Rs 500/1000 notes, the government has fixed a limit of Rs 24,000 per week on withdrawal from bank accounts and Rs 2,500 per day from ATMs in view of the currency crunch that followed.
The government and RBI has not specified when the restrictions will be withdrawn. Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa had said the withdrawal cap would be will be reviewed after December 30.
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