Clarification regarding regulation of payment of employer’s share of contribution to the Contributory Provident Fund during the period of reverse deputation

No 6/8/2009-Estt.(Pay II) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions 
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, the 15th February, 2012


Subject:- Clarification regarding regulation of payment of employer’s share of contribution to the Contributory Provident Fund during the period of reverse deputation.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s 0.M,No. 6/8/2009.Estt.(Pay II) dated 17th June, 2010 vide which instructions were issued for regulating the terms and conditions of pay, Deputation (duty) allowance etc. on transfer on deputation/foreign service of Central Government employees to ex-cadre posts under the Central Government/State Governments/Public Sector Undertakings/Autonomous 
Bodies, Universities/UT Administration, Local Bodies etc. and vice-versa,

2. As per para 7.7 (ii) of the above cited 0M., in the case of deputation on foreign service terms to PSUs etc., leave salary contribution and pension contribution/CPF contribution are required to be paid either by the employee himself or by the borrowing organisation to the Central Govt.

3. The issue of payment of employer’s share of Contribution to the Contributory Provident Fund in case of reverse deputation has been considered in this Department. It is clarified that in case of reverse deputation the employer’s share of Contributory Provident Fund for the period on deputation to the Central Government will be borne either by the employee himself or the borrowing organization i.e Central 
Government depending on the terms of deputation. A clear mention of the stipulation on whether the Central Government or the employee would bear the liability may be made in the terms of deputation.

(Mukesh Chaturvedi) 
Deputy Secretary (Pay)


Appointment on Compassionate Grounds - Minimum Educational qualification


No. E{NG}II/2011/RC-1/NE/21 
New Delhi, Dated: 06.02.2012.

The General Manager (P), 
All Zonal Railways/Pus.

Sub:- Appointment on Compassionate Grounds - Minimum Educational qualification - reqarding. 
   References are being received from zonal Railways/PUs seeking clarification whether exemption from possession of minimum educational qualification for compassionate ground appointment for widows are still applicable after the issue of Board's instructions issued under RBE No. 166/2011.

   The matter has been examined and it is hereby advised that widows of ex-Railway employees will be covered in instructions issued under RBE No.166/2011 for the purpose of appointment on compassionate grounds.


(Harsha Dass) 
Joint Director Estt. {N}-II


Exempt income up to Rs 3 lakh from I-T: Parliamentary panel

 Exempt income up to Rs 3 lakh from I-T: Parliamentary panel

The skewed personal income tax collection pattern of the government has prompted the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance to suggest moderately higher taxes for those who earn more and greater relief for small taxpayers. In fact, it has suggested that the tax should kick in only at annual income levels of Rs 3 lakh and more.

According to latest data collected by the Income Tax department, of the 300 million taxpayers in the country, just 1,85,000 individuals earn over Rs 20 lakh a year. But this small group pays Rs 53,170 crore in personal income tax. The broad categorisation of tax payers shows that individuals in Rs 0-10 lakh comprise almost 92 per cent of the total taxpayer base, but they contribute only Rs 21,094 crore, less than 40 per cent of the amount collected as taxes from the small group earning over Rs 20 lakh a year. The tax payers within the income slab of Rs 10-20 lakh per annum — 3.35 lakh tax payers — paid Rs 10,185 crore to the government, the data showed.

The stark contradiction has prompted the standing committee to suggest that the government should restructure the current tax regime, making it more progressive so that individual tax payers and corporate can be shielded from regressive effects of the present structure. Accordingly, the committee suggests that the tax slab attracting nil rate should be raised from Rs 2 lakh proposed in the Direct Tax Code to Rs 3 lakh so that the department can channelise its resources in minimising the compliance and transaction cost.

“The character of the tax regime should change and it should be made more progressive. This would entail greater relief for small tax payers—both individuals and corporate — and moderately higher rates for tax payers in the higher bracket,” the Parliamentary panel has said.

The panel, currently vetting the proposed DTC has questioned the rationale of the existing tax slabs pointing out that most taxpayers — 2.02 crore of the total 3 crore — fall under the income slab of Rs 0-2 lakh. The number of tax payers further falls to 56.73 lakh in the income slab of Rs 2-4 lakh, making it around 72 per cent in the lowest income bracket for tax purposes. The panel noted that the department should not “diffuse their energies and spread their resources thin over handling such a large number of tax payers with low income potential”.

Another anomaly, the committee has said, lies in the corporate tax structure.

The data shows that the tax collected in the income slab of Rs 0-100 crore is Rs 44,016 crore while that in the income slab of Rs 100-500 crore is Rs 23,421 crore, and Rs 54,558 crore in the above Rs 500 crore slab.

Greater relief

* Let those who earn more pay moderately higher taxes, Parliamentary panel tells government on DTC

* Suggests restructuring the current tax regime so that tax payers can be shielded from regressive effects of the present structure

* Committee says that tax slab attracting nil rate should be raised from Rs 2 lakh proposed in the Direct Tax Code to Rs 3 lakh

Source: Indian Express

Civil Services (Pre) Exam, 2012 to be Held on May 20

Civil Services (Pre) Exam, 2012 to be Held on May 20 

The Union Service Public Commission (UPSC) will hold the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2012 on May 20, 2012 for recruitment to the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and certain other Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ Central Services/Posts. The examination will be held at various centers across the country.

For details regarding the syllabus and scheme of the examination, centers of examination, guidelines for filling up application form etc. aspirants must consult the website of the Commission ( from 04.02.2012. Detailed Notice of the examination is being published in the Employment News/Rozgar Samachar on 11.02.2012.

Candidates must apply online using the website Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above-mentioned website.

In case of any difficulty in filling up of the on-line application form, candidates are advised to contact the facilitation counter of the Commission or over telephone no.011-23389366/Fax No.011-23387310, on working days during working hours.

The online applications can be filled up to March 5, 2012 till 11.59 pm after which the link will be disabled. The candidates are strongly advised to apply online well in time without waiting for last date for submission of online application.

In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their applications, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near ‘C’ Gate of its campus in person or over Telephone No.011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543 on working days between 1000 hrs and 17000 hrs


Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme - Upward revision of rate of monthly subscription

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen 
(Affiliated to Indian National Union Congress) 
(Affiliated to International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) London) 

Dated - 13.02.2012

Shri. Pranab Mukherjee,
Hon'ble Finance Minister,
Government of India
New Delhi.

Respected Sir,
Sub : Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme - Upward revision of rate of monthly subscription - reg.

Ref : Ministry of Finance O.M. No.7(1)EV/2008 dated 10th September, 2010.

NFIR brings to your kind notice that presently the amount deducted towards Group Insurance Scheme from the monthly salary of different categories of Central Government Employees is as under :

S.No.        Category         Amount deducted p.m.

1.             Group 'C'                 Rs.30.00

2.              Group 'B'                 Rs.60.00

3.              Group 'A'               Rs.120.00

The above table rates were prescribed in the year 1990 and therafter no upward revision has been made. We have been repeatedly representing since long to the Government to enhance the rates of monthly deduction and upward revision of corresponding maturity value. The Government has unfortunately not considered our plea till date.

NFIR once again requests you to kindly intervene and see that the deduction of amount towards Employees Group Insurance Scheme is raised 10 times with the corresponding increase of maturity value.
Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,

General Secretary

Source: NFIR

House Rent Allowance (HRA) as per 6th CPC on Government Pattern.

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited 
(A Government of India Enterprise) 
Corporate Office 
Bharat Sandiar Bhawan 
Janpath, New DeIli- 110001. 


Dated :  09-02-2012.

All Heads of Telecom Circles 
All Heads of Administrative Units, BSNL

Sub: House Rent Allowance (HRA) as per 6th CPC on Government Pattern.


I am directed to invite your kind attention to this office letter of even no. dated 15.04.2010 on the subject cited above and to say that information is still awaited from meet of the Circles despite a series of reminders dated 01.06.2010, 29.07.2010, 22.06.2011,  22.07.2011 and 09.01.2012.

2. The information received from some circles has not been found in order. it is seen that HRA is, continuously being paid to BSNL employees as per rates admissible under Govt. rules prior to 2nd PRC or erroneously as per Govt. classification (i.e. X. Y & Z) prescribed under 6th CPC. It is informed that rates of HRA in respect of BSNL employees (absorbed and directly recruited) w.e.f. 27.02.2009 is on the basis of "Cities with Population" as classified under DPE guidelines communicated vide Para- 7 of this office order No.1-50/2008-PAT(BSNL) dated 05.03.2009 and Para-5 of office order No. 1-16/2010-PAT(BSNL) dated 07.05 2010.

3. It is further observed that unabsorbed employees working in BSNL have also been included for the purpose of working out financial implication by some units which is not in order. The un-absorbed employees are already paid HRA as per 6th CPC recommendation w. e.f. 01.09.2008. The financial implications for admissibility of HRA to BSNL absorbed and directly recruited employees as per classification prescribed under Govt. Rules after 6th CPC may be worked out on account of absorbed / directly recruited employees only.

4. The proposal for grant of HRA as per classification as available to Govt. employees under 6th CPC to BSNL absorbed / directly recruited employees which is under consideration with DOT, is getting delayed due to want of correct information.

5. The names of circles from where the information is still awaited or received information is not in order are even at Annexixe. In this regard information received from NE Circle which has been found in order is enclosed for your ready reference, It Is, therefore, requested that keeping in view of the observations as mentioned as Para (2) & (3) above, requisite information may please be furnished to this office within a week time from the date of issuance of this letter.

End: As above.

(Sheo Shankar Prasad) 
Assistant General Manager(Pers-V) 


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