25032018-TTC-01.qxd 25-03-2018 01:15 Page 1 123 established in 1881 vol. 2 no. 82 | sunday, march 25, 2018 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | www.tribuneindia.com | 30 pages | ~5.00 | regd. no. chd/0006/2018-2020 /thetribunechd New Delhi: The government has notified April 1 as the implementation date for the electronic way or e-way bill that will be required for transporting goods valued over Rs 50,000 between states. Besides, the Central Board of Excise and Customs has also notified the requirement of filing summary return GSTR-3B till June. The GSTR-3B for a month is required to be filed by the 20th day of the succeeding month. The GST Council had in its meeting on March 10 decided on the e-way bill rollout and extension of 3B filing facility. PTI Aircel-Maxis: Relief for Karti till April 16 New Delhi: A day after securing bail from the Delhi High Court in INX Media case, Karti Chidambaram on Saturday got another relief from a city court, which granted him protection from arrest till April 16 in the Aircel-Maxis matter arising out of the 2G spectrum cases lodged by the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate (ED). PTI Today’s issue is of 30 pages, including eight-page Spectrum. After 15 yrs, 2 new Punjab taxes Rajouri DC, SHO injured in clashes ~200/month burden on income tax payers; levy to fund schemes Ruchika M Khanna Crackdown on ‘Nowshera for district’ protests Shyam Sood Rajouri, March 24 At least 28 persons, including Rajouri Deputy Commissioner Shahid Iqbal Choudhary and a Station House Officer, were injured in violent clashes in Nowshera throughout Saturday following which Internet services in the district were snapped. The protesters, demanding district status, have been on a strike since more than a month. The Jammu and Kashmir government, in an order issued on March 9, had appointed an Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) for Nowshera and Sunderbani sub-divisions on a rotational basis. But Nowshera residents rejected the move. Teams of BJP ministers and senior bureaucrats held meetings with the people of Nowshera, Kalakot and Sunderbani on Friday after which the order was modified and separate ADCs appointed for the three towns. This failed to placate the protesters, who called it a mere eyewash and yet another deliberate attempt “to befool the people of Nowshera”. Subhash Kapoor, president, Joint Action Committee (JAC), said: “The protesters, who had gathered from every part of Nowshera, unanimously rejected the post of ADC. We decided to discuss the new order with 35 sarpanches and were hopeful of a breakthrough. But the police suddenly swung into action and turned Nowshera town into a battlefield.” He alleged at least 30 civilians were injured. Another JAC member said the action was pre-planned as the administration had on Friday ordered the closure of schools located within a radius of 5 km of the LoC. A student reportedly lost an eye as the police allegedly fired tear gas shells inside the Emergency Ward. SCHEMES ANNOUNCED Tribune News Service Lalu gets 14-year jail term in 4th fodder scam case Ranchi, March 24 A special CBI court in Ranchi on Saturday sentenced former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad to 14 years’ imprisonment and fined him Rs 60 lakh in the fourth case of the multi-crore fodder scam that surfaced in the 1990s in undivided Bihar. The CBI court of Shiv Pal Singh pronounced the quantum of punishment against Lalu and 18 others under the Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA) and various Sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) pertaining to the fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 3.13 crore from the Dumka treasury of undivided Bihar (now in Jharkhand). The CBI judge awarded two separate sentences of seven years each to Prasad under the IPC and the PCA. — TNS Chandigarh, March 24 Shunning populism after 15 years, the Punjab Government on Saturday came up with new revenue proposals — a development tax on income tax payers and levy for social security as the state continues to stare at burgeoning deficits. Beginning April, income tax assessees — professionals, traders and employees — may have to pay Rs 200 per month. This Punjab Development Tax, along with a tax for funding social security schemes, was announced by Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal as he presented his Budget proposals for 2018-19. Manpreet Badal read out the proposals, totalling Rs 1,02,198 crore, amid a walkout by Opposition MLAs of the Aam Aadmi Party and SAD-BJP on , the issue of "insufficient funds" for the crop loan waiver scheme. With Punjab earning Rs 73,812 crore as revenue and spending Rs 86,351 crore, the Small cold stores in Hoshiarpur Smartphones for the youth Naujawan Hunar Vikas Yojana Industrial corridors Free textbooks in govt schools 1,597 new classrooms 10 new degree colleges Free Wi-Fi in govt colleges Mahila Shakti Kendras in villages << FM Manpreet Singh Badal on his way to present the Budget. MANOJ MAHAJAN e-way GST bill rollout from April 1 /thetribunechd Punjab Budget PAGE 2, 3 revenue deficit has been pegged at Rs 12,539 crore. Also, Punjab's debt is set to swell to Rs 2,11,523 crore by March 2019. The fresh taxes have been proposed for additional resource mobilisation (ARM) to meet the resource gap (between income and expenditure). Till now, there were announcements on ARM in Budget speeches, without explaining how the government proposed to achieve it. All was invariably left to "bet- ter tax compliance and tightening the tax net". Manpreet Badal admitted that despite the new taxes, there would be a resource gap of Rs 4,175 crore. He said while the government would be raking in Rs 150 crore through development tax (this is more like a professional tax, necessitated to get access to cheaper loans from external agencies like Asian Development Bank), the remaining ARM of Rs 1,350 crore would be realised after the approval of the social security legislation by the House on Tuesday. A new levy was proposed to fund social security pensions amounting to Rs l,235 crore. "We will be increasing non-tax revenue, by raising the fee levied on government forms/services and by routing all funds through the state consolidated fund — from Rs 5,096.18 crore this year to Rs 10,248.85 crore in 2018-19," Manpreet Badal said. The Finance Bill is likely to be taken up for passage on Tuesday.
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