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Let’s take a quick look at the key changes in the Interim Budget 2019 from a personal tax perspective, which will be effective from 1 April 2019.

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New Income Tax Rules: While the changes in income tax rules may seem to be small, the Modi government may have succeeded in “putting more money into the hands” of many small tax payers. The Finance Minister presented the Interim Budget in February 2019. The Interim Budget 2019 offered benefits to small farmers and the workers in the unorganised sector through interest subventions and pension coverage. It also introduced changes in income tax rules to offer relief to small taxpayers and to the owners of residential properties. Let’s take a quick look at the key changes in the Interim Budget from a personal tax perspective, which will be effective from 1 April 2019. Change in tax rebate Earlier, there was a rebate available for individuals earning annual income up to Rs 3.5 lakh. The total income threshold is now increased to Rs 5 lakh p.a., resulting in an increase in the tax rebate from Rs 2,500 to Rs 12,500. As the benefit is applicable to individuals having net taxable income up to …

Issue of Cashless Treatment Scheme in Emergency (CTSE) Card at the time of retirement.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD No. 2018/Trans.Cell/Health/Medical Card Dated: 20.03.2019 The General Manager, All Indian Railways/PUs, NF(Con), CORE
The DG/RDSO/Lucknow, DG/NAIR/Vadodara
CAOs, DMW/Patiala, WPO/Patna, COFMOW/NDLS, RWP/Bela, CAO/IROAF Sub : Issue of Cashless Treatment Scheme in Emergency (CTSE) Card at the time of retirement. Ref: (1) Railway Board letter no.2018/Trans.Cell/Health/Medical Cards dated 30.07.2018.
(2) GM/SECR’s letter no. G/SECR/70 dated 31.01.2019.
With reference to GM/SECR’s letter at (2), and Board’s letter at (1) above, Board (MS, FC & CRB), have approved the following: 1. Issue of Cashless Treatment Scheme in Emergency (CTSE) Card to willing and eligible retiring Railway employees and their dependents at the time of retirement or before subject to their deposition of the required fee as per extant rules and the same will be effective from the next day of retirement. 2. Other extant instructions/guidelines issued from Boar…

47th Meeting of the NC JCM on 13th April, 2019 under the chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary: DoPT letter

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Juglal Singh
Deputy Secretary(JCA)
Tele: 23092338
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL & TRAINING MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS NORTH BLOCK NEW DELHI-110001
F. No. 3/1/2019- JCA
Dated 22nd March, 2019
Dear Sir

The 47th Meeting of the National Council (JCM) is scheduled to be held on April 13, 2019 (Saturday) at 11:30 AM in Conference Hall, Rail Bhawan, New Delhi under the chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary.
2. Kindly make it convenient to attend the meeting.

Yours sincerely,
(Juglal Singh)

Source: Confederation

All Agency Banks and Pay & Accounts Office to remain open on March 31, 2019: RBI Instructions

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Reserve Bank of India RBI/2018-19/150
DBR.No.Leg.BC.30/09.07.005/2018-19

March 26, 2019
All Agency Banks

Dear Sir/ Madam

All Agency Banks to remain open for public on March 31, 2019 (Sunday)
The Government of India has advised that all Pay and Account Offices will remain open on March 31, 2019 (Sunday) to facilitate government receipt and payment transactions. Accordingly, all Agency Banks are advised to keep all their branches dealing with government business open on March 31, 2019 (Sunday).
2. Banks shall give due publicity about availability of above banking services on this day.

Yours faithfully
(Saurav Sinha) Chief General Manager-in-Charge

Source: Click here to view/download the PDF

CGHS: Mandate Form for Individuals for ECS Facility for receiving Payment

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MANDATE FORM FOR INDIVIDUALS
Electronic Clearing Service (Credit Clearing/Real Time Gross Settlements (RTGS) Facility forReceiving Payment

A. Details of Account Holder

1.Name of the Account Holder2.Complete contact address3.Telephone number/fax/email

B. Bank Account Details:

1.Bank Name2.Branch name with complete address, telephone number and email3.Whether branch is computerized4.Whether the branch is RTGS enabled. If yes, what is the IFSC code?5.Is the branch also NEFT enabled6.Type of bank account (SB, Current/Cash credit)7.

Pension revision w.e.f. 01/01/2007 of pre-2006 retired pensioners of Rs. 6500 – 10500 on the 5th CPC scale

NFIR National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi 110 055 No. II/35/2018 Dated: 20/03/2019 The Secretary (E), Railway Board,
New Delhi Dear Sir,
Sub: Revision of pension w.e.f.01/01/2006 of pre-2006 pensioners who retired from the 5th CPC scale of Rs. 6500-10500-reg.
Ref: Railway Board’s letter No.F(E)III/2008/PN1/l2 dated 04/02/2019
Kind attention of Railway Board is invited to the instructions issued vide Board’s letter dated 04/02/2019 relating to revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners w.e.f.01/01/2006 who had retired from Railway service while in 5th CPC scale of Rs.6500-10500 duly enclosing Department of pension and pensioners’ Welfare (DoP&PW’s) O.M.No.38/33/12-P&PW(A) dated 4th January, 2019 stating that these instructions shall apply mutatis mutandis on Railways also.
ln this connection, NFIR desires to state that the pensioners who had retired from Railway service in 5th CPC pay scale Rs.6500-10500 and family pensioners…

FAQs on reservation to Persons with Benchmark Disabilities in posts/services under Central Government

No.36035/02/2017-Estt (Res)  Government of India Ministry of Personnel,  Public Grievances & Pensions  Department of Personnel & Training *********
North Block, New Delhi  dated the 25 March, 2019
Subject: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on reservation to Persons with Benchmark Disabilities in posts/services under Central Government - reg.
This Department receives references from various Ministries/Departments seeking clarification on instructions with regard to reservation for Persons with Bench mark Disabilities issued vide OM of even number dated 15.1.2018; therefore, a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) have been answered as  under for their use: Q.1 Whether the reservation for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities are vacancy based or post based? Answer: Reservation for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities is vacancy based as per Section 34 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.
Q.2 What categories of specified disabilities are covered for reservation and…

Representation for grant of one national increment/ pension benefits to retirees those who retired on 30th June: Ministry of Finance, DoR, CBIC Order

Representation for grant of one national increment/ pension benefits to retirees those who retired on 30th June: Ministry of Finance, DoR, CBIC Order F, No.A-26017/16/2019-Ad IIA

Government of India

Ministry of Finance

Department of Revenue

Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

North Block, New Delhi, Dated the 18th March, 2018. To, All Pr. Chief Commissioners/Chief Commissioner of GST & Central Excise/Customs/Directors General under CBIC. Subject:-Representation for grant of one notional increment/pension benefits to retirees those who retired on 30th June as per Hon’ble Madras High Court Order in WP No.15732 of 2017 in the case of Shri P. Iyyamperumal ys UOI and the Order of Hon’ble Supreme Court in SLP No.22283/2018 dated 23.07.2018 — regarding.

Sir/Madam, I am directed to say that the above matter has been examined in the Board and after dismissal of SLP Dy. No.22283/2018 dated 23.07.2018, the matter was referred to DoP&T for their advice. DoP&T has advised to …

CTSE card Holder can avail cash less treatment in any Rly empaneled hospital PAN India

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Issue of Medicines to RELHS beneficiaries

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Regarding uploading and updating the list of Pvt. empanelled hospitals

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Updating of information regarding private empanelled hospitals

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Increase in Ex-Gratia payments to the widows & dependents children of deceased CPF/SRPF beneficiaries

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Sub: Enhancement of amount of Ex-gratia payable to pre-1986 CPF retirees and dependent family members of the deceased pre-1986 CPF employees — regarding. The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No.45/52/97- P&PW(E), dated 16thDecember, 1997 sanctioning monthly payment of an amount of Rs.600/- as ex-gratia, to CPF beneficiaries who had retired from service prior to 1.1.1986. This amount was payable w.e.f. 01.11.1997. Similarly, monthly ex-gratia being paid to the widows and dependent children of the deceased CPF beneficiaries who had retired from service prior to 1.1.1986 and the widows and dependent children of the CPF beneficiaries who died while in service prior to 1.1.1986 had been revised from Rs.150/- to Rs.605. 2. Reference is also invited to this Department’s O.M. No.42/2/2004-P&PW (G), dated 15th March, 2004. In terms of this O.M., dearness relief equal to 50% of the above amounts of ex-gratia had been converted into dearness ex-gratia w.e.f. 1st Apr…