Friday, 30 March 2012


Total CBS Ver 1.0/01.03.2012 (Sanchay Version)


1. This Software aims at Total Solutions for CBS Reconciliation Work

2. Through this software Discrepency list can be generated at Head Office itself by obtaining Last Balance Report file (DAT files) from SO through e-Mails. By this,  physical movement of CBS Team members can avoided to the extent posible.  This reduces finacial incurrence in form of TA/DA.

3. Head office can have a check on SO balance whenever desired.  HO can save lot of man power and time by concentrate only on discrepent a/c.

4. This software compares the HO Sanchay Balance & SO Sanchay Balance

5. This software will not calculate any Closing Balance.  It uses the Last Balance Report of SOSB Sanchay & SO Online Sanchay Post.

6. This software will generate discrepency list as on a "Given Date"
7. Update all the patches in Sanchay software before generation of Last Balance Report.  Last Balance report file (SB.DAT/RD.DAT/MIS.DAT etc) will be usually stored at sub folder path "SP5\OT" if generated  through Online option, or  at "SP5\DE\RD" etc if generated using Data Entry Modules or at "SP5\SOSB" if generated using SOSB Module or at "SP5\SD\SB" ETC if generated using SOSB Data entry Module
8. This software treats "Non Listed Sanchay A/cs in Last Balance Report" as discrepency.  As such kindly give importance for "View Excluded A/cs" option in "Last Balance Report" and take corrective steps to include "Live A/cs" into the list.
9. At the end of the discrepency report a summary will be generated. The total number of a/cs in summary is "sum of HO Sanchay Live A/cs and Number of SO Sanchay A/cs in excess of HO Sanchay a/cs" as this software compares HO Sanchay Balance to SO Sanchay Balance and also SO Sanchay Balance to HO Sanchay Balance.
10. Excess of Sanchay a/c  Accounts are mainly because of
    a. non marking of Closed or Transfer remarks
    b. No entry in common index a/cs
    c. Non effecting of inward transfers either in HO or SO
    d. Listing of accounts having Zero Balance.
11. It is possible with this software to tally the Amount and also number of accounts at HO & SO.

12. At most care is taken before release of this software.  However if any drawbacks are found in the software please give your feed backs through any of the contact details provided in next window.

Note :  Download from the link below and extract the files to any location.  Create a shortcut for the Totalcbs.exe on the desktop

User guidence :

1. Generate last balance report for the required category for the range of account number and the date as on which you want discrepency report. A .dat file will be created.

2. Get the .DAT file from the sub office generating the last balance report for the same category and for the same account range and the date.

3. In the fetch data menu first show the path of HO Sanchay DAT file and then show the path of SO Sanchay DAT file

4. Process the file

5. Get the discrepency report.

Those who are already using CBSTOTAL Tool (V2 Version) can download and extract the file to any location and copy only Totalcbs.exe & Tothelp.hlp file to CBSTOTAL folder and create a short-cut for the Totalcbs.exe on the desktop.
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                                             T H A N K   Y O U


Wednesday, 28 March 2012


1.     Pay & Allied Issues

1.      What are all the conditions for claiming stepping up of Pay with juniors?

Ø  (i) Both senior and junior must be in the same cadre in identical pay scales and also in the same recruiting unit.
(ii) Posts to which they are promoted must also be identical and same.
(iii) At the time of promotion, senior must be getting equal or more pay than junior.
(iv) Anomaly should be direct result of application of FR 22 (c) or any pay fixation rules.

2.      How option can be made for pay fixation on date of promotion which will be advantageous?

Ø  As per the revised pay rules, if the promotion is in between 2nd July to 31st December, his next increment will be from 1st July of the same year. If the promotion is accorded in between 1st Jan to 30th June in a year, his increment will be drawn only in the next year. So, one has to carefully study before making option for pay fixation at the time of promotion.

3.      What is the restriction under FR 35 for officiating pay when a Government is ordered to work in higher posts?

Ø  As per DOPT OM No. F/1/4/2009 - Estt (pay I) dt. 08.03.2010, for employees receiving pay in the pay band up to Rs.14880 PM (our cases), 15% of the basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs. 2000/- PM (including the difference of grade pay between the feeder and the promotional post). The annual increment @ 3% of the basic pay so fixed shall be granted.

4.      What are all the cases which will not construe under the pay anomalies?

Ø   (i) Senior getting less pay in lower post due to postponement of date of next increment on account of his proceeding on extraordinary leave.
(ii) Senior refusing promotion leading to early promotion of the junior and later promotion of the senior.
(iii) Junior getting higher pay in lower post due to adhoc arrangements.
(iv) Senior joining higher post later and getting lower pay.
(v)  Senior appointed to lower post later than the junior but getting promoted earlier than the junior.
(vi) Senior direct recruits getting less pay than the junior promotees whose pay is fixed with reference to pay last drawn.
(vii)Junior getting more pay due to additional increments earned on acquiring higher qualifications.
(DOP&T OM No. 4/7/92 – Estt (Pay I) dt. 04.11.93)

5.      Whether stepping up of pay can be allowed second time with another official?

Ø  As per DOPT order dated 22.07.1985, the benefit of stepping up of pay can be allowed to senior official second time, provided the anomaly has arisen with reference to the pay of the same junior, with reference to whom the pay of the senior was stepped up first time. As such there is no provision to step up with another person directly.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Revision of Interest Rates for Small Savings Schemes with Effect from 1st April 2012

Based on the decisions taken by the Government on the recommendations of theShyamala Gopinath Committee for Comprehensive Review of National Small Savings Fund (NSSF), the interest rates for small saving schemes are to be notified every financial year, before 1st April of that year.  Accordingly, the rate of interest on various small savings schemes for the financial year 2012-13 effective from 1.4.2012, on the basis of the interest compounding/payment built-in in the schemes, shall be as under:

Rate of Interestw.e.f. 1.12.2011
Rate of Interestw.e.f. 1.4.2012
Savings Deposit
1 year Time Deposit
2 year Time Deposit
3 year Time Deposit
5 year Time Deposit
5 year Recurring Deposit
5 year SCSS
5 year MIS
5 year NSC
10 year NSC

Necessary notifications, including those requiring amendments to rules of small savings schemes will be notified separately.

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Interest rates on small savings schemes may go up by 0.25%

Interest rates on small savings schemes may go up by 0.25%

The government is likely to hike the interest rates on deposit schemes offered by post offices, like savings account, Monthly Income Scheme (MIS), Public Provident Fund (PPF), etc by about 0.25 per cent from April 1.

A circular on revised interest rate on small savings scheme will be issued by March 28, official sources said, adding that there could be a 0.25 basis points hike in the rates.

"We are in the process of calculating the rates. The new rates will be applicable from April 1," they added.

The government had in December, 2011 hiked interest rates on post office savings accounts (POSA) to 4 per cent, from 3.5 per cent. Similarly, the interest rates on the MIS and PPF was fixed at 8.2 per cent and 8.6 per cent respectively.

The decision to hike interest rates in December was in line with the recommendations of the Shyamala Gopinath Committee which had suggested linking of interest rates on small savings with that of the market. The panel had also suggested that the interest rates on small savings schemes should be revised annually.

The revision in the interest rates is aimed at maintaining the attractiveness of the small savings schemes vis-a-vis fixed deposit schemes operated by banks.

The government, as part of economic liberalisation process, had freed the interest rates on banks deposits giving freedom to lenders to fix rates depending upon the asset-liability position, but continued to fix rates for small savings schemes.

Pursuant to the recommendations of the Gopinath Committee, the government had introduced the 
National Savings Scheme (NSC) with a 10-year maturity to attract long-term funds.

The annual investment ceiling in PPF savings was increased to Rs 1 lakh from Rs 70,000.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Metro, Postal Dept, Galmbling, Lottery Exempt From Service Tax

PTI [ Updated 17 Mar 2012, 16:51:35 ]

 Metered taxis, entry to amusement facilities, second-class rail travel, and betting, gambling and lottery will not attract the 12 per cent Service Tax, as per the budget proposal.
The negative list of services, on which the increased Service Tax of 12 per cent will not be levied, include admission to entertainment events, access to amusement facilities and travel by radio taxis and auto rickshaws. 
Other important services which will not attract the tax include funeral, burial, mutate services and transport of deceased.
The Service Tax, according to the budget proposals of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, will be levied on all services which are not mentioned in the negative list.

In order to net about Rs 1.24 lakh crore from the Service Tax during 2012-13, the Minister has proposed to increase the rate of levy from 10 per cent to 12 per cent.

In addition to existing services which are subject to the Service Tax, the negative list clarified that the tax will be levied on travel by first class and in air conditioned rail coaches, transport of goods by a transportation and courier agencies.

As regards education, the Service Tax will not be levied on school, university education and approved vocational courses. The coaching classes and training institutions, however, will continue to be subject to the Service Tax.

In order to bring as many services as possible in the net, the government has come out with a very wide definition of service. With some exception, it has been defined service as “any activity carried out by a person for consideration”.

The services sector account for about 59 per cent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). According to the negative list, the postal services, including Speed Post provided by the Department of Post, will not attract Service Tax.

Distribution of electricity, trading of goods, agriculture extension and support services, road tolls, renting of residential properties and services relating to bank deposits and sanction of loans too will not attract the Service Tax.

As regards sale and purchase of foreign currency, it has been clarified that such activity among the banks and dealers will be kept out of the Service Tax net.

However, by implication, the sale of foreign currency by dealers to individuals will attract the levy.

It was also pointed out that the services provided by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and foreign diplomatic mission will be kept out of the purview of the tax net. At present, the Service Tax is levied on the basis of a positive list, meaning that the tax is levied on the specified services only.

The date for operation of the negative list, according to the budget papers, will notified later. Giving a rationale for raising more resources from the service tax, Mukherjee said, “at the end of June this year, this tax will attain adulthood by completing 18 years. It is therefore time to shift gears and accelerate ahead”.

Moreover, he added, “the share of services in taxes remains far below its potential. There is a need to widen the tax base and strengthen its enforcement.”

The new proposal is expected to yield the government an additional Rs 18,660 crore in 2012-13 and push up the total realisation from Service Tax to Rs 1.24 lakh crore.

Validity Of Cheque/Draft/Pay Orders/Banker’s changed To 3 Months Instead Of 6 Months

From April 1st 2012 onwards validity of Cheque /Draft/Pay orders/ Banker's Cheque will be three months instead of 6 months.A circular issued by the Reserve Bank of India has asked all banks to implement the new rule from April 1, 2012. It has asked banks to notify holders of such instruments of the change in practice by printing or stamping on the cheque leaves, drafts, pay orders and banker's cheques issued on or after April 1, 2012,
The new rule come into force because that some unscrupulous people were circulating the cheques as cash for close to six months, thereby creating a tradeable instrument which was never intended under the RBI rules
Banking circles said the move could lead to some practical problems for individuals, particularly if they were not aware of the new rule that would come into effect next year. “People should not only present their cheque in time, but also ensure that if they are receiving a cheque from a company for a service rendered, the date should be checked,” a banker said.

Railway Employees to get one increment at par with Central Government Employees

In line with the orders issued by Ministry of Finance for grant of one increment in the pre-revised pay scale to nullify the anomaly in respect of central government employees who were in receipt of pre-revised increment between February 2006 to June 2006, Ministry of Railway has also issued a similar order for grant of one annual increment to railway employees who were due to get their annual increment between February to June during 2006.
As per Railway Board’s order in this connection, in exercise of the powers available under RS(RP) Rules, 2008, the President is pleased to decide that in relaxation of stipulation under Rule 10 of these Rules, those Railway employees who were due to get their annual increment between February to June during 2006 may be granted one increment on 1.1.2006 in the pre-revised pay structure on 1.7.2006 as per Rule 10 of RS(RP) Rules, 2008. The pay of the eligible employees may be re-fixed accordingly.
The GConnect increment arrears calculator can be used to calculate approximate pay arrears consequent on pay re-fixation as on 01.01.2006.
The text of the Railway Board’s order dated 23.03.2012 issued in this regard is as follows
S.No. PC-VI/2801 
RBF No.40/2012
New Delhi, dated 23.03.2012
The GMs/CAOs(R), 
All Indian Railway & Production Units 
(As per mailing list)
Sub: Railway Service (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 – Date of next Increment in the revised pay structure under Rule 10 of the RS(RP) Rules, 2008.
In accordance with the provisions contained in Rule 10 of the RS(RP) Rules, 2008, there will be a uniform date of annual increment, viz, 1st July of every year. Employees completing 6 months and above in the revised pay structure as on 1st of July will be eligible to be granted the increment. The first increment after fixation of pay on 1.1.2006 in the revised pay structure will be granted on 1.7.2006 for those employees for whom the date of next increment was between 1st July, 2006 to 1st January, 2007.

2. The Staff Side has represented on this issue and has requested that those employees who were due to get their annual increment between February to June during 2006 may be granted one increment on 01.01.2006 in the pre-revised scale.
3. On further consideration and in exercise of the powers available under RS(RP) Rules, 2008, the President is pleased to decide that in relaxation of stipulation under Rule 10 of these Rules, those Railway employees who were due to get their annual increment between February to June during 2006 may be granted one increment on 1.1.2006 in the pre-revised pay structure on 1.7.2006 as per Rule 10 of RS(RP) Rules, 2008. The pay of the eligible employees may be re-fixed accordingly.
4. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry ofRailways.
5. Hindi version will follow.
(Hari Kishan) 
Director Pay Commission-II 
Railway Board

Friday, 23 March 2012

Postal dept to pay 83K compensation

The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum (DCDRF) has ordered officials of the postal department in Malda to pay a compensation of Rs 83,000 for delay in delivery of a speed post. The delay reportedly 'debarred' the complainant, Shakti Pramanik, from appearing for an interview and 'sealed his chance of getting the service'.

The forum also directed the superintendent of post offices of Malda head post office (under Malda division), postmaster of Ratua sub-post office and the postmaster and peon of Kamalpur branch post office to pay the compensation within a month.

Shakti Pramanik of Lakshmipur village had applied for a job on January 8, 2010. He received the interview letter on April 12, 2011 from Kamalpur post office peon Judhistir Karmakar and found that it had taken place 14 days back. Shakti also alleged that Karmakar had received the letter on March 28, three days before the interview. He hence sought redress from the forum.

Sunday, 18 March 2012



   Order has been released by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare that both the CGHS beneficiaries and beneficiaries under CS (MA) Rules 1944 will get medical reimbursement for In-Vitro Fertilisation (Test Tube Baby) of an amount not exceeding Rs.65,000/- or the actual cost, whichever is lower.

     The order has been released vide their no. Z.15025/5/2011-CGHS III/CGHS (P) dated 22.11.2011, circulated under Postal Dte. no. 6-1/2012-Medical dated 30.01.2012 and West Bengal C.O. no. A&P/A/M-1/Ruling/Part-IV dated 24.02.2012 (as Standard Circulation List no. 1). The order is effective from the date of issue.
         The main conditions for such reimbursement are:
  • Prior permission to be obtained on the basis of recommendation for such procedure by Head of Department of Gynaecology & Obstetrics of a Govt. Medical Institution. Permission will be one time for three fresh cycles.
  •  IVF procedure may be allowed, on case to case basis, in private hospital if it is registered with the State/Central Govt and has the necessary facilities, notwithstanding the clause of recommendation in above point.
  • There should be clear evidence of failure of conventional treatment before IVF.
  • The age of women undergoing IVF should be below 39 years.