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Monday, June 12, 2017

Message from GS AIPSA

Team of KERALA Circle specially thanks to Founder member of AIPSA Sri Sukumaran. Ji , circle Secretary Harusuthan ji, President Venkatesh ji  All members of KERALA circle and also all retired members of Kerala circle .  you all did to make the 10th All India  Conference of AIPSA  a memorable experience! In terms of organizational excellence that this conference established a new benchmark. This became possible only on account of your enthusiasm,  sincerity of purpose, commitment to teamwork .
Entire Kerala Circle   need  to be congratulated for your  efficient work carried out with a smile on your face. commitment of KERALA Circle and kind support has significantly contributed to the success of the Conference.                     
Very nice hotel in the city and great location.  All staff of the hotel  were  excellent and offered good  breakfast, lunch and dinner. Rooms were tidy  and quiet .     I personally thank to our President Sri J J Singh ji who ultimately  took the strong  decision for holding the Conference at Kerala Circle at that critical juncture and atmosphere.                                                               This was also the golden opportunity to give memorable farewell to our G.S  Shri.Murgudasji . We will  never forget his contribution of AIPSA last four ( 4 ) years .                                 
Thanks from the core of my  heart to all.                      We shall abide by the decision of the president Sri J J Singhji  in future as well.
Amit Kumar Datta  G.S AIPSA

From July 1, Aadhaar mandatory for filing I-T returns: CBDT

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said on Sunday that Aadhaar will be mandatory for filing Income Tax returns and applying for Permanent Account Number (PAN) from July 1, 2017.
"Those allotted PAN as on July 1 and have Aadhaar number or are eligible to obtain it, shall intimate Aadhaar number to Income Tax authorities for linking PAN and Aadhaar," the CBDT said in a statement.

The announcement comes a day after the Supreme Court upheld the validity of the law making Aadhaar mandatory for allotment of PAN and filing of I-T returns. However, the apex court had put a partial stay to exempt those without Aadhaar for now until the larger privacy issue is decided.
Making it clear that the Supreme Court's ruling was only a "partial relief", the policy-making body of the Income Tax Department explained what will happen in a case of "non- compliance" or where a person does not possess Aadhaar .
"Only a partial relief by the Court (SC) has been given to those who do not haveAadhaar and who do not wish to obtain Aadhaar for the time being, that their PAN will not be cancelled so that other consequences under the Income Tax Act for failing to quote PAN may not arise," the CBDT said.
If the PAN is cancelled, then a person cannot do his normal banking and financial operations and hence this relief is given. But, it has been made clear that for filing of ITR or to obtain a new PAN, Aadhaar will be mandatory from July 1, a senior I-T official explained.
Senior officials said the apex court's order issued on Friday was "studied" by a high-level team of authorities from the Law Ministry, Finance Ministry, CBDT and the Income Tax Department after which this clarification has been issued.
Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act provides for mandatory quoting of Aadhaar or enrollment ID of Aadhaar application form for filing of income tax returns and making application for allotment of PAN with effect from July 1 this year.
While announcing Friday's judgement, the Supreme Court bench had noted that the purpose behind enacting section 139AA of the Income Tax Act is to check the menace of black money as well as money laundering and also to widen the income tax net so as to cover those persons who are evading tax payment.
Source:The Times of India

Aadhaar enrollment at Post Offices from July

City residents may visit post offices to enrol themselves for the Aadhaar cards from July.
The postal department is in the process of identifying designated post offices across the State to function as centres for Aadhaar enrollment and updating.
The department has planned to implement the project at head post offices in 12 places — Chennai, Puducherry, Kanniyakumari, Madurai, Tiruchi, Coimbatore, Erode, Salem, Tiruppur, Dindigul, Vellore and Tirunelveli. These select post offices would enable residents to enrol themselves for Aadhaar cards and update details such as mobile numbers and address.

Officials of the postal department said while residents may be able to enrol for Aadhaar cards only in select head post offices, they may approach any branch post office with a computerised network for updating details in the Aadhaar card.
Postmaster General in charge (Chennai city region) J.T.Venkateswarulu said besides 12 head post offices, 2,515 sub post offices have been identified to provide the facility across the State.

Reaching rural areas

This would be beneficial particularly for residents in rural pockets as post offices have a better reach.
Two staff members would be involved in providing the service in each post office. “We have trained 100 postal personnel who will in turn train other employees across the State. We are procuring equipment for registering biometric identification of residents,” he said.
The project would be implemented at a cost of ₹80 lakh. In Chennai, Anna Road head post office is likely to chosen as designated post office for Aadhaar enrolment, officials said.

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