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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

he orders of the High Court of Judicature of Andhra Pradesh at Hyderabad is specific to this case and will not be applicable to any other case.
 

7th CPC- estimated pay scales shows substantial increase in salary for CG employees



New Delhi, There is a good news for Central Government employees that 7th Central Pay Commission’s report will be implemented with effect from 01.01.2016. Central Government employees are expecting merger of dearness allowance, increase in other allowances such as house rent, children education allowances etc. with the implementation of this report.

With the beginning of 2016, pay scales proposed by 7th pay commission will be implemented. Our reports suggests that expected pay structure would be similar that we have produced. If this happens then there would be three times jump in the salaries of central government employees.7th pay commission has reiterated that ratio between the minimum and maximum pay scales proposed by 6th pay commission was 1:12. It has also reiterated that there are lots of anomalies left, after the implementation of 6th pay commission and those anomalies will certainly be taken care of. It is expected that ratio between the minimum and maximum pay would be 1:13. This will certainly be anoying factor for employees unions.

Employees unions are studying estimated pay scales and would certainly be registering its suggestions soon.Till date central government has notified six pay commissions before notifying seventh in February 2014. First central pay commission was notified in 1946, second CPC in 11957, Third CPC in 1970, Fourth CPC in 1983, Fifth in 1994 and sixth in 2006.Report of sixth pay commissoin was implemented w.e.f. 01.01.2016. Sixth pay commission had proposed many newthing such as children education allowance and transport allowance.

It further prposed increase in all allowances by 25% with the increase in dearness allowance to 50% to counter rising inflation. It had also proposed two year child care leave for women employees. These measures were widely welcomed by central government employees. These measures were widely welcomed by central government employees. 6th pay commission had also proposed to modify assured career progression scheme and introduced Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACP).Now central government employees are expecting modification in allowances and schemes. Employees are expecting increase in house rent, children education allowance, transport allowance and other allowances. Employees are also expecting that currency of Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme will be reduced to five years from 10 years. Employees unions are demanding upgradation in grade pay after five years, if the employee doeno’t get the benefit promotion in five years time.

Central government employees are also expecting that 7th pay commission would recommendpermanent solution to merger of dearness allowance with basci pay if it crosses 100% mark.Employees are also expecting increase in annual increment from 3% to 5%. One bone of contention for central government employees is Grade pay Rs. 5400. This grade pay falls both in PB-2 and PB-3. Employees are expecting increase in grade pay Rs.5400 which falls in PB-3 so that on promotion employees get increase in grade pay along with increase in increment @5% (current increment is 3%).City compensatory allowance was stopped by 6th pay commission. Employees’ unions wants that city compensatory allowance be restored according to the class of cities.

Expectations are very high let’s see how much 7th pay commission fulfills those. But it is certain that 7th pay commission will bring cheers to around 80 lakhs central government employees and pensioners.

Central Government has approved to revise the pay scales of Delhi Administration Subordinate Service

In the background of strong political backlash, Central Government has approved the proposal of Government of NCT of Delhi to revise the pay scales of Delhi Administration Subordinate Service (DASS).
As per Principal Secretary of Delhi NCT, Mr.Majumdar’s report, Ministry ofHome Affairs has approved the proposal of Delhi Government to revise the pay scales of Delhi Administration Subordinate Service (DASS). Both the DASS and Steno cadre will be benefited by this decision
Majumdar also said that as per the decision, pay scale of DASS Grade-II/Steno Grade-II has been revised from Rs 5000-8000 to Rs 5500-9000, adding that the decision will be effective notionally from January 1, 1996 and actually fromDecember 12, 2006.
Mr.Majumdar has further added that Central government has also approved the grant of Non-Functional Scale of Rs. 8000-13500 to DASS Grade-I/Senior PA notionally from January 1, 1996 and actually from December 1, 2006.
Opposite parties such as Congress, AAP have termed this proposal to revise the pay scales of DASS as a Poll Sop. According to these parties, BJP’s chance in winning of Delhi Polls is not good and hence proposal to revise the pay scales of DASS has been taken up.
However, BJP has defended the decision to revise the pay scales as it is a move increase the pay of comman man.
Source: Economic Times
This will defenitely be a good news for the stenographers in subordinate offices outside delhi.  and after issuing orders we can  project this to the  CAT.Eranakulam

SG,confederation

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

 Next episode begins...'Expected DA from January 2015'

It is highly unlikely that there will be a two-digit DA hike in the next two instalments (January 2015 and July 2015). Kindly keep in mind the fact that despite a 6 point increase of the AICPIN from 246 to 252 for the month of July 2014, there was hardly an impact. Even if it increases by 3 points over the next five months, the DA would increase to 9% only. It is impossible for AICPIN to constantly increase in future.

We believe that, under current circumstances, the next installment of additional Dearness allowance from Jan 2015 hike would only be about 6 or 7%.

We have analyzed the impact of CPI number on increasing DA and given below†a table to express the†same for your information...

Friday, 9 January 2015

CAT case UPDATE

Dear Members,


                                  It is unfortunate that  our Parity case  still pending at CAT ,Ernakulam as still single bench is functioning.  We  can hope that Govt.of India will soon  fill up the vacancy and appoint full division bench.

Secretary General

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

NEW YEAR WISHES TO ALL



CONFEDERATION WISHES ALL MEMBERS HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS
NEW YEAR AND PROSPEROUS YEAR FOR THE STENOGRAPHERS

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

03 December 2014

FAQs - regarding Income Tax

1.What is considered as salary income?
 S​ection 17(1)​ of the Income-tax Act defines the term ‘salary’. However, not going into the technical definition, generally whatever is received by an employee from an employer in cash, kind or as a facility [perquisite] is considered as salary.
​2.What are allowances? Are all allowances taxable?
Allowances are fixed periodic amounts, apart from salary, which are paid by an employer for the purpose of meeting some particular requirements of the employee.  E.g., Tiffin allowance, transport allowance, uniform allowance, etc.
There are generally three types of allowances for the purpose of Income-tax Act – taxable allowances, fully exempted allowances and partially exempted allowances.​
3.​ My employer reimburses to me all my expenses on grocery and children’s education. Would these be considered as my income?
​Yes, these are in the nature of perquisites and should be valued as per the rules prescribed in this behalf.​​
​4. During the year I had worked with three different employers and none of them deducted any tax from salary paid to me. If all these amounts are clubbed together, my income will exceed the basic exemption limit. Do I have to pay taxes on my own?
​Yes, you will have to pay self-assessment tax and file the return of income.​
​5. Even if no taxes have been deducted from salary, is there any need for my employer to issue Form-16 to me?
​Form-16 is a certificate of TDS. In your case it will not apply. However, your employer must issue a salary statement.​
6. ​Is pension income taxed as salary income?
​Yes. However, pension received from the United Nations Organisation is exempt.​​
7. ​Is Family pension taxed as salary income?
​No, it is taxable as income from other sources.​
​8. If I receive my pension through a bank who will issue Form-16 or pension statement to me- the bank or my former employer?
​​The bank.​
​9. Are retirement benefits like PF and Gratuity taxable?
​​In the hands of a Government employee Gratuity and PF receipts on retirement are exempt from tax. In the hands of non-Government employee, gratuity is exempt subject to the limits prescribed in this regard and PF receipts are exempt from tax, if the same are received from a recognised PF after rendering continuous service of not less than 5 years.​
​10. Are arrears of salary taxable?
​Yes. However, the benefit of spread over of income to the years to which it relates to can be availed for lower incidence of tax. This is called as relief u/s 89 of the Income-tax Act.​​
​11. Can my employer consider relief u/s 89 for the purposes of calculating the TDS from salary?
​​Yes, if you are a Government employee or an employee of a PSU or company or co-operative society or local authority or university or institution or association or body. In such a case you need to furnish Form No. 10E to your employer. ​​
​12. My income from let out house property is negative. Can I ask my employer to consider this loss against my salary income while computing the TDS on my salary?
​Yes, however, losses other than losses under the head ‘Income from house property’ cannot be set-off while determining the TDS from salary.​​
13. ​Is leave encashment taxable as salary?
​​It is taxable if received while in service. Leave encashment received at the time of retirement is exempt in the hands of the Government employee. In the hands of non-Government employee leave encashment will be exempt subject to the limit prescribed in this behalf under the Income-tax Law.​
14. ​Are receipts from life insurance policies on maturity along with bonus taxable?​
As per  section 10(10D), any amount received under a life insurance policy, including bonus is exempt from tax. However, following receipts would be subject to tax:
1.Any sum received under sub-section (3) of  section 80DD; or
2.Any sum received under Keyman insurance policy; or
3.Any sum received in respect of policies issued on or after April 1st, 2003, in respect of which the amount of premium paid on such policy in any financial year exceeds 20% (10% in respect of policy taken on or after 1st April, 2012) of the actual capital sum assured; or
4.Any sum received for insurance on life of *specified person (issued on or after April 1st 2013) in respect of which the amount of premium exceeds 15% of the actual capital sum assured.
* Any person who is –
i)  A person with disability or severe disability specified under section 80U; or
ii) suffering from disease or ailment  as specified in the rule made under  section 80DDB.
Following points should be noted in this regard:
  Exemption is available only in respect of amount received from life insurance policy.
 Exemption under  section 10(10D) is unconditionally available in respect of sum received for a policy which is issued on or before March 31, 2003.
Amount received on the death of the person will continue to be exempt without any condition.​
Source : Income tax India.gov.in

Monday, 1 December 2014