News Update

GST - Profiteering - While the petitioner wants to pay, the State CWFs are neither operational nor functional - Strange : HCJoe Biden promises Commission to recommend changes to Supreme CourtGST - Anti-Profiteering - Directions of NAA to undertake further investigation with regard to other projects, notice and summons issued by respondent stayed: HCBihar Polls - BJP manifesto promises 19 lakh jobs + free-vaccination for COVID-19 + lentils under MSPCus - Notification prohibiting export was uploaded digitally on 14.09.2020 at 22:28:11 hours - Export of onions in respect of shipping bills which were presented and generated prior to this date/time shall be allowed: HCBihar CM Sushil Modi tests positive for CoronavirusCus - When the Court is in session of a matter, an administrative or executive authority cannot start parallel proceeding on very same subject matter at its own ipse dixit and record finding: HCSutherland 'take two' and the Transition of Cess (See 'TOG Insight' in Taxongo.com)Govt to go for graded relaxation in visa and travel restrictionsTax Returns & Politicians - They necessarily make quaint & strange bedfellows!Amendment to Rule 142(1A) is anti-taxpayerCBIC grants Customs & Excise duty exemption to goods imported against duty credit scrip under RoSLVAT - Orders directing recovery of duty from an assessee are unsustainable, where they are non speaking orders & contravene the principles of natural justice: HCCus - CBLR - It is established principle of law that mere facilitation without knowledge of consequences, would not amount to abetting an offence: CESTATIFSCA prescribes regulatory framework for REITs and InvITs in IFSCCX - Only for reason that M/s Vedanta paid duty amount much prior to issue of SCN & without contesting went for settlement, no adverse inference can be drawn so as to deny CENVAT availed by their consignee on supplementary invoices: CESTATGlobal trade to shrink by 9%, says UNCTADST - Insurance service provided to banks by Deposit Insurance Corporation, qualifies as input service - CENVAT credit can be availed of service tax paid by banks for such service provided to them in course of rendering output services: CESTATPM to meet global fund houses to woo FDI inflowsCus - SCN has tripped upon itself in its haste to carry the impugned goods beyond the scope of eligibility of the exemption notification: CESTATSearch assessment order passed u/s 153A is unsustainable where no material incriminating the assessee is found in course of search proceedings: ITATMaharashtra Govt revokes standing approval granted to CBI to enter State for probesClub expenses incurred by assessee cannot be allowed as business expenses, where they are found to have been incurred for personal use: ITATECI sets up panel to examine issues concerning expenditure limitsProviso to section 36(1)(iii) mandates capitalization of interest only in respect of capital assets purchased out of borrowed funds: ITATLimitation period of six months for deciding the application for registartion u/s 12AA is applicable to remanded matters: ITATIncome tax raids two govt contractors; detects bogus claimsPure consultancy services (without supply of goods) provided to private individuals is taxable @18%: AARProliferate Litigation as much as you can
 
78 new routes identified under Phase 1 of UDAN 4.0

By TIOL News Service

NEW DELHI, SEPT 21, 2020: After three rounds of bidding under Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS)- Ude Deshka Aam Nagrik (UDAN), pre-COVID, 688 valid routes were awarded, out of which 281 routes were operationalized. After suspension of domestic flight operations from 25th March, 2020 to 24th May, 2020, domestic air services including RCS operations have recommenced with effect from 25.05.2020. Airlines are resuming the commenced RCS routes in a calibrated manner.Further, 78 new routes have been identified and approved under 1st phase of UDAN 4.0. Airports Authority of India, the Implementing Agency is in the process of awarding these routes to the Selected Airline Operators (SAOs). Click here (Annexures-A and B)for details of the routes awarded and commenced under RCS-UDAN.

Some of the reasons for non-operationalization of few UDAN routes are:

i) Lack of infrastructure at civil airports due to non-availability of land, delay related to compliance of the regulations by the airport operators, lack of road connectivity to the airports.

ii) Non-completion of the process involved in obtaining Scheduled Commuter Operators Permit by the Airlines.

Due to COVID-19, commencement of civil work of airports got delayed. Also, due to suspension of domestic operations, overall commencement of new routes got adversely affected.

4th round of bidding has commenced on 3rd December, 2019. 100 airports/heliports/water aerodromes are to be developed by 2024, awarded in various rounds of bidding under RCS-UDAN.

This information was given in a written reply by Mr Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State, I/C, Civil Aviation, in Rajya Sabha today.


POST YOUR COMMENTS