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Promoters Must Disclose Shares Received in Gift: SEBI

Promoters and directors of a listed company are required to disclose details about shares received by way of gift and through off-market transactions, according to regulator Sebi.The clarifications have been given as part of an informal guidance sought by Kotak Mahindra Bank regarding certain aspects of the Prohibition of Insider Trading (PIT) regulations.

Mint New Delhi, 09th May 2017

Digital Kiosks to Help Govt with GST Rollout

SUPPORT SYSTEM Common Service Centres will help merchants, especially in rural & semi-urban areas, in filing taxes under GST and provide the needed support

The government's massive network of Common Service Centres (CSCs), or digital kiosks, have been identified to facilitate the rollout of Goods and Services Tax (GST), especially in rural and semi-urban areas.

Out of the total 2,52,000 CSCs that are operational, around 1,72,000 are in the rural areas. These centres will help merchants in filing taxes under the new regime and also provide necessary training and support services to people. The proposal is close to getting a final approval from the government.

Dinesh Kumar Tyagi, CEO, CSC e-Governance Services, told ET that the centres are proposed to act as a GST Suvidha Provider.They will also train and support merchants.

“The agency will have its own portal where all the details will be filled up which will be synced with the main portal of the GST,“ he said.It will act as a “mi…

EPFO to make all payments to members electronically

The labour ministry has amended the social security schemes run by the retirement fund body Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) to enable it to make all payments — pension, provident fund and insurance — to members electronically."The labour ministry has amended the schemes run by the EPFO by a notification. This will enable the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation to make all payments like EPF and pension through digital mode," an official said.It was provided in the schemes run by the EPFO that the body can make payments to its subscribers through various modes like money order, cheques or electronically.

Business Standard New Delhi, 09th May 2017

Govt likely to amend NIA in monsoon session

The government is looking to amend the Negotiable Instruments Act in the upcoming monsoon session in a push for less cash economy, and a draft Bill in this regard is being readied." We have worked out something.

It will go for Cabinet approval and we are hoping to introduce it in the monsoon session," a senior finance ministry official said. However, the official did not share details. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had made an announcement to this effect in the Budget 2017-18 (rpt) 2017-18."As we move faster on the path of digital transactions and cheque payments, we need to ensure the payees of dishonoured cheques are able to realise the payments.

The government is there fore considering the option of amending the Negotiable Instruments Act suitably,” Jaitley had said. In 2015, Parliament passed amendment to the Negotiable Instrument Act, providing for filing of cheque bounce cases at the place where a cheque is presented for clearance and not the place of issuance.

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ED, I-T dept set to get more powers

Proposed amendment to PMLA could expedite recovery process

After providing more powers to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to tackle the bad loan problem in the banking industry, the Centre is likely to empower the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Income Tax (I-T) Department to auction assets of defaulters or those engaged in money laundering.

Such a move could help in expediting the recovery process in cases where investors have lost thousands of crores of rupees.

The Centre might introduce provisions in the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) to enable the ED or the I-T department to auction attached assets soon after filing the chargesheet or before the case trials begin. The ED now has the powers to provisionally attach the property of a person believed to be in possession of “proceeds of a crime”. Such proceeds are likely to be concealed or transferred and may result in frustrating proceedings relating to confiscation. After the provisional attachment of the property, the …