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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Requirement of taking prior permission for leaving station/headquarters from going abroad while on leave.

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Digital India Week

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Retirement on Superannuation

Shri Muralidhar Sethi, Manager, Postal Printing Press, Bhubaneswar and Shri J.K. Jena, Superintendent of Post Offices, Bolangir Division, Bolangir  are retiring today the 30th June, 2015 (A/N) on superannuation. 

On the occasion of their retirement from Govt. Service, All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents of Posts , Odisha Circle Branch bids them a respectful farewell and wishes them a good-health and peaceful life in their post-retirement days

Government chalks out Rs 951 crore budget to link NPR data with Aadhaar numbers by March 2016

The Centre will begin a mammoth exercise next month to revisit 25 crore households across the country to seed Aadhaar numbers into the National Population Register (NPR) database and update the NPR data. The Rs 951 crore exercise is expected to finally link the NPR with Aadhaar data and will be completed by March 2016, a seniorhome ministry official told ET. 

As per present data, 28.89 crore people have given their biometrics for NPR. Of these, Aadhaar numbers have been generated for nearly 21 crore persons. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which issues Aadhaar numbers, has captured biometrics of nearly 82 crore persons. 

"By going door-to-door for the NPR updation exercise with pre-printed booklets, the details given by persons during the 2011 census will be crosschecked to see if the same person still lives at the address. Also, in case the person has an Aadhaar number, the same will be recorded and seeded into the existing NPR data," said the official. This is not an exercise to determine citizenship but to update NPR record of the usual residents of the country, the official said. "In scale, at a cost of Rs 951 crore, this is virtually a repeat of the Census exercise," he said. 

The Centre aims to avoid duplication in collection of biometric details in the future through this exercise. After the house-to-house check, it will know how many people still do not have an Aadhaar number and are yet to provide their biometrics to either NPR or UIDAI. 

The home ministry has approved this exercise although there is no Cabinet approval to its Resident Identity Card (RIC) project - the final step in the NPR process. The Centre aimed to issue RIC to 82 crore persons above 18 years of age, complete with the Aadhaar number, upon completion of NPR and UIDAI enrolments. 

However, a parliamentary standing committee in April questioned the utility of RICs, pointing out that Election Identity Cards (EIC) are already issued to residents in the same age group. "Linking of Aadhaar numbers with EIC is underway and therefore EIC will also have biometric details. In view of the committee, this arrangement seems sufficient," the committee said in its report. 

The committee said all possible steps should be taken to avoid the duplication of efforts between different agencies of the government as well as avoidable expenditure from public exchequer. The home ministry's NPR project had lost the turf to the UIDAI project. While NPR was to be done by the Centre all over India, later on the states were divided between the RGI and UIDAI. However, UIDAI was allocated as many as 24 states for collection of biometric details of residents.

Source:-The Economic Times

Grant of age concession to the Persons with Disabilities suffering from (a) blindness or low vision, (b) hearing impairment and (c) locomotor disability or cerebral palsy for direct recruitment to civil posts/services under the Central Government.

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Monday, June 29, 2015

E-filing: I-T dept to send 24-hr valid password to taxpayers

New Delhi, Jun 29 (PTI) In order to end the trouble of sending paper-based acknowledgement of e-filed Income Tax Returns (ITRs), the CBDT is planning to send a one-time password (OTP) on taxpayers' mobile phones which will be valid for 24-hours after getting verified from the Aadhaar database.

The department, a senior official said, has decided to usher these new protocols very soon as the new ITRs for the assessment year 2015-16 have recently been notified, heralding the onset of the tax filing season.

The deadline for filing ITRs is August 31.

A senior official involved in the processes told PTI that the new ITRs will capture the Aadhaar number of an individual and after doing a "back end" matching of the Aadhaar number with the mobile number and other vital personal data of the individual, an OTP will be generated and sent for validating and final submission of the return.

"The department will do the matching with the Aadhaar database where the biometrics and particulars of an individual are hosted. If the Aadhaar number and relevant details like PAN number and mobile number get kind of matched, then an OTP will be sent on the mobile which will be valid for 24 hours.

So, once you have uploaded your return (ITR), there will be an icon showing validate your return and with that OTP you can do that," the official explained.

The official said the department was currently thinking of having an OTP that will be "alive or valid" for 24 hours so that a filer has time at hand to process the return at his or her end.

"There could be an option to generate a second OTP too but that is being worked out. After putting the OTP, you then don't need to send the ITR-V (paper acknowledgement). The problem of ITR-V will get resolved," the official said.

Yoga made compulsory for 10-lakh central forces

New Delhi, Jun 29 (PTI) The 10 lakh-strong paramilitary forces of the country have been asked by the Centre to include Yoga in their daily physical drills.

The Union Home Ministry has asked the forces to implement these directions on a "priority" and ensure Yoga is practised even at active duty areas like border posts and those in the Left Wing Extremism affected states of the country.

"Physical exercises are the part of daily routine of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assam Rifles personnel in various field formations like battalions, Group Centres, border out posts etc. Keeping in view the importance Yoga has gained in recent time, it would be prudent to include it as part of daily physical exercise of the forces in various field establishments," a directive from the Home Ministry said.

The directives have been issued to the six CAPFs like Central Reserve Police Force, Border Security Force, Central Industrial Security Force, Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force, Sashastra Seema Bal, National Security Guard and the Assam Rifles which work under the command of the Union Home Ministry.

The order has asked the Directors General (DsG) of the forces to issue appropriate instructions to their field formations spread across the country and also submit an action taken report in this regard.

"Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition and it is the responsibility of everyone to preserve it by adopting it as a part of daily activity. Accordingly, it would be appropriate to incorporate Yoga as part of daily routine of force personnel," the order said. .

Update on CAT Case No. 289/13 regarding Grade Pay of Inspector Posts

Dear Friends,

As ascertained from the counsel, our case No. 289/13 at CAT Ernakulam, regarding Grade Pay of Inspector Posts has been posted for 21st July, 2015 for hearing.



Use online tax calculator to file ITR for assessment year 2015-16

With the new Income Tax Return (ITR) forms being recently notified for assessment year 2015-16, filers can do an easy check of their annual tax liability on a new computer-based 'calculator' launched by the CBDT.

The 'tax calculator' is an online computer-based programme hosted on the official website of the I-T department and is meant to help the taxpayer assess their due tax, in a general fashion, as notified for an assessment year by the government.

The CBDT had notified the new forms early this week ushering in the ITR filing season which ends on August 31.

Officials said the 'calculator' has been updated and calibrated by the Central Board of Direct Taxes, the apex policy making body of the department, according to the new announcements made by the Finance Minister in respect to tax rates in his last Budget speech.

The facility can be used by any taxpayer whether individual, corporate or any other entity, to compute the liability. However, it comes with a word of caution from the tax department that filers should not solely rely on it as complicated cases of ITR have different requirements which may not be addressed by the 'calculator'.

"The calculator is only to enable public to have a quick and an easy access to basic tax calculation and does not purport to give correct tax calculation in all circumstances. It is advised that for filing of returns the exact calculation may be made as per the provisions contained in the relevant Acts, Rules etc," a disclaimer by the department says.

A senior official said the facility has been hosted on the website of the department--, for the ease of all taxpayers who either do an e-filing or manual filing of ITR.

The 'calculator' has been calibrated to compute the total tax liability of an individual or any other category of taxpayer under various heads like income from house property, capital gains, profits and gains of business or profession and agricultural income among others.

After it faced criticism, the Finance Ministry simplified the ITR forms excluding columns seeking additional details like the filers' foreign travel history and dormant bank accounts.

Source:-The Economic Times

Transfer and Poting in ASP Cadre in Sambalpur Region

The following Officer in ASP Cadre is transferred and posted as mentioned below vide RO, Sambalpur Memo No. ST/RO/150-6(A)/2015 dated 24-06-2015.

Sl No
Name of Officer
Present place of working
Place of Posting on Transfer
S. Baliarsingh
ASP(OD), Sundargarh Division
ASP(I/C), Dhenkanal Division, Dhenkanal