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ഒരു വെര്‍ച്ച്വല്‍ നോട്ടീസ് ബോര്‍ഡ്‌..... വിവിധ സര്‍ക്കാര്‍ വെബ്സൈറ്റുകളില്‍ നിന്നുള്ള പ്രധാനപ്പെട്ട വിവരങ്ങളുടെ ഒരു ശേഖരം... ഇങ്ങനെയൊരു ബ്ലോഗ്‌ എന്ന ആശയം എന്റെ മനസ്സില്‍ ജനിപ്പിച്ചത് ഓര്‍ക്കുട്ടിലെ ട്രഷറി കമ്മ്യൂണിറ്റിയില്‍ നിരന്തര ചര്‍ച്ചകള്‍ നടത്തുന്ന എന്റെ ചില സഹപ്രവര്‍ത്തകരും ഒപ്പം ഗണിത ശാസ്ത്ര അധ്യാപകരുടെ ഒരു ബ്ലോഗും ആണ്. അവരുമായൊരു താരതമ്യത്തിന് പോലും അര്‍ഹതയില്ലെങ്കിലും എന്റെ പരിമിതമായ സാങ്കേതിക അറിവുകള്‍ വെച്ച് ഞാനും ശ്രമിക്കുന്നു. ഇത് ട്രഷറി ഡിപ്പാര്‍ട്ട്മെന്റിന്റെയോ ഏതെങ്കിലും ട്രഷറിയുടെയോ ഔദ്യോഗിക ബ്ലോഗ്‌ അല്ല എന്ന് ഒരിക്കല്‍ക്കൂടി വ്യക്തമാക്കിക്കൊള്ളട്ടെ.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Modifications to 'Pension Increase' Order



          In partial modification of G.O (P) No.602/2010/Fin dated 19/11/2010 Government have ordered (in G.O (P) No.694/2010/Fin dated 23/12/2010) that “All pensioners /family pensioners who are eligible for enhancement of pension under these orders shall submit the prescribed application to the Pension Disbursing Authorities concerned.

          The Certificate of the Pension Sanctioning Authority in the proforma appended to the Government Order read above (G.O (P) No.602/2010/Fin dated 19/11/2010) stands deleted”

          For more details, please click here to downlaod the Order.

Read my earlier post 5% Increase in the Basic Pension also.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Early Disbursement of Salary and Pension



            G.O (P) No.682/2010/Fin dated 14/12/2010. In view of the ensuing Christmas, Government have ordered early disbursement of pay and allowances of the employees of the State Government for the month of December 2010 on 22-12-2010, 23-12-2010 and 24-12-2010. Sanction has also been accorded for disbursement of pension/family pension for the month of January 2011 on 20-12-2010 and 21-12-2010.

           For more details, please click here to downlaod the Order.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Casual Leave for Provisional Employees

          In G.O (P) No.651/10/Fin dated 01/12/2010, Government have ordered that Provisional employees who are appointed through Employment Exchanges for a period of 180 days vide Rule 9 (a) (i) of the General Rules of Part II, KS&SSR 1958 shall be eligible for casual leave at the rate of one day for a month subject to a maximum of 6 days on condition that the number of days of absence from duty including holidays shall not exceed 4 days at a time.

          For more details, please click here to downlaod the Order.

Friday, December 10, 2010

16% increase in DR for Pensioners

          In G.O (P) No.661/2010/Fin dated 04/12/2010 Government have revised the rate of Dearness Relief with effect from 01/07/2010 to State Service Pensioners/Family Pensioners and also to the Pensioners/Family Pensioners coming under UGC/AICTE/Medical Education Schemes.

          In Circular No.102/2010/Fin dated 09/12/2010, Government have also issued authorization from the Accountant General (Kerala) to the Pension Disbursing Authorities within the state for disbursing the revised rate of DR.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

SDO Salary thruough TSB Accounts



          In GO (P) No.658/10/Fin dated 03/12/2010 Government have introduced the system of disbursement of salaries and entitlements of all Self Drawing Officers in the State through Treasury Savings Bank accounts with effect from 01/01/2011. The system envisages processing and transfer crediting of monthly salaries and other personal entitlements of all Self Drawing Officers to the Treasury Savings Bank accounts to be opened in the name of the officers concerned and its subsequent withdrawal by way of cheques according to their convenience.

          TSB accounts will be opened for all Self Drawing Officers, by the Treasury Officers concerned, without formal application from the officer concerned, in relaxation of the provisions under Rule 10 and 11 of Appendix 3 of the KTC Volume II.

          Six months time will be allowed to obtain formal application and declaration as contemplated in Rules. A letter of undertaking enabling adjustments/ recovery of excess amount to the TSB account, if any credited, will be obtained from each such account holder within a period of six months. Such account holders will be allowed six month’s time for filing nominations as per the Treasury Savings Bank Rules.

          The minimum balance to be kept in such TSB accounts will stand reduced from Rs.500/- to Rs.100/- with the facility of issuing cheques.

          For more details, please click here to downlaod the Order.

Monday, December 6, 2010

SPARK - Some Tips


Some common doubts about using SPARK and their solutions from my experience. I welcome the comments from experienced hands so as to make this post more helpful to the SPARK users.

Q.        HRA is present in the Part Time staff’s bill. Why?
A.         Administration - Edit employee record – Type PEN No. of the employee – Present service details – Employment type - Ensure that it is set as Part Time Staff.

Q.        DA Arrear merged in previous month is present in the latest bill also. Why?
A.         Administration - Edit employee record – Type PEN No. of the employee – Allowances – Check whether more than one entry is saved with same amount.

Q.        ‘No Privilege’ error message is appearing when trying to process SDO’s salary bill. Why?
A.         1.         Administration - Edit employee record – Type PEN No. of the employee – Present service details – SDO code - It must be a 6 digit code. If not, prefix zeros to make it 6 digits.
            2.         Salary Matters – Est. Bill Types – Select your office. Check whether Bill Sl. No. is set as SD for SDOs. It should set by the establishment user.
            3.         Administration – User admin – Type PEN No. of the employee – check whether authorization code set as S.

Q.        One employee is missing in the present month salary bill. Why?
A.         1.         Administration - Edit employee record – Type PEN No. of the employee – Present Salary – Ensure the correct Bill type is set for this employee.
2.         Administration - Edit employee record – Type PEN No. of the employee – Ensure the superannuation date/Retirement date is correct. Establishment user can correct it.
            3.         Service Matters – Retirements – Check whether name of this employee is present there with incorrect retirement date.
            4.         Administration - Edit employee record – Type PEN No. of the employee – Leave Availed – Ensure there is no wrong entry.
            5.         Salary Matters – Changes in the Month – Stop/Release salary – Ensure name of the employee has not been put in that option.

Q.        Name of the employee is missing in the Increment Sanction window. Why?
A.         1.         Administration - Edit employee record – Type PEN No. of the employee – Present Salary – Ensure ‘Next Incr date’ is correct.
2.         Try clicking in ‘Stagnation Increment’ in the same window. If the name of the employee is present there, you can sanction the increment as a normal increment.

Q.        Increment cannot be sanctioned. Why?
A.         1.         Administration - Edit employee record – Type PEN No. of the employee – Present Salary – Ensure ‘Next Incr date’ is correct.
2.         Administration - Edit employee record – Type PEN No. of the employee – Present service details – Ensure the superannuation date/Retirement date is correct. Establishment user can correct it.
            3.         Service Matters – Retirements – Check whether name of this employee is present there with incorrect retirement date.
            4.         You can try again with ‘Order No.’ column left as blank.

Q.        Report cannot be generated after sanctioning the increment. Why?
A.         Report should be generated before saving the increment sanction. Otherwise you may not get the report later.

Q.        ‘Invalid Basic Pay’ error message is appearing when editing ‘Present Salary’ page. Why?
A.         Administration - Edit employee record – Type PEN No. of the employee – Present service details – Ensure the Designation and Scale of Pay entered is correct.

Q.        Employee on LWA is present in the salary bill. Why?
A.         Administration - Edit employee record – Type PEN No. of the employee – Leave Availed – Ensure the LWA taken is entered month wise. (Eg: 01/10/2010 – 31/10/2010, then 01/11/2010 – 30/11/2010)

Q.        DA amount in the salary bill is higher than the actual amount for UGC staff. Why?
A.         Administration - Edit employee record – Type PEN No. of the employee – Present service details – Service category – Ensure it is set as ‘UGC AICTE Med Ed Rev’.

Q.        Deduction set for an employee is not affecting in the present month salary bill. Why?
A.         Administration - Edit employee record – Type PEN No. of the employee – Present Salary – Ensure the ‘From Date’ & ‘To Date’ column is set as the month for which the deduction is being affected. (Eg: If you want to deduct GPAIS from the salary bill of November, date column should be set as 01/11/2010 – 30/11/2010.) Date column for the deductions like PF, GIS, etc can be left blank to affect it in every month.

Q.        Provident Fund schedules are generated separately for some employees. Why?
A.         Administration - Edit employee record – Type PEN No. of the employee – Present service details – Ensure the ‘PF type’ selected is correct.

Q.        Cannot transfer an employee to a new station. Why?
A.         1.         Administration - Edit employee record – Type PEN No. of the employee – Service History – Check the last few entries. Ensure the date entered is correct without any service breaks.
            2.         Administration - Edit employee record – Type PEN No. of the employee – Present service details – Ensure the superannuation date/Retirement date is correct. Establishment user can correct it.

Q.        From where an SDO obtain his/her PEN No. and password?
A.         The establishment user of the office, where the SDO is working, can create a PEN No. for the SDO using Administration – New employee record. Before creating a new PEN, it should be ensured that there is no PEN created for him/her earlier even if he/she is a fresh employee. Search using Queries – Employee search – Enter first few letters of the name and Date of Birth. No need of selecting the Department.

After creating the PEN, contact your Departmental Master User (DMU) or send an email to SPARK call centre (info@spark.gov.in) with following details.

1.      PEN No. & Name
2.      Designation, Department & Office Address
3.      SDO code
4.      Head of Account (7 tier)
5.      Gazetted Ent. No.
6.      Treasury Specimen Signature Card No.
7.      DDO code of SDO
8.      Specify whether the SDO is a DDO or not.
9.      Contact mobile no.

Q.        Employees who are occupying departmental quarters are not eligible for HRA. But HRA is present in their salary bill. Why?
A.         Administration - Edit employee record – Type PEN No. of the employee – Quarters – Ensure the ‘Eligible for HRA’ column is selected as ‘No’.

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updated on 06.12.2010
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