"17 April 2011" Archive

Consolidated FDI Policy – Certain Significant Highlights (Circular No. 1 of 2011)

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) in the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India has vide Circular no. 1 of 2011 dated 31 March 2011 issued a consolidated Foreign Direct Investment (‘FDI’) Policy. This policy becomes effective from 1 April 2011 and shall subsume all the press notes, press releases, ...

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Reduction of Octroi rate on Gems and Jewellery items from 2% to 0.01 in Mumbai

With a view to provide significant relief to diamond merchants, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (‘MCGM’) which is the municipal authority governing the jurisdiction of Mumbai, has come out with a circular (Circular No. AC/8/OSSC dated 31 March 2011) to reduce the rate of octroi on Gems and Jewellery items from 2% to 0.01% ...

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RBI to consider new rules to improve service to bank customers

Bank customers may soon expect better services and fast-track redressal of their grievances as Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is likely to consider a fresh set of rules to improve the banks' customer service practices. Almost a year after RBI put in motion a process to improve banks' customer service practices, a high-profile panel set up by...

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Third-party motor insurance premiums to go up by up to 65 per cent from April 25

NA (17/04/2011)

Owning a vehicle would now pinch your pockets even more, with third-party motor insurance premiums set to rise by up to 65 per cent for two-wheelers, private cars and heavy load carriers from April 25. The premiums are being revised after a gap of four years, the sector watchdog Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) said, ...

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Judges should not sit as super legislature – CJI

Cautioning judges against taking over the functions of the legislature, Chief Justice Mr SH Kapadia today said that judiciary should maintain self restraint and respect separation of power. “We must refuse to sit as a super-legislature to weigh the wisdom of legislation. We must remember that our Constitution recognises separation of po...

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MCA Releases Exposure Draft on XBRL taxonomy for comments

Exposure Draft on XBRL taxonomy for Commercial and Industrial (C&I) entities on which comments, if any, are invited by MCA by 30th April, 2011. Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has come out with an Exposure Draft on XBRL taxonomy for Commercial and Industrial (C&I) entities for filing their Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Account. Co...

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E-Payment of Stamp Duty for Company Formation now Mandatory in Jammu and Kashmir also

All stakeholders are hereby informed that the provisions regarding stamp duty payment on Form No. 1, Memorandum of Association, Articles of Association, Form No. 5 and Form No. 44 electronically, at the time of their e-filing through MCA portal (www.mca.gov.in) ,in addition to the already existing list of States and Union Territories publ...

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Cheque transactions up 2.5 pc in Feb – RBI

Cheque transactions worth over Rs 7.97 lakh crore were carried out in the country during February, 2011, a growth of over 2.5 per cent from the same month last year.Banks had cleared cheques worth over Rs 7.77 lakh crore in February 2010, as per the latest data from the Reserve Bank....

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Central tax collection reaches Rs 7.92 lakh crore in 2010-11, Exceeds even revised estimate

The central tax collection — direct and indirect — reached about Rs 7.92 lakh crore in 2010-11, exceeding even the revised estimate, on the back of strong economic growth.The total Budget estimate for direct and indirect tax collections was Rs 7.45 lakh crore for the last fiscal, which was revised upwards to Rs 7.80 lakh crore....

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4G rollout likely in India by next year

Even as third generation (3G) mobile telephony is still at a pilot stage, technology players are hopeful that the more advanced 4G will be here sooner than later due to its sheer economic advantage over the former besides its easy upgradability on the existing infrastructure. "The 4G is likely to be in India sooner than later, as early as...

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