Thursday, July 26, 2018

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions :Prevention of Corruption Act

Date : 26.07.2018

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions  :Prevention of Corruption Act

Posted On: 25 JUL 2018 3:18PM by PIB Delhi

The provision of section 13(1)(d)(iii) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 as it presently exists is as follows:
“13. Criminal misconduct by a public servant.
(1) A public servant is said to commit the offence of criminal misconduct,-
…….
if he,----
……..
(iii) while holding office as a public servant, obtains for any person any valuable thing or pecuniary advantage without any public interest;…….”

The aforesaid provision does not carry the element of mens rea and thus does not confine such type of corruption to bribing of a public servant or any dishonest behavior by him. This raises apprehensions and fears in the mind of public servant which prima facie have the potential of impeding and slowing down decision making. 

The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013, for amending the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, was introduced in the Rajya Sabha on 19.08.2013. The Bill after having been considered by the Department related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice, in its 69th Report and the Law Commission of India in its 254th Report, was also examined by the Select Committee of Rajya Sabha, which submitted its report on the Bill to the Rajya Sabha on 12th August, 2016. 

Recommendations made by the Select Committee in its report on the Bill were considered by the Government and official amendments were moved on the Bill as reported by the Select Committee of the Rajya Sabha.

The Bill was taken up for discussion and passed by the Rajya Sabha on 19th July, 2018 during its current 246th Session. Further, it was taken up for discussion and passed by the Lok Sabha on 24th July,2018 during its current 15th Session of the 16th Lok Sabha.

This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

POSB (CBS) Manual [Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)] for operation of POSB schemes in Core Banking Solution (CBS) platform

Date : 26.07.2018

POSB (CBS) Manual [Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)] for operation of POSB schemes in Core Banking Solution (CBS) platform






Govt extends deadline for filing income tax returns by a month to August 31

Date : 26.07.2018

Govt extends deadline for filing income tax returns by a month to August 31


The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has extended the due date for filing of Income Tax Returns from July 31, 2018, to August 31, 2018, for certain categories of taxpayers.


The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has extended the due date for filing of Income Tax Returns to August 31, 2018, for categories of taxpayers who were to file their returns by July 31.
The decision comes days ahead of the July 31 deadline, which several groups had requested the government to push to later.
CBDT had notified the new income tax return forms for assessment year 2018-19 on April 5. Experts said the introduction of new forms was leading to delays in filing of returns.
Further, the CBDT had said non-filing of ITR before the due date from this assessment year would lead to a penalty of Rs 1,000, 5,000 and Rs 10,000, depending on when the returns were filed after the deadline. The fine for taxpayers having income under Rs 5 lakh remained at Rs 1,000.

If you are still unclear in choosing the appropriate ITR for disclosing your income earned during the previous year, here's a quick guide on the various ITR forms.
ITR 1 Sahaj:
Applicable to individuals that are an ordinary resident in India deriving income from salaries, one house property, other sources and having total income upto Rs 50 Lacs.
ITR 2:
It is applicable to any individual having total income exceeding Rs. 50 Lacs or having foreign asset/income or having more than one residential house property or income from capital gain or HUF.
ITR-3:
It is applicable to individuals and HUFs deriving income from profits and gains from business or profession along-with any income from salaries or house property or capital gains or other sources.
ITR-4 SUGAM:
It is for resident taxpayers (Individual, HUF, Firm other than LLP), who have opted for presumptive income scheme as laid down under section 44AD, 44ADA and 44AE of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
ITR-5:
This form can be used by a person being a Firm, Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP), AOP/BOI, Private discretionary trust, an Artificial juridical person referred to in section 2(31)(vii), Cooperative Society and Local authority.
ITR-6:
This form is being used by Company, other than a company claiming exemption under section 11 of the Income Tax Act. The ITR also introduces a new Schedule for Ind AS Compliant companies wherein they are required to disclose the balance sheet and P/L account in the same format as prescribed under the Companies Act, 2013
ITR-7:
Required to be filed when individuals including companies fall under section 139(4A) or 139(4B) or 139(4C) or 139(4D) or 139(4E) or 139(4F). This ITR form is basically meant for trusts claiming exemptions u/s 11 of the Act, Political party, Mutual funds, Securitization trust, and other specified assesses.

LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1208 ON KAMLESH CHANDRA COMMITTEE

Date : 25.07.2018

LOK  SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1208 TO BE ANSWERED ON 25th  JULY, 2018  

KAMLESH CHANDRA COMMITTEE .

1208. SHRI GOPALAKRISHNAN
           SHRI.DUSHYANT CHAUTALA







Lok Sabha Unstarred Question No:1334 on GDS Wage Structure

Date : 26.07.2018

Whether the Government proposes to review the date of effect of the revised TRCA, admissible DA and other allowances of the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) from 01/01/2016 : Lok Sabha Unstarred Question No:1334


Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2017-18 to be paid in the current year 2018 : Railway Bonus

Date : 26.07.2018

Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2017-18 to be paid in the current year 2018 : Railway Bonus 

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS 
(RAILWAY BOARD) 

No.E(P&A)II-2018/PLB-3 
New Delhi, dated: 25.07.2018 
The General Secretary 
AIRF 
4, State Entry Road, 
New Delhi-110055. 
The General Secretary, 
NFIR, 
3, Chelmsford Road, 
New Delhi-110055. 

Subject : Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2017-18 to be paid in the current year 2018. 

On the above mentioned subject, a meeting of the Federations (A1RF &. NFIR) With Addl. Member (Staff) and EDPC-I has been fixed for 07.08.2018 03.00 P.M. in the Chamber of Addl. Member (Staff), Room No 401, Raik Bhawan. 

President and General Secretary of the Federation of the meeting may kindly make it convenient to attend the meeting. 

Yours faithfully. 
(D.Malik) 
Director, Estt/IR