Is your name, birth date in PF not matching with Aadhaar? Here’s how to correct it

If you tried to link your Aadhaar with your UAN and were unable to do because of mismatch in Name, Date of Borth(DOB) or Gender in UAN data and Aadhaar data then you can use the new functionality provided in the UAN portal to update details. This article explains in detail EPF UAN Correction on how to Correct Name, Date of Birth and Gender in your UAN Online as per Aadhaar if your Aadhaar is not linked with UAN.

Overview of the process to correct Name, Date of Birth, Gender, EPF Details Online

The process involves employee raising the online request by logging onto UAN website.  The request will then be forwarded to Employer you can approve or reject the request online. If the employer approves then request will go to  EPFO Field Office where Dealing Assistant, Section Supervisor and then APFC/RPFC will reject or approve the request.

The EPFO has not yet provided any time limit for processing EPF UAN basic details correction requests. We have raised this issue with EPFO. Also, as this is a new online facility, you may face some technical issues in submitting the online request.

If your details are linked to Aadhaar then you cannot modify your details.

Employee raising the request

  1. Login to Member Interface of Unified Portal using your UAN and Password.
  2. Click on Manage>Modify Basic Details.
  3. Provide the correct details as per Aadhaar (System will verify the details entered with UIDAI- Aadhaar Data)
  4. On clicking Update Details, the request will be submitted to the employer for further approval.
  5. Till the employer has not verified the details, One can also withdraw the request by clicking on Delete Request
  6. After successful verification, your request will be automatically submitted to your employer for further approval.

Employer approving or rejecting the request

Your employer will have to approve the request online. It will then be transmitted to the EPFO field office. The EPF staff will then process the requested corrections.

  • The employer will log in to Employer Interface of Unified Portal.
  • Employer can view the change requests submitted by employees by clicking on Member>Details Change Request
  • The employer can approve or reject the request.
  • If the employer approves the request will be transferred to EPFO field office.

EPFO approving or rejecting the request

  • In the EPFO office, the Dealing Hand will submit his recommendations, Recommended for Approval or Recommended for Rejection with proper remarks, online in the Field Office Interface of Unified Portal.
  • This request will then be verified by Section Supervisor.
  •  Finally, Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner(APFC)/Regional Provident Fund Commissioner (RPFC) can Approve/Reject the case

Earlier process to correct basic details in UAN

if an employee wants to correct his/her basic details against UAN, employee and employer are required to submit a joint request to the concerned EPFO field office for correction of above mentioned basic details of employee.

If your details are linked to Aadhaar then currently, you cannot modify your details. Then you still have to follow the above process.

Step by step process for EPF UAN correction of Name, Date of Birth, Gender Online

Login to Member Interface of Unified Portal using your UAN and Password. Our article New UAN Unified Portal for Employees talks about the new UAN Unified Portal for Employees in detail.

Correct Name , Date of Birth, Gender through EPF Online request

 

Provide the correct details as per Aadhaar (System will verify the details entered with UIDAI- Aadhaar Data)

On clicking Update Details, the request will be submitted to the employer for further approval

Till the employer has not verified the details, One can also withdraw the request by clicking on Delete Request. You can access this option by clicking Manage -> Modify Basic Details -> Pending Requests

If your Aadhaar is already linked to UAN then you would not be allowed to change the details. You would see the view as shown in the image below.

How many days will it take to approve the request for Change of Name, Date of Birth

The EPFO has not yet provided any time limit for processing EPF UAN basic details correction requestsAfter employee submits the request

  • The request is forwarded to Employer you can approve or reject the request online.
  • If the employer approves then request will go to  EPFO Field Office where Dealing Assistant, Section Supervisor and then APFC/RPFC will reject or approve the request.

For many people who have used this facility, it has taken more than 15 days and still the request has not been approved. We have raised the issue with EPFO through our twitter account.

EPFO reply to such concerns is as follows. You can click on you appropriate Zone and get email and contact details of the EPFO.

Source by:-bemoneyaware

Students alert! UGC releases list of 24 fake universities;

The University Grants Commission or UGC has released a list of 24 fake Universities, warning the students to protect themselves from getting fleeced. UGC said that these 24 self-styled institutions are functioning in contravention of the UGC Act and have been declared as fake. This means that none of these universities is entitled to confer any degrees.The list which is now also available on the UGC website www.ugc.ac.in, includes seven institutions from the national capital Delhi. Apart from Delhi, the list has universities from Bihar, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and Pondicherry.

Here is the state-wise list of fake Universities:

Bihar

1. Maithili University / Vishwavidyalaya, Darbhanga, Bihar.

Delhi

2. Commercial University Ltd., Daryaganj, Delhi.
3. United Nations University, Delhi.
4. Vocational University, Delhi.
5. ADR-Centric Juridical University, ADR House, 8J, Gopala Tower, 25 Rajendra Place, New Delhi – 110 008.
6. Indian Institute of Science and Engineering, New Delhi.
7. Viswakarma Open University for Self-Employment, Rozgar Sewasadan, 672, Sanjay Enclave, Opp. GTK Depot, Delhi-110033.
8. Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spiritual University), 351-352, Phase-I, Block-A, Vijay Vihar, Rithala, Rohini, Delhi-110085

Karnataka

9. Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society, Gokak, Belgaum, Karnataka.

Kerala

10. St. John’s University, Kishanattam, Kerala.

Maharashtra

11. Raja Arabic University, Nagpur, Maharashtra.

West Bengal

12. Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkata.
13. Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research,8-A, Diamond Harbour Road, Builtech inn, 2nd Floor, Thakurpurkur, Kolkatta – 700063

Uttar Pradesh

14. Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi (UP) Jagatpuri, Delhi.
15. Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya, (Women’s University) Prayag, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.
16. Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayag, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.
17. National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
18. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University), Achaltal, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.
19. Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Kosi Kalan, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.
20. Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh.
21. Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Institutional Area, Khoda, Makanpur, Noida Phase-II, Uttar Pradesh.

Odisha

22. Nababharat Shiksha Parishad, Anupoorna Bhawan, Plot No. 242, Pani Tanki Road, Shaktinagar, Rourkela-769014.
23. North Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Odisha.

Puducherry

24. Sree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education, No. 186, Thilaspet, Vazhuthavoor Road, Puducherry-605009

* Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad, Lucknow, UP – the matter is subjudice before the District Judge – Lucknow

About UGC:

The University Grants Commission Act, 1956 under Section 22(1) provides that only a University established by a Central, State/ Provincial Act or an institution deemed to be university under section 3 or an institution especially empowered by an Act of Parliament to confer UGC specified degrees under section 22(3) of the Act. Sub.:- Public Notice on Fake Universities Further, section 23 of the UGC Act prohibits the use of word “University” by any institutions other than a university established as stated above.

 

Source by:-financialexpress

Aadhaar privacy row: SC raps govt as 134,000 Indians’ data leaked

Aadhaar privacy row: On reasonable grounds, the benefits that Aadhaar offers to citizens are immense. But the actual costs stem from the possible misuse of Aadhaar data. Despite a robust legislation on data protection by UIDAI, Aadhaar numbers and bank details of over 134,000 beneficiaries on Andhra Pradesh Housing Corporation’s website have been leaked. The Andhra Pradesh government’s cyber security researcher Kodali Srinivas has revealed how a state-run agency has disclosed the Aadhaar data, bank accounts information with IFSC codes, caste and religion besides geo-location of 134,000 beneficiaries of housing schemes. The leaked details have now been taken off the website.Even after repeated claims by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) that Aadhaar data can never be used for surveillance or to track religious and caste information, this new data leak of sensitive information is likely to bring the authenticity of the nodal agency’s regulations on data protection under question.

The latest Aadhaar data breach took place just a day after Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu inaugurated the Andhra Pradesh Cyber Security Operations Centre (APCSOC).The Andhra Pradesh government has used Aadhaar to build profiles of their housing beneficiaries. All of this information is in public domain and it could be misused by political parties for voter profiling, reported Free Press Journal.According to an NDTV report, the Andhra Pradesh government said that it adhered to the rules and regulations of the Aadhaar Act, 2016. The leaked data were part of a list titled ‘Beneficiary Details belonging to Entry Report for Scheme Hudhud’ on the housing website. “We are investigating this report and once we understand the full situation we will update you,” the government said.Under the Aadhaar law, strict provisions determine how the biometric data collected by the UIDAI can be used. In fact, the country’s nodal agency for data protection needs to bring in tough legislation to prevent other governmental departments from collecting and misusing the database.Here are the top 10 developments on the latest Aadhaar data breach, challenges to its authenticity and privacy issues:

1. Aadhaar data leak of over 134,000 beneficiaries: Andhra Pradesh Housing Corporation’s website has allegedly disclosed personal information and bank details of about 134,000 people with several private agencies. An independent cybersecurity researcher Kodali Srinivas brought to light the latest Aadhaar leak case and informed the UIDAI and government officials. The concerned Aadhaar users are anxious over the safety of their leaked data and that eventually the hackers would get their hands on the information and can misuse them. Srinivas told the New Indian Express that he had not hacked the website, but the Aadhaar details were already publicly-available for anyone to see and download. The leaked data can be prone to the misuse by hackers and corporations, especially for voter profiling by the political parties.

2. Not the first Aadhaar data breach: According to a report in the New Indian Express, Kodali Srinivas reasoned that it was not for the first time the data leak has taken place. “This is not the first time. They had done this earlier too. In an order to build a massive database of its citizens, the Andhra Pradesh government is collecting details of each and every citizen in the name of transparency and e-governance. But all these details are not necessary if the purpose is just transparency,” the researcher explained. He also clarified that UIDAI has not linked citizen’s Aadhaar data with their caste, religious and occupational information but other governmental units seem to be doing so. UIDAI has no idea what all is being linked to your unique ID, he tweeted with a screenshot.

3. Supreme Court to continue hearing petitions on Aadhaar: On the other hand, the Supreme Court on Thursday will continue to hear the appeals filed by several petitioners challenging the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar identification system.
4. Can govt mandate Aadhaar-mobile linking without SC’s order?: The Supreme Court on Wednesday questioned the Centre’s decision on ordering mandatory linking of mobile numbers with Aadhaar and said its earlier order on mandatory authentication of the users was used as a “tool”. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, hearing a clutch of petitions challenging Aadhaar and its enabling 2016 law, said its order on a PIL filed by ‘Lokniti Foundation’ had said that mobile users needed to be verified in the interest of national security. “In fact, there was no such direction from the Supreme Court, but you took it and used it as a toll to make Aadhaar mandatory for mobile users,” the SC bench said.

Senior advocate Rakesh Dwivedi, appearing for UIDAI, on Wednesday said the Department of Telecommunication (DoT) notification talked about re-verification of mobile numbers by using e-KYC process and the Telegraph Act gave “exclusive power to the central government to decide license conditions” of service providers.”How can you (DoT) impose a condition on service recipients for seeding Aadhaar with mobile phones,” the bench said, adding that license agreements were between the government and the service providers.

Dwivedi said the direction to seed mobile with Aadhaar was taken in pursuance of TRAI’s recommendation. Besides, the government was entitled and had legitimate state interest to ensure that a sim card is given to only those who applied, he said, seeking to allay apprehensions that the State would will surveil the people 24×7.”My submission is that the government had a legal basis to link Aadhaar with SIM by virtue of section 4 of the Telegraph Act and also, the measure is reasonable in the interest ofnational security,” the lawyer stressed.Dwivedi, at the outset, alleged that the Aadhaar scheme was being unfairly targeted as nobody was questioning the banks and the telecom firms on a collection of information.

6. Banks, telecom companies have much bigger database: The banks and telecom companies have much “bigger database” about the citizens, senior advocate Rakesh Dwivedi said, adding, “For example, Vodafone has a much bigger data base of information even without Aadhaar. The Aadhaar data is immaterial for them.””Appreciate the fact as to how much information a bank possesses about its customers. Every transaction as to what I purchase by using cards, where and when, all this information is with banks. Aadhaar does not tell all this. This information are already there and is being used for commercial purposes,” he said, adding that a person starts getting numerous calls before their car insurance expire.He said people are being “scared” about Aadhaar but “nobody questions the telecom companies, banks…. Their single target is Aadhaar”.Dwivedi informed the bench about an app, available on Google Playstore and said it has so many personal information about a person. He gave details, procured by using the app, about him, his family members to the bench.The bench was pleasantly surprised. Dwivedi said it has details regarding how much he charged from the Jammu and Kashmir government for appearing in a case.The lawyer referred to the control being enjoyed by the UIDAI over entities, private and government which seek Aadhaar authentication for providing services and benefits to citizens.
The Supreme Court, on April 24, asked the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) why it needed to collect ‘meta data’ of personal transactions of citizens which go for Aadhaar authenticationto avail services and benefits. “Why do you (UIDAI) have to retain meta data of personal transacations of persons entered through Aadhaar authentication”, asked the SC bench that was responding to the submission of UIDAI that it collected only “limited technical meta data” to have control over the requesting entities. Meta data is a set of data that describes and gives information about other data.
8. Aadhaar supported by UPA, NDA, says UIDAI: the UIDAI counsel on Wednesday said the Aadhaar scheme has the support of two successive governments and senior advocate Kapil Sibal, who had opposed it for a party in the Supreme Court, was part of the empowered Group of Ministers which had dealt with the 12 digit unique national identifier issue.
9. UIDAI introduces new QR code for offline Aadhaar verification: To shield the crucial information and add an extra level of privacy to Aadhaar against tampering, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has introduced an updated digitally signed ‘QR code’ on e-Aadhaar that will now contain the photograph of the Aadhaar user with other non-sensitive details like name, address and birth date. The new ‘QR code’ can be used for offline user verification without disclosing the 12-digit identification number, according to aPTI report. This new feature is available through Aadhaar downloads and contains the photograph of the Aadhar user in addition to the existing availability of demographic information.
The Supreme Court on April 19, observed that if biometric authentication is attached to every transaction entered into by a person, it would “form a wealth of information” necessitating the need for data protection and the accumulated data can be collated and used for many purposes including surveillance.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has made Aadhaar and PAN cards mandatory for opening bank accounts. The RBI said the updated know-your-customer (KYC) requirement was subject to the Supreme Court’s final judgment on Aadhaar, for which the hearing is underway.
Source by:- business-standard

Aadhaar: Supreme Court questions Centre decision to link mobile numbers

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Aadhaar number citing its February 2017 order in a PIL, and said that the order did not contain any such direction. “In fact there was no such direction from the Supreme Court, but you took it and used it as tool to make Aadhaar mandatory for mobile users,” a five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra remarked.

The bench, also comprising Justices A K Sikri, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan, is hearing a batch of petitions challenging the Constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act. It said the February 2017 order in the Lokniti Foundation case only said that users should be verified in the interest of national security.

Justice Chandrachud referred to a notification issued by the Department of Telecommunication (DoT) regarding Aadhaar seeding and said that it stated this was being done in pursuance of the apex court order though the court had not issued any such direction. Senior advocate Rakesh Dwivedi, appearing for the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), sought to explain saying the DoT notification was about re-verification of mobile numbers using e-KYC process. He added that the government was empowered under the Telegraph Act to decide on the license conditions of the service providers.

But the bench wondered how the government could use that to impose conditions on customers. Dwivedi added that the move to seed Aadhaar with phones was as per a recommendation of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. He contended that “the government had a legal basis to link Aadhaar with SIM by virtue of section 4 of the Telegraph Act and also, the measure is reasonable in the interest of national security”. He claimed that private players were collecting more personal data of users but no one was questioning them.

Banks and telecom companies have much “bigger data base” about the citizens, he said. “For example, Vodafone has much bigger data base of information even without Aadhaar. The Aadhaar data is immaterial for them.” The senior advocate also pointed to data of customers available with banks. “Every transaction as to what I purchased by using cards, where and when, all these information are with banks.These information are already there and being used for commercial purposes,” he said.

Buttressing his point, Dwivedi also drew the bench’s attention to an app using which information had been procured on himself and his family. The counsel handed over the info to the bench and said it even had details about how much fees he charged from the Jammu and Kashmir government for appearing in a case. On the control that UIDAI has over private and government entities that seek Aadhaar authentication for providing services and benefits to citizens, he said they cannot track any individual by using the information.

“Vodafone can do targeted advertising using the data which is already happening without Aadhaar. Vodafone has far more demographic data about an individual than UIDAI has,” Dwivedi said, adding that at the most, such details can result in a directory and targeted advertisements which were happening already.

Source by:- indianexpress

Will have to pay tax for ATM Withdrawal and Cheque issued – Know more

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Directorate General of Goods and Services Tax Intelligence (DGGST) has intiated for free banking services to promote Digital India. However Banking sector is in dilemma who will pay for ATM withdrawals and cheques services.
It is being rumored that
Free Banking services too be taxed all the way. Directorate General of Goods and Services Tax Intelligence (DGGST) has contacted all leading banks and asked them to pay tax on the ‘free services’ offered by them to customers. As DGGST directive, retrospective tax, dating back to 5 years have been asked to pay.
Official told ” Some notices have been issued and some are in the process of being issued. All banks taking these charges would be show caused..”
What is Taxed here :-
Every bank charges an amount from their customers if the minimum balance is not maintained. In lieu of this charge, banks provide basic banking services such as ATM withdrawals, chequebooks, online banking etc.
In case the customer maintains the minimum balance, then no extra charge is deduced, and the banking services are anyways offered.
Now, the tax authorities have determined that these services offered by banks have to be charged.
In case a bank incurs revenue after charging customers for maintaining low account balance, then tax on that amount has also been provisioned.
Last year in April-November, SBI collected Rs 1,771 crore charge for low balance maintenance fee, and such types of collections can now face tax scrutiny.
As per some estimates, banks can now be liable to pay up to Rs 6000 crore as tax, for the banking services and revenues from low balance charges.
Axis Bank spokesperson said ” We are in receipt of the said notice, which we understand, relates to an industry-wide matter. We are, currently, engaged with experts to evaluate the observations made in the SCN.”
Source by:-techiyogiz

EPFO to accept Offline PF Claims ! – Know how much you can draw?

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EPFO has decided to accept provident fund withdrawal claims of over Rs 10 lakh via physical forms submitted offline. In a earlier circular the EPFO had issued instructions to its offices to allow submission of PF claims of over Rs 10 lakh only online.
Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO)
in its circular dated 13 April, 2018 has revised instructions to settle claims for Provident Funds (PF) and Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS) withdrawals.
As of circular, all the PF claims above Rs 10 lakh now will also be settled via offline submission of forms. This will also hold for EPS withdrawals settlement above Rs 5 lakh.
The decision has been taken due to the problems faced by the members/claimants including the international workers while submitting their claims online.
Considering the grievances raised by members, this stipulation will be kept in abeyance so that so that offline claims will also be accepted in all cases, EPFO said in its circular.
This decision has been in a meeting chaired by Central Provident Fund Commissioner (CPFC) in order to resolve the problems faced by its members while submitting their claims.
In the latest circular dated April 13, 2018, field offices have been instructed to send the claim forms online to the employers for further verification for those claim forms that are received online from the claimants. This step has been taken to minimise the risk of fraud and step up security.
Employers are required to return the claim form within 3 days to the EPFO office specifying whether it is accepted or rejected.
Source by:-techiyogiz

Get to Know about 13 digit mobile numbers in India

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Department of Telecom has given to the Telecom Operators in India that soon to issue  13-digit numbers. Trial is for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications like smart electric metres and car tracking devices. 13-digit numbers are only for M2M SIM cards.
 
Get to Known about DoT order for 13 Digit Numbers :>
13-digit numbers have been allocated to state-run firm BSNL and private telecom operators Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio, Idea Cellular and Vodafone for testing purposes only.
As per Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, all telecom licence holders should be allowed to provide M2M service using any spectrum.
The authority has approved allocation of “1 million codes for testing purpose for each LSA(licence service area)” to service providers.
M2M or machine2machine SIM cards are used in automated machines. M2M SIM cards are widely used in machines that run on network connectivity.
These machines could range from smallest of gadgets to big machinery but they all need Internet or mobile network connectivity for their basic functioning.
These are used for applications in smarthomes, fleet management, traffic control, supply chain, wearbles and more.
It all began with a letter sent from DoT to ZTE and Nokia. The letter specified, “It is decided that 13-digit M2M (Machine-to-machine) numbering plan will be implemented from July 1, 2018.
From this date onwards, all new M2M mobile connections will be allocated 13-digit numbers only.”
Despite clearly mentioning that it was for M2M, the word SIM cards and numbers sent alarm bells ringing for common folk.
The DoT has notified telecom companies to issue only 13-digit numbers. The new numbering plan will come into effect from July 31, 2018 — all new connections will be given a 13-digit numbers.
The existing M2M numbers will be migrated to 13-digits from October 1, 2018. The deadline for entire migration has been set to December 31, 2018.
When the 13-digit numbers come into play, India will have the longest mobile numbers (excluding country code). So far, China is the only country with 11-digit mobile numbers.
Source by:- techiyogiz

New Income Tax return for salaried class: Here’s all you need to know

The latest Single Income Tax Return form for Assessment Year 2018-19 used by the salaried class of taxpayers has been activated on the official e-filing portal of the IT department. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) unveiled the forms on April 5. The other ITRs will be available shortly. The tax filing season for salaried class taxpayers has just begun with the CBDT, that frames policy for the department, recently notifying the new ITRs.

Here’s all you need to know about the amended ITR for salaried class:

Salary breakup

The new ITR forms for the assessment year 2018-19 mandate the salaried class assessees to provide their salary breakup, and businessmen their GST number and turnover. Details such as allowances that are not exempt, value of perquisites, profit in lieu of salary and deductions claimed under section 16 should be mentioned in separate fields. These are available in the Form 16 issued by the employer. The ITR- 1 can be filed by an individual having income of up to Rs 50 lakh and who is receiving income from salary, one house property or other interest income. Last year, 30 million taxpayers filled this form, the tax department said in a statement.

Cash deposits

Information regarding cash deposited—subsequent to demonetisation—which was introduced in the ITR forms in AY 2017-18, has been withdrawn from ITR 1 to ITR 7 for the current assessment year as that information pertained to the specific time period of Nov. 9 to Dec. 30, 2016.

Last date of filing ITR

The Latst date for filing the ITR is July 31. The new forms are available on the Income Tax Department website http://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/

Cautionary advice

The Income Tax Department has cautioned salaried class taxpayers against using illegal means like under-reporting of income or “inflating” deductions while filing their returns, stating violators will be prosecuted and their employers will be intimated to take action against them.

Other ITR forms

There are seven ITR forms. All of can be filed electronically except for some category of taxpayers. The Central Board of Direct Taxes, that frames policy for the tax department, had said some fields have been “rationalised” in the latest forms and that there is no change in the manner of filing the ITRs as compared to the last year.

Source by:- indianexpress

7th Pay Commission update: Bad news for scores

7th pay commission for Delhi school teachers:  Teachers of private-unaided schools built on the government land in Delhi may have to wait for long to enjoy the benefits recommended by the 7th Pay Commission. These schools were hoping to hike salaries of the teachers after increasing fees. However, the latest decision of Delhi government may pose a hurdle to these schools.

Arvind Kejriwal government of Delhi has withdrawn an order that allowed the schools to go for an interim fee hike for implementing the recommendations of the seventh pay panel, the Hindustan Times reported on Saturday.

Arvind Kejriwal government had allowed the private unaided schools built on government land to increase fees. This was to be an interim measure for providing higher salaries to teachers as per the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.

The Delhi government had also asked these schools to submit their financial records for scrutiny in order to get the requisite permission for the fee hike.

What next

The Delhi government has withdrawn its December 2017 order. However, for schools that applied for fee hike permission, the government has said the financial records of such institutions will be examined before the permission. The Delhi government’s decision is likely to affect scores of teachers, who are hoping to get 7th Pay Commission benefits.

A number of prominent schools of the Capital come under the “private-unaided” school category.

Source by:- financialexpress

Will GST impact your salary? Everything you need to know

New Delhi: Companies may restructure the reimbursement component of employees’ salary to make sure that the said part does not attract Goods and Services Tax (GST), a financial daily has reported.

The Economic Times has said that these reimbursements components may include those on “home rentals, telephone charges beyond a certain limit, medical premiums for extra coverage, health check-ups, transportation” among other benefits that could come under the GST ambit.

ET quoting tax experts said that the move may be necessitated in the wake of the recent Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) ruling that the GST will be levied on recovery of food expenses from employees for canteen services.

The Kerala bench of the AAR in its order last week said that recovery of food expenses from the employees for canteen services provided by a company are taxable as a supply of service under the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

The ruling was given by the AAR on an application filed by Malappuram-based Caltech Polymers. The company approached the AAR to seek advance ruling on whether recovery of food expenses from employees for canteen services would come under definition of outward supplies and attract the GST.

“… recovery of food expenses from the employees for the canteen services provided by company would come under the definition of ‘outward supply’ as defined in Section 2(83) of the Act, 2017, and therefore, taxable as a supply of service under GST,” said the AAR order.

Under the Factories Act, 1948, any factory employing more than 250 workers is required to provide canteen facility to its employees.

Levying of GST on canteen services provided by employers to employees would increase the compliance burden of companies, PwC Partner and Leader Indirect Tax Pratik Jain told PTI.

The government, Jain said, should either provide some guidance on such aspects or consider providing an exemption from GST on such recoveries.

He further said that it was not clear whether GST would be levied at 5 per cent (without input credit) as canteen shall apply on all such recoveries from employees or a residual rate of 18 per cent will be applicable, treating it as outdoor catering services.

In the first week of this month, the finance ministry had clarified that a 5 percent GST will be levied on food and drinks supplied by the Indian Railways or IRCTC in trains, platforms or stations.

This was done to bring uniformity in the rate of GST applicable to supply of food and drinks made available in trains, platforms or stations.

Source by:-india

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