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Contribution to Patanjali Research Foundation to get Tax Exemption -Shishir Sinha

-The Hindu Business Line Central Government approved the Baba Ramdev-owned entity under the category ‘Research Association’ The Income Tax Department has notified five years exemption for Patanjali Research Foundation Trust, based in Haridwar (Uttarakhand). “The Central Government hereby approves M/s Patanjali Research Foundation Trust, Haridwar under the category ‘Research Association’ for Scientific Research for the purposes of clauses (ii) of sub-section (1) of section 35 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 read with rules...

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Tax Exemptions and incentives for the corporate sector continue despite reduction in corporate tax rates

Quite often it is argued by mainstream economists that a sizeable chunk of the Union Budget every year is wasted because the Government spends that on food and fertiliser subsidies. The burgeoning size of these two subsidies relative to the entire budget as well as the gross domestic product (GDP) is often used to build the argument that economic as well as environmental sustainability of the country is at stake...

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Jagdeep S Chhokar, one of the founders and trustees of Association for Democratic Reforms, interviewed by Ajaz Ashraf ( India is often hailed for its democracy, for empowering its poor and ordinary citizens to participate in the electoral process and play a role in shaping the country. This narrative has increasingly come under strain since the Supreme Court, through its March 2003 judgment in Union of India vs Association for Democratic Reforms, made it mandatory for candidates contesting elections to disclose their wealth, educational qualification, and criminal cases pending...

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Bonds of secrecy -PDT Achary

-The Indian Express Concealing the identity of donors in electoral bonds goes against a fundamental tenet of democracy — transparency Electoral bonds are attracting attention in the run-up to the general elections. These bonds were conceived in 2017 and the necessary legislative changes were made in the Finance Bill of 2017. For example, Section 31 of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1924, was amended and a new Clause (3) was...

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Government makes NPS withdrawal 100% tax exempt

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: The government has made the National Pension System (NPS) more attractive for investors, with the biggest bonanza going to 18 lakh central government employees. The Centre will contribute 14% of basic salary to their pension corpus, up from 10%. The employee’s contribution will remain at 10%, bringing the total contribution to 24%. Announcing the changes on Monday, finance minister Arun Jaitley said the entire withdrawal at...

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