ICSI President’s Communique – May, 2011

Dear Professional Colleagues, With vision there is no room to be frightened. No reason for intimidation. It™s time to march forward! Let™s be confident and positive! - Charles R Swindoll (American Writer and Clergyman) ICSI Vision Plan 2020 Globalisation is here to stay and the opportunities can be best capitalized only through engagement, not exclusion… Read More


Notification No. 39/2011-Customs

[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, EXTRAORDINARY, PART II, SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION (i)] GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF FINANCE (DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE) Notification No.  39/2011-Customs New Delhi, the 10th May, 2011 G.S.R. 377(E). - In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 25 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), the… Read More

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Regulatory and Audit Compliance responsibility for Foreign banks in India

CLR Note: RBI notifies Regulatory and Audit compliance responsibility for foreign banks operating in India by making the CEO responsible for the same. RBI/2010-11/520 ; May 11, 2011 The Chief Executives Officers All foreign banks operating in India Regulatory and Audit Compliance It is observed that Indian operations of foreign banks functioning in India as branches… Read More

FAQs on New Rules relating to Appointment of Cost Auditor

CLR Note: Ministry of Corporate Affairs  had recently issued notifications for appointment of Cost Auditors. Companies are having  procedural queries with regard to the appointment of Cost Auditor, which has been clarified by ICWAI through its given questioner where the doubts have been sorted out for better understanding of everyone to implement it. Q.1 Has the Government prescribed a new procedure… Read More

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LIC issuing receipts without adequate stamps

Several branches of  Life Insurance Corporation of India, the country's largest insurance company, are allegedly causing huge loss to exchequer by issuing receipts without affixing revenue stamps. The matter came to light during a hearing before the Central Information Commission which directed the LIC to make public details of all the revenue stamps purchased by the… Read More

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RBI penalises cooperative banks for violations of KYC and AML norms

The Reserve Bank has imposed a monetary penalty of Rs 1 lakh each on two cooperative lenders -- Randheja Commercial Cooperative Bank and Gandevi People's Cooperative Bank -- for violation of banking norms. The Gandhinagar-based Randheja Commercial Co-operative Bank has been penalised for violation of the RBI instructions on implementation of Know Your Customer (KYC)… Read More


BSE seeks to revive its wholesale debt trading platform

The country's oldest stock exchange, the BSE, is looking to revive its wholesale debt trading platform with the waiver of annual charges and lower net worth requirements for those willing to trade on the bourse. The exchange has decided to waive off the annual subscription fee of Rs 25,000 for its wholesale debt market (WDM)… Read More

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Time sought for new import duty norms for completely knocked down (CKD) units

Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Minister Praful Patel today said his ministry has asked the Finance Ministry to give two years' time to the auto industry to comply with the new import duty norms for completely knocked down units. "We have sent a formal request to the Ministry of Finance with the request from SIAM.… Read More

Continuation of anti-dumping duty on imports of Viscose Filament Yarn

[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, EXTRAORDINARY, PART II, SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION (i)]   GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF FINANCE (DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)   Notification No.38 / 2011 - Customs   New Delhi, the 9th May, 2011   G.S.R.     (E). -Whereas, the designated authority vide notification No. 15/23/2010-DGAD, dated the 25th February,  2011, published in… Read More

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Clarification Regarding Short Term Accommodation Service and Restaurant Service

Circular No. 139/8/2011-TRU F.No.334/81/2011-TRU Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Revenue Central Board of Excise & Customs Tax Research Unit New Delhi, the 10th May 2011   To Chief Commissioners of Central Excise and Customs (All), Director General (Service Tax), Director General (Central Excise Intelligence), Director General (Audit), Commissioners of Service Tax (All)… Read More

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Food served in room not liable to Service Tax

Food served in hotel rooms from their air conditioned restaurants with liquor licences will not attract service tax, the revenue department today said. "When the food is served in the room, service tax cannot be charged under the restaurant service as the service is not provided in the premises of the air-conditioned restaurant with a… Read More

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SEBI cautions bourses on money laundering from Iran and North Korea

Sebi has asked stock exchanges in the country to be cautious in dealings with funds and entities from Iran and North Korea fearing possible black money flow and terror financing risks from those countries into the Indian stock market, The country's top bourse NSE's investigation department today said in a circular to the bourse's members… Read More

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Cabinet likely to approve FDI in LLP firms

The Cabinet is likely to approve a proposal to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) firms tomorrow. Giving go ahead to FDI in LLPs would enable them to choose among domestic and foreign investors and make these more competitive. This move will also encourage more partnership firms to convert into LLPs.… Read More

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