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Information on income tax can be disclosed under RTI

In a ruling that is bound to have ramifications, specially on big tax-payers , and in a move aimed at curbing tax evasion, the Central Information Commission has ruled that seeking information on income tax is not invasion of privacy. Ruling out that disclosure of information would lead to unwarranted invasion of the privacy of the indivi...

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Information on Assets declared by public servant can be given under Right to Information (RTI) Act

After politicians and judges of the Supreme Court, now the assets of babus have also been prised open to public scrutiny by RTI. In a landmark order, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has said that disclosure of information such as assets of a public servant, routinely collected by the public authority,...

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Commerce minister proposed changes in SEZ rules to facilitate easier exit for struggling SEZ developers

The commerce ministry has proposed measures to make it easier for developers to exit special economic zones (SEZs) that have been struggling with a contraction in global demand for goods produced at the tax-free enclaves. Specific provisions for the de-notification of SEZs have been been put up for public comments till Thursday, after whi...

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A public prosecutor need not reveal opinion given to government under the RTI: Madras HC

A public prosecutor representing the state in criminal cases need not divulge details of the legal opinion given to the government as it is privileged communication, the Madras High Court has ruled. In a similar case Supreme Court said that a judge could not be asked under the Right to Information (RTI) Act as to how and why he came to a ...

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Judge can’t be asked the basis of his judgment under the RTI: SC

Can a judge be asked under the Right to Information (RTI) Act as to why and how he came to a particular conclusion in a judgment? No, says the Supreme Court. The apex court saw the mischief potential of queries under the RTI Act in relation to a judge and his judgments and a Bench comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justice B S...

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Assessment records of third parties can be demanded under RTI

Shri Rakesh Kumar Gupta Vs ITAT (Central Information Commission)

The Applicant, an informer of the department, filed a RTI application seeking inspection & copies of all records available with the income tax department including assessment orders of Escorts Ltd, Dr. Naresh Trehan and connected parties. The application was rejected by the PIO on the ground that there was no overriding public interest in...

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Tax statements of a corporate group may be given under RTI

It has been made clear that such information cannot be sought directly from the private business groups but from a government department which holds it. ...

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Government considering amendments to Right to Information (RTI) Act

The Union government is contemplating a bunch of amendments to its flagship Right to Information (RTI) Act to stop ‘mischievous and frivolous’ queries through the right that is aimed at bringing more transparency in government services.The proposed set of amendments would also try to bring a part of the security establishment under th...

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Government approval not be required for paying royalty to foreign firms

(18/12/2009)

Indian companies paying royalty to foreign firms for technology transfer, use of brand name or trademark will no longer require government approval, as such payments have been allowed under the automatic route. ". it has been decided to permit, with immediate effect, payments for royalty, lump sum fee for transfer of technology and paymen...

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Government decided to hike the minimum wages to Rs 100 from existing Rs 80 per day

Bringing relief to the working class of the country facing an unprecedented price rise, the government has decided to hike the minimum wages to Rs 100 from existing Rs 80 per day. "The decision to hike minimum wages to Rs 100 per day would be implemented with retrospective effect from November 1, 2009," a Labour Ministry source told....

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Corporate Law News

Corporate law deals with the operations and formation of corporations and is related to contract and other commercial law. Corporations are legal entities which are created through the incorporation laws of the state, the corporation is a legal and a distinct person which can sue and can be sued, separate from the stockholders. Until a corporation formally dissolves, it has a perpetual life; the demise of its stockholders or officials does not amend the structure of the corporation. Creation, operation, and their dissolution are governed by several laws such as the Company Law, Insolvency and the Bankruptcy law, Real Estate law, Gratuity Act, Minimum wages Act, Negotiable Instrument Act, Essential Commodities, SRFAESI Act, Competition Act, FDI Regulations etc.

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