Nov 29, 2018

BSNL employee unions allege govt patronising Jio; plan indefinite strike from Dec 3

Blaming Reliance Jio for financial woes of the telecom sector, employee unions of BSNL on Wednesday alleged that the government was favouring the latest entrant over other firms and said they will go on an indefinite strike from December 3.
The employee unions claimed that the government has not allotted spectrum for 4G services to BSNL in order to prevent it from competing against Reliance Jio.
“As of now, the whole telecom industry is gripped with a crisis…All these have happened due to the predatory pricing of the Mukesh Ambani owned Reliance Jio. The whole game plane of Reliance Jio is to wipe out its competitors, which includes the state owned BSNL,” BSNL unions said in a joint statement.
All Unions and Associations of BSNL alleged that with its huge financial muscle, Reliance Jio is offering services at ‘below-cost’ rates. It said that private telecom companies like Aircel, Tata Teleservices, Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Communications and Telenor have already closed their mobile service businesses.
It alleged that Reliance Jio will steeply raise call and data tariffs once the entire competition is wiped out.
“It will loot the people by steeply raising the call and data charges. It is a matter of deep concern that, Reliance Jio is being openly patronised by the Narendra Modi government,” the statement said.
No immediate comments were received from the Prime Minister’s Office.
AUAB said the public sector firm has been demanding allotment of 4G spectrum but “the government has turned a deaf ear to this demand, with the ulterior motive of preventing the public sector company from putting up an effective competition to Reliance Jio”.
All officers and workers of BSNL are going on an indefinite strike from December 3, 2018, the AUAB said

Nov 28, 2018

STATION MASTER NEWS: New CEC List of AISMA Elected at its CBGM on 28-11...













This is the New CEC List of AISMA Elected  at its CBGM on 28-11-18 at Delhi





*(1) Central President: Dhananjay Sadanand Chandratre, TI Pune Division: 9923580873*



*(2) Central Vice President-1:MA Siddique, TI Retd Gonda, LJN Division: 9450930960*



*(3) Central Vice President-2: Ram Kesh Nahar Singh Meena, BCT Division: 9004498537*



STATION MASTER NEWS: New CEC List of AISMA Elected at its CBGM on 28-11...













This is the New CEC List of AISMA Elected  at its CBGM on 28-11-18 at Delhi





*(1) Central President: Dhananjay Sadanand Chandratre, TI Pune Division: 9923580873*



*(2) Central Vice President-1:MA Siddique, TI Retd Gonda, LJN Division: 9450930960*



*(3) Central Vice President-2: Ram Kesh Nahar Singh Meena, BCT Division: 9004498537*



STATION MASTER NEWS: New CEC List of AISMA Elected at its CBGM on 28-11...













This is the New CEC List of AISMA Elected  at its CBGM on 28-11-18 at Delhi





*(1) Central President: Dhananjay Sadanand Chandratre, TI Pune Division: 9923580873*



*(2) Central Vice President-1:MA Siddique, TI Retd Gonda, LJN Division: 9450930960*



*(3) Central Vice President-2: Ram Kesh Nahar Singh Meena, BCT Division: 9004498537*



Court gives 12 weeks to decide on pension scheme

Nov 27, 2018

STATION MASTER NEWS: Manoj Sinha - Legitimate demands of station master...





Applauding the commitment of the station masters to the efficient functioning of Indian Railways across the country, Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha on Tuesday assured them that all their legitimate demands would be considered favourably.

The glory that the Indian Railways have achieved today is because of the dedication and commitment of the railway employees. The station masters are like the army jawans who secure the border round the clock, while the station masters ensured a safe and secure journey to the passengers round the clock, he said.

AISMA MAHASAMELAN, New Delhi, 27.11.18 at Talkatora Stadium












New PAN Card Rules To Come Into Effect From December 5. Details Here

The Income Tax Department has released a new set of rules for PAN (permanent account number) card applicants. The new PAN card rules, to come into effect from December 5, 2018, require financial entities which make transactions worth Rs. 2.5 lakh or more in a financial year to apply for a PAN card, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). A person other than an individual, who enters into a financial transaction of an amount of Rs. 2.50 lakh or more in a financial year, also needs to apply for a PAN card on or before the May 31, 2019, said CBDT in a notification earlier this week.
The Income Tax Department also announced changes in the application form of a PAN card.
Here are five things to know about new PAN card rules:
1. In case a managing director, director, partner, trustee, author, founder, karta, chief executive officer, principal officer or office bearer (or any such person who does not have PAN), he/she will also be required to apply for PAN on or before May 31 of the following financial year, the notification said.
2  With the new rules, resident entities will have to obtain PAN card even if the total sales, turnover or gross receipts are not likely to exceed Rs. 5 lakh in a financial year, said Suraj Nangia, Partner, Nangia Advisors LLP. “This will help the income tax department track financial transactions, broaden its tax base and prevent tax evasion”.
3. The Income Tax Department also announced certain changes to the application form for PAN. It amended the income tax rules and said that quoting of father’s name in PAN application forms would not be mandatory in certain cases.
4. The amended rules provide that furnishing of father’s name will not be mandatory for a person whose mother is a single parent. The new rules will become applicable from December 5, said the CBDT notification.
5. PAN is an identification number assigned to income tax assessees in the country. It is required for financial transactions such as opening of a bank account and filing of income tax returns (ITR).
Source – NDTV

AISMA MAHASAMELAN, NEW DELHI KE LIYE MAHA KUCH

AISMA MAHASAMELAN, NEW DELHI KE LIYE MAHA KUCH

Good News - आम आदमी पार्टी ने दिल्ली राज्य में लागु किया पुराना पेन्सन


Nov 20, 2018

अब हर सोमवार प्रदर्शन करेंगे पीएचई के अस्थायी कर्मी

पीएचई विभाग में कार्यरत अस्थायी कर्मियों ने सोमवार को प्रदर्शनी मैदान में एकत्र होकर अपनी मांगों के समर्थन में नारेबाजी की। राज्यपाल सत्यपाल मलिक पर विश्वास जाहिर करते हुए इन कर्मियों ने निर्णय लिया है कि बजट पेश होने तक वे आंदोलन शांतिपूर्वक जारी रखेंगे। अब ये कर्मी इसी तरह हर सप्ताह सोमवार को प्रदर्शनी मैदान में एकत्र होकर धरना-प्रदर्शन करेंगे। धरने में शामिल होने के लिए जम्मू संभाग के विभिन्न जिलों से सैकड़ों कर्मी पहुंचे थे।
प्रदर्शनकारियों का नेतृत्व कर रहे ऑल जेएंडके पीएचई आइटीआइ ट्रेंड एंड सीपी वर्कर्स यूनियन के दीपक गुप्ता, भानू प्रताप ¨सह सहित अन्य ने अपना हक पाने के लिए कर्मियों को एकजुट रहने की अपील की। उन्होंने कर्मियों को बताया कि राज्यपाल ने उनकी मांगों को गंभीरता से लिया है। यह विश्वास भी दिलाया है कि उनकी समस्याओं को हल करने के लिए वे हरसंभव प्रयास करेंगे। दिसंबर में पेश होने वाले बजट में वे पीएचई विभाग को अस्थायी कर्मियों का बकाया वेतन देने के साथ-साथ जनवरी से नियमित वेतन के लिए अतिरिक्त राशि जारी करने की व्यवस्था कर रहे हैं। नव वर्ष से कर्मियों को अपनी समस्याओं को लेकर शहर की सड़कों पर उतरने की नौबत नहीं आएगी।
दीपक ने कहा कि सरकार पर दबाव बनाए रखने के लिए उन्होंने आंदोलन को स्थगित न करने का निर्णय लिया है। मांगे पूरी तरह हल होने तक आंदोलन का सिलसिला इसी तरह जारी रहेगा। उनकी आवाज प्रशासन के कानों तक पहुंचती रहे, इसके लिए वे हर सोमवार को इसी तरह प्रदर्शनी मैदान में एकत्र होंगे और धरना-प्रदर्शन करेंगे। इसी तरह की रूपरेखा जिला स्तर पर भी जारी रहेगी। यूनियन के प्रधान तनवीर हुसैन ने कहा कि पीएचई विभाग में अस्थायी कर्मियों की संख्या सबसे अधिक करीब 29 हजार है। ऐसे में यदि सरकार इस बार भी उनकी समस्याओं को हल करने में देरी करती है तो कर्मियों में सरकार के प्रति विश्वास कम होगा। यूनियन अगली रणनीति सरकार का फैसला आने के बाद ही तय करेगी।
Source – Jagran

Nov 15, 2018

Income Tax Returns Not Filed In 80,000 Cases Post-Notes Ban, Says Taxman

The Income Tax Department is “chasing” 80,000 cases where people have not filed their returns post-demonetisation, despite the taxman sending them notices to do so, a senior official said on Wednesday. After inaugurating a stall of the Income Tax Department at the India International Trade Fair at Pragati Maidan here, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) Chairman Sushil Chandra said the taxman has also identified nearly 80 lakh people who had filed their returns during the past three years but have not done that so far.
The chief of CBDT, which frames policy for the Income Tax Department, said the November 2016 decision to demonetise high-value currency “really helped in increasing the tax base in the country and as well as the net revenue of this country from direct taxes”.
“If you see, last year contribution of direct taxes was 52 per cent and the contribution of indirect taxes was 48 per cent. This has happened after many years that the contribution of direct taxes is more than the indirect taxes,” he added.
Asked how demonetisation helped, he said: “I would say that the money has now come into bank accounts so it is easy for us to track as to how many persons have deposited the cash without corresponding returns.”
Talking about enforcement by the department after the notes ban declaration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the CBDT chief said they have sent emails and SMSes to a large number of people who have filed their returns after this communication.
“Around 3 lakh notices were sent to persons who did not file returns post the demonetisation. These are statutory notices. About 2.25 lakh people filed their returns thereafter. In 80,000 cases, where the returns were not filed, the department is chasing and the assessment will have to be framed,” he said.
Apart from the post-demonetisation exercise, the department is also pursuing those who have not filed their returns on time.
“About 30 lakh persons who should have filed their returns have not filed it. We are sending SMSes and then notices will be sent if these messages are not acknowledged. First we will send SMSes and we are making assessees aware that your income is liable for tax and you should pay it.”
“We have also identified around 80 lakh persons who had filed returns in last three years but they have not filed it so far. I am expecting large no of returns (in the coming days). In the total 6.02 crore returns filed this year, there are 86 lakh new taxpayers,” Mr Chandra said.
“We have used non-intrusive methods and hence 86 lakh new returns have been brought to the tax net so far this year.”
Mr Chandra said the Central Board of Direct Taxes was leaving no stone unturned to ensure that targets of revenue collection set for them are met by the end of the financial year in March next year.
“We are reviewing each and every region where targets are not being met. I have already written to all the regions and they are taking necessary steps,” he said.
“We are following Tax Deducted at Source payments and asking every deductor to ensure that they deduct these taxes on time and deposit with the department…prosecutions (for not depositingTDS) are also being filed. Similarly, we are also chasing advance tax payers and we are intimating them that please deposit your tax,” he said.

Nov 8, 2018

RBE No 156/2018 – Amendment to Appendix V of the Indian Railway Establishment Code Vol. I, 1985 Edition (Study Leave Rules).

RBE No 156/2018 – Amendment to Appendix V of the Indian Railway Establishment Code Vol. I, 1985 Edition (Study Leave Rules).

RBE 158/2018 – Railway Services(Revised Pay) rules, 2008-Section 11 of the Part’ A’ of the First Schedule there to- entry pay for direct recruits appointed on or after 1.1.2006 and pay fixation in the case of persons other than such direct recruits.

RBE 158/2018 – Railway Services(Revised Pay) rules, 2008-Section 11 of the Part’ A’ of the First Schedule there to- entry pay for direct recruits appointed on or after 1.1.2006 and pay fixation in the case of persons other than such direct recruits.

Indian Railways employees take this big decision; passengers may face difficulties

7th Pay Commission: In what could be a bad news for passengers and the government, lakhs of Indian Railways employees have decided to perform their duties according to ‘Work To Rule’ starting December 11. The agitating Indian Railways employees have been asking for allowances as per the recommendations of the 7th pay commission among other demands.
The demands have been put forth by the running staffs of the railways. The running staffs include guard, driver and attendant among others. The staffs have alleged that they are not getting the running allowances as per the recommendations of the 7th pay commission. The All India Railwaymen Federation has decided in its meeting that a 45-day notice will be served to the Railway Ministry for their demands.
If their demands were not met, then the staffs will organise ‘rail roko’ protest.
What is ‘Work To Rule’?
As per reports, the Indian Railways is facing a shortage of around 2 lakh staffs. Due to the shortage of manpower, the employees have to work extra hours in order to support the train operations. If the railway staffs adhere to ‘Work To Rule’ provision, they will not be performing extra hour duties. This might hamper the train operations.
Not only the railway employees, but even the central government staffs have been staging protests asking the government to weed out the anomalies of the 7th CPC and to increase the basic pay. At present, the basic pay is Rs 18,000 as per the fitment factor of 2.57 times while the employees have been asking the government to increase the basic pay to Rs 26,000.

Nov 5, 2018

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Nov 1, 2018

Demands not met! Lakhs of government employees start protest

The issues surrounding salary hikes are increasingly getting volatile and government employees are resorting to extreme measures to highlight their demands. The Uttar Pradesh government has already implemented the 7th Pay Commission recommendations for its employees. However, lakhs of government employees of the state are demanding the rollout of old pension scheme that was abolished in 2005.
The old pension scheme was replaced by a new pension scheme (NPS). After several rounds of failed talks with the government, lakhs of UP government employees have started state-wide protests.
Under the banner of Samyukta Sangharsh Sanchalan Samiti (S4), Uttar Pradesh, the state government employees took out a procession – “Purani pension Bachao-Chetana Rath Yatra” – for the rollback of old pension scheme on 29th October 2018. This will be continued in three-phases till 14 December 2018.
S4 president SP Tiwari told Zeebiz.com that the government is not listening to the demands of the employees. That is why they are protesting. The rath yatra will go to 15 districts of the state and hold demonstrations at the district headquarters.
On 14th December, the yatra will return to Lucknow. If the government fails to accept their demand, then the employees will again gather for a big public meeting in Lucknow on 20th December. According to RK Varma of S4, as many as 12 employees’ union are connected to the S4.
Earlier, the state government had threatened to cut the salary of any employee participating in protest called between 25-27 October, or remaining absent from work in the name of anything else on these days. The order was issued by the UP chief secretary to senior officials to make the proposed three-day strike a failure.  The chief secretary had said “no work-no pay” policy would remain in effect during the three days of the proposed strike.
Source – Zee News