News Update

ST - Assessee ought not to have invoked Writ Jurisdiction straightway against the Assessment Order adjudicating the issue, which involves mixed questions of facts and law: HCWHO eyeing only 500 mn COVID-19 vaccine dose in Q1 of 2021Cus - Multiplying litigation by availing remedies in different forums is a deliberate effort on the part of the petitioner to abuse the process of law: HCSony to wind up Malaysian plant to consolidate businessCus - Department cannot be permitted to be a voluntary litigant in the Constitutional Courts especially to challenge orders of Single Judge without any valid rhyme or reason: HCRegulation Of Ott Platforms (See 'Corp Einsicht')Govt issues guidelines on advertising of online gaming & fantasy sportsCBDT issues posting order on promotion for five CCITsFour CCITs transferred to RFAC + Addl charge order for five CCITsAll states choose Option-1 to meet GST compensation shortfallCBDT issues fresh clarifications on provisions of Vivad se Vishwas SchemeGovt urges state food commissions to give special attention to vulnerable sectionIt is fit case for remand for reconsideration of additional evidence, where assessee is unable to furnish the same before the AO, due to the assessee's accounting staff having left it's employment: ITATRahul Navin, IRS officer of 1993 batch, appointed as Special Director in EDCOVID vaccine will be available in coming few weeks: PM ModiIncome arising from export cannot be divested from the export business of the undertaking for the purposes of Section 10A/10B: ITATCus - Confusion between numbers corresponding to claimed entry & eligible entry in respect of imported goods, cannot be construed as mis-declaration - declaration of tariff items & description of goods disprove charges of mis-declaration: CESTATGoyal stresses on need for standardization, quality monitoring of AYUSH productsStampede for vaccines - UN Chief cautions against 2021 turning into a mega disasterGovt may agree to tone down certain provisions of Agri ActsCanadian PM expresses concern over farmers’ stir in Delhi; India summons Ambassador to protestUS plans second economic stimulus; Talks gain momentumHyderabad local elections - BJP makes big gains even as TRS leads tallyRBI to make RTGS 24x7 service very soonSitharaman inaugurates Founding Day of DRILakshadweep Administrator Dineshwar Sharma passes awayCentre issues guidelines for feeder-level solarisation under PM-KUSUM SchemeST - SVLDRS, 2019 - Depriving the petitioner for the fault of the Department would be unfair and unreasonable: HCST demand communicated in May 2019 revised from 82 crores to 5 crores in December, 2019 - revised figure should relate back to the original quantification - SVLDRS-1 cannot be rejected on ground that liability was not quantified before 30 June 2019: HCCus - s.110 - It cannot be that seizure is made by one officer and the 'reasons to believe' are recorded by another officer: HCNDPS - Ganja recovered is between small quantity and commercial quantity - since appellant has already undergone six years RI out of the maximum punishment of 10 years, appeal allowed in part: SC LBPanel discussion on trade-based money laundering to mark DRI's Birthday todayST - VCES, 2013 - interest should have been computed on unpaid dues and not on declared amount: HCSolapur teacher bags USD one million global prize for promoting girls’ educationCGST - Tribunal not yet constituted, hence no precipitative action to be taken by respondent: HCCus - High Court need not entertain petition challenging O-i-O which was not appealed against before the Commr.(A), within the maximum limitation period: HCCX - Refund of duty claimed u/s 11B of CEA 1944 can be rejected only upon being ineligible as per statutory provisions - refund claimed prematurely is no grounds for rejection: CESTATSTIP 2020 can help India become future-ready to face situations like COVID-19
 
BSVI introduction a revolutionary step: Javadekar

By TIOL News Service

NEW DELHI, OCT 19, 2020: THE Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate change, Mr Prakash Javadekar, yesterday interacted live on his Facebook, speaking on the issue of air pollution and the steps being taken by the Central government to combat it. People interacted with the Union Minister sending questions and suggestions with the Hashtag #AskPrakashJavadekar.

Mr Javadekar stated during the interaction that Prime Minister had announced that a holistic approach towards reduction of Air Pollution is being implemented across the country and the Ministry of Environment through the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) is implementing the same across 122 cities in the country. NCAP targets to achieve 20 to 30 % reduction in PM10 and PM2.5 concentrations by 2024 across the country.

The Union Minister said that the whole world is facing the issue of air pollution. Talking on the factors of Air pollution Mr Javadekar said that in India, the primary reasons for air pollution are vehicular emissions, industrial emissions, dust from construction and demolition sites, biomass burning, poor waste management and stubble burning. Pollution in northern India during winters gets exacerbated when these factors combine with geographical and meteorological factors.

The minister informed the Facebook audience various steps the Central government has implemented to combat air pollution effectively. The number of ‘Good', air days has increased to 218 in 2020 against 106 in 2016, and number of poor quality air days decreased to 56 in 2020 against 156 in 2016 during January 01st to September 30th.

Terming introduction of BS VI compliant vehicle standard since April 2020 across the country as a revolutionary step towards reduction of vehicular pollution the Minister explained that BSVI helped reduce pollution caused by vehicles. BSVI fuel reduces the NOx emission by 70% in diesel cars, by 25% in petrol cars and reduces particulate matter(PM) in vehicles by 80%.

Operationalization of Eastern and Western Peripheral Expressway has eased congestion by diverting traffic from Delhi. Union Minister urged all to minimise use of personal vehicles, and use metro and other public modes of transport. He also urged people to switch to cleaner modes of transport.Mr Javadekar said that Metro expansion has helped a lot to reduce congestion and pollution. Metro expanded with more stations and coaches avoiding pollution from 5 lakh vehicles.

The minister highlighted the steps to reduce industrial emissions which include closure of Badarpur and Sonipat Thermal Power Plants, conversion to zig zag technologies in Brick Kilns, 2800 industries switching to PNG fuel and ban on petcoke and furnace oil.

Union Minister informed the netizens about CPCB's SAMEER App by appealing to everyone to download the app, which gives complete information about the polluted areas in various cities across the country. It identifies areas having heavy pollution with a red mark.


POST YOUR COMMENTS