How to Apply For New Voter’s ID or Indian Overseas Voter’s ID Online?

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Voting is a privilege of living in a democracy like India. We have the opportunity to choose and vote for our leaders. To use this facility, we need a Voter’s ID and applying for it is easy with the Election Commission of India’s online portal. Waiting for the elections to apply for a new voter’s ID could be too late. Voting is your right as an Indian citizen. Find out how you can apply for it online. Types of applications for voters  General new voter: If you are permanent resident ofRead More

What Aadhaar collects: Fears of a surveillance state are overblown

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Claims, insinuations and even jokes have done the rounds on print and social media about how the Aadhaar system could lead to a surveillance state. There are worries that unsuspecting Aadhaar carrying residents will be closely tracked by the government while they authenticate themselves as they pay for their pizza or buy rice at a ration shop. We need to understand what data Aadhaar collects and more importantly what it doesn’t, to determine whether the above dystopian scenarios are likely or even possible. Aadhaar does only two things. First, enrolment,Read More

7th Pay Commission: Big Holi bonanza for over 8 lakh government employees

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New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Bringing Holi cheers to over eight lakh state government employees and pensioners, the Odisha government has announced it will implement recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission for PSU employees. The implementation of 7th pay commission benefits in the state will come into effect from January 1, 2016. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik hsa directed the concerned department for revision of salary of state PSUs, as per recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. Though the state government had earlier on August 29, 2017 announced salaries for government employees in accordance with theRead More

Book Cheap Flight Tickets Using These Tips and Tricks

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The only thing a traveller dreams of is travelling round the globe, across the oceans and above the sky. But unfortunately all this travelling stuff requires a hell lot of money. Money should never be a constraint and should not stop you from moving, exploring new destinations.  If you are someone who wants to travel all the time, there’s no way that you would wait for that festive season or off season when most of the major airlines come up with special fares. The truth is you can discount onRead More

For Serving E-Notices, Income Tax Department Notifies New Scheme

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New Delhi: The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has notified a new centralised communication scheme for serving e-notices to income taxpayers as part of the government’s ambitious plan to usher in a countrywide paperless system of interface between the taxman and the assessee. The Central Board of Direct Taxes is the apex policy-making body of the Income Tax Department. The scheme stipulates that an internet-based independent Centralised Communication Centre (CCC) will be established in the Income Tax Department that will “issue notice” to any person (under Section 133C of the Income TaxRead More

GoAir, Jet Airways Holi offer: Flight tickets start from Rs 991

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New Delhi: With few days left for Holi, domestic airlines are offering attractive discounts on domestic flight tickets for the long Holi weekend. GoAir airline is offering domestic flight tickets starting at an all-inclusive price of Rs 991 on select routes while Jet Airways is offering up to 20 per cent discount on domestic flight tickets on select flights under it’s ‘Holiday Specials’ scheme. These discount offers can be availed from respective airline’s website or app. According to GoAir’s website, the discounted fares are part of its special ‘Holi longRead More

Deadline For Filing Late, Revised Income Tax Return Is….

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March 31 is approaching. It is the last date for filing belated or revised income tax return for assessment years 2016-17 (financial year FY2015-16) and 2017-18 (FY2016-17). “Belated or revised returns for AY2016 and 2017-18 can only be filed up to March 31, 2018 (with interest, if any, for late filing)” the Income Tax Department said in a communication issued in newspapers. Individuals having income more than Rs 2.5 lakh are mandatorily required to file income tax returns, the tax department said. For senior citizens (age 60 years and up to 80),Read More

UIDAI says no essential service or benefit can be denied of Aadhaar number

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New Delhi: Aadhaar-issuing authority UIDAI on Saturday said no essential service or benefit like medical facility, school admission or ration through PDS can be denied for want of the biometric national ID. In a statement, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) asked government departments and state administration “to ensure that no essential service or benefit shall be denied to a genuine beneficiary for the want of Aadhaar whether it is medical help, hospitalisation, school admission or ration through PDS”. “There are exception handling regulations issued by UIDAI vide its circular datedRead More

PM Modi Launches Nasscom FUTURESKILLS Platform to Upskill 4 mn IT Proffessionals

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PM Narendra Modi has unveiled FUTURESKILLS Platform during the inaugural session of World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) 2018. Subsequently National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) has developed this portal in order to upskill 2 million existing IT employees and skilling another 2 million potential employees and students over next few years. FUTURESKILLS is going to upskill the technology professionals in India and focuses on creating skills for future jobs in India. This platform aims at digital empowerment of youth and is major initiative towards “Digital India”. NASSCOM and CentralRead More

How to link Aadhaar to LIC Policies online within few minutes?

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It is now mandatory to link Aadhaar and PAN to all your Insurance Products like Life Insurance, Health Insurance or any other types of insurance you are owning. How to link Aadhaar to LIC Policies online within few minutes? IRDA yesterday (8th November 2017) came up with a circular that linking your Aadhaar and PAN number is mandatory for all your insurance products. The notification is as below. “Central Government vide gazette notification dated 1st June 2017 notified the Prevention of Money-laundering (Maintenance of Records) Second Amendment Rules, 2017 making Aaadhar and PAN/Form 60 mandatoryRead More