New Income Tax Statement preparation multy Utility software now available

Hand book on Financial assistance providing by the Government

                            State as well as Central government provides so many financial assistance for needy people through various projects. But the ignorance on those projects is the main thing that alienate the general public. Public relations department published a complete hand book on various Financial assistance and Projects offered by the state government.
                    This book will be beneficial to the general public as well as the employees. All are systematically arranged in department wise order. Share maximum. 

Click the below link to get the E-copy of the book in PDF format. 

Clarification From Finance department on processing bills manually

                            Large number of requests are being received in Govt for permission to prefer non SPARK bills at Treasuries due to various reasons. In most of the cases, there is a blind assumption that the arrears bill generation it not possible in spark. Hence the following points are informed to be observed while requests for Non SPARK bills are received.

  • If an employee is in Revised scale (PR 2014) and claiming any arrears from 07/2014 to 01/2016 based on pre revised pay no specific sanction from Govt is required. 
  • It is possible to process arrears from 02/2011 to 06/2014 through SPARK, and manual bill for that period my not be permitted
  • In case of any arrears prior to 02/2011, processing in SPARK is normally not possible at present. In that case, Due drawn statement must be produced and All the details such as PEN, Due drawn statement, Salary crediting month etc to SPARK PMU and the PMU will include this arrears to the present salary of the employee.

All RBI circulars on 500 and 1000 rupee currency demonetisation


Nov 28, 2016
Withdrawal of cash from bank deposit accounts - Relaxation 24 kb
Chest Guarantee Scheme for Specified Bank Notes (SBNs) – CGSS 21 kb
Auction of Government of India Dated Securities 72 kb
Auction for Sale (Re-issue) of Government of India Floating Rate Bonds 2024 22 kb
Auction for Sale (Re-issue) of ‘7.61 per cent Government Stock, 2030' 18 kb
Auction for Sale of New Government Stock of 17 Year 22 kb
Auction for Sale (Re-issue) of ‘7.06 per cent Government Stock, 2046’ 20 kb
Nov 27, 2016
Chest Guarantee Scheme for Specified Bank Notes (SBNs) - CGSS (Corrected) 87 kb
Nov 26, 2016
Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 – Section 42(1A) Requirement for maintaining additional CRR 24 kb
Nov 25, 2016
Withdrawal of cash – Weekly limit 37 kb
Exchange facility to foreign citizens 22 kb
Liquidity Adjustment Facility – Oil Marketing Companies’ Government of India Special Bonds (Oil Bonds) as eligible collateral under LAF/MSF and Removal of Margin Requirement for Reverse Repos 69 kb
Nov 24, 2016
Discontinuation of over the Counters Exchange of SBN 20 kb
Withdrawal of Specified Banknotes : Cash requirements of pensioners and Armed Forces Personnel 54 kb
Specified Bank Notes (SBNs) - Deposit under Guarantee Scheme to decongest the storage facilities at banks 42 kb
Special knowledge or practical experience useful to banking companies 116 kb
Nov 23, 2016
Deposit of specified banknotes (SBN) in Small Savings Schemes 84 kb
Nov 22, 2016
Special Measures to incentivise Electronic Payments – (i) Enhancement in Issuance Limits for PPIs in India (ii) Special measures for merchants 208 kb
Cash Withdrawal for purpose of Celebration of Wedding – Modification 56 kb
Making Cash available for Rabi Crop Season – Advisory to Banks 59 kb
Fraudulent Practices 54 kb

Much awaited LD Clerk 2016 notification out

                       Kerala Public Service Commission (PSC) announced new recruitment for the selection to the Lower Division Clerk (LD Clerk) in various Government Departments in Kerala Category No. 414/2016. This exam helps various jobs in Kerala.
                Kerala PSC announced the latest notification of  Lower Division Clerk (LDC) Recruitment 2016 in 14 Districts in Kerala. Apply for your PSC Applications through online after the date of notifications.
 Category no. 414/2016

Name of Post : Lower Division Clerk (LDC)
Scale of Pay : Rs 19000-43600/-
Gazette Date:25/11/2016
Last Date: 28/12/2016 Wednesday up to 12 midnight.
Qualification: SSLC or equiavalent

                       Applicants shall be submitted online only through Kerala PSC thulasi login or official website is after “ONE TIME REGISTRATION”. Candidates who have already registered can apply through their profile.
                       The photo uploaded through One Time Registration should be taken after 31.12.2010 and also bear the name of candidate and date of photo taken should in the bottom of the photograph.

                       The uploaded photo will be having a validity of ten years from the date of photograph taken. Detailes notified in Kerala PSC Official Website.


Departmental Test

                     Notification for the Departmental Test - Jan 2017 has been issued. Applicants must remit Examination Fee and Certificate Fee through e-Payment. Payment by other modes like e-Chalan, Cash Chalan, Postal Order etc would not be accepted.

Last Date 02-December-2016

Web portal launch for Personnel & Administrative Reforms Department

       Government introduced new web site for Personnel & Administrative Reforms Department (PARD). 

          All the important circulars and Government orders related to this department from 1954 will be available in the site. This will be beneficial for employees as well as general public. 

RBI Circular allowing government departments to draw cash beyond limit

                   The daily cash withdrawal limit through banks, have been limited to Rs. 10,000/-. RBI allowed a relaxation for government departments in this regard. Government Departments may be allowed to draw cash beyond the stipulated limit of Rs.10,000/- in exceptional cases, only on production of evidence justifying their requirements in writing, at the discretion of an officer in the rank of General Manager and above. 

Letter from the Chief General Manager of Reserve bank of India 

Rs 500, Rs 1000 currency notes stand abolished from 11:59 pm of 8.10.2016

                   It has been decided to cancel the legal tender character of the High Denomination bank notes of Rs.500 and Rs.1000 denominations issued by RBI till now. This will take effect from the expiry of the 8th November, 2016.
                   Post offices, banks to open additional counters and extend working hours to accomodate the public. Fake currencies circulation have grown over the years. RBI  launching new currency notes with new designs from November 10. Introducing 2000 rupee note with Mangalyan logo.  A new series of Rs. 500 currency notes also is coming.

The following operational guidelines have been issued:-

  1. Old High Denomination Bank Notes may be deposited by individuals/persons into their bank accounts and/or exchanged in bank branches or Issue Offices of RBI till the close of business hours on 30th December, 2016.
  2. Old High Denomination Bank Notes of aggregate value of Rs.4,000/- only or below held by a person can be exchanged by him/her at any bank
  3. The limit of Rs.4,000/- for exchanging Old High Denomination Bank Notes at bank branches or at issue offices of Reserve Bank of India will be reviewed after 15 days and appropriate notification issued, as may be necessary.
  4. No limit for bank transaction if the account holder complies with the KYC, else , maximum of 50,000/-
  5. Cash withdrawal from a bank account, over the counter will be restricted to Rs.10,000/- subject to an overall limit of Rs. 20,000/- in a week for the first fortnight, i.e., until the end of business hours on November 24, 2016.
  6. There will be no restriction on the use of any non-cash method of operating the account which will include cheques, demand drafts, credit/debit cards,mobile wallets and electronic fund transfer mechanisms.
  7. Withdrawal from ATMs would be restricted to Rs.2,000 per day per card up to November 18, 2016. The limit will be raised to Rs.4,000 per day per card from November 19, 2016 onwards.
  8. Instruction is also being issued for closure of banks and GovernmentTreasuries, on 9th November, 2016.
  9. The bank branches and Government Treasuries will function from 10th November, 2016.
Main points in the PM's speech.

1. All Rs 500 and Rs 1000 are invalid from 11:59pm of 8.10.2016
2. All ATMs will be closed for 9 and 10 October. But no hindrance in net banking.
3.  All other notes and cons are valid.
4. People can deposit back their 500 and 1000 Rs notes in their banks or post office without any extra fee from 10.10.2016 to 30.11.2016 with proper government approved identification proof .
5. From 10.10.2016 to 25.11.2016 there will be provision for exchange of old 500 and 1000 Rs notes in banks and post office with proper government approved identification proof. But the limit of such exchange is 4000 Rs per day.

The following exceptions have been provided for the usage of Rs 500 and 1000 notes till 11:59pm of 11.10.2016:
1. All hospitals
2. Pharmacy(provided the medicine is bought with certified doctor's prescription )
3. Government bus ticket counters
4. Railways ticket counter
5. All domestic and international flight ticket counter
6. Petrol bunks
7. Crematoriums
8. Central Government outlets

Step by step procedure to register SMS alert for KSEB services

                      KSEB turns smarter: KSEB will send SMS alerts to its consumers to inform them in advance about the power supply disruption in their region.
                     It is also planning to send electricity bill to consumers’ mobiles. With this the Board expects to avoid complaints of non-receipt of bills.

The step by step procedure for this service is illustrated below
1.  visit
2. Enter Consumer number & Last bill number in the space provided and press VALIDATE button.

3. Click on the required services from KSEB. and SUBMIT button

4. You will receive a confirmation message

Latest Spark updates for the month 10-2016

Software update 26/10/2016 
The Following changes in SPARK Software
  1. Aadhar verification based on year of birth.
  2. Claim entry for relieved employees
Following issues have been resolved
  1. LPC generation for employees in pre-prscale.
  2. Problem reported in Leave surrender processin.
  3. Order not listing for promotion order cancellation

Software update 25/10/2016 
Following issues have been resolved
  1. Problem reported in other allowance processing.
  2.  DMU user can enable/disable digital signature access to users - restricted.
  3.  'NPS deduction not entered/incorrect from date ' message while sending request for salary processing
Software update 19/10/2016 
The Following changes in SPARK Software
  1. Enabled Bank account correction  for temporary employees (using the same menu for regular employees)
Following issues have been resolved
  1. Salary arrear problem reported.
  2. Schedules not listing for multiple salary bill.
  3. Encashment details updation disabled.
  4. Co-operative recovery user - password not resetting.
  5. Unable to view agslip by gazetted employee (salary office different).
  6. Problem reported - unable to fix pay of gazetted employee.
  7. Aided school IFMA claim entry - head of account validation problem reported
Software update 18/10/2016
The Following changes in SPARK Software
  1. Enabled Bank account correction  for temporary employees (using the same menu for regular employees)
Software update 14/10/2016
The Following changes in SPARK Software
  1.  Modifications in DA arrear processing for All-India Service employees w.r.t 7CPC 
  2. Enabled processing of multiple month salary of next employee of the same bill type
Following issues have been resolved
  1. Salary arrear processing - leave surrender - amount going to PF
  2.  Salary arrear - allowance full amount coming in due part during leave period
  3.  Edit service history of retired employee - service history entries not properly listed for editing.
  4.  Error reported in salary processing in which a regular slip came after half pay slip.
Software update 06/10/2016 
Following issues have been resolved
  1. External deduction not coming in multiple month salary bill.
  2. Employee not listing for salary processing.
  3. A problem reported in updation of user details after creation without    refreshing.
  4. Validation of period of bill with month/year and period of claim w.r.t    employees
Software update 05/10/2016
Following issues have been resolved
  1. PAT (Pay and Allowance for Temporary employees) bill objection from treasury reported due to incorrect period of claim in SPARK bill.
  2.  Temporary employees - MR bill - error in claim approval.
Software update 04/10/2016
The following options have been added in SPARK.
  1. Pay revision arrear of AIS officers -> salary arrear processing.
  2. A DDO in charge of office of another department can process all the claims of that office also.
Following issues have been resolved
  1. Queries -> Employees in transit (employees in transit due to promotion with transfer not listing).
  2. Error reported in Festival allowance calculation (retired employees).
  3. Salary processing  error reported -> half pay slip has come after zero slip.
  4. In temporary employees registration TSB bank not listing.
  5. Salary arrears (retired employee)- DA due mistake (92% coming instead of 98%) - 98% da drawn  with salary itself.
  6. Da due mistake reported in the leave surrender entry while taking salary arrear.
  7. Excess pay recovery bill - AGP not coming in due side.
  8. SD billtypes not listing for generating honorarium bill.
  9. Temporary employee registration - email id avoided in mandatory checking.
Software update 03/10/2016
  • Solved an issue reported that treasury objected the temporary employees salary bill (having pf/incometax/professional tax).

Verify and Edit Your Ration Card Details-Last date 30-10-2016


Kerala Civil supplies corporation has published the Draft list of New Ration cards ( Priority / Non-priority list) on

The Kerala APL/BPL ration card list and the details for the new ration cards will be available from Taluk supply office, City rationing office, Village office, Panchayath office, ration shops etc.

Submit Complaints on Ration Card Priority/Non Priority List

The people can submit any complaints of the new ration card Priority/Non Priority list to the Taluk supply office, City rationing office, Village office, Pachayath office, ration shops etc along with the prescribed application form and required supporting documents on or before October 30, 2016.

Ration Card Priority/Non Priority List Application Format (complaints)
Ration Card priority / non-priority list complaints application format can be available from the list published offices. It can also download from the below link

GPAI Scheme-Renewal for the year 2017

          Government have renewed the Group Personal Accident Insurance Policy for the period from 01/01/2017 to 31/12/2017.The annual premium will be deducted from the salary of November drawn in December. 
For details  view or Download
GO(P)No.144/2016/Fin Dated 30/09/2016
Annul Premium

                                                                        KSEB         Rs. 850/-
                                                                        KSRTC       Rs. 550/-
                                                                        Others        Rs. 400/-
                                                                        Assured sum :  10 Lakhs.

Procedure for remittance of Premium for GPAIS 2017
 i) The Drawing and Disbursing Officer/ Self Drawing officer shall deduct the premium from the salary of November and remit to Treasury as has been done in the previous year.
 (ii) The Cheque Issuing Officers of the Government Department should furnish the schedule in triplicate along with the cheque to the concerned Treasury.
(iii) The Drawing and Disbursing officer / authorized officer in other cases,should remit the collection under Form TRS / proper receipt to the head of account "8658 - Suspense Accounts, 102 - Suspense Accoints (Civil), 88 – Group Personal Accident Insurance Fund" with separate schedule in tripiicate in the treasury. The Treasury Officers should draw the amount of premium towards Group Personal Accident Insurance Scheme 2016 from the suspense account 8658-102-88 and take DD in favour of Director of Insurance,Thiruvananthapuram.

Spark Update 06/10/2016

The following issues resolved

  • External deduction not coming in multiple month salary bill.
  • Employee not listing for salary processing.
  • Problem reported in updation of user details after creation without refreshing.
  • Validation of period of bill with month/year and period of claim w.r.t employees

Conversion of GIS account number to the latest format (12 Digit format)

                            GIS Account holders can convert their account number to the latest format.  Please keep your GIS pass book alongside you before proceeding. Account numbers allotted after 2013 are in the latest format. Those employees having 12 digit GIS account number starting with '120' need not use this software.

Steps to be followed
  • Log in to
  • Click Enter button. And press I agree when the disclaimer below appears on the screen.
  • Enter existing GIS account number and Date of Birth of the employee. 
  • Collect your latest format 12 Digit Account number
  • Enter in Spark as well as in Office registers as confirmation received from GIS office

Help Line: 0471-2330096(Ext: 39)                              

Travelling allowance-Revision of TA ceiling of State Government employees -sanctioned

                   The existing TA ceiling fixed as per the G.O.(P) No. 74/2012/Fin dated 28.01.2012 have been in force with effect from 1.07.2011. Government as per .G.O.(P) No. 7/2016/Fin dated 20.01.2016 have issued orders revising the DA/Incidental Rates/Mileage Allowance etc. based on the recommendations of the 10th Pay Revision. But the monthly/quarterly TA ceilings Were not revised therein.
           Government have examined the matter in detail and are pleased to revise the monthly/quarterly ceilings TA for official journeys as follows.

TA ceiling of State Government employees 

In order to check irregular drawing of T.A. Claims, all drawing and disbursing officers and self drawing officers shall certify in the T.A. Bill that the claimant has not exceeded the monthly/quarterly ceilings.  

Onam Advance to Kerala government employees for 2016

Onam Advance to Government Employees-Sanctioned

Government have sanctioned Onam Advance to employees for 2016

Maximum amount : 15,000/-
Recovered in 5 equal installments from Oct 2016
 Disbursed from 05-09-2016

Download order below for more details
NB: Can avail before Onam

 Onam Advance to Part-time Contingent Employees.. etc Sanctioned
Government have sanctioned Onam advance to part time contingent employees,NMR workers ,Grass Cutters and other categories of employees for 2016.

                                   Maximum amount : 5,000/-
                                   Recovered in 5 equal installments
                                   Disbursed from 05-09-2016

                                                                           Download order below for more details