Recommendations made in the 31st GST Council Meeting on Changes in Rate

The 31st GST Council Meeting held on 22nd December saw various recommendations regarding changes in GST rates on goods and services. I. GST rate reduction on goods which were attracting GST rate of 28%: A. …

Recommendations made in the 31st GST Council meeting

In the 31st meeting of GST Council held in New Delhi on 22nd December, 2018, following recommendations were made: Recommended changes in due dates: Annual returns in FORM GSTR-9, FORM GSTR-9A and reconciliation statement in FORM GSTR-9C for …

Non-refundable advance from EPF to unemployed members

Central Government has amended the Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952, allowing unemployed members to withdraw advances upto 75% of the amount standing to his credit in Provident Fund. Paragraph 68HH has been added after paragraph 68H …

WB to conduct surprise inspections under Water and Air Act

West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) has announced that surprise inspection or inspection based on complaints will be conducted by the Board with specific orders from head of the concerned office of the Board in an Order …

Amendments proposed in AP Contract Labour Rules for mandatory e-records

Andhra Pradesh Labour Department has proposed amendments to the Andhra Pradesh Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Rules, 1970 by a notification dated 14th December, 2018. The Department has invited objections/suggestions on the draft amendment till 14thJanuary, 2019. The draft …

National Medical Devices Promotion Council to be set up under DIPP

Government has decided to set up of a National Medical Devices Promotion Council under the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) in the Ministry of Commerce & Industry for the growth of medical device sector. The …

Extension of due date for filing FORM GSTR-9, FORM GSTR-9A and FORM GSTR-9C

The Central Board of Indirect tax and Customs (CBIC) has issued a press release dated 7th December, 2018 extending  the date of filing FORM GSTR-9, FORM GSTR-9A and FORM GSTR-9C till 31st March, 2019 . Earlier, Form …

Definition of drug revised to include specified devices wef 1st January, 2020

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (“MOHFW”) in consultation with the Drugs Technical Advisory Board has specified the devices intended for use in human beings for internal or external use in the diagnosis, treatment, …

Stamp duty on merger, an illegal circular

Pending President’s nod to TN Stamp Act, an HC order okaying merger will not be liable to stamp duty A merger or amalgamation between two companies had to be earlier sanctioned by a high court …

Illegal lab sealed, three held for sex-determination tests

Indian Express| Tamilnadu | Tuesday, December, 04, 2018 The lab was being run without due permissions from the health department and no nod was taken for installing equipment as well. THIRUVANNAMALAI: Authorities of the Department of Health …

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