Private Practice by Government Doctors

Private Practice by Government Doctors


Rule 14 of Central Health Service Rules, 1996 imposes ban on private practice of any kind, whatsoever including any consultation and laboratory practice by the doctors working under Central Health Service.

One case was reported during the year 2011, and two cases during the year 2012 and one case during the year 2013. However, there was no case reported during the current year (upto 15.2.2014).

The doctors are incentivised by payment of Non Practising Allowance (NPA) at the rate of 25% of the Basic Pay in lieu of private practices. However, penal action is taken against the guilty doctors as per CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965.

This was stated by Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare in a written reply to the Lok Sabha today.

Government Urges all Tax Payers to Disclose Their True Income and Pay Appropriate Taxes

Government Urges all Tax Payers to Disclose Their True Income and Pay Appropriate Taxes


Income Tax Department Conducts the Second Round of Data Matching Identifying New 21.75 Lakh Potential Non-Filers and Information About Them Made Available on the ‘Compliance Module’ on E-Filing Portal of the Department

The Income Tax Department, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance has now conducted the second round of data matching which has identified additional 21.75 lakh potential non-filers. The Department has sent letters to the 50,000 potential non filers in the first batch. The information relating to the 21.75 lakh new non-filers has been made available on the ‘Compliance Module’ on the e-filing portal of the Income Tax Department. The information will be shown only to the specific PAN holder when the PAN holder logs into e-filing portal at https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in. The PAN holder will be able to submit the response electronically and keep a print-out of the submitted response for record purposes.

Earlier the Income Tax Department had initiated a business intelligence project in February, 2013 to identify PAN holders who have not filed Income Tax Return and about whom specific information is available in Annual Information Return (AIR), Central Information Branch (CIB) data and TDS/TCS Returns. In the first round of data matching, 12.19 lakh non-filers were identified. Letters have been sent in these cases by the Compliance Management Cell and Assessing officers seeking the response of the taxpayer. The results of this initiative is very encouraging and 5,36,220 returns have been received from the target segment. Self assessment tax of Rs.1017.87 Cr. and advance tax of Rs. 898.22 Cr. has also been paid by the target segment.

While the Government urges all tax payers to disclose their true income and pay appropriate taxes, the Tax Department would continue to pursue the non filers vigorously till all the high potential non filers are covered.

AIRF demands merger of 100% Dearness Allowance with Basic Pay

AIRF demands merger of 100% Dearness Allowance with Basic Pay

In the article titled  Merger of 50 percent DA may soon be considered by Central Government –Sources  posted in gservants.com  on 15th January 2014, It is said that if the government fails to announce the Merger of 50% dearness allowance before the DA crossing 100% level, Then the central government employees demand will not be for 50% DA Merger but  for 100% DA merger. As gservants.com said, one of the important railway federation AIRF appealed the central government in its press release dated 21-2-2014 to Merge 100% DA with Basic Pay with all purposes. The Press release of AIRF is given below

PRESS RELEASE

February 21, 2014 – All India Railwaymen’s Federation(AIRF) has addressed the issue of merger of 100% Dearness Allowance with Basic Pay for all purposes w.e.f. 01.01.2014 to Hon’ble Prime Minister of India and the Finance Minister, Government of India, as Dearness Allowance will cross 100%. Unfortunately, there is no heed to this issue despite agitations at length over the Indian Railways by the AIRF.

It is also unfortunate that due 10% Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 1st

January, 2014 has still not been announced by the Government of India.

AIRF earnestly requests the Government of India to immediately announce Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 1st January, 2014 all along with merger of 100% Dearness Allowance with Basic Pay.

For General Secretary
All India Railwaymen’s Federation

Source: www.gservants.com

Execution of Bond for availing Study Leave

Execution of Bond for availing Study Leave


No. 13026/4/2012-Estt.(L)
Bharat Sarkar/Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

New Delhi, the 18 thFebruary. 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Execution of Bond for availing Study Leave under rule 53(4) of the CCS(Leave) Rules, 1972 – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to state that Government servants are allowed to avail “Study Leave’ in terms of the provisions of rules 50-63 of the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972. The provisions of rule 53(4) mandates for execution of a bond by the Government Servant who is granted such leave in the relevant format prescribed for the said purpose i.e. Forms 7-10 of the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972.

2. The said Bond executed by the Government servant requires putting in specified period of service after expiry of the Study Leave as prescribed by provisions of rule 50(5) of the said rules.

3. It has come to the notice of this Department that the provisions of the aforesaid bond are being circumvented and officers who have availed Study Leave proceed on prolonged spells of leave due and admissible to them and thus do not put in active service for the requisite period as indicated in the bond executed by them.

A. In view of the above position, the provisions of the prescribed format of the Bond have been reviewed in consultation with the Department of Legal Affairs and it has been decided that the prescribed forms 7, 8, 9 and 10 of the CSS (Leave) Rules, 1972 may be revised by incorporating a specific clause confirming commitment of the Government servant to put in requisite active service after expiry of the Study Leave. The copies of the revised formats are enclosed herewith. The grant of Study Leave shall continue to be regulated in terms of the relevant provisions of the rules as indicated in para 1 above. Ministry of Home Affairs etc are requested to ensure that the necessary Bond in respect of grant of Study Leave under the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 may henceforth be obtained in the revised formats.

5. These orders are being issued after consultation with the C&AG of India in respect of persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department.

6. Formal amendments to CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 are being issued separately.

sd/-
(Mukul Ratra)
Director (L&A)

Source: www.persmin.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/13026_4_2012-Estt.L-18022014.pdf]

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