UL Safer Roads, Safer India Youth Service Grants

UL Safer Roads, Safer India Youth Service Grants

Deadline: April 9 , 2015
YSA and UL are looking for creative ideas from young people in India about how they can help create safer roads and a safer India. Two YSA Grants programs will help youth find their voice, take action, and make an impact on the issue of road safety in India.
Youth and educators can apply at www.YSA.org/SaferIndia

Voluntary Donations to Societies by members are exempt from Income Tax

Voluntary donations in a CHS are exempted from IT_1

Gardasil Vaccine : The decision we will always regret

We were very diligent with our children’s health. We never missed an annual check-up and we also followed the pediatrician’s recommended vaccine schedule including annual flu shots. Our pediatrician recommended the Gardasil vaccine. The Gardasil vaccine was heavily advertised on TV. We read the vaccine Disclosure. It said that the vaccine should not be given to those with HIV. Katie did not have HIV so we signed the Consent.

We found many stories about devastating health changes post-vaccine. These stories are eerily familiar to our daughter’s. The Gardasil vaccine is known to activate latent infections and viruses, such as Epstein Barr and Bartonella. The Gardasil vaccine deregulates the immune system and that allows latent infections and viruses, which were kept in check pre-vaccine by a then properly functioning immune system, to activate post-vaccine. Now, there is evidence that the HPV vaccine is linked to the onset of autoimmune diseases.

We recently consulted Katie’s LLMD and also her Primary Care Physician, who reviewed Katie’s vaccine log and extensive medical records. Both agree that Katie’s immune system was injured by the Gardasil vaccine and that it was the catalyst to her cascading health problems and chronic illness. Katie’s LLMD is now treating her for a vaccine injury in addition to treating multiple tick-borne diseases, other infections/viruses and autoimmune thyroid disease.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/048745_Gardasil_vaccine_injury_Big_Pharma.html



Tax benefit for Sukanya Samridhi Scheme

Depositors in the ‘Sukanaya Samridhi’ scheme, notified by the government in November 2014, can now avail tax benefits under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act.

The maximum deposit under the scheme for planning the future of the girl child will be ₹1.50 lakh in a financial year. Apart from this scheme, an individual also has the option of getting tax benefits through investments in National Savings Certificates, five-year Post Office Time Deposits, Public Provident Fund, Life Insurance, Equity-Linked Tax Saving Scheme, Five-year Tax Saving Bank Fixed Deposits or even principal repayment of home loan under Section 80C.

Scheme specifics

As per a Finance Ministry notification, tax benefits for the Sukanya Samridhi scheme have come into effect from January 21, which means anyone investing on after the said date will get tax benefits.

The scheme prescribes opening of a deposit account with post offices in the name of girl child by her biological parents or legal guardian. One girl will have one account, while the parent can open such an account for a maximum of two girl children till the age of 10.

However, if there are twin girls, then the facility will also be available for the third girl child.

Though the account will mature in 21 years from the date of opening of account, one can withdraw half the balance (at the end of preceding financial year) for higher education and marriage.

There is one condition — this withdrawal will be possible only after the girl attains the age of 18 years. The account will be closed if a girl marries before the scheme’s maturity period.


India’s renewable energy plans to create over a million jobs

A new study reveals that, if successful, India’s wind and solar energy plans can give employment to over a million people

The study, called Clean Energy Powers Local Job Growth in India, was undertaken by the Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC) and the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW). It found that these jobs would come from project planning, construction, installation and operations required to meet the renewable energy targets and could be created in less than a decade.

Government officials find the results encouraging for the renewable energy sector.

“These job projections give us even more drive to make our solar target, the most aggressive one in the world, a reality,” said Tarun Kapoor, Joint Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). “Now we know what type of skill creation we need to invest in and can take the necessary steps to make that happen.”

A previous study estimated that the Indian solar market has already employed approximately 24,000 workers during the first phase of Solar Mission in 2011-14. According to the government estimates, the wind sector development has produced an additional figure of 45,000 FTE (Full-time equivalent) jobs so far.

“Prime Minister Modi’s clean energy plan creates enormous potential for India’s booming population. It provides job opportunities and access to electricity that will power rapidly growing cities and villages,” said Anjali Jaiswal, Director of NRDC’s India Initiative. “India is aiming to produce more solar energy than any other country in the world, which is an ambitious goal and shows how serious the government is about creating a clean energy economy. Our research has found unequivocally that renewable energy can drive economic development in all corners of the country.”

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Online Registration of Leave and License Agreements in Maharashtra


The Maharashtra government has introduced E-registration for Leave and License (Rental) Agreement(best way to do so is via www.anulom.com).Maharashtra governments E-registration module for the below cities
1) Mumbai
2) Mumbai Suburban
3) Thane
4) Nashik
5) Pune
6) Nagpur
7) Raighad
8) Aurangabad
9) Nanded

Prequisite for e registration are 
All Owners ,tenants and identifiers(witneses) should have Adhaar and PAN number + Biometric device to scan fingerprint

Click Here for more information on the steps to be followed.

Check your Employees’ Provident Fund Balance Online

Now, an easy way to get your money out of dormant PF account.

The EPFO now has an online facility to trace and recover PF money lying in dormant accounts from old jobs

While shifting jobs, many employees don’t transfer their Employee Provident Fund to the new organisation as they either forget or find the procedure too complex.

The numbers are surprising. As of last financial year, about Rs 26,496 crore of provident fund money was lying with Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) in inoperative accounts. The government body stops crediting interest to those accounts which fail to make contributions for 36 months continuously and classify them as inoperative or dormant.
Until now it required lot of paperwork like filling up forms and attestation of claim from previous employer and so on. This has changed now. From January, the retirement fund body has launched a special drive to help such account holders. The organisation has asked field offices to identify the beneficiaries of inoperative PF accounts and settle those either by making payments, or transferring money to their active accounts. And to help them in this process, EPFO has launched an online helpdesk.

All you need to do is log onto EPFO’s website www.epfindia.com. Under the section ‘For Employees’ there’s a link to ‘Inoperative A/c Helpdesk System’. You need to put in your details and the organisation will communicate you the further procedure.
The web helpdesk is meant to help EFPO members trace out their provident fund numbers or find the total fund accumulated. The organisation has seen that the biggest problem with subscribers is that they don’t remember their account numbers.
When you click the link, it first asks to fill in the problem. Then you have to fill in details such as the name of the employer, PF account number, date of joining and leaving the company, personal details and so on. One done you will receive a reference number. Make sure to make a note of it as it’s not communicated through email or mobile.

If the details are traced, then the helpdesk will guide the subscribers for transferring the amount lying in inoperative account to their existing accounts. The subscribers can also withdraw money from the inoperative accounts by filling the claim form. EPFO has a web facility which helps users to transfer their old account dues to existing accounts.

Account holders should immediately act if they have not transferred or claimed provident fund when they changed jobs. PF is the key to retirement planning. “Even if a person has not earned interest for a year or two, it can drastically impact retirement corpus,” said a certified financial planner. He also suggested that it’s better to transfer the balance to the new account rather than withdrawing it.

It’s not just about losing interest and consequently not benefitting from power of compounding. Dormant accounts can be targets of fraudsters. For example, two years back EPFO discovered that fraudsters siphoned off money from inactive PF accounts by forging documents and by opening bank accounts using forged identity documents. This was prominent in establishments where remittances had not been received for many years, records not updated and the establishment had not submitted statutory returns.

…………Tinesh Bhasin – Business Standard



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