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Delhi Government amends Schedule II & IV under DVAT for Tax Rate of Aviation Turbine Fuel

May 25, 2017
The Lt. Governor of the National Capital Territory of Delhi, in the interest of general public has made the following amendments in the Schedule appended to the Delhi Value Added Tax Act, 2004, namely: In the Second Schedule which gives the list of goods taxed at 1%, after the entry at serial number 3, the following new entry shall be inserted, namely: “4. Sale of Aviation Turbine Fuel to the Civil Aviation Operators, who have opted to operate under Regional Connectivity Scheme — UDAN for the flights on RCS routes (involving Delhi) between an identified pair of origin and destination airports/helipad within India subject to applicability and fulfillment of all conditions of the Regional Connectivity Scheme -UDAN of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India.”.   In the Fourth Schedule, in the Table, for the row pertaining to entry at serial No. 14, the following row shall be substituted , namely: 14. Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATE) not covered by any other entry of any of the Schedules 25 paise in the rupee   [Notification No. F.3(6)/Fin.(Rev.-1)/20 I 7-18/DS-V I/ 255] URL: http://it.delhigovt.nic.in/writereaddata/egaz201755400.pdf

Jharkhand Government exempt the Canteen Stores Defence Regimental Units

May 25, 2017
The Governor of Jharkhand has exempted the Canteen Stores Defence Regimental Units for the bonafide use of all Defence Personnel including ex-servicemen of Jharkhand State from the levy of tax payable under the said Act in the following manner: “Sales of any goods by or to the Canteen Stores Department or the Defence Regimental Units, or by purchases by the said canteen units and regimental units, attached to the Military units of the Ministry of Defence in the State of Jharkhand as certified by an officer not below the rank of a Commanding Officer and required for bonafide use of the members of the all Defence personnel including ex-servicemen of Jharkhand State.” This notification shall be effective till March 31, 2018 or till such date on which Goods and Services Tax (GST) is implemented whichever is earlier. [S.O-23] URL: http://jhr2.nic.in/egazette/Notification.aspx

Uttarakhand Government extends Date for Tax Assessment or Tax Reassessment for year 2013-14

May 25, 2017
The Governor of Uttarakhand has ordered that tax assessment or tax reassessment of cases under the Uttarakhand Value Added Tax Act, 2005 for the year 2013-14 can be made up to September 30, 2017. [Notification No.394/2017/181(120)/ XXVII(8)/08] URL: http://comtax.uk.gov.in/upload/announcements/Announcement-579.pdf

Gujarat State exempts Sales to African Development Bank

May 25, 2017
The Government of Gujarat, in the public interest, has amended Notification No. (GHN-35)VAT-2006- S.5 (2) (1)-TH dated March 31, 2006 to add sales to African Development Bank in the Schedule appended to the said notification, as entry No. 115 which reads as follows: “Sale of goods to the African Development Bank under the provisions of Article 57 of the African Development Bank Act, 1983 is exempted from whole of tax. In order to claim the exemption, the Bank shall issue a certificate In Form AFDB-1 appended to this notifications.” [Notification No. (GHN-20)VAT-2017-S.5(2)(54)/Th] URL: https://commercialtax.gujarat.gov.in/vatwebsite/download/cir_noti/NOTI/Exemption%20on%20Sales%20to%20African%20Development%20Bank%2023052017.pdf

Tamil Nadu Government issues Draft Amendments to Tamil Nadu Beedi and Cigar Workers (Conditions of Employment) Rules, 1968

May 25, 2017
Government of Tamil Nadu has issued draft amendments to the Tamil Nadu Beedi and Cigar Workers (Conditions of Employment) Rules, 1968. Vide this amendment fees payable to the employees has been substituted as under: Where employees does not exceed 10- Fees for Industrial Premises in which power driven machinery is used Rs.210/- Fees for Industrial Premises in which power driven machinery is not used. Rs.135/- Where employees exceeds 10 but does not exceed 20- Fees for Industrial Premises in which power driven machinery is used Rs.405/- Fees for Industrial Premises in which power driven machinery is not used Rs.270/- Where employees exceeds 20 but does not exceed 50- Fees for Industrial Premises in which power driven machinery is used Rs.1080/- Fees for Industrial Premises in which power driven machinery is not used Rs.675/-. Where employees exceeds 50 but does not exceed 100- Fees for Industrial Premises in which power driven machinery is used Rs.2025/- Fees for Industrial Premises in which power driven machinery is not used Rs.1350/-. Where an employee exceeds 100 but does not exceed 250- Fees for Industrial Premises in which power driven machinery is usedRs.4050/- Fees for Industrial Premises in which power driven machinery is not used Rs.3375/- Where employees exceeds 250- Fees for Industrial Premises in which power driven machinery is usedRs.7425/- Fees for Industrial Premises in which power driven machinery is not used Rs.6750/- Objection or suggestion, which may be sent to the Secretary to Government, Labour and Employment Department, Fort St. George, Chennai-600 009 through the Commissioner of Labour, Chennai-600 006 the expiry of 3 months from the date of the publication of this Notification in the Tamil Nadu Government Gazette. [No. SRO A-22/2017] URL: http://www.stationeryprinting.tn.gov.in/gazette/2017/19_III_1a.pdf  

Bihar Government amends Bihar Motor Vehicle Rules, 1992

May 25, 2017
Government of Bihar vide notification dated May 22, 2017 has issued Bihar Motor Vehicle (Amendment) rules, 2017. Vide this amendment fees payable for issuance or renewal or change in the condition of a permit other than temporary permit Rule-74 of Bihar Motor Vehicle Rules, 1992 has been substituted. [No. 02/C.M.T. (Fee Amendment)-35/2014-2703/ TR.] URL: http://egazette.bih.nic.in/Gazette.aspx

Delhi Government notifies Delhi Factories (Amendment) Rules, 2017

May 25, 2017
Government of Delhi vide notification dated May 18, 2017 has issued amendment to the Delhi Factories Rules, 1950. In Rule 5 which relates to Grant of Licence shall be amended as under: A licence for a factory shall be granted for a period of one year or five years or ten years. The fees for grant of licence shall be made for a period of five years or ten years. The renewal fees shall be five times or ten times respectively for the fees payable for renewal of licence for one year. In Rule 7 which relates to Renewal of licence shall be amended as under: Every application for the renewal of a licence shall be made for a period of one year or five years or ten years. The fees for the renewal of licence shall be made for a period of five years or ten years, The renewal fees shall be five times or ten times respectively for the fees payable for renewal of licence for one year [No. F. 27(07)/CIF/Lab/2016/266] URL: http://www.egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2017/176172.pdf  

EPFO launches E-court Management System

May 25, 2017
The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has launched e-court Management System for going of paperless quasi-judicial proceedings in the organisation. The objective of this system is a transparent and electronic case management system. It is a step towards paperless court system wherein court procedure of EPF & MP Act, 1952 and EPFAT will take place in a digital environment. The aggrieved parties will be able to file all their paper/evidence/documents online and all the details along with their status can be assessed online. This will also be useful in generation of meaningful and accurate reports for compliance related policy and legal purposes in EPFO. [LC-7/5/E-court/2665] URL: http://www.epfindia.com/site_docs/PDFs/Circulars/Y2017-2018/Legal_NodalOfficer_Ecourt_2665.pdf

Central Government issues Prohibition of Smoking in Public Places (Amendment) Rules, 2017

May 25, 2017
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare vide notification dated May 23, 2017 has issued amendment to the Prohibition of Smoking in Public Places Rules, 2008.Vide this amendment: Hotels, Restaurants and Airports shall not provide any service in any smoking area or space provided for smoking. The owner, proprietor, manager, supervisor or in charge of the affairs of the hotel, restaurant or airport, shall display a board at the entrance of the smoking area or space of minimum size of 60×30 cm with a white background and having the message in English and one Indian language as applicable in black colour that: Tobacco smoking is harmful to your health and the health of non-smokers; and Entry of person below the age of eighteen years is prohibited.” [G.S.R. 500(E)] URL: http://www.egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2017/176173.pdf

Ministry of Civil Aviation notifies the Aircraft (Fifth Amendment) Rules, 2017

May 25, 2017
Ministry of Civil Aviation vide notification dated May 18, 2017 has further amended the Aircraft Rules, 1937. Vide this amendment: The Non-Scheduled Operator’s Permit granted shall remain valid for a period not exceeding two years, which may be renewed for a period not exceeding five years at a time, shall be substituted with five years. Fees payable for application, grant and renewal of Non-Scheduled Operator’s Permit are as follows- Rs. 1,75,000/- for application. Rs. 5,00,000/- for grant of Non-Scheduled Operator’s Permit Rs. 2,50,000/- for renewal of Non-Scheduled Operator’s Permit [G.S.R. 490(E)] URL: http://egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2017/176182.pdf