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Filing of MVAT Audit Report in Form 704 for Year 2015-16 upto 09.02.17

Office of the Commissioner of Sales Tax
8th floor, Vikrikar Bhavan, Mazgaon, Mumbai - 400 010.

TRADE CIRCULAR

No.VAT/MMB-2015/72/Adm-8
Mumbai, dated 11/01/2017
Trade Circular No. 3T of 2017

Sub: Filing of the VAT Audit Report in Form 704 for year 2015-16.
Ref: Letter received from FD No. VAT 1517/CR 1/Taxation-1 dated 11.01.2017.

Section 61(1) of the Maharashtra Value Added Tax Act, 2002 provides that all eligible dealers shall submit the Audit Report in Form- 704. As provided under rule 17A (1) of the Maharashtra Value Added Tax Rules, 2005, this form is to be uploaded electronically. Rule 66 of the said Rules mandates that such Audit Report in Form e-704 shall be submitted within nine months and fifteen days of the end of the year to which such report relates. Accordingly the prescribed date for filing of Form e-704 for the year 2015-16 is 15th January 2017. 

The representations from Trade and Associations have been received with a request to extend the due date for submission of Audit Report in Form e- 704.

The representations, as aforesaid, are examined. After careful consideration of the same and with approval of the Finance Department, Government of Maharashtra, it has been decided to allow uploading of the Audit Report in Form e-704 for the year 2015-16 upto 9th February 2017.

In view of above, the physical copy of the acknowledgment and the statement of submission of Audit Report shall be submitted upto 20th February 2017 to the concerned Nodal Officers viz. Dy. Commissioner of Sales Tax, Asst. Commissioner of Sales Tax or Sales Tax Officer. The list of the Nodal Officers is available on the website www. Mahavat.gov.in. The dealers who upload the said Audit Report under section 61(1) of the said Act on or before 9th February 2017 and also submit the physical copy of the acknowledgment on or before 20th February 2017 then penalty proceeding shall not be initiated against such dealers.

It is clarified that the liability to pay interest, if any, as per the provisions of the said Act shall remain unchanged.
(Rajiv Jalota)
Commissioner of Sales Tax,
Maharashtra State, Mumbai.

No.VAT/MMB-2015/72/Adm-8 Mumbai, dated 11/01/2017
Trade Circular No. 3 T of 2017

Copy forwarded to:
Joint Commissioner of Sales Tax (Mahavikas) with a request to upload this Trade Circular on the Departments web-site.

Copy for information:
Dy. Secretary (Taxation), Finance Department, Mantralaya, Mumbai- 4000032.
for Joint Commissioner of Sales Tax (HQ) 1,
Maharashtra State, Mumbai.

Detailed Procedure for Registration and Submission of Statement of Financial Transactions (SFT)

DGIT(S)-ADG(S)-2/e-filing notification/106/2016

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Central Board of Direct Taxes
Directorate of Income Tax (Systems)
Notification No.1 of 2017
New Delhi,  17th January, 2017

Procedure for registration and submission of statement of financial transactions (SFT) as per section 285BA of Income - tax Act, 1961 read with Rule 114E of Income - tax Rules, 1962

Section 285BA of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (hereunder referred to as the “Act”) requires specified reporting persons to  furnish statement of financial transaction. Rule 114E of the Income Tax Rules, 1962 (hereunder referred to as the “Rules”) specifies that the statement of financial transaction required to be furnished under sub - section (1) of section  285BA of the Act shall be furnished in Form No. 61A.  The nature and value of transaction to be furnished by the reporting person under Rule 114E is enclosed as Annexure A.

2. As per sub rule (6)(a) of Rule 114E, every reporting person/entity shall communicate to the Principal Director General  of Income - tax (Systems) the name, designation, address and telephone number of the Designated Director and the Principal Officer and obtain a registration number. The procedure for registration for statement of financial transactions (SFT) was specified in Notification No. 13 dated 30th December, 2016. The functionality for submission of statement of financial  transactions has now been enabled and the earlier instruction is being updated.

3. As per sub rule (4)(a) of Rule 114E, the statement of financial transactions shall be furnished through online transmission of electronic data to a server designated for this purpose under the digital signature of the person specified in sub - rule (7) and in accordance with the data structure specified in this regard by the Principal Director  General of Income - tax  (Systems).  The Post Master General or a Registrar or an Inspector General have the option to  furnish the statement in a computer readable media, being a Compact Disc or Digital Video Disc (DVD), alongwith verification in Form - V on paper.  The statement of financial transactions shall be furnished on or before the 31 st May, immediately following the financial year in which the transaction is registered or recorded.  The statement of financial transaction in respect of Cash deposits during the period 1st April, 2016 to 8th November, 2016 and 9th November, 2016 to 30th December, 2016 shall be furnished on or before the 31st day of January, 2017.




Revision of Pay Scales Amendment - 7th Pay CPC

F.No.AB-14017/13/2016-Estt.(RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Estt.-RR Division
North Block, New Delhi
Dated:18th January 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations — revision of pay scales — amendment of Service Rules/Recruitment Rules.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 9th August, 2016 regarding amendment of Service Rules/Recruitment Rules by replacing the existing Pay Band and Grade Pay with the corresponding Level in the Pay Matrix in the revised pay structure recommended by the Seventh CPC and notified in the CCS(Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.

2. Subsequently, this Department held meetings in October/November, 2016 with the administrative Ministries/Departments to review the progress in the implementation of the OM. An important suggestion made in the meetings was with respect to facilitating the process of consultation with the Legislative Department for drafting notification for amendment of RRs in accordance with OM dated 9th August, 2016 and its Hindi translation so as to expedite the issue of notification. In this regard, this Department in consultation with Legislative Department has prepared a model notification in English and Hindi for use of the Administrative Ministries/Departments. These are annexed at Annexure I and Annexure II.

3. Another issue which came up in the meeting is with respect to retention of standard Note under Co1.11 incorporated in the Schedule of the RRs regarding the regulation of service rendered prior to implementation of 6 thCPC, in those cases where the issue of upgradation/merger of the posts were involved. The relevant Note reads as follows:

“Note: For the purpose of computing minimum qualifying service for promotion, the service rendered on a regular basis by an officer prior to 1.1.2006/the date from which the revised pay structure based on the 6th CPC recommendations has been extended, shall be deemed to be service rendered in the corresponding grade pay/pay scale extended based on the recommendations of the Commission. ”  and/or

“Note: For purposes of appointment on deputation/ absorption basis, the service rendered on a regular basis by an officer prior to 1.1.2006/the date from which the revised pay structure based on the 6th CPC recommendations has been extended, shall be deemed to be service rendered in the corresponding grade pay/pay scale extended based on the recommendations of the Commission except where there has been merger of more than one pre-revised scale of pay into one grade with a common grade pay/pay scale, and where this benefit will extend only for the post(s) for which that grade pay/pay scale is the normal replacement grade without any upgradation.”

4. After the implementation of 7 th CPC, there are only a few cases of merger/upgradation of pay scale. It has been decided in consultation with UPSC that in cases where merger/ upgradation of pay are not involved in the recommendations of the 7 thCPC, the Note as referred above is not to be prescribed in the RRs/SRs. The guidelines in this regard have also been separately issued. The model notification includes a provision for deletion of the Note.

5. The Ministries/Departments are requested to finalise draft notification for amendment of the SRs/RRs in line with the model notification and thereafter, refer the same to the Legislative Department for vetting. The Legislative Department may dispose of references received from the Ministries/Departments within two weeks. Any amendment which is beyond the scope of the model rules will be finalized in usual process i.e. consultation with DoPT, UPSC and Legislative Department.

6. This Department is monitoring the implementation of the OM dated 09.08.2016. All Ministries / Departments are therefore requested to furnish information as per Annexure-III at the earliest.








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(Jayanthi G.)
Director (E.I)

7th Pay CPC - Amendment of Service Rules/Recruitment Rules.

No.AB-14017/13/2016-Estt(RR)-Pt
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel P.G & Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated:18.01.2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: – Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations – amendment of Service Rules/Recruitment Rules.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Departments OM No.AB.14017/61/2008-Estt.(RR) dated 24/03/2009 regarding amendment of Service Rules/ Recruitment Rules in pursuance of Sixth Pay Commission’s recommendations. The revised pay structure recommended by 6th CPC and approved by the Government included a number of ‘merged grades’ with a common Pay Band and Grade Pay.

2. In order to regulate the service rendered in the pre-revised scale where there have been merger of more than one grade into one with a single grade pay, it was advised that a Note to the following effect may be inserted under relevant columns in the Schedule of RRs and under relevant provisions in Service Rules.

“Note: For the purpose of computing minimum qualifying service for promotion, the service rendered on a regular basis by an officer prior to 1.1.2006/the date from which the revised pay structure based on the 6th CPC recommendations has been extended, shall be deemed to be service rendered in the corresponding grade pay/pay scale extended based on the recommendations of the Commission. For purposes of appointment on deputation/ absorption basis, the service rendered on a regular basis by an officer prior to 1.1.2006/the date from which the revised pay structure based on the 6th CPC recommendations has been extended, shall be deemed to be service rendered in the corresponding grade pay/pay scale extended based on the recommendations of the Commission except where there has been merger of more than one pre-revised scale of pay into one grade with a common grade pay/pay scale, and where this benefit will extend only for the post(s) for which that grade pay/pay scale is the normal replacement grade without any upgradation.”

3. It has been observed that after implementation of 7th CPC there are only a few cases of merger/upgradation of pay scale. However in cases where merger/ upgradation of pay is recommended in the 7th CPC and the same has been accepted, there is a need to provide a Note on similar lines as above with relevant changes i.e. the date 1.1.2006 needs to be replaced with 1.1.2016 and “6th CPC” is to be replaced with “7th CPC”. In other cases the Note as referred above need not to be prescribed in the RRs/SRs where no merger/ upgradation are involved as per 7th CPC recommendations.

(G. Jayanthi)
To Director (E-I)

Revised 7th Pay Committee - 2017 Established for Maharashtra State All Employee.

The Central Government has recommended 7th Pay commission and issued the order to implement the revised 7th Pay to Central Government Employee w.e.f. 01.01.2016.  The revised 7th Pay are recommended for Government and other eligible Employees of Maharashtra State.

State Government has passed the order to established a committee for revised 7th Pay for all Maharashtra State employee to vast study regarding implementation of 7th Pay.  The State Revised 7th Pay committee - 2017 members are as under:

1. Shri K. P. Kakshi
   (Chairmen)
   Ex-Upper Chief Secretary, Maharashtra Government

2. Chief Secretary (Service)
   General Administrative Department, Maharashtra Government

3. Chief Secretary (Finance)
   Finance Department, Maharashtra Government

State Revised Pay Committee-2017 will consider and recommend the following issues:
  1. State Revived 7th Pay committe studied the Central Pay Commission report and take decision upon it to recommend the same for State Government Employees and other eligible employees after scrutinizing.
  2. State Revised Pay Committee-2017 should work as per previous pay committee.
 


Transport Allowance Grant Double to Deaf and Dumb Employee of Central Government

No.20/2/2016-E-II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 17.01.2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Transport Allowance at double the normal to deaf and dumb employees of Central Government

In suppression of this Department O.M.No.21(2)/2011-E-II(B) dated 19.02.2014 regarding admissibility of Transport Allowance at double the normal rates to employees who are deaf and dumb. the undersigned is directed to say that the matter has been re-examined and it has been decided with the approval of Competent Authority that Transport Allowance at double the normal rates is admissible to Hearing Impaired employees also in addition to employees who are both deaf and dumb.

2. Transport Allowance at double normal rates would be admissible to the ‘Hearing Impaired employees having loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversation range of frequencies’ as per Persons With Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Fun Participation) Act, 1995.

3. The admissibility of Transport Allowance at double the normal rates to above categories of employees is subject to recommendation of the Head of ENT Department of a Government Civil Hospital and fulfillment of other conditions applicable in respect of other disabilities mentioned in D/o Expenditure’s O.M. No. 19029/1/78-E-lV (B) dated 31st August, 1978 read with dated 29.08.2008.

4. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, this order issues in consultation with the Comptroller And Auditor General of India.

5. These orders would be effective from 19.02.2014.

6.  Hindi version is attached.

(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary (EG)


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