Software Update 10th February 2012 5:00PM
Online Transfer request for doctors under DME/DHS has been added in employee interface of SPARK under the following menu.
Profile->Employee Transfer (Health).
Software Update 18th November 2011 10.30AM
The enhanced DA @ 7% sanctioned in GO(P) No.535/2011/Fin Dtd:-14-11-2011 to Non Gazetted Employees, Gazetted Employees and those coming under UGC, AICTE and Medical Education has been updated in SPARK.
Provision for Kerala Panchayat EPF subscription, Loan and generation of EPF Chellan has been added in SPARK
Software Update 2nd November 2011 11:30AM
A new module based on Accountant General's Pay Slip has been uploaded in the SPARK software. Kindly offer your comments/suggestions through e- mail.
Software Update 10th October 2011 11:15AM
Provision for DDO to assign HRA/CCA for employees in working arrangement.
In case of HRA, there are two options. Either HRA from office in working arrangement or from parent office.
In case of CCA, DDO can assign CCA from office in working arrangement, from parent office or no CCA at all.
Software Update 22nd September 2011 17.00 PM
In Salary Matters---> Changes in the month---->Deduction--->Edit Deductions Scale of Pay and Basic pay has been added to assist users on editing the Group Insurance Subscription of Individual Employees
Software Update 22nd September 2011
New form for editing the Group Insurance Subscription details is given under the Menu Salary Matters---> Changes in the month---->Deduction--->Edit Deductions
Use the above option is SPARK for enhancing the Group Insurance Subscription of Employees as ordered in GO(P)No.381/2011/ Fin Dated 06/09/2011.
Note: 20th September 2011
It is seen that some of the SPARK users are using
Salary Matters---> Changes in the month---->Deduction---> Del Deduction from all
option for removing and then Add Deduction to all for adding the enhanced Group Insurance Subscription(GIS) as per GO(P)No.381/2011/ Fin Dated 06/09/2011.
Warning: If the above option is used to Remove a Deduction the account number will also be removed which could not be retrieved.
Users are requested to Edit each employees, Group Insurance Subscription individually
Software update 20th September 2011
A new Service category "On Consolidated Pay DA". The above service category has been added for the use of designation like Yoga Instructor, Tissue Culture Tech, A/C Mech etc where Dearness Allowance is applicable for the employees whonhave Conso;lidated Pay
In the case of the above mentioned employees the Service Category may be selected as above for getting Dearness Allowance
Software Update 31st August 2011
Special Festival Allowance and Bonus calculation has been corrected by including Special Allowances like Police Special Allowance, Prisons Special Allowance, Excise Special Allowance etc
Bill not seen cases for SDOs Festival Advance has been corrected
Order number has been inserted in Festival Advance Outer Bill of NGOs and SDOs
Festival Allowance Acquittnace has been changed so as to take print out in Landscape format
Software Update 31st August 2011
The Festival Advance screen has been changed to accomodate denomination of Rs.100. This will help in Part time employees to take Festival Advance using SPARK
Software Updaate 29th August 2011
Bonus / Festival Allowance Slab has been updated in SPARK as per GO(P) No. 370 / 2011/Fin Dated 27/08/2011.
Non Gazetted Employees
Basic Pay as on 31st March 2010
Emoluments: Basic Pay + DA @ 106 % + Allowances as per the GO
6 months continuous Service before 31st March 2011
Basic Pay as on 31st March 2011
Emoluments : Basic Pay + DA @ 24 % + Allowances as per the GO
6 months continuous Service before 31st March 2011
A record in Service History covering 31st March 2011 is essential as software is not in position to identify whther the employee is in revised scale on 31st March 2011.
Note: The list of eligible Employees in Bonus and Festival Allowance will only be listed in the Screen
In the case of Self Drawing Officers the Special Festival Advance and Festival Allowance NO conditions are checked
- HRA CCA slabs based on Pay Revision 2009 has been updated for the service Category UGC Pre revised, UGC AICTE Meducal Education and Judicial Services
- Leave Entry Correction for NGO and SDO has been done
- Professional Tax moules has been fine tuned
Software Update 10th August 2011
New form for viewing DMU details has been added Queries ---> SPARK DMU Details
Designations form has been modified with the provision to view/modify the corresponding
old pay scale for that designation before pay revision.
New provision to download bigger bills of POLICE DEPARTMENT, which takes more time to
download or getting timed out before completion, using a link in 'bills and schedule' page
so that the generated inner bills can be downloaded any time later.
In Pay Revision Arrear Processing of SDO, fromdate editing has been enabled with
validation for pay revision effective date.
In employee interface, provision for SDOS' to edit their personal details has been enabled.
In queries, access permission has been given for Establishment(E) for Employee Search
Provision to view Drawn Salary details has been added for SDOS'
Software update 15 th July 2011
- Correction in Promotion and Transfer module for those employees who has been promoted from Non Gazetted officers to Gazetted Officers so that the Self Drawing employees could process their salary separately
- Self Drawing Officers Part Salary enabled in Present Salary Details by which SDOs could process Part salary from Both the offices
- Manually Drawn ---> Leave Surrender Arrear Entry enabled
- PF Query----> Included DA Arrear transferred to PF and Pay revision Arrear transferred to PF
Software Update 24th June 2011
Pay revision Arrear for SDO and its schedules has been updated in SPARK
Software update 22nd June 2011
'Capctha' has been incorporated in SPARK software for security purpose
Software Update 13th June 2011
In the Manually drawn screen the option to enter the details of Leave surrender is incorporated. This will help to generate the correct DA Arrear and Pay revision Arrear - Due Drawn Statement involving Leave Surrender which are entered using Manually Drawn option for NGO
Software Update 6th June 2011
- Self Drawing Officers module for Pay revision Editing has been added
Self Drawing Officers who has been provided with AG Slip with revised rates could add the revised details in the above screen.
- Employees in Working Arrangement for Self Drawing officers[SDO] has been incorporated
- Pay revision Arrrear Statement for NGOs has been corrected
Software Update 27th May 2011
Option for changing the employees from Revised to Pre Revised in Salary Matters--> Pay Revision --> Pay revision Editing
Salary processing for High Court employees whose pay is not revised
Pay revision Arrear DA rate correction
Pay revision Arrear Surrender Correction
Fine Tuning of SDO Salary--> Present salary details
Employees in Working Arrangement has been corrected by Disabling CCA
Software Update 19th May 2011
Pay Revision Arrear processing, Arrear bill, PF schedules are added.
Modifications reported in the payfixation module in increament date, completed years has been corrected.
HRA & CCA of SDO in pre-revised scale issue has been modified
Arrear processing has been modified with history tables splitting.
Removed transfer modules and increment sanction module for SDOs and these changes are updated through Service history editing.
New form for employees in working arrangement has added.
The necessory modifications done in Salary processing, Arrear processing, Leave surrender processing modules.
Modifcation for the incoporporation of the HRA city class change in salary processing, arrear processing modules.
State emblem has been removed conditionally.
Bonus and festival advance processing in WIndows service.
Provision for editing SDO details in the presentsalarydetails of SDO
In the case of new data entry, provision to select the scale type(revised/pre-revised) in present salary details page.This Option is only for employees who have not processed salary using SPARK or Processing Salary for the first time
Problem reported in calculation of HRA/CCA in the part salary case has been solved
Softare Update on 10th May 2011
Join on Transfer error corrected
Increment date Correction In Pay revision Module
Software Update on 5th May 2011
The Increment, Transfer , Promotion has been corrected with the option to accept both Pre Revised and Basic Pay and Designation
The Present Salary NGO and SDO has been corrected
In the Case of SDO the Increment, Transfer Promotion etc has been removed
The option of Service History edition has been provided for Self Drawing officers
In future all the Increment, Promotion, Transfer etc could be done using the service history edition.
The Surrender for NGO and SDO has been corrected
Software Update on 30th April 2011
The Pay Revision Edition access has been provided to Establishment seat(E Access), and Drawing and Disbursing Officers (D Access) Employees.
In the case of SDOs the HRA and CCA in prerevised rates will be provided to them. The same will be availble till AG Slip is receveid and when updated in SPARK using the Module SDO Salary--> Pay revision Editing for SDO.
NB: If the pay revision Editing for SDO is used then the Employee/SDO is considered to be in Revised scale. After that DA, HRA , CCA will be in revised rates
Software Update on 28th April 2011
Pay Revision 2009 Modules in SPARK
In the salary matters menu, a new menu group is added as “Pay Revision 2009” with the following items.
Pay Revision Fixation
Pay Revision Editing
Pay Revision Status
Pay Revision Arrear Processing
Pay Revision Arrear Bill
PR PF Contribution Schedule
The following procedure may be followed.
Before Fixing Pay in the Revised Scales of Pay Please go to
Select Salary Matters--->Pay Revision 2009 -->Pay Revision Status
The list consists of Designation, Revised and Pre-revised Scales, Name of the employee, PEN, Dept General No,etc.
Establishment seat(E Access), Department Management User(DMU) (M Access) and Drawing and Disbursing Officers (D Access) can view this.
Please check and verify whether the designation shown is in the correct Scale of Pay(Revised and Pre-revised).
Select Salary Matters--->Pay Revision 2009 --> Pay Revision Fixation Menu
and Select the employee.
Check the Designation, Scale of Pay (Revised and Pre-revised). The promotion details displayed may also be verified for employees who have obtained promotion between the Option date and date of Fixation
Click “Confirm” button if the details are found correct.
Click “Compute” button (which will be enabled only after clicking the confirm button) to calculate and display the pay fixation details as shown below.
The fixation details will be computed by the system and then Pay Fixation Statement can be generated by clicking on the button “Pay Fixation Statement”.
If the Pay fixation Statement is found correct then Update the details into SPARK database by clicking on the “Update” button
If any corrections are required after pay fixation, the same can be edited using the “Pay Fixation editing” module.
Those employees whose pay is not fixed in the Revised scale, their Salary will be processed based on Revised HRA and CCA (Vide para 31(page 9) of Pay Revision Order)
Please verify and ensure that the service history, allowances history, present salary details etc are updated correctly using the “Pay Revision editing” Menu.
Please Update all regular promotions, grade promotions, transfers, annual increments etc ordered till date in the Service History Menu
In order to process Pay Revision Arrears , Salary processing from 07/2009 onwards should be done without fail
-Software Update on Jan 2011
- Automated calculation has been added in SPARK by w
- hich Gross and Net salary can be seen without processing the salary bill.
- Future Salary processng is Blocked.
- Salary processing can be done only after encashment details are updated for the previous month.
- Arrear proceesing could be done only after updating the encahsment details of the concerned months.
- In Encashment details menu, provision for noting "Bill No" is added for future refernce.
- HRA,CCA,DA,Accadamic Grade Pay(AGP),GradePay(GP), Transport Allwonace, Dearness pay will be displayed automatically.
- The allowance amount of NPA with DA and Patient Care Allowance will be added automaticlly on selection of Allowances in the present slalry module for NGOs and SDOs.
- Implementation Status Report to DMUs.
- Employee Search Menu is activated in all Departments.
- Cooperative Recovery Bill details report corrected.
- TAN Number added.Can forward the TAN number of office for correction if needed.
- Treasury Savings Bank (TSB) A/C.No: adding for SDOs. This could be updated using the present salary module in the SDO Menu.
- Present salary editing has been disabled from Edit Employee record and also by DMUs.
- Present salary details could be editted using Establishment Access for NGOs from the Menu- Salary matters --> Changes in the month --> Present salary.
- In the case of SDOs the present salary could be updated using Present salary option in the SDO Menu.
- In Drawn Salary details, "Processed by" and "Processed on" added
Please offer your valuable suggestions and feedback on the modules so that we could update the same in the next version.
Last Updated (Monday, 15 October 2012 15:59)