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GST council needs to work out mid-way solution for settling

NEW DELHI: The relation between the Centre and states is not that of ‘giver and taker’ and the GST Council will have to work out a mid way solution for making good the GST collection shortfall keeping in mind the central government too is bearing huge revenue loss due to COVID-19, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister […]Read More

As tax revenues fall, south states increase borrowings

South Indian states have raised cheaper and longer-term debt during the first five months of the ongoing fiscal year amid a sharp fall in tax revenue due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the resultant economic crisis, and are using the funds to meet their rising health care expenses. Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and […]Read More

SC refuses to stay Delhi’s central vista project

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to stay the central government’s central vista project, which envisages among other construction of a new Parliament building for thousands of crores, on the ground that it cannot stop anything carried out as per the law even as the government refused to give any commitment to the court that […]Read More

Employees’ PF contribution can go higher than 10%, not of

NEW DELHI: The labour ministry on Tuesday said employees can contribute more than the newly set limit of 10 per cent of basic wages to their provident fund (PF) for the next three months, but employers don’t need to match the higher contribution. In a statement, the ministry said, “Under the EPF Scheme, 1952, any […]Read More

Assam Chief Minister meets economists, seeks suggestion for revival for

GUWAHATI: With economic activity hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, Assam chief minister meets leading economists and seeks suggestions on the ways to revive the economy. Economists suggested setting up of fast force. During the deliberations, the participants offered their suggestions and feedbacks while the urging the government to take innovative and strong measures to […]Read More

Withdraw capacity charges on power utility, says Capt Amarinder Singh

CHANDIGARH: Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday urged the Union Power Ministry to withdraw the obligation on state power utility to pay capacity charges while terming the imposition of lockdown as a clear case of Force Majeure under the Power Purchase Agreements. The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) is unable to schedule […]Read More

DA hike for government employees, pensioners put on hold till

The government, via an office memorandum today, announced its decision to put on hold the hike in dearness allowance (DA) for the year. (In March, the union cabinet had approved an increase of 4 per cent in DA to 21 per cent.) Central government employees and pensioners will now continue to receive DA at current […]Read More

Explain logic behind ban on home delivery of newspapers: HC

The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court has questioned the Maharashtra government’s decision to ban door-to-door distribution of newspapers while allowing people to step out and buy them from street stalls. Justice P B Varale on Monday took suo moto (on his own) cognizance of the issue, seeking the government’s reply by April 27. […]Read More

Haryana forms teams to check prices and hoarding of essential

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Government has constituted ‘special teams’ of Food, Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department and District Administration, to maintain a check on black advertising, hoarding, and value inflation of essential commodities. Sharing extra data on this regard, a spokesman of Food, Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department mentioned that the speed capping of 25 essential commodities […]Read More