Friday 17 February 2017

Draft Seniority List of Postal Assistants in Tamilnadu Circle as on 1.04.2016 who were confirmed after 1.4.1988 and appointed prior to 4.11.1992

Rajya Sabha Q & A — on GDS designation etc


Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS be pleased to state:
(a) whether Government has changed the designation of Postman distributing letters in villages to Postmaster;
 (b) whether this change in designation has been done only in the State of Rajasthan or it has been done at national level;
(c) whether it is a fact that the pay scale of Postmaster ranges from ` 4500 to ` 13,000;
(d) whether this pay scale remains even lower than that a Central fourth class employee; and
(e) if so, the steps being taken by Government to provide proper pay scale to Postmaster distributing mails from one village to another? 



(a) No, Sir. Gramin Dak Sevak Branch Postmaster (GDS BPM) or Gramin Dak Sevak Mail Deliverer distribute letters in villages.
(b) Does not arise in view of (a) above.
(c) No, Sir.
(d) Yes Sir. However, there is no comparison in the pay scales of these two cadres since Central fourth class (now termed as Multi Tasking Staff – MTS) are regular employees whereas Gramin Dak Sevaks are part-time sevaks.
(e) The allowances of Gramin Dak Sewaks are revised periodically as in the case of Central Pay Commission.

Difference between Tier 1 and Tier 2 Account in New Pension Scheme (NPS)

How to claim tax benefit on tuition fees under Section 80C

How to claim tax benefit on tuition fees under Section 80C


Sending kids to school has an inbuilt tax advantage for the parents as the tuition fee qualifies for tax benefit under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act, 1961. The amount of tax benefit is within the overall limit of the section of Rs 1.5 lakh a year. 

For tax purposes, the fee (amount) reduces the total gross income, and thereby the tax liability. Say, you fall in the highest income slab and pay not only a 30.9 per cent tax rate, but also Rs 80,000 a year as schools fees, the tax saved would amount to Rs 24,720 in that year 

Here's how to get the maximum benefit out of tuition fees

Are all institutions eligible? 
Tuition fees paid at the time of admission or anytime during the financial year to any university, college, school or educational institution based in India qualifies for tax benefit. 

What kind of education? 
It has to be a full-time education, including any play school activities, pre-nursery and nursery classes. The institution can be either private or a government sponsored one. 

What is not covered? 
At times, parents have to make payments, other than tuition fees, to the educational institutions. Payments like development fees or donation or capitation fees, etc., are not covered and do not qualify for tax benefit. Also, if you haven't paid the fees on time, the applicable late fee paid will not be eligible. 

Tax benefit for how many children? 
The benefit applies for the fees paid for up to two children. So if a couple has four children, both can claim tax benefit as both have a separate limit of two children each. 

Which parent gets the tax benefit? 
The parent who makes the payment gets the tax advantage. If both parents are working and pay taxes, both can claim individually up to the amount of fees paid. 

If both are working and want to take the benefit under Section 80C for the amount paid by them respectively, they can do so. So if the fee paid is Rs 2 lakh, of which the father has paid Rs 50,000, while the mother has paid Rs 1.5 lakh, both can claim the amount individually as per the payment made by them. 

As the upper limit for Section 80C tax benefit is Rs 1.5 lakh a year, see how much of that gets exhausted through tuition fees and then decide on further tax savers. While the tax benefit on tuition fees is incidental and helps you to save tax during the early days of your child's education, do not forget to create a long-term investment plan for his higher education. 

Estimate the amount needed for higher studies and create a savings plan towards that goal, preferably through SIPs in 3-5 equity diversified mutual funds scheme. To ensure that the goal is met, do buy adequate life cover, preferably through a pure term insurance plan.

Source : The Economic Times

Thursday 16 February 2017

Clarification for Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS / NPS) - Extra 50,000 Deduction - Chief Income Tax Officer -Tamilnadu

PFRDA News : Advisory for all PFs and Custodians

CSI Division Roll-out Task flow

Run Time Error while Discharge the NSC or KVP in Finacle

Sometime When We discharge the KVP or NSC, an error "Run Time error has occurred" is coming. The error is looking like below snap shoot.

Reason of Error :- When you see the screen shoot, you get the thing that the accounts of SOL are 45800100 and These are discharged at 31260501. So this error is coming while discharge the certificate in CSCCAAC

Solution :- First SOL Transfer In should be done for other SOL accounts in HACXFSOL and verify every account. Now these accounts are standing at Home SOL. You can discharge these accounts without any error.

Final accounting Procedure for the Scheme called "Sukanya Samridhi Account Rules,2014"

Committee on Allowances likely to submit report on February 20 : Sen Times

New Delhi: The ‘Committee on Allowances’ is likely to submit higher allowances report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on February 20 which is due for implementation from August 1, 2016.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley formed ‘Committee on Allowances’ for examination of the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission on allowances other than dearness allowance.

48 lakh serving central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners will be impacted by the report, the Committee on Allowances is likely to ditto the 7th Pay Commission report, said the Finance Ministry sources.

The ‘Committee on Allowances’, headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa, was appointed in July 2016 for 4 months. Its terms was extended in December 2016 till February 22, 2017.

However, the Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa said in October, “We are ready to submit our report, when the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley calls up.”

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley formed ‘Committee on Allowances’ for examination of the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission on allowances other than dearness allowance as the pay commission had recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others out of 196 allowances.

The ‘Committee on Allowances’ recommendation will guide how the various allowances of central government employees will be revised. The report would also impact all states government employees after some modifications.

“The government plans to pay pay higher allowance, under 7th Pay Commission recommendations, with retrospective effect from August 2016, central government employees unions demanded for implementation of the allowances with retrospective effect from January 2016,” the sources told The Sen Times.

Until acceptance of the report of ‘Committee on Allowances’, the allowances are now paid to the Central government employees according to the 6th Pay Commission recommendations.

According to the Finance Ministry, after getting the report on the allowances, the Union cabinet is expected to give nod the higher allowances in mid-March after the completion of five states assemblies’ poll process as the model code of conduct has come into effect from January 4 and the higher allowances under 7th Pay Commission may be implemented from April this year.

Compassionate Appointments: A Comprehensive View - 2016

Article By
Ch. Srinivasa Rao
Founder-Editor, “HARMONY”
Formerly COA, CSIR-NGRI,


The Scheme for “Compassionate Appointment under Central Government” was consolidated and issued vide DoPT O.M. No. 14014/6/86-Estt.(D) dated 30-6-1987 and again in the year 1998. Currently, the consolidated instructions on Compassionate Appointments were issued vide DoPT O.M. No.F.No.14014/02/2012-Estt.(D) dated 16-1-2013. Subsequently a number of instructions on compassionate appointments have been issued. Contents of relevant Office Memoranda and Orders issued from time to time on the subject have been further categorised under various easy-to-comprehend heads and are presented for reference and guidance.


The object of the Scheme is to grant appointment on compassionate grounds to a dependent family member of a Govt. servant dying in harness or who is retired on medical grounds, thereby leaving his family in penury and without any means of livelihood, to relieve the family of the Govt. servant concerned from financial destitution.


The dependent family member means: (a) spouse; or (b) son (including adopted son); or (c) daughter (including adopted daughter); or (d) brother or sister in the case of unmarried Govt. servant; or (e) member of the Armed Forces referred to in (A) or (B) of this para, who was wholly dependent on the Govt. servant/member of the Armed Forces at the time of his death in harness or retirement on medical grounds as the case may be.

To this list, married son/daughter has also been added due to pronouncements of judiciary which was explained elsewhere.

To a dependent family member:
(A) of a Govt. servant who:

a) dies while in service (including death by suicide); or

b) is retired on medical grounds under rule 2 of the CCS (Medical Examination) Rules, 1957 or the corresponding provision in the CCS Regulations before attaining the age of 55 years (57 years for erstwhile Group D Govt. servants); or

c) is retired on medical grounds under Rules 38 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 or the corresponding provision in the CCS Regulations before attaining the age of 55 years (57 years for erstwhile Group D Govt. servants); or

Under this list, dependent family members of Govt. servant are also included which is detailed elsewhere.

(B) of a member of the Armed Forces who –

a) dies during service; or

b) is killed in action; or

c) is medically boarded-out and is unfit for civil employment

Common Cadre Staff