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Live Course on Appeal, Pleading & Drafting under GST by CA Sachin Jain

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oin us for an immersive live course led by renowned expert CA Sachin Jain, as we delve into the intricacies of appeal, pleading, and drafting under GST.

Govt clears FDI proposal in broadcast carriage services

December 19, 2011 872 Views 0 comment Print

Unfazed by the setback to plans for FDI in retail, the government is moving ahead with a proposed hike in the foreign investment cap in different broadcasting services like Direct-to-Home and cable TV networks to a uniform 74%.

Cancellation of Inauguration of Direct Taxes Regional Training Institute, Bangalore

December 19, 2011 648 Views 0 comment Print

Due to unavoidable changes in the itinerary of the Honorable Finance Minister, Government of India, the inauguration of Direct Taxes Regional Training Institute campus at No 17, Jalahalli, scheduled to be held at 5.30 pm, on 18.12.2011, has been cancelled.

Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) allowed to raise ECBs

December 19, 2011 1159 Views 0 comment Print

Considering the specific needs of the micro finance sector, the existing External Commercial Borrowings (ECB) policy has been reviewed in consultation with the Government of India and it has been decided that Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) may be permitted to raise ECB upto USD 10 million or equivalent during a financial year for permitted end-uses, under the Automatic Route.

Public sector financial institutions under obligation to fairly consider OTS proposal keeping in mind the RBI guidelines – Delhi HC

December 19, 2011 852 Views 0 comment Print

Arjun Industries Ltd & Anr Vs. Industrial Development Bank Of India & Anr.(Delhi HC) – Para 7 of the order dated 23.05.2007 reads as under:- ‘During the course of arguments, we had put to learned counsel for the parties that prima facie there does not appear to be any legal impediment or obstacle in the assignment of the debt by financial institution like IDBI. However, if the respondents wish to contest the O.A. filed by the petitioner before the Debt Recovery Tribunal on merits and/or to contend that petitioner was also bound by the settlement recommended for acceptance by the petitioner predecessor-ininterest i.e. IDBI or to urge any ground on merits in defence to the OA,

Review of FDI

December 19, 2011 880 Views 0 comment Print

The Government has put in place an investor-friendly policy on FDI, under which FDI, up to 100% is permitted on the automatic route, in most sectors/activities. Significant changes have been made in the FDI policy regime in recent times, to ensure that India remains increasingly attractive and investor-friendly. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy is reviewed on an ongoing basis, with a view to make it more investor friendly.

Indian Pharmaceutical exporters facing intense competition from China, particularly in Bulk drugs sector

December 19, 2011 640 Views 0 comment Print

As per available information, Indian Pharmaceutical exporters are facing intense competition in international markets from China, particularly in Bulk drugs sector. Competition in formulations is also increasing gradually from China. India is also facing competition from Brazilian companies in Latin American Countries. Exports of India, China and Brazil for the last three years are given below:-

Working and objects of SFIO

December 19, 2011 1457 Views 0 comment Print

SFIO was established for investigations falling with the following characteristics: (i) of complex nature with inter -departmental and multi-disciplinary ramifications; (ii) involving substantial public interest to be judged by size, either in terms of monetary misappropriation or in terms of persons affected, and;

Banks/FIs should take steps to identify and assess their ML/TF risk for customers- RBI

December 19, 2011 790 Views 0 comment Print

Accordingly, banks/FIs should take steps to identify and assess their ML/TF risk for customers, countries and geographical areas as also for products/ services/ transactions/delivery channels, in addition to what has been prescribed in our Master Circular dated July 1, 2011, referred to in paragraph 2 above. Banks/FIs should have policies, controls and procedures, duly approved by their boards, in place to effectively manage and mitigate their risk adopting a risk-based approach as discussed above. As a corollary, banks would be required to adopt enhanced measures for products, services and customers with a medium or high risk rating.

Railways to Accept 'Aadhaar' as Additional Identity Proof for E-Ticketing & Tatkal Scheme

December 19, 2011 1529 Views 0 comment Print

As Aadhaar is covered under the heading ‘Photo Identity Card Issued by Central/State Government’, the Ministry of Railways has decided to specifically incorporate and indicate Aadhaar as one of the proofs of identity acceptable for undertaking journey on e-tickets as well as under Tatkal scheme.

Amends Notification No.39/96-Customs, dated the 23rd July, 1996

December 19, 2011 985 Views 0 comment Print

Notification No. 110 / 2011-Customs- G.S.R. 888 (E). – In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 25 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), the Central Government, being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, hereby makes the following further amendments, in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No.39/96-Customs, dated the 23rd July, 1996, published in Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 291(E), dated the 23rd July, 1996, namely:-

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