"20 November 2009" Archive

RBI advisory asked banks to limit their mutual fund (MF) exposure

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) advisory to banks for limiting their mutual fund (MF) exposure has prodded the lenders to put in place a detailed investment norm. While large banks were capping their MF exposure at 20 per cent of total investment, smaller banks were limiting such investments to Rs 1,000 crore, executives at public sector ...

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GST unlikely to be implemented from 1st April, 2010

With issues like the exclusion of petroleum products from the purview of Goods and Services Tax (GST) yet to be resolved, India may miss the GST implementation deadline of April 1, 2010. "There are various issues remaining unsolved. Currently, we are taking various industries' views on them to resolve them at the earliest," a senior offic...

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ICSI proposes 7-Company cap on maximum number of directorship in listed companies

The maximum number of listed companies in which an individual can serve as a director should not be more than seven, proposed the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) to the ministry of corporate affairs (MCA). The proposal came in the light of ICSI view that a director needs to spend enough time to understand a company if he ...

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Govt may introduce Governance code for unlisted companies

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs is all set to introduce a governance code for unlisted companies on the lines of the one for listed firms to encourage more companies to register on the stock exchanges. Elaborate disclosures and compliance with governance code is seen as one big reason why many companies do not want to raise public funds...

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Confiscation of goods cleared for home consumption

To Confiscate means to appropriate private property to public treasury. Thus after confiscation the goods becomes a property of the government and the government candeal with it as it wants. Through option of redemption fine, government offers to some person to take ownership of the goods. Redemption fine is not a penalty and it has no pe...

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Mens Rea in Taxation Offences

“Mens Rea” literally means a guilty mind. It is a cardinal principle of English Common Law is that a persons cannot be convicted and punished in a proceeding of a criminal nature unless it can shown that he had a guilty mind. The principle is self explanatory. A person should be punished for deliberate defiance of law, rather than som...

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Vigilant system to track corporate frauds

These alerts relate to related party transactions, non-payment of deposits, etc. In reply to an unstarred question in the Lok Sabha today, Minister of Corporate Affairs, Shri Salman Khurshid said that the Registrars of Companies and the regional directorates, have also been involved in this exercise. He also informed the House that streng...

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Exposure draft of XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) Banking Taxonomy

XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) is an electronic format for communication of business and financial data which is revolutionising business reporting around the world. XBRL is one of a family of "XML" languages which is becoming a standard means of communicating information between businesses and on the internet. XBRL provide...

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Notification on Income-tax (Dispute Resolution Panel) Rules, 2009

Notification No. 84 /2009 - Income Tax (20/11/2009)

Notification No. 84/2009 - Income Tax 13. Rectification of mistake or error.- After the issue of directions under rule 10, if nay mistake or error is apparent in such direction, the panel may, suo motu, or on an application from the eligible assessee or the assessing officer, rectify such mistake or error, and also direct the assessing of...

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Scrabble is a board game, It is not a puzzle

M/s. Pleasantime Products and Anr Vs Commissioner of Central Excise, Mumbai-I (Supreme Court of India)

we find that in the declaration(s) even though the assessee had doubts about the excisability of the said item and even though the assessee had sought clarification as far back on 5th September, 1994; they did not mention the word Scrabble in the body of the declaration(s) filed with the Department. They did not mention the details of the...

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