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Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship for Girl Students

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 / 4 Comments
Applications have been invited for the Beegum Hazrat Mahal(Earlier known as Maulana Azad National Scholarship) National Scholarship for Girls 2019-20. Only Girl Students who are studying in class 9th to 12th and belonging to National Minorities, (i.e. Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Sikhs, Parsis) can apply. Applicants Should have secured not less than 50% marks (in aggregate) in the previous class. Family income of the student should be less than Rs. 2,00,000/-.

The amount of scholarship for class 9th and 10th is 10000. For class XI and XII,the scholarship amount is 12000. The scholarship amount will be sanctioned for expenditure on School Tuition fees, Purchase of Text Books, Hostel fees and other stationery charges.

The amount of scholarship will be credited to bank account. It is compulsory for all students to apply in Online Mode. Last Date for online Application: 30.09.2019. No physical or hard copy is required to be sent by post. Follow the below link for online application portal , instructions and press release.
Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship for Girls 2019-20. Press release
Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship for Girls. Instructions
Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship for Girls. Online Application Portal

How to install Digital Signature for signing SPARK/BIMS bills

Sunday, July 14, 2019 / No Comments
To install the a Digital Signature Device purchased from Keltron or other vendors, latest version of Java be installed in computer and the same can be installed from the website After that, Digital Signature Device can be installed in the computer.

After installing digital signature as per digital signature installation instruction found on the BIMS home page, Digital Signature Signer (DSC signer) should be installed. This requires any internet browser like internet explorer/Chrome/Firefox be readied. Then, through the DSC Registration Window seen in BIMS home page, DDO code and PEN be entered. The device password be given on the window that opens then and take the print out of pdf file that is made available now and it should be submitted to the treasury concerned.

After completing the above said process, Digital Signature password be entered through New DSC registration / renewal option in Administration menu in SPARK for completing installation. All bills can be digitally signed and e submitted further.

Click the link below for Digital Signature installation steps.

Installation of Digital Signature-Help Files
Digital Signature Installation for SPARK-Help file-1 prepared by Alrahiman (Malayalam)
Digital Signature Installation Help 2 - English -Windows Version
Digital Signature Installation Help 3 - English -Windows Version
Digital Signature Installation Help 4 - English -Windows Version
Digital Signature Installation Help 5 - English - Ubuntu/Linux Version
Digital Signature Installation Help 6 - Malayalam -Windows Version
Software for Digital Signature Installation
Java Run Time Environment(JRE) for Windows(32 bit)
Java Run Time Environment(JRE) for Windows(64 bit)
DSC Signer for Windows
DSC Signer for Linux/Ubuntu
DSC Signer Root CA
Application Form
Registration form for Digital Certificate
Circular & Govt Order
Implementing Digital Certificate for e-submitting all bills to treasuries. GO(P) No. 72/2019/Fin. dtd 24.06.2019 

Salary through eTSB account-Guidelines, Application Forms

Sunday, July 7, 2019 / 1 Comment
It has been decided by the Kerala Finance department that the salary from the month of July 2019 would be deposited in the treasury account itself. With this purpose, Employee Treasury Savings Bank(e-TSB) account has been generated automatically for all the employees. 

Those who need it to be dispersed through Bank should submit a written statement, Standing Instruction regarding this to the salary Drawing and Disbursing officers (DDO) on or before 15th of July 2019. The form in PDF is available here. The software for generating e-TSB KYC is available in the link given below.

The step is being taken as part of disbursing the salary of nearly five and half lakh government servants in the state. The government plans to complete all the steps in connection with this in the month of July itself and the salary would be disbursed from August to the eTSB account opened by the Kerala Government employees and Teachers.

To change salary to other Bank accounts the DDOs should enter the same in Bill Information and Management System (BIMS) before 25th July 2019. After this only, the salary bill for the month of July should be processed by the DDOs. According to the requirements of the employees, a particular amount from the salary too can be sent to the the bank account.

To avail of the internet banking passbook, cheque book, in eTSB account, the employees must submit Know your customer (KYC) to the DDOs along with a copy of aadhar, PAN card or voter ID card.  Software for generating KYC is given below.

Click the below link for eTSB KYC form to avail of the internet banking facility. Aadhaar linked mobile number be given in the treasury and the same should be entered in the KYC too. The employees can have changes in the ways as they wish in receiving salary. Click the link below for Standing instruction, KYC, Govt order, Guidelines etc:-.

eTSB account for govt employees. GO(P) No.67/2019/Fin Dated 13-06-2019
eTSB account for govt employees. Notice to Employees
eTSB account-SPARK & BIMS updation and frequently asked questions
eTSB account-interest rate. G.O.(P)No.78/2019/fin. Dated 06-07-2019
eTSB account KYC(Know Your Customer) form in PDF
eTSB account-Standing instructions to Bank-form in PDF
eTSB Application, KYC and Standing Instruction Builder by Sobhan(Last updated on 11.07.2019)

Revaluation Result of Higher Secondary Examinations

Saturday, July 6, 2019 / 199 Comments
Update: Revaluation and Scrutiny result of the Higher Secondary Second year (Plus two) March 2019 examination published. Check Result Now.

HSE Second Year Revaluation/Scrutiny Result March 2019

Those students who have change of scores on revaluation shall submit their original scoring sheet along with a request to effect the change through the concerned Principal with in one month for effecting the change of marks. Higher Secondary Second year March 2019 Revaluation results can be downloaded from the link below after the official declaration.
Plus Two Revaluation/Scrutiny Result March 2019
Second Year(Plus Two) March 2019 Revaluation/Scrutiny Result (published on 05.07.2019)
Related Circular
How to refund revaluation fee? Guidelines

Higher Secondary Plus Two SAY/Improvement Result

Thursday, July 4, 2019 / 30 Comments

Plus Two SAY/Improvement Result June 2019

Kerala Higher Secondary Second year Plus Two SAY/Improvement June 2019 results published. After the official announcement of the results, the result links will be made available here. To download Plus two SAY/Improvement July 2019 results, register number and date of birth  should be entered.

The students can apply for Revaluation & Scrutiny for all subjects except Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. They can apply for Photocopy of their answer scripts in respect of all subjects. The fee for Revaluation, Scrutiny and Photocopy are Rs. 500/-, Rs.100/- and Rs.300/- per subject respectively. On completion of the revaluation process, changes if any will be intimated to the students through the portal and fresh certificates will be issued to them. The last date for submitting application is 08-07-2019. Read circular.

Students who have appeared for the Second Year Higher Secondary SAY Examination June 2019 but failed to attain D+ grade or above, should register for the First Year Improvement Examination July 2019 of those subjects for which they failed to attain D+ grade or above, in this examination for getting eligibility to attend the second year Higher secondary examination, March 2020.

One Time Registration fee for First Year Improvement exam July 2019 and Second Year March 2020 Exam is 225/Paper and Rs.80 for Certificate fee. Last date for submission of application form is 06-07-2019.

Higher Secondary Second year Plus Two SAY / Improvement June 2019 Examination results can be downloaded from the link below after the official declaration.
Plus Two SAY/Improvement June 2019 Result(Individual)
Plus Two SAY/Improvement June 2019 School wise Result 
Plus One Improvement Examination July 2019-Time Table and Notification

How to e-file Income Tax Return Online?

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 / 2 Comments
The last date to submit returns after IT calculations for the financial year 2018-2019 is July 31st. If one's income before deductions is Rs 2.5 lakh, he should submit returns. The limitation for the same to the senior citizen is Rs 3,00,000 and it is Rs 5,00,000 for the super senior citizen. Those who demand refund for being paid excess tax, also should submit returns even if their income does not come under the purview of tax. Housing loan payers also need submit returns although their income is lesser than that of taxable.

Despite the existence of traditional paper filing facility for submission of IT returns this e-filing is more convenient and easier. Also it is mandatory for the people with taxable income more than Rs 5 lakh to submit returns. e-filing is not possible for people who don't have PAN card.

Is Aadhar mandatory for Income Tax returns?

The present Aadhar holders should link PAN number with Aadhar for submission of IT returns. Others (people not having Aaadhar ) need not do this and their PAN card will not become invalid. In the case of difference in name in Aadhar and PAN card , linking is possible only after correction. A detailed post on how to link Aadhar was published early. Link is available in the close of this section. It should be assured before e-filing whether the form 16 downloaded from TRACES is available from the disbursing officer and confirm the entire tax amount deducted from salary has been credited to IT department is mentioned in Part A of Form 16 as well.

Requisites for Income Tax e-filing

An e-mail account
Mobile number
Form 16 issued by disbursing officer
Bank account number and IFSC code

With these, we can register in the e-filing website of IT department. Those who have already submitted returns can log in by entering their username and password and proceed to next step.

Things to Remember

Income tax returns e-filing facility for the financial year 2018- 2019 or the assessment year 2019 – 2020 is operative in income tax site. Unlike previous year, certain things are changed in the e-filing process. The things to remember while submitting income tax returns of the financial year 2018 -2019 online are given below.

Income Tax Return and Verification

Returns verification code (EVC) is usually generated towards the end. But there is a difference this year that it has to be generated when you start doing e-filing. The options for generating EVC also are not similar to that of previous years. Open the PDF file below for details.

Income Tax and 10E Relief

10E relief has been claimed by many of those who have got their pay revision arrear. They have to submit 10 E form online at first to file ITR. Watch the below video for submitting 10E relief online.

Income Tax and Bank Deposit

The interest for bank deposits (mainly fixed deposits ) must be included in the income. If not, they would get notice because the bank might report the interest amount sanctioned, to the income tax department not considering whether the bank has collected the tax amount or not. To know the interest amount reported by the bank, log into the income tax portal to download 26 AS and check it. The PDF help file "How to verify 26 AS" is given here.

When income like fixed deposit interest is left out by us in tax calculation and the same is added later, the amount paid towards tax may become insufficient. Under such conditions, we will have to remit tax directly. Lack of knowledge on this may cause many difficulties. If we have any of the internet facilities like internet banking, debit card (ATM card) etc, such kind of taxes can be paid easily by us and there is no need to visit banks. Go through the PDF file given below to know how to pay taxes online by using the above facilities.

Income Tax and CMDRF Donation

Those whose have contributed for CMDRF Flood Relief(Salary Challenge) fund, should enter details in 80 G tab.
Name of Donee: Chief Minister Distress Relief Fund
Address: Government of Kerala
City: Thiruvananthapuram
State: Kerala
Pin Code: 695001
PAN of Donee: AAAGD0584M
Donation in other modes: Salary Deduction Amount(Type the amount donated in the financial year 2018-19 )

How to Download Form 16 from TRACES

Remember to ask for form 16 downloaded from TRACES from your disbursing officer before e-filing returns. Only after filing TDS of 4th quarter, e-filing can be done. May 30th is the last date to file 4th quarter of TDS. Hence you may have to wait till then for updation of your tax details. For more details, download the given below PDF file and try filing returns after reading it.

How to e-file Income Tax Return online?

The Income Tax e-filing video tutorial portraying how to calculate IT and submit returns for the financial year 2018-2019 can be viewed from here. All the steps of e-filing process from the beginning of entering into e-filing website of IT department to submission of returns are illustrated with screen shots by the connoisseur in this domain, Sri.Alrahiman. Doubts can be forwarded as comments.

Income Tax E-filing
E-filing of Income Tax Returns 2019-20 by Alrahiman: Video Tutorial
Income Tax E filing Portal
How to Link Aadhar to PAN Card
Pay Income Tax online-Tutorial
How to download Form 26AS(PDF Help File)
How to Download Form 16 from Traces(PDF Help File)

In-service Training for Higher Secondary Teachers' Empowerment

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Update: HSSTTP Training (2019-2020) notification published. Last date for submitting application : 16-07-2019. Circular | Apply Online

An in-service training programme for the Higher Secondary teachers has been planned to be conducted in collaboration with the higher education and research centres. It aims to empower the teachers to strengthen higher secondary education by providing excellent and quality academic experience. It is a full time residential course with workshop. Various activities like research programmes, guest lectures, discussions, debates, lab and library activities, field trips, entertainment programmes, presentations have been included in the teacher transformation programme to update and up skill the teachers for adopting effective strategies and thereby ensure quality education to our students.


The well known colleges in the state with PG study centres are chosen as learning centres. The trainees would be getting privileges like utilization of library, laboratory and multimedia facility in higher education centres and research institutions. 
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All teachers in the state must have completed the course in a certain period of time. The selected 40 teachers in each subject will be admitted in centres allotted for each subject. The course is organized this year for all subjects in Higher secondary curriculum.

After successful completion of the training, a course certificate which can be used for various academic purposes, will be given to the teachers. The selected teachers would be provided with TA, DA, food and accommodation. Apart from the numerous facilities like lab, library in colleges, field trips are also planned in the 10 day long in-service training programme. The training participants would have the advantage of having interaction with teachers, students, research persons, technocrats etc.

How to Apply

The last date to apply for the in-service training programme this year is july 16th 2019. The teachers can apply online for this course scheduled to begin from july 3rd, 2019. The applicants should visit the home page of the web site and click the tab  HSSTPP to apply online and it should be submitted to the Principal. The principal should forward the applications to the Directorate on or before 16th of July 2019, 5 p.m. Apply Now
In-service Training for Higher Secondary Teachers Empowerment circular dtd 03.07.2019
In-service Training for Higher Secondary Teachers Empowerment-Online Application Link