NGO launches toll-free helpline for victims of child rights abuse in J&K

Image result for child rights abuseNon-governmental organisation (NGO) Voice for Rights has launched a toll-free helpline “18001800304” for victims of child rights abuses in Jammu and Kashmir. Deepika Singh Rajawat, the chairperson of the NGO, said the helpline will cater to people in Jammu for the time being, though they plan to expand their network eventually. Through the helpline, the NGO plans to provide legal and other assistance to victims.

“Our country is growing economically, but human rights violations are hampering its progress. It is an important that NGOs come up with such projects,” state Social Welfare Minister Sajjad Gani Lone said at the inauguration of the helpline. “A wrong is a wrong…be it in Delhi, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir or any part of the world. I am very happy that NGOs come up with very stringent and unambiguous definition of wrongs.”

VPP Scam – Company Registration & DIN Allotment

Image result for scamHello everyone, Trust all of you doing extremely well in your life. Today I would like to inform you about VPP scam. The VPP scam is now common for all young or new entrepreneurs.  

Story – When you registered a company or just applied for DIN and there comes a postman with VPP parcel, that seems to be sent through Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), at your door steps and asks for Rs 1900 for delivering the packet as it is Value Payable Post. You in joy, that you have received the certificates from MCA after application of Company Registration in India, gives Rs 1900 to the post man and receives the packet. Now you are enthusiastically opening the packet. Bingo there is the Scam !! The VPP Scam !!

Why this is scam – This is scam because we purchased useless material and paid Rs 1900/-. We think that Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) sent parcel to us and it is very important for us but truth is opposite. Its a scam. 

Various fraud companies including certain publishing houses, extract this information of such newly registered company from MCA. They send various books, journals, copy of registration certificate or may be some useless papers etc. to the newly registered addresses of new companies through VPP i.e. they instruct the Posts to get the charge while delivering the item like COD (Cash on Delivery).

When it started – As per our analysis this scam started since 2011. 

Reason – The entrepreneurs who want to get their Company/LLP registered provide all their information to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. Now, this information gets public and all details are available to the people about the new companies being registered.

Solution 

  • Share this post on social media because your small efforts may enhance knowledge of young and new entrepreneur reading this scam.
  • Inform to your family members that you not order any parcel and not pay any amount before your confirmation. 
  • If by mistake you paid then raise a complaint against such publication house and aware to your circle about such scam. 

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GST Enrolment Re-open on June 01, 2017

71.jpgMore than 60 lakh taxpayers enrolled on GST Portal between 8th November 2016 and 30th April 2017. The Enrolment process has closed with effect from 1st May 2017. Data of all those who have signed the enrolment form will be migrated to the new GST System.

The revenue department on Thursday said 6.05 million entities have enrolled themselves with the goods and services tax network (GSTN) system and for the remaining taxpayers it will reopen for 15 days from June 1. The process to enroll taxpayers on the GSTN portal was suspended on April 30. The government intends to roll out GST from July 1.

At a review meeting of IT Preparedness for GST System at GSTN office on Wednesday, Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia expressed satisfaction with the preparation for the roll-out of GST. He reviewed the progress on enrolment of existing taxpayers. Adhia was also briefed about the software system being developed for GST, training of tax officials and outreach program being undertaken by Tax Departments across the nation. Of 62,937 tax officials, 24,668 tax officials have been given hands-on training on the application software on live system while the remaining officials will be trained by June 15, it said.

The training is being conducted on registration, returns and payment modules developed by GSTN, it said, adding GSTN is also conducting a pilot on GST System Software from May 2 to May, 16 where 3,200 taxpayers drawn from each state/UT and Centre will be participating.

1098 Helpline – Childline

Childline 1098 Night & DayCHILDLINE stands for a friendly ‘didi’ or a sympathetic ‘bhaiya’ who is always there for vulnerable children 24 hours of the day, 365 days of the year.

A phone number that spells hope for millions of children across India, CHILDLINE is India’s first 24-hour, free, emergency phone service for children in need of aid and assistance. Whether you are a concerned adult or a child, you can dial 1098, the toll free number to access our services. We not only respond to the emergency needs of children but also link them to services for their long-term care and rehabilitation. We have, till date, reached out to over three million children across the nation through such calls.

CHILDLINE is a platform bringing together the Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India, Department of Telecommunications, street and community youth, non-profit organisations, academic institutions, the corporate sector and concerned individuals.

We work for the protection of the rights of all children in general. But our special focus is on all children in need of care and protection, especially the more vulnerable sections, which include:

  • Street children and youth living alone on the streets.
  • Child labourers working in the unorganised and organized sectors.
  • Domestic help, especially girl domestics.
  • Children affected by physical / sexual / emotional abuse in family, schools or institutions.
  • Children who need emotional support and guidance.
  • Children of commercial sex workers
  • Child victims of the flesh trade
  • Victims of child trafficking
  • Children abandoned by parents or guardians
  • Missing children.
  • Run away children.
  • Children who are victims of substance abuse
  • Differently-abled children
  • Children in conflict with the law
  • Children in institutions
  • Mentally challenged children
  • HIV/ AIDS infected children
  • Children affected by conflict and disaster
  • Child political refugees
  • Children whose families are in crises

 

Reduced ICSI Membership Fees Structure

The Council of the ICSI in its 236th meeting held on 29-30th March, 2016 had revised various membership fee w.e.f. 1st April, 2017 as under-

Particulars

ACS

FCS

Fee (upto 31st March, 2017 Revised fee (w.e.f. 1st April, 2017) Fee (upto 31st March, 2017 Revised fee (w.e.f. 1st April, 2017)
Annual membership fee Rs. 1125 Rs. 2500 Rs. 1500 Rs. 3000
Entrance fee Rs. 1500 Rs. 2000 Rs. 1000 Rs. 2000
Restoration fee Rs.   250 Rs.   250

(No change)

Rs.   250 Rs.   250

(No change)

Certificate of Practice fee Rs. 1000 Rs. 2000 Rs. 1000 Rs. 2000

2. The announcement in this regard was notified in the Chartered Secretary Journal in July, 2016 and subsequent issues; and also hosted on the website of the Institute.

3. It is pertinent to mention that the revision in membership fee is done after a gap of 10 years i.e. after 1st April, 2007.

4. After the announcement, the same has been received well amongst the members. However, few representations have been received from members, particularly from the newly inducted young members, expressing their concerns on the amount of fee increased.

5. The Council has taken due note of the concerns and distress of the members, particularly the newly inducted ones, who may be at the threshold of their nascent career and many of whom may be trying very hard to get a foothold in a fiercely competitive environment to establish themselves either in employment or in practice. The Council while empathizing with the concerns of the newly inducted members and in order to lessen their hardship, has resolved, in partial modification of its earlier decision, to reduce the quantum of fee for the newly admitted Associate members having 0-2 years of membership (i.e. members admitted w.e.f. 1st April, 2015 and thereafter), w.e.f. 1st April, 2017 as under:

Head of fee

Associate Member

Fee

(upto 31st March, 2017

Revised fee

(w.e.f. 1st April, 2017)

Reduced fee

(w.e.f. 1st April, 2017)

(for members with 02 years of standing i.e. ACS admitted on or after 1st April, 2015)

Annual membership fee Rs. 1125 Rs. 2500 Rs. 1500
Entrance fee Rs. 1500 Rs. 2000 Rs. 2000
Restoration fee Rs.   250 Rs.   250

(No change)

Rs.   250

(No change)

Certificate of Practice fee Rs. 1000 Rs. 2000 Rs. 1500

6. The reduced fee structure will be applicable for the members having membership of 0-2 years (admitted on any date, on or after 1st April, 2015 to 31st March, 2017) for two financial years  only,  i.e. for FY 2017-18 and 2018-19.

7. Accordingly, the benefit will also be available to the members admitted on any date, on or after 1st April, 2017 for two financial years, (i.e. the year of admission and the following year) till further determination of fee, if any, by the Council.

8. In nutshell, this benefit will be available to the newly admitted members for a maximum of ‘two’ initial annual membership fee for the period falling on or after 1st April, 2017.

9. A detailed FAQ in this regard is given in Annexure – I.

Annexure – I

FAQs on reduced fee structure w.e.f. 1st April, 2017, for the newly admitted ACS having 0-2 years of standing (admitted on any date, on or after 1st April, 2015)

Sl. No.

Question

Answer
1. Who are eligible for the reduced fee structure? ACS, having 0-2 years of membership, admitted on or after 1st April, 2015.
2. For how long ACS, admitted during the period from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2017, can avail the benefit of the reduced fee structure? For two years i.e. FY 2017-18 and 2018-19 (irrespective of the date of admission as  ACS between 1st April to 31st March)
3. Whether the reduced fee structure is with retrospective effect? The reduced fee structure is applicable w.e.f. 01-04-2017 for the ACS admitted on or after 01-04-2015.
4. From which financial year ACS, admitted during the period from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2017, are  required to pay the full annual membership and certificate of practice fee (as revised by the Council w.e.f. 1st April, 2017) From FY 2019-20 onwards.
5. What is the annual membership fee payable by ACS admitted till 31.03.2015? Rs. 2500.
6. What is the annual membership fee payable by ACS, admitted during the period from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2017? Rs. 1500 in FY 2017-18 and FY 2018-19

Rs. 2500 from FY 2019-20 onwards.

7. What is the annual membership fee payable by ACS, admitted on or after 01.04.2017? Rs. 1500 in the financial year in which admitted as ACS (Rs. 750 in case admitted during the period from October to March)

Rs. 1500 in the year following the year of admission

Rs. 2500 from the second financial year following the year of admission.

8. What are the entrance fee and the restoration fee for ACS, admitted on or after 01.04.2015, if applicable? It is Rs. 2000 and Rs. 250 respectively (no reduction in these heads)
9. What is the certificate of practice fee payable by ACS admitted till 31.03.2015 (irrespective of the date of obtaining the certificate of practice)? Rs. 2000.
10. What is the certificate of practice fee payable by ACS, admitted during the period from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2017 (irrespective of the date of obtaining the certificate of practice)? Rs. 1500 in FY 2017-18 and FY 2018-19

Rs. 2000 from FY 2019-20 onwards.

11. What is the certificate of practice fee payable by ACS, admitted on or after 01.04.2017 (irrespective of the date of obtaining the certificate of practice)? Rs. 1500 in the financial year in which admitted as ACS (Rs. 750 in case admitted during the period from October to March)

Rs. 1500 in the year following the year of admission

Rs. 2000 from the second financial year following the year of admission.

12. What is the fee payable for becoming ACS w.e.f. 1st April, 2017 (if admitted during the period from April to September)? The fee payable is Rs. 3500. The break-up is as under:

Entrance fee – Rs. 2000

Annual Membership fee (in the year of admission)– Rs. 1500

13.

What is the fee payable for becoming ACS w.e.f. 1st April, 2017 (if admitted during the period from October to March)?

The fee payable is Rs. 2750. The break-up is as under:

Entrance fee – Rs. 2000

Annual Membership fee  (in the year of admission)– Rs. 750

14.

What is the fee payable by ACS, above sixty / seventy years of age, admitted during the period from 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2017, during renewal of membership, in the financial years 2017-18 and 2018-19; 2019-20 onwards, having declared that they are not in gainful employment or practice?

Concessional fee as per the CS Regulations, 1982  as under:

 FY 2017-18 & FY 2018-19 -Rs. 750 for above sixty / Rs. 375 for above seventy).

FY 2019-20 onwards – Rs. 1250 for above sixty / Rs. 625 for above seventy

15.

What is the fee payable by ACS, above sixty / seventy years of age, admitted on or after 01.04.2017, during renewal of membership, in the year subsequent to the year of admission, having declared that they are not in gainful employment or practice?

Concessional fee as per the CS Regulations, 1982 as under-

Rs. 750 for above sixty / Rs. 375 for above seventy.

16. What is the fee payable by ACS, above sixty / seventy years of age, admitted on or after 01.04.2017, during renewal of membership, in the second year subsequent to the year of admission and thereafter, having declared that they are not in gainful employment or practice?

Concessional fee as per the CS Regulations, 1982 as under:

Rs. 1250 for above sixty / Rs. 625 for above seventy

17.

From which financial year ACS, admitted on or after 01.04.2017, are required to pay the full annual membership and certificate of practice fee (as revised by the Council w.e.f. 1st April, 2017)

From the second year subsequent to the year of admission and thereafter.

18.

What is the procedure for fee adjustment for those ACS who have already paid the increased full fee as revised by the Council w.e.f. 1st April, 2017; and who are eligible to pay the reduced membership fee?

The fee already paid in excess consequent to such reduction will be adjusted in the membership fee payable in the next financial year.

19. In case of any further query/clarification

Mr. Jitendra Kumar at email id jitendra.kumar@icsi.edu

Telephone:0120-4082134

MCA Updats – 09.05.2017

  • MCA – Due to urgent maintenance the following document related services will not be available on Tuesday, 9th May 2017 – View Public Documents, Download of form 49A/49B, Download form for Resubmission, and Documents in Track Payment Status / Track SRN status / Enquire DIN status services. Stakeholders are requested to plan accordingly.
  • Form DIR-3C and RD-1 are likely to be revised on MCA21 Company Forms Download page w.e.f 11th May 2017. Stakeholders are advised to check the latest version before filing.
  • Forms CHG-1, CHG-4, CHG-9 and STK-2 were recently revised on MCA21 Company Forms Download page. Stakeholders are advised to check the latest version before filing.

MCA Upload Defaulting Status of All Companies..!!

Image result for mca master dataMCA has updated all the master data by adding defaulting status. If any company is in default for annual filing for the year 2015-16 than MCA mark it as a defaulting.

Example – “Default Status – Defaulting in filing of Annual Return and Balance Sheet for the financial year 2015 – 2016”