Daily Archive: October 6, 2017

Train Tickets Likely to Get Cheaper Soon

New Delhi, October 6: Railway fares are likely to go down as the government is planning to withdraw the merchant discount rate (MDR) charges. The MDR charges are currently applicable on payments made via debit or credit card for train bookings by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). According to a report by Economic Times, the government is still mulling over removing MDR charges and if it is implemented, it would bring down the ticket prices for all its passengers, making the travel cheaper.

What are MDR charges?

  1. The merchant discount rate (MDR) charges are applicable on payments made via debit or credit card.
  2. The banks charge MDR to the merchant for providing debit and credit card services.
  3. IRCTC passes the merchant discount rate to consumers.
  4. Then, the merchant sets up a service with the bank and charges a predetermined rate on the card transactions.

Prior to demonetisation, Indian Railways used to charge a service charge which was removed post demonetisation. Due to this, there was a sudden spurt in digital transactions. Currently, the only charge that is charged by IRCTC is the merchant discount rate (MDR).

On Thursday, Goyal while speaking at the India Economic Summit of the World Economic Forum (WEF) said that a million jobs can be created in less than 12 months in the railway ecosystem. He said the rail track and safety maintenance programme reinforced by the government would alone create two lakh jobs.  “My own sense is that jobs may not necessarily be directly in the railways, but certainly through engaging people and working in a variety of areas across the ecosystem, not less than a million jobs can be created in less than 12 months, in only railways and the ecosystem around the railways,” the Minister said.

#GST Council Meeting: 60 Articles May Become Cheaper

New Delhi, Oct 6: A crucial meeting of the all-powerful Good and Services Tax (GST) Council is currently underway in New Delhi. As the Modi government faces massive criticism over various aspects linked to the GST, it may offer some relief to the business fraternity. Last week, during a meeting with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, industry bodies and exporters urged him to find a way for getting a quicker refund of duties and deferment of filing of GST returns for six months.

HERE’S WHAT TO EXPECT:

  1. Sources say that the present system of filing GST return every three months may be replaced by a new mechanism which will offer return filing quarterly and annually.Around 60 articles may become cheaper after they are moved to lower slabs.
  2. Around 60 articles may become cheaper after they are moved to lower slabs. The Council may also defer reverse charge mechanism.
  3. The Council may also defer reverse charge mechanism.ccording to some reports, GST rates are likely to be cut for luxury goods in the 28% bracket. Air Conditioners may get cheaper by 12%.
  4. According to some reports, GST rates are likely to be cut for luxury goods in the 28% bracket. Air Conditioners may get cheaper by 12%.
  5. If rate cuts are announced it is certain to boost spending ahead of Diwali and festive season.

PM Narendra Modi held a meeting with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday. The state of the economy and steps to revive growth the prime agenda of the meeting, sources said.

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जीएसटी काउंसिल की बैठक शुरू, तमाम चीजों पर हो सकता है बड़ा फैसला

जीएसटी पर लगातार विपक्ष की ओर से आलोचना झेल रही केंद्र सरकार अब छोटे व्यापारियों को दिवाली का तोहफा देने की तैयारी करन में लगी हुई हैं। जिसके चलते ही जीएसटी काउंसिल बैठक के दौरान सूक्ष्म, छोटे और मध्यम उद्योगों को जीएसटी रिटर्न फाइल करने के लिए राहत मिलने के असर हैं। वहीं, इसके साथ ही बुधवार को प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी, वित्तमंत्री अरुण जेटली और बीजेपी अध्यक्ष अमित शाह के बीच सभी चिंताओं को लेकर बैठक हुई थी। इतना ही नहीं छोटे व्यापारियों को तिमाही के आधार पर जीएसटी भरने की छूट दी जा सकती है। साथ ही छोटे व्यापारियों को जीएसटी के अनुपालन में भी राहत मिलने की उम्मीद है। इसके चलते जीएसटी का अनुपालन मार्च 2018 तक टाले जाने की संभावना है। इसके अलावा इस बैठक में निर्यातकों को भी राहत मिल सकती है।

इन तमाम चीजों पर भी हो सकता है फैसला

– छोटे व्यापारियों को राहत मिलेगी, छूट की स्लैब को 75 हज़ार से बढ़ाकर 1.5 करोड़ तक किए जाने की संभावना है।

– टैक्सटाइल इंडस्ट्री को भी इस बैठक के दौरान बड़ी राहत मिल सकती है।

– पेट्रोल-डीज़ल को जीएसटी के अंदर लाने की प्रक्रिया पर विचार किया जा सकता है।

– छोटे टैक्सपेयर पर बोझ को कम करने को लेकर भी कुछ काम किया जा सकता है।

– कम्पोज़िशन स्कीम के लिए रजिस्ट्रेशन को दोबारा खोला जा सकता है।

Aadhaar now a must for post office deposits, PPF, KVP

New Delhi, Oct 6 (PTI) The government has made biometric identification Aadhaar mandatory for all post office deposits, PPF, the National Savings Certificate scheme and Kisan Vikas Patra.

Existing depositors have been given time till December 31, 2017 to provide the 12-digit unique identification number.

Ministry of Finance has issued four separate Gazette notifications making Aadhaar mandatory for opening all post office deposit accounts, Public Provident Fund (PPF), National Savings Certificate scheme and Kisan Vikas Patra deposits.

“Provided that where Aadhaar number has not been assigned, the depositor shall submit proof of application of enrolment for Aadhaar,” the notification dated September 29 said.

Existing depositors who have not provided Aadhaar number at the time of application for such deposit “shall submit his Aadhaar number to the post office savings bank or deposit office concerned, on or before December 31, 2017,” it added.

The government has insisted on quoting Aadhaar for bank deposits, obtaining mobile phone and several other utilities to weed out benami deals and blackmoney.

Last month, it extended the deadline for obtaining Aadhaar for availing government schemes and subsidies by three months to December 31. Earlier, those who did not have Aadhaar were asked to procure it by September 30.

IAF Chopper Crashes in Arunachal Pradesh, 7 Military Personnel Dead

Arunachal Pradesh, Oct 6: All the seven military personnel died on Friday morning after an Indian Air Force chopper MI-17 V5 crashed in Tawang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh. There were five Air Force personnel and two Indian Army personnel in the MI-17 V5 chopper. The crash was reported around 6 AM, a senior official said. The Indian Air Force, however, claims that the death toll is five, with one officer in state.

“Around 6 AM today, a Mi-17 V5 helicopter while on a Air Maintenance mission crashed in Arunachal Pradesh. Court of Inquiry ordered,” IAF said in a statement. More details are awaited. (Also Read: Mi-17 Helicopter is a Trusted Workhorse of IAF; Here’s Why)

Other reports say that Indian Air Force has confirmed the death of five personnel in the Mi-17 V5 helicopter crash in Arunachal Pradesh. The crash was reported near Chuna post, 12 km India-Tibet border, days before Nirmala Sitharaman’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh on October 8.

India’s ‘Newton’ among 92 entries for foreign language film Oscar

Los Angeles: Indian film “Newton” is among a list of a record 92 countries which have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 90th Academy Awards, the organisers have announced.

Haiti, Honduras, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mozambique, Senegal and Syria are first-time entrants, a statement on the official website of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences said.

“Newton”, a Hindi film set against the backdrop of elections in the world’s largest democracy, was last month chosen as India’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars 2018.

Directed by Amit V. Masurkar and starring Rajkummar Rao, was chosen from among 26 titles from different languages by a 14-member jury appointed by the Film Federation of India (FFI).

It will now compete with high-profile contenders like Angelina Jolie’s “First They Killed My Father” from Cambodia, Michael Haneke’s “Happy End” from Austria, Sebastian Lelio’s “A Fantastic Woman” from Chile, Robin Campillo’s “BPM (Beats Per Minute)” from France, Samuel Maoz’s “Foxtrot” from Israel, Joachim Trier’s “Thelma” from Norway, and Andrey Zvyagintsev’s “Loveless” from Russia.

Nominations for the 90th Academy Awards will be announced on January 23, 2018.

The awards ceremony will be held on March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 55.23 per bbl on 5.10.2017

The international crude oil price of Indian Basket as computed/published today by Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas was US$ 55.23 per barrel (bbl) on 5.10.2017. This was higher than the price of US$ 54.60 per bbl on previous publishing day of 4.10.2017.

In rupee terms, the price of Indian Basket increased to Rs. 3599.47 per bbl on 5.10.2017 as compared to Rs. 3564.88 per bbl on 4.10.2017. Rupee closed stronger at Rs. 65.18 per US$ on 5.10.2017 as compared to 65.29 per US$ on 4.10.2017. The table below gives details in this regard:

Particulars Unit Price on October 5, 2017 (Previous trading day i.e. 4.10.2017)
Crude Oil (Indian Basket) ($/bbl)              55.23          (54.60)
(Rs/bbl)             3599.47       (3564.88)
Exchange Rate (Rs/$)              65.18          (65.29)

 

DN/MB Daily Crude Oil Price       

आईआरसीटीसी होटल ठेका घोटाला : पूछताछ के लि ए सीबीआई दफ्तर पहुंचे तेजस्वी यादव

आईआरसीटीसी होटल ठेका घोटाला मामले में आरजेडी चीफ लालू प्रसाद यादव के बाद उनके बेटे तेजस्वी यादव से सीबीआई पूछताछ करेगी। पूछताछ के लिए तेजस्वी यादव सीबीआई दफ्तर पहुंच गए हैं। कल गुरूवार को लालू यादव से सात घंटे से ज्यादा पूछताछ की गई थी जिसमें सीबीआई ने लगभग 50 सवाल पूछे और कई में लालू यादव सवालों को गोल मोल करते बताए गए। बता दें कि 2006 में लालू पर आरोप है कि रेल मंत्री रहते हुए बीएनआर रांची और बीएनआर पुरी की देखरेख का जिम्मा एक निजी फर्म सुजाता होटल को सौंपा और बदले में एक बेनामी कंपनी के जरिए तीन एकड़ की महंगी जमीन के रूप में दलाली ली। सुजाता होटल का स्वामित्व विनय और विजय कोचर के पास है।