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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Simple method to link Pan no to aadhar before July 31st

The IT Dept had been asking people to link their PAN no. with Aadhar before 31 July and many were finding it difficult as their names did not match in both. ( Eg. Names with initials in one and expanded initials in another). Responding to complaints, the IT dept has come out with a simple solution now.
Just go to their www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in website and log in. Then go to Profile settings and choose Aadhar linking. Then enter Aadhar no. and ENTER NAME AS GIVEN IN AADHAR CARD. Then both get linked and u will get a confirmation about its success to ur email too. This is a simpler process than several other methods tried earlier. 
Please note that matching of PAN and Aadhar is inevitable for GST also.

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Clarification on Recently Notified Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act,2017

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
08-May-2017 16:46 IST

Clarification on Recently Notified Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act,2017 
The Government has notified the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act,2017 on 28th March,2017 and the provisions of the Amendment Act have come into force with effect from 1st April,2017, except those relating to crèche facility {Section 4(1)} which would come into force from 01.07.2017. 
Keeping in view queries received from various quarters, the Ministry of Labour & Employment, on 12.04.2017, had issued certain clarifications on various provisions of Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017. One of the clarifications issued by the Ministry stated that the enhanced maternity benefit, as modified by the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) bill, 2016 can be extended to women who are already under maternity leave at the time of enforcement of this Amendment Act. 
Having received further queries and to remove doubts, it is further clarified that it is mandatory on the part of employers to extend the benefit of enhanced maternity leave to those women workers who were already on maternity leave on the date of enforcement of the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act,2017 i.e. as on 01.04.2017.

7th Pay Commission Allowances: Updates On Empowered Committee Meeting

7th Pay Commission Allowances: Updates On Empowered Committee Meeting - By NDTV
The allowance committee which examined 7th pay commission's recommendations has suggested some modifications.
The Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) is likely to meet soon to screen the allowance committee report on 7th pay commission recommendations, an employee union leader said. He expects the Empowered Committee of Secretaries to firm up the proposal in a fortnight for approval of the Cabinet. The Ashok Lavasa committee on allowances, which examined the 7th pay commission's recommendations on allowances, submitted its report to the finance minister on April 27. The allowance committee has suggested some modifications in some allowances that are applicable universally to all employees as well as certain other allowances which apply to specific employee categories, the finance ministry said in a statement. 
The 7th pay commission had recommended that house rent allowance or HRA be paid at the rate of 24 per cent, 16 per cent and 8 per cent of the new basic pay, depending on the type of city. The 7th pay commission had also recommended that the rate of HRA be revised to 27 per cent, 18 per cent and 9 per cent when DA crosses 50 per cent, and further revised to 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent when DA crosses 100 per cent. With regard to allowances, employee unions have demanded HRA at the rate of 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent. 
The 7th pay commission had recommended that of a total of 196 allowances, 52 be abolished altogether and 36 be abolished as separate identities by subsuming them in another allowance. 
The Cabinet had earlier approved modification in recommendations of the 7th pay commission relating to the method of revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners and family pensioners based on recommendations of a high-level panel. The decision will benefit over 55 lakh pre-2016 civil and defence pensioners and family pensioners.