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GST - Coffee beans processing units in trouble; seek exemptionGST Council also approves several amendments in CGST RulesGST Council grants mega relief to healthcare services & clarifies rates for many ServicesCX - Claim of assessee that as soon as they paid tax, same became credit in their account is misplaced - Law as it existed at time of taking credit would be applicable: CESTATI-T - Finance cost incurred on overdraft obtained from bank, which is advanced to sister concern for no business purpose, is not allowable business loss: ITATCX - If insurance cover in respect of which credit has been claimed is exclusively in respect of injuries or damages to factory employee, then credit would be admissible: CESTATSteering clear of Anti - Profiteering chargesIssues affecting Credit Card Industry – Budget 2018 should provide solutionsGovt amends Passport Rules to substitute certain documents to be attached under Tatkal & non-Tatkal schemesGST Council extends last date for migrated taxpayers to surrender registration upto March 31, 2018 + reduces penalty for late filing of GSTRs + decides to amend e-Way Bill rulesGST Council reduces tax rate from 28% to 18% on used motor vehicles + from 18% to 12% on sugar boiled confectionary, drinking water packed in 20 litre bottles, bio-diesel and bio-pesticides + from 18% to 5% on components required for satellite launch + LPG supplied for domestic consumption + from 12% to 5% on velvet fabric + from 3% to 0.25% on diamonds & precious stonesGST Council decides to exempt RTI-related services + reduces rate on construction of metro projects to 12% + 5% without ITC on housekeeping service through ECO + 5% rate on tailoring service + 18% rate now on entry ticket to water parks or theme parksGST on Services - ITC allowed to tour operators in same line of business + hikes exemption limit to Rs 7500 per month for Resident Welfare Members + exempts legal services provided to Governments & Govt entities + Rate reduced on transportation of petroleum products to 5% + Rate on job work services to leather and footwear reduced to 5% + exempts transport service provided to educational institutionsGST Council shifts focus on anti-evasion measures; Tax rates reduced on 29 goods & 53 ServicesGST Council decides to divide Rs 35000 Crore IGST collections between Centre & States, provisionally17 lakh Composition taxpayers paid only about Rs 307 Crore; Council expresses disappointmentLegislative changes - Council receives demand to introduce Sec 9(4) only for Composition taxpayersGST Council accepts Fitment Committee recommendations to reduce rates on 29 goods + 53 services; New rates to come into force from Jan 25GST Council accepts Sarna Committee report on handicraft items; Fitment Committee to decide tariff for 40 such itemsGST Council finally decides to stop at uploading of Sale Invoices in GSTR-3B till alternative is worked out and approved at next meeting through video conferencing + e-Way Bill - 15 States to roll out intra-State system on Feb 1, 2018SC terms States’ ban on Padmavat illegal after certification by Central BoardFinancial Year should roll out on Jan 1 rather than on April 1: Sushil ModiHyderabad DRI seizes Saudi & Omni Riyals worth Rs 1 Crore from pax heading for DubaiBihar CM wants Jaitley to hike Sec 80C limit to Sec 2 lakh + general exemption limit to Rs 3 lakhCentre to release Rs 1000 Cr more to AP Govt for its Amaravati projectTripura to go to polls on Feb 18; Nagaland + Meghalaya on Fe 27: Election CommissionGST Council is quite sensitive to exporters' problems, says Vice PresidentJaitley holds Pre-Budget talks with State FMs before Council Meet
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Aadhaar

Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016 

Aadhaar (targeted Delivery Of Financial And Other Subsidies, Benefits And Services) Act, 2016

BIPA

Model Text for the Indian Bilateral Investment Treaty (pdf)

Model Text for the Indian Bilateral Investment Treaty (htm)

BENAMI Transactions (prohibition)

Transactions (prohibition) Act, 1988

Act, 2016 (pdf)

BAR Council

Revive of age restriction under Clause 28 of Legal Education Rules 2008

Bank Notes Ordinance, 2016

Govt promulgates Ordinance for Cessation of Liabilities against Specified Bank Notes

Act 2017

Citizenship Amendment Rules 2015

Citizenship Amendment Rules 2015

Citizenship Amendment Ordinance 2015

Banking Regulation Amendment 2007

Regulation Act 2007

The Banking Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017

Bankruptcy Act

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2015

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Act, 2016

Constitution Ninety Ninth Amendment Act 2014

National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill enacted

Copyright

Copyright Rules 2012

Copyright Amendment 2012

Copyright Notification 2012

Copyright Bill 2010

Copyright Rules1958

Copyright Act 1957

House Committee (Report 2010-11)

COFEPOSA Act

Full Text of the Act

Cr Law Amendment 2006 & Bill 2008

Latest Amendment Act 2006  

Amendment 2008

Cr Law Amendment 2013

Amendment Act 2013

Digital Payment

CMs Panel Report

Ministry of Environment and Forests Act

Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules 2016

Construction and Demolition Waste Management Rules 2016

E-waste (Management) Rules 2016

Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016

EPFO

Govt notifies amendment in PF Act; Subscribers can now take housing loan up to 90% of deposit

FC (Regulation) Act 2010

FC Rule

Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010

FEMA 1999

Full text of Act

FRBM Bill 2000

Full text of FRBM Bill 2000

Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017

Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill - 2017

General Clauses Act

Full Text of the Act 

Information Technology Act

Proposed Amendments to Act 2000

Information Technology Act 2009

Information Technology Act 2008 Rule

Indian Stamp (Amendment)

Bill 2014 (pdf)

Bill 2014 (htm)

ICDS Draft CBDT

CBDT's Income Computation and Disclosure Standards 2015

Lokpal and Lokayuktas

Lokpal and Lokayuktas (Amendment) Bill, 2016(pdf)

ACT 2013 (pdf)

ACT 2013 (htm)

Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013-Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants-Reg (pdf)

Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013-Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants-Reg (htm)

Board Office Letter

Legal Metrology Act

Act

Rules

Notification

Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011

Impact Of GST on unsold stock of pre-packaged commodities

Limitation Act

Full Text of the Act 

Merger of Tribunals & amendments Notification

Govt notifies Appellate Tribunal and other Authorities (Qualifications, Experience and other Conditions of Service of Members) Rules, 2017

Govt notifies enhanced retirement age for Chairperson / Members of SEBI, Industrial Tribunal and Debts Recovery Tribunal

Merger of Tribunals & amendments in conditions of Chairpersons and Members - Govt notifies May 26 as the appointed day

National Judicial Appointments Coomission Act 2014

Judicial Appointments Commission Act notified

Negotiable Instruments Amendment Ordinance, 2015

Negotiable Instruments Amendment Ordinance, 2015

Negotiable Instruments Amendment Second Ordinance, 2015

Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Act, 2015

National IPR Policy

IPR Policy

PM Deposit Scheme 2016

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Deposit Scheme, 2016

PMLA 2002

Prevention of Money Laundering Act,2002 

Companies Bill

Act 2011

Act 2012

Pay Commission

Report of the Seventh Central Pay Commission

Patent Act

Draft Notification

2nd Amendment

Rules

RBI Act

MoF Notifications Currency

RTI Act

Full text of Act

Notification

New RTI Rules Notified

Guidelines on Awareness Generation

Amendment of Govt Resolution No. 89

Compilation of OMs & Notifications on RTI Act

Payment of fee under RTI Disclosure of personal information under RTI

Guidelines on implementation of suo-motu disclosure under Section 4 of RTI Act, 2005 -Compliance of

Introduction of postal stamps as RTI fee/cost - seeking comments from public regarding

Format for giving information to the applicants under RTI Act- seeking comments from public regarding

Real Estate

Regulation and Development Act, 2016

Notification

Govt seeks comments on Draft Rules for UTs without legislature under Real Estate Act

Payment of Wages (Amendment) Act, 2017

Payment of Wages (Amendment) Act, 2017

Payment of Wages Act-1936

Payment of Wages Act-1936

Payment Wages Amendment Bill-2016

Wages Amendment Bill-2016

Payment & Settlement Systems Act 2007

Full text of the Act

Postal Act

Draft Amendment Bill 2006

FAQ

SAFEMA Act

Full Text of the Act

SEBI

Circular

Notification

SEBI Regulations, 2011

Master Circular for Depositories

Sexual-Harassment Notification

Notification

Act

Rules

Spices Export

Commerce Ministry makes Aadhaar authentication must for spices exporters availing Govt subsidy

The Taxation Laws Amendment Act 2016

Lok Sabha passes Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2017

Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2017

Full Text of the Act Taxation Laws (Second Amendment) Bill, 2016

The Taxation Laws (amendment) Act, 2017

Tobacco Act

Full Text of the Act 

Notification

RULES

Amendment

Corrigendum

Tobacco Cess Act has been repealed

Tribunal Members Service Bill

Conditions of Service Bill -2014

DOPT appointment of Members Amendment Rules

UN Act, 1947

No 46 Of 1947

Whistle Blowers Protection Act 2011

Notification (htm) (PDF)