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Saturday, 14 January 2017

Open Letter to Hon'able PM & RM

To 
The Hon'able Prime Minister &
Hon'able Raksha Mantri

SUB: SOLUTION TO PERPETUAL PROBLEM OF STAGNANCY

Dear sir,

I we all know that stagnancy is a major issue where the carrier is stalled during the course of carrier.

In Armed forces beside the shortened span of carrier this problem is prominent in both the Commissioned Ranks & JCOs & Other Ranks.

Both the above segments have fewer vacancies on top side. 
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The problem is duration of engagement while in employment..
 
The problem is some what mitigated for Commissioned Rank segment but still not fully resolved as the promotion prospects are still the same.
They can serve upto the age of 57 years now (without being force retired) this is as good as full age of retirement which 58 years.
Young Officer become a Major in 8 years & Lt Col in 13 years & can go upto Col in TS & equivalent Ranks in other 2 forces 

The picture is very poor for JCOs & ORs.
The stagnancy is most felt in ranks of Rank of Naik & Havildar & equivalent Ranks in all the 3 Armed forces.
It takes 12 to 18 years to become Havildar & equivalent 
It takes 20 -24 years to reach the rank of JCO that too only if one survives forced retirement.
There is no (TS), time scale  promotions in JCOs & ORs segment.
There is no assurance for ORs on retirement at maximum age of 58 years for ORs 

This problem of stagnancy is migratory in JCOs & below Ranks some time it is one rank & shift to the other ranks.

Historically this can be traced back to the irregular & sudden influx of recruitment which could not be projected& planned in advance.
Since we could not foresee the WAR with China & may not foresee with any other.country where the expansion or increased induction may be required suddenly.This type of induction is always a trouble as the future promotion can not be to the same volume.

We can reasonably assess our security requirements.

The problem of stagnancy still persists in both the segments even with normal induction as fewer can only be promoted to the higher Ranks while remaining will stagnate.

Effect on morale:
We also see the younger Officers, even though promoted faster now, are unable to handle the situation like an experienced hand would do.This is more prevalent in Ranks upto the Major & equivalent in other forces.

We must appreciate that the JCOs are the back bone & an important link between the High Officials & the Lower Ranks. &

a. JCOs are the most experienced of the lot.
b. The JCO with more than 24 years of service is placed below a young inexperienced Commissioned Officer which has a demoralizing effect not only on the JCOs but on the other lower Ranks too.
c. This also has created n invisible rift between the 2 segments.We may agree or not but it does exit & can touch my heart & say.
d. Commissioned Ranks especially high profiled or otherwise failed to live upto their pledge they make to keep the interest of their subordinates above their own & only used the name of soldier who are forced retire right form the age of 32.
e.  The partisan attitude also observed.
it is only the soldiers who start to retire at 32 age not the Commissioned Officer.
Now the problems of many Emergency Commissioned & Short service Commissioned is being solved by lowering the bar to 10 years.
What about the Airmen who served for 9 years of regular engagement are left out ?

The Solutions:
Problem of stagnancy in both segments can be resolved & experience can be available in the lower Commissioned Ranks.

A. Lower ranks should be promoted upto the Rank of Major & equivalent in normal promotion avenue.
B. Direct Entry officers can be restricted to lesser number.
C. Stopping all the Honorary Ranks from the lower Ranks.
D. Regularize all the Honorary Ranks as regular promotions.
E. Stopping Regiment & Branch Commissions.
F. Make the time scale promotion for all if they have qualified & meet the ACR criteria.
G. Older soldiers JCOs if qualify at the time of their retirement should also get the this benefit.

How to make Time scale promotion
Maximum span of carrier is 40 years (the difference between Min induction age=18 max age of retirement=58)
Maximum number of Ranks upto Major & equivalent =11  add 1 for equal residency hence use 12 for calculation
Equal Residency in each Rank  40/12=3 years & 3 months.
Even though actual promotion vacancy does not exist the financial benefits should be given. 

Adavnatges:
I.    The experienced hand is available in the lower Commissioned Ranks beside inexperienced new Officers.
II.  New & younger officer can learn from the rich experience of their colleagues in more congenial atmosphere.
III.  This will not cause stagnancy since these officers will anyway retire by their age.
IV. Since these JCOs will be promoted through normal promotion avenues will have good psychological effect on the morale of the lower ranks too.
V.  If you give the benefit to retired JCOs then the effect moral boosting will multiply since you will have taken care of them too.


Hardev Singh
President AFVAI Chandigarh

Thursday, 15 December 2016

SUPPORT BY AFVAI to Pre-2006 Veterans at AFT-DELHI


SUPPORT BY AFVAI to Pre-2006 Veterans at AFT-DELHI:-

Veteran Friends, Case details filed for LAST RANK PENSION at Armed Forces Tribunal, Delhi. For Latest Status, Check on www.aftdelhi.nic.in
These Veterans are getting pension of Lower Rank because they could not complete 7 Months in LAST RANK HELD before Dischrge from Service i.e JWO Rank Veteran is getting Pension of SGT Rank due to 10 Month Rank Rule.
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OA 1549/2016, MWO PRITAM SINGH & Others, Total: 2 Members,
S.No Name
1. 221504-L MWO N Chandra Sekharan
Current Status: OA 1549/2016 Ex MWO Pritam Singh & Ors. (Petitioner)
v/s
UOI & Ors. (Respondent) 18-01-2017
28-11-2016view PDF
with MA 1146/2016
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OA1643 /2016, Ex JWO SUSHIL KUMAR SINGH & Others, 18 Members
S.No Name
1. 280352-T, Ex JWO M. Balusamy Rdo/Fit
2. 680955-F EX JWO Singh Vinod Kumar Rdo/Fit
3. 676322-L, EX JWO Kamlakar N Nisal AF/Fit
4. 680341-H, EX JWO V Venugopal
5. 653566-K EX JWO B K Kshirsagar Rdo/Fit
6. 674001-G EX JWO GurjantSingh Rdo/Fit
7. 6766004-S EX JWO S N Sah AF/Fit
8. 690320-L EX JWO Devraj Singh Rad/Fit
9. 676956-S, EX JWO AnnapareddyKrishnareddy AF/Fit
10. 679755-H, EX JWO SeshadriSrinivasadesigan AF/Fit
11. 684664-H, EX JWO RavindraNath Singh Rdo/Fit
12. 624932-R, EX JWO Suresh Pal Rdo/Fit
13. 683133-N, EX JWO Kailash Chandra Sharma Rdo/Fit
14. 681851-S, Ex-JWO Rajagopalan U Rdo/Fit
15. 281945, Ex-JWO Sethumadhavan K U Elect/Fit
16. 676879-B Ex-JWO Ramdas M AF/Fit
17. 677771-K Ex-JWO Jay Shankar Verma Eng/Fit
Current Status: OA 1643/2016 Ex JWO Sushil Kumar Singh & Ors. (Petitioner)
v/s
UOI & Ors. (Respondent) 15-12-2016 with MA 1226/2016
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OA 1630/2016, SGT KRISHNA RAO & Others, Total: 6 Members
S.No Name
1. 262787 Sgt Sethumadhavan
2. 605790 Sgt Laltu Kumar Ray
3. 248133 Sgt Devinder Partap Singh Jaswal
4. 278745 Sgt Deen Dayal
5. 242306 Ex Sgt Balbir Singh
Current Status: OA 1630/2016 Ex Sgt K R Krishna Rao & Ors. (Petitioner)
v/s
UOI & Ors. (Respondent) 05-01-2017
13-12-2016 with MA 1218/2016
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OA 1589/2016, GANGARAM TIKARE & Others, Total: 8 Members
S.No Name
1. 297192-H Ex JWO Ramanand
2. 677842-R Ex JWO Shashidhar Prasad Ojha
3. 227266-T Ex WO J P Awasthi
4. 675826-K, Ex JWO Anand Kumar
5. 629798 – K Ex JWO Srinivasan Sure
6. 617379-R Ex JWO Vishwanath Singh Tiwari
7. 258575-N Ex JWO Prithvi Shiv Raj
Current Status: OA 1589/2016 Ex JWO Gangaram Tikare & Ors. (Petitioner)
v/s
UOI & Ors. (Respondent) 07-02-2017
06-12-2016view PDF
with MA 1194/2016
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OA 1362/2016, GUTTA NARSIMHA & Others, Total:13 Members
S.No Name
1. 625428-G Ex JWO Nagendra Singh Rajput Rdo/Fit
2. 677731-L Ex JWO Bijendra Dagar AF/Fit
3. 683610-T EX JWO Rajendra Singh Yadav Rad/Fit
4. 676314 Ex JWO Musale Santosh Vasant AF/Fit
5. 639599-K Ex JWO AK Garg Rdo/Fit
6. 690323-A Ex JWO Uttam Kumar Badooni Rad/Fit
7. 690339-N EX JWO Suresh Kumar Khanduri Rad/Fit
8. 6183138-R Ex JWO MC Rajoria Rdo/Fit
9. 643503-F Ex JWO Rajender Singh Eng/Fit
10. 281532-S Ex WO J N Sharma Elect/Fit
11. 690825-S Ex JWO Palani Ramesh Rad/Fit
12. 684320-G Ex JWO Shashi Bhushan Rad/Fit
Current Status: OA 1362/2016 Ex JWO Gutta Narasimha Rao & Ors. (Petitioner)
v/s
UOI & Ors. (Respondent) 22-12-2016
02-11-2016view PDF
with MA 1026/2016
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OA 1174/2016, BAVISHETTY & Others, Total: 15 Members
S.No Name
1. 690852-L, Ex JWO Ashok Kumar Chauhan Rdo/Fit
2. 67188-B EX JWO Subhash Chandra Sharma Eng/Fit
3. 684865-K, EX JWO Ranchhore Sinha Rad/Fit
4. 683681-S EX JWO Devendra Kumar Gupta Rad/Fit
5. 677689-B EX JWO Barad Govinda Krishnasa Eng/Fit
6. 6275299-F EX JWO B K Tyagi Eng/Fit
7. 680514-T, EX JWO Lalit C Pandey Rdo/Fit
8. 684360-F, EX JWO Yogesh Kumar Sharma Rdo/Fit
9. 682277-T, EX JWO Seeta Rama SastryKannepalli Rdo/Fit
10. 682408-T EX JWO Jayakumar P Rdo/Fit
11. 691533-L, EX JWO Sunil Kumar Pathak Rad/Fit
12. 677072-S, EX JWO Katkati Mahmad Siraj AF/Fit
13. 684057-G,EX JWO Mahesh Shanker Dwivedi Rdo/Fit
14. 684278-S, EX JWO Rambir Singh Chauhan Rad/Fit
Current Status: OA 1174/2016 Ex JWO Bavisetty Srinivas & Ors. (Petitioner)
v/s
UOI & Ors. (Respondent) 22-12-2016
02-11-2016view PDF
03-10-2016view PDF
with MA 884/2016
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OA 1153/2016, KRISHNA KUMAR SHARMA, Total: 20 Members
S.No Name
1. 677688-S, Ex JWO Vijay Pal Singh Eng/Fit
2. 683582-A, EX JWO Shiv Prasad Swarnkar Rdo/Fit
3. 682321-A, EX JWO Chandra ShekharBaireddi Rad/Fit
4. 638406-G EX JWO G.Srinivas Reddy Rdo/Fit
5. 681349-EX JWO Muthuvinayagam S Rdo/Fit
6. 677709-T, EX JWO Rajiv AmbadasPatil AF/Fit
7. 624909-G, EX JWO Ram Narayana Pandey Inst/Fit
8. 696720-H, EX JWO Subhash Kumar Sinha Eng/Fit
9. 677086-S, EX JWO Md Qurban AF/Fit
10. 684271-B EX JWO Kulveer Singh Panwar Rdo/Fit
11. 680068-N, EX JWO JuturPratap Reddy Rdo/Fit
12. 690477-L, EX JWO Kripa Shankar Tripathi Rad/Fit
13. 682206-A, EX JWO Anil Kumar Chaturvedi Rdo/Fit
14. 690666-G, EX JWO Rajendra Prasad Yadav Rad/Fit
15. 680469-A, EX JWO SahayakumarGaspar Rdo/Fit
16. 653208-S, EX JWO Nagendra Pal Singh Rdo/Fit
17. 677112-B EX JWO Herdeo Upadhyay AF/Fit
18. 677694-R EX JWO Sadawarte Deepak Namdeorao AF/Fit
19. 677060-K EX JWO Pathode Dilip Kumar Krushnarao AF/Fit
Current Status:OA 1153/2016 Ex JWO Krishan Kumar Sharma & Ors. (Petitioner) v/s UOI & Ors. (Petitioner) 07-10-2016 view PDF with MA 868/2016
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OA 882/2016 , JWO ASHOK TANWAR & Others, Total: 10 Members
S.No Name
1. 684584-F, JWO Ramesh, Chandra Rad/Fit
2. 692147-L, JWO Om Prakash Gupta Rdo/Fit
3. 673912-A, JWO KulBhushan ADSO
4. 684862-A, JWO Sribachha Mahapatra Rad/Fit
5. 683214-N, JWO Sewda Ram Chandra Singh Rdo/Fit
6. 681094-B, JWO Ravindra Kumar Rdo/Fit
7. 681094-B, JWO Ranvir Singh Malik Rdo/Fit
8. 690590-T, JWO Nand Kishore Phularia Rad/Fit
9. 683561-R, JWO Awadhesh Singh Rad/fit
Current Status: OA 882/2016 Ex JWO Ashok Kumar Tanwar & Ors. (Petitioner)
v/s
UOI & Ors. (Respondent) 16-12-2016
14-10-2016view PDF
19-08-2016view PDF
10-08-2016view PDF

Thanks to AFVAI Joint Secy. Ashok Tanwar who is following these cases.

Regards
Gurcharan Singh Sidhu
Chairman AFVAI

Friday, 11 November 2016

VETERANS JOINED AFVAI

VETERANS JOINED AFVAI
       
S. No RANK NAME OF VETS M. SHIP No.
       
DISTT. BATHIADA PUNJAB
1 SUB GURCHARAN SINGH PB 347
2 NK MAJOR SINGH PB 348
3 HON N/SUB PRITAM SINGH PB 349
4 NK BANTA SINGH PB 350
5 NK GURDARSHAN SINGH PB 351
6 NK JASPAL SINGH PB 352
7 SEP GEJA SINGH PB 353
8 SEP BIKAR SINGH PB 354
9 NK SUKHMANDIR SINGH PB 355
10 NK RANJIT SINGH PB 356
11 HAV GHUKAR SINGH PB 357
12 WIDOW JASPAL KAUR W/O HAV GURDEV SINGH PB 358
13 WIDOW NASIB KAUR W/O NK GURDIAL SINGH PB 359
14 WIDOW NASIB KAURW/O SUB MUKAND SINGH PB 360
15 NK DHAN SINGH PB 361
       
       
DISTT. SANGRUR PUNJAB
16 SEP HARVINDER SINGH PB 345
17 WIDOW PARAMJIT KAUR W/O NK AJIT SINGH PB 346
       
OTHER STATES
18 N/SUB SATENDER SINGH HR 2524
19 HAV DEEPAK KUMAR HR 9901
20 SGT ZILE SINGH HR 9902
21 HON N/SUB RAJINDER SINGH NEGI UK 5990
22 HFO B J MOHANA RAO AP 5991
23 SGT K R KRISHNA RAO AP 5992
24 N/SUB SHIV KUMAR MISHRA HP 5993
25 L/NK GUNASEKARAN TN 5994
26 SIGMN V MUNIYANDI TN 5995
       

Thanks & Regards
G.S.SIDHU
Chairman AFVAI

Friday, 28 October 2016

MESSAGE FROM CHAIRMAN


MESSAGE FROM CHAIRMAN


Respected Veterans,

On the behalf of office bearers of Armed Forces veterans Association of India (AFVAI) I wish you and your family a very happy Diwali. I pray it may bring new hopes, lights and heights in your life.

Special wishes for the happy and healthy life of our great and brave serving soldiers who are guarding our borders day & night and working hard for the Nation. Due to your hard work and sincerity our country is shining like a star in the whole world. We pray for long and healthy life of your families who will be celebrating Diwali while you are on duty.

We also pray for happy life for the families of those brave soldiers who have sacrificed their lives for security of the Nation .Vacuums created due to the loss of their lives can never be filled up, only blessings of almighty God will work. We salute to the departed souls.

Dear veterans in the coming days we have lot of work to do. Our veterans including widows are facing lot of pension related problems which can only be solved if we are united. We must be cooperative with each other, otherwise our coming generations will not pardon us. AFVAI a registered organisation is working very hard for the welfare of our veterans and widows and it is a very good platform for ESM. I request you all please join us to make our efforts more effective. AFVAI will leave no stone unturned for the welfare of veterans and widows.

I request our respected veterans not to believe in false propaganda being made by few veterans .They have done nothing for the welfare of veterans except blaming and spreading false news without any proof. Their only objective is to disturb others to hide their weakness. Please neglect and isolate such people from our community. Here I want to quote one line of Gurbani :-

Guru Nanak Dev Ji - Mande Kamee Nanka, Jad Kad manda hoe.
Means - Those who do bad work for others, soon or later will face same and get bad names.


I request all, forget what happened in the past and plan to solve our problems for good future.

Thanks & Regards
GS SIDHU
Chairman AFVAI
09810233443
AFVAI New Delhi <afvaindia@gmail.com>

Diwali greetings from AFVAI

AFVAI New Delhi <afvaindia@gmail.com>Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 11:59 AM

To: RMO <rmo@mod.nic.in>

Cc: <jsesw@nic.in>, us-pen-pol@desw.gov.in

The Hon'ble Defence Minister
New Delhi.

Respected Sir,

Diwali greetings from AFVAI - an all India  association of, by and for Veterans from Other Ranks(ORs).
Sir, We are truly thankful for your latest statement made on the sidelines of the naval commanders’ conference that disparity in rank structure of defence officers with those in civil administration will be removed. We wholeheartedly welcome your initiative in this direction.

However we are also equally disappointed with your statement as it talks about only the officers and not  the Personnel Below Officers Level. It is an incontrovertible fact that the status of ORs of armed forces has also been progressively diluted over last few years. In addition, our pay scales have also been suppressed viciously by one pay commission after the other causing cumulative and heavy pecuniary loss to us.

The modus operandi is simple:
Apply the same scale of pay with lower 'maximum'  to defence personnel, than that of their civilian counterparts. This strategy is disadvantageous to both the serving and retired defence personnel since the status of a post and the defence pension are determined with reference to 'the maximum of the pay scale'. The strategy applied by one pay commission after the other, became a  vicious circle and as a result the disparities too have grown  progressively over a period of last 30 years.

While we don't have the complete data of dilutions, suppression of pay scales over the years, we can illustrate the above strategy with  the following representative examples:-

1.An X group Sergeant who was in the  scale of 1400-.... (Post IV CPC), was equivalent to a Junior Technical Assistant in the same scale in civil side. He was downgraded to the scale of 4670- **** ( Non Diploma category) & 5000 - 6500 (Diploma Category) by the V CPC and  both of them were placed in PB -1 with the grade pay of 2800/- by the VI CPC. While the X group pay of Rs.1400/- has only compensated him partially, it badly compromised his status and position in comparison with his civilian counterpart who was placed in PB2 with the grade pay of 4200/- and categorised as Group B( non- gazetted).

As a result his pay will get fixed @ 29200/-  plus 3600/- and 6200 'X' group pay for non diploma & diploma categories respectively, under the pay matrix recommended by VII CPC while the pay of his civilian counterpart got fixed @ higher level of 35400/-. The above numbers prima facie give an impression  that both of them are given same pay.  However as the X group pay will not count for the purpose of annual increment, he will stand to substantially lose not only in basic emoluments but also in basic centric allowances. This will also reduce his basic pension on retirement. The difference in X group pay for personnel performing the same duties and responsibilities is also legally not tenable.

Further, the comparison of the job profiles of both the above posts will definitely reveal that the Air Force Personnel indeed perform much more advanced and  higher quality technical job.  They are responsible for service and repair of  highly advanced combat aircraft and sophisticated warheads like Radars, missiles and other weapon delivery systems with zero tolerance for any errors, leave alone the failures.

2.This is equally true in the case of Army and Navy personnel. They are expected to ensure high level of  efficiency of combatants and all their entire weapon delivery systems so that the surgical strikes as and when  undertaken on land or sea are perfect and  successful with no casualties from our side and also to keep them battle fit all the time to win wars for our country. However the status of these personnel are much lower than the status of comparable civilian employees.

3. The situation is same in the admin, logistics and other support services. An LDC in the civil employment gets promoted as Assistant ( Group B non-gazetted) in PB2 with the grade pay of 4200/- within about 12-15 years time while an Army Havildar with same years of service remain far below in PB1 with the grade pay of 2800/- We can go on citing examples after examples of disparities. The list is indeed a long one.

But we would prefer to conclude this representation with an earnest appeal to you to examine all such  disparities of ORs as well and rectify them along with that of the defence officers, at the earliest.

Thanking You

Yours Faithfully

M.PRABHAKARAN
Gen. Secretary

G.S.SIDHU
Chairman

Monday, 17 October 2016

How to claim Tax Relief on Arrears while filing income Tax Returns?

How to claim Tax Relief on Arrears while filing income Tax Returns?
As per the provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961 the salary earned in a particular financial year is to be taxed as per the tax rates applicable for that financial year. But in many a cases, individuals may receive income in a particular financial year, which may relate to the earlier financial years, i.e. arrears of salary or in advance for future financial years. How to claim tax relief on such arrears while filing income tax returns?

What is arrear payment of previous financial year?

The arrears may be in the form of pensions or pay hikes in the case of government employees. This may pertain to the previous financial year, however received in the current financial year. This could shoot up their tax liability to a large extent. The individual might move up in the tax slab also but they should not be penalized with higher taxes because they received their income later. There are a few escape routes to this problem of which most of them are not aware of

How to claim tax relief on such arrears?
Many a people do not know how to calculate tax on these arrears as the process is a bit complicated. As per the rules of Income Tax Act, if you have received any portion of your salary or pension in arrears or advance, you are allowed tax relief under Section 89 (1). The purpose of this section is to provide relief to the receiver and save him from any additional tax burden which was created due to the delay or advancement in receiving your earnings.

While claiming relief under Section 89 (1), it is mandatory for an individual to fill the form 10E to make a claim. 

Taxpayers who have claimed relief under section 89 (1) in the previous years but had not filed form 10E have received notices from the income tax department stating that the relief could not be allowed as form 10E has not been furnished. The best part is that this form can be submitted online easily under e-filing.

You may like: How to claim deductions while filing tax returns?

The said relief is to be claimed in the financial year in which the arrears or advances have been received. The following are the steps to calculate the tax relief correctly:

Step-by-Step Process on computing tax relief on such arrears

Let’s assume one case. An individual receives Rs. 30,000 as arrear income (10,000 for each year) for three years along with Rs. 40,000 as his current year income.

Step 1: Calculate total tax payable for the total income, including the arrears for the year in which the income is actually received. Here, calculate tax on Rs. 70,000 for the current year.

Step 2: calculate tax payable on the total income, excluding the arrears in which it is received. Continuing above example, calculate the total tax payable on Rs. 40,000 for the current year.

Step 3: calculate the difference between the step 1 and step 2.

Step 4: Calculate tax payable on the total income, including arrears for the year of which the arrears relate. Here, calculate tax on that particular year's income for which the arrears have been received, including the arrears. (10,000 to be added to the concerned year income)

We have to repeat this step for all the years for which the arrear income has been received.

Step 5: calculate tax liability for the total income, excluding the arrears for the year of which the arrears relate. (This figure would have been determined previously while filing income tax return for that concerned year. If not, arrive at that figure excluding the income that has been received as arrears).

Step 6: Calculate the difference between the step 4 and step 5.
Also Read: Simple Steps to file income tax returns online in India

Step 7: now subtract the tax difference you arrived at step 6 from step 3. This excess amount is the tax relief that you can claim on your income tax return.

The point to be noted here is that if the tax liability at step 6 is more than step 3, no relief shall be allowed.

Conclusion: This is a highly beneficial provision, especially in cases where the employee receives payments from his employer and his tax bracket moves upwards due to these arrears or advancements or when there is a variation in tax rates in different financial years.

Thanks: Economic Times.

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