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Nirmala Sitharaman attributes GST shortfall to COVID-19 impact, says economy facing 'Act of God' situation
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Nirmala Sitharaman attributes GST shortfall to COVID-19 impact, says economy facing 'Act of God' situation

Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey said that of total shortfall of 2.35 lakh crore, Rs 97,000 crore is due to GST shortfall, and rest is due to impact of COVID-19 on the economy

GST Council resorts to voting for first time; fixes 28% uniform tax rate for state, private lottery
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GST Council resorts to voting for first time; fixes 28% uniform tax rate for state, private lottery

When the issue of levy of GST on lottery came up at the 38th meeting of the Council, the consensus remained elusive, which led to a vote being taken to decide on

Enforcement actions always irrespective of political affiliation: Revenue department tells Election Commission
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Enforcement actions always irrespective of political affiliation: Revenue department tells Election Commission

The Election Commission in its letter to Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey on Sunday had “strongly advised” that any action by its enforcement agencies during the election time should be "neutral"

Govt says rising revenue trend prompts to peg 18% rise in FY20 GST collections; plans to mop up over Rs 7.61 lakh cr next fiscal
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Govt says rising revenue trend prompts to peg 18% rise in FY20 GST collections; plans to mop up over Rs 7.61 lakh cr next fiscal

The collection during this fiscal would be less by Rs 1 lakh crore from the Rs 7.43 lakh crore estimated in the Budget for 2018-19.

GST Council meet: MSME exemption limit doubled to Rs 40 lakh; annual turnover for composition scheme now Rs 1.5 cr
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GST Council meet: MSME exemption limit doubled to Rs 40 lakh; annual turnover for composition scheme now Rs 1.5 cr

Finance minister Arun Jaitley said the council has also decides to increase GST registration threshold limit to Rs 40 lakh from Rs 20 lakh

'Savings through Aadhaar linkage can fund 3 schemes the size of Ayushman Bharat': Arun Jaitley terms initiative 'game-changer'
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'Savings through Aadhaar linkage can fund 3 schemes the size of Ayushman Bharat': Arun Jaitley terms initiative 'game-changer'

The UPA, because of its contradictions and indecision remained half-hearted about Aadhaar. A decisive Prime Minister made it possible.

Govt to set up expert committee to look into tax issues faced by startups, angel investors: CBDT
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Govt to set up expert committee to look into tax issues faced by startups, angel investors: CBDT

It added that "no coercive action or measures to recover the demands of completed assessment under income tax would be taken" against such firms.

Simplified GST return forms to be rolled out from 1 April: Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey
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Simplified GST return forms to be rolled out from 1 April: Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey

Revenue Secretary exuded confidence that the government will achieve the budgeted target for Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection

Revenue secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey says excise duty hike on petroleum products needs 'analysis'
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Revenue secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey says excise duty hike on petroleum products needs 'analysis'

In face of mounting public pressure, the Centre had in October cut excise duty by Rs 1.50 per litre on both petrol and diesel

BSNL's 3,000 customer service centres to offer Aadhaar enrolment and updation facilities
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BSNL's 3,000 customer service centres to offer Aadhaar enrolment and updation facilities

With this, BSNL joins the roaster of entities like banks and post offices that are authorised by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to offer Aadhaar services.

Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia to retire at end of November, says Arun Jaitley; Ajay Bhushan Pandey to take over
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Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia to retire at end of November, says Arun Jaitley; Ajay Bhushan Pandey to take over

In a Facebook post titled 'Dr. Hasmukh Adhia retires', Arun Jaitley said "he was unquestionably a highly competent, disciplined, no-nonsense civil servant.

Told EC we can't link voter ID to Aadhaar unless law is changed, says UIDAI chief Ajay Bhushan Pandey
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Told EC we can't link voter ID to Aadhaar unless law is changed, says UIDAI chief Ajay Bhushan Pandey

Unique Identification Authority of India chief executive officer Ajay Bhushan Pandey told CNBC-TV18 the law will have to be changed to link voter IDs to Aadhaar and he apprised the Election Commission (EC) of the same during a meeting around two weeks ago.

India's digital journey to accelerate with stronger safeguards, says UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey
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India's digital journey to accelerate with stronger safeguards, says UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey

The Aadhaar-issuing body Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has initiated the process of deleting the authentication log beyond six months, as directed by the apex court.

Stronger safeguards to only accelerate country's digital journey says UIDAI CEO
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Stronger safeguards to only accelerate country's digital journey says UIDAI CEO

The SC had also asked the UIDAI to take measures to enhance the privacy of people who use Aadhaar.

UIDAI asks banks to use Aadhaar eKYC for govt subsidies, welfare scheme users; various options listed for other customers
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UIDAI asks banks to use Aadhaar eKYC for govt subsidies, welfare scheme users; various options listed for other customers

Physical Aadhaar card can be used for verification in an offline mode if produced voluntarily

Malaysia keen on adopting India's Aadhaar model for targeted delivery of welfare schemes and govt subsidies
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Malaysia keen on adopting India's Aadhaar model for targeted delivery of welfare schemes and govt subsidies

Taking a cue from India's Aadhaar initiative, Malaysia wants to bring changes in its national identity card system for target delivery of welfare schemes and government subsidies to avoid duplicity and fraud.

Aadhaar neither creates surveillance state nor violates privacy, claims UIDAI
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Aadhaar neither creates surveillance state nor violates privacy, claims UIDAI

UIDAI says that Aadhaar Act has withstood judicial scrutiny and the purpose of the Act is legitimate.

Over 18,000 bank branches, post offices now have Aadhaar facility for enrolment and updation: UIDAI
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Over 18,000 bank branches, post offices now have Aadhaar facility for enrolment and updation: UIDAI

The UIDAI had in July last year asked private as well as public sector banks to set up Aadhaar facility in at least one out of 10 branches

UIDAI now allows Aadhaar holders to download their update history from its website
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UIDAI now allows Aadhaar holders to download their update history from its website

To download their update history data, Aadhaar holders will have to go to the UIDAI website and click on Aadhaar update history.

Aadhaar hearing: Supreme Court questions why both right to privacy and right to food cannot be secured under the Constitution
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Aadhaar hearing: Supreme Court questions why both right to privacy and right to food cannot be secured under the Constitution

The Bench observed that the lack of choice with the means of identification indicated a lack of proportionality with the restriction imposed.