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The Indirect Taxes Committee of the Institute has submitted the Pre-Budget Memorandum, 2013 relating to Indirect Taxes to the Ministry of Finance. The Memorandum contains suggestions on various issues in the area of indirect taxes with a view to make tax laws simple, fair and transparent.

Indirect Taxes Committee Secretariat

ICAI

Pre-Budget Memorandum, 2013

Source: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

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General Circular No. 32/2012, No.11/08/2012-CL-V, dated 15th  October, 2012.

CORRIGENDUM

In continuation to this Ministry vide circular no. 26/2012, dated 23.08.2012 wherein a Committee has been constituted for Reforming the Regulatory Environment for doing business in India.

In this regard, the 1st meeting of the said committee held on 10.10.2012, thereafter it has been decided to include representatives from PSU Banks/from NTPC and BHEL so as to make the Committee more broad based.

Accordingly, the following persons are made members of the above committee:

(a) Shri Pratip Chaudhuri, Chairman, State Bank of India

(b) Shri Arup Roy Choudhury, Chairman & Managing Director, NTPC

(c) Shri B.P. Rao, Chairman & Managing Director, BHEL

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Source: Ministry of Corporate Affairs.


The Expert Committee under the Chairmanship of Sh. Vepa Kamesam was constituted by the Ministry on 23.02.2006 to advise on various issues concerning the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) particularly the nature of legislation and changes required in the existing laws, to enable effective functioning of SFIO. The Committee has since submitted its report to the Ministry on 29.04.2009. Based on the report, in the Companies Bill, 2011 recognition to SFIO through clause no. 211 and empowering it with powers to investigate into the affairs of the company through clause no. 212 has been provided.

This information was given by Minister of State for Corporate Affairs Shri R.P.N. Singh in reply to a written question in the Rajya Sabha today.

Source: Press Information Bureau.

 

 

 


Circular No. 27/2012, No. 11/08/2012-CL-V, dated 29th August, 2012.

In continuation of this office O.M. of even number dated 23.08.2012 the undersigned is directed to say that Special Secretary/Additional Secretary of this Ministry shall be the nominee of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs in the Committee for Reforming the Regulatory Environment for doing Business in India.

Further, the name ‘Shri Madhu Tandon’ referred in the said Committee may be read as “Shri Madhu Kannan, Head Business Development, Tata Sons Limited”

Lastly, Director General & CEO, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs will be the convenor of the Committee.

Click here to download the complete text of the above Circular in PDF Format- Circular No. 27/2012 dated 29.08.2012.

Source: Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

 

 

 


General Circular no. 26/2012, No.11/08/2012-CL.V, dated 23rd August, 2012.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

The undersigned is directed to state as under:-

1. The report of The World Bank and the International Finance Corporation, entitled “Doing Business 2012: Doing business in a very Transparent World”, India has been ranked at a low of 132 amongst a sample of 183 countries. Although, there is a seven – point improvement over 2010 ranking of 139. However, India continues to lag behind even the BRIC and SAARC countries on most of the parameters.

2. Easing of business environment mandates extensive examination of regulations in different areas of root functioning such as financial reforms, governance reforms, liberalized policy framework, process reforms, etc.,. Thus there is a need to conduct an in-depth study into the entire gamut of regulatory framework and come out with a detailed roadmap for improving the climate of business in India in a time bound manner. Such an exercise needs to be undertaken for periodical improvement in the ranking, leading to a situation where India gradually moves towards upward position with almost zero hassles.

3. Accordingly, to achieve this, it has been decided to constitute a Committee to conduct this study and prepare a detailed report within a period of six months. The Committee shall consist of following persons:

I. Mr. M. Damodaran – Chairman

II. Members:

  1. Shri Y.C Deveshwar, Chairman, ITC
  2. Shri Ishaat Hussain, Director, Tata Sons Limited
  3. Shri K.V. Kamath, Chairman, Infosys
  4. Shri Madhu Tandon,
  5. Shri Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group
  6. 6. Shri Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman, Aditya Birla Group
  7. Chairman, SEBI or his nominee
  8. A representative of Reserve Bank of India
  9. Shri R.K. Pachauri, Vice-Chairman, TERI
  10. Shri Vijai Sharma, Ex. MoEF Secretary
  11. Shri Subas Pani, former Secretary, M/o Rural Development
  12. A representative not below the rank of Joint Secretary from M/o Power
  13. A representative not below the rank of Joint Secretary from M/o Petroleum
  14. A representative not below the rank of Joint Secretary from M/o Highways
  15. A representative not below the rank of Joint Secretary from M/o Urban Development
  16. A representative not below the rank of Joint Secretary from M/o Commerce & Industry
  17. A representative not below the rank of Joint Secretary from M/o Economic Affairs
  18. Shri Amitabh Choudhary, CEO, HDFC Standard Life
  19. Shri Anil Bharadwaj, Secretary General, FISME
  20. Shri P.R. Ramesh, Chairman, Deloitte India

The Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) will render the necessary secretarial assistance and logistic support to the Committee which shall submit its report to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs not later than six months from the date of holding of its first meeting. Further, the committee is free to hold its meeting at anywhere in India as decided by its chairman. The Chairman of the Committee shall be free to make its own procedure for conducting the meeting of the Committee.

4. In carrying out its task the Committee may,

(a) Elicit opinions about the policy action initiatives required and the changes in the statute required for meeting the objective of conducive business environment.

(b) Hold wide consultations with all the stakeholders in the corporate sector, academics and members of public;

(c) Issue questionnaires and invite written comments through public advertisements; and

(d) Take such other steps as may be considered necessary to suggest a comprehensive policy framework to enable regulatory environment for doing business in India.

This issues with the approval of Hon’ble Corporate Affair Minister..

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Click here to download the complete text of the above Circular in PDF Format- General Circular No. 26/2012 dated 23.08.2012.

Source: Ministry of Corporate Affairs.