Post notes ban, there has been a hike in collection of personal income tax, the finance minister said, adding that the new portal will help honest tax payer. HIGHLIGHTS Finance Minister says number of assessees has gone up post notes ban Personal income tax collection has gone up post notes ban, he adds Mr Jaitley expects further increase in tax returns going ahead The number of persons under the tax net has increased by 91 lakh as unaccounted cash lost anonymity post note ban, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today.
While organisations and networks in over 150 countries were crippled by the WannaCry ransomware outbreak, India escaped from the malware spreading and causing damage, thanks to the timing of the incident, with offices being shut during the weekend. While organisations and networks in over 150 countries were crippled by the WannaCry ransomware outbreak, India escaped from the malware spreading and causing damage, thanks to the timing of the incident, with offices being shut during the weekend.
The Supreme Court, in an order in February this year, had observed that, “an effective process has been evolved to ensure the identity verification, as well as, the addresses of all mobile phone subscribers for the new subscribers. All existing subscribers of mobile services will have to go for Aadhaar-based re-verification soon, with the government instructing telecom operators to initiate the process. Cellular operators’ body COAI said its members may meet this week to discuss the modalities of rolling out the verification process for the existing one billion-plus mobile phone users.
Now, you can lock your Aadhaar biometric details to keep it safe and unlock it whenever you want to use it. With digital payments using Aadhaar data on the rise and cases of misuse being reported, officials of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) have come out with the new security feature to lock the biometric details (fingerprint and retinal scan data).The UIDAI introduced the lock and unlock facility following an uproar that Aadhaar deprived people of their right to privacy.
Worried in getting Aadhaar cards for your children? Need not anymore. Head to the common service centre recognised by Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India at 16th Avenue, Ashok Nagar, Chennai, where it is done exclusively for children below five years from Mondays to Saturdays this month. Speaking to ‘News Today’, H Moorthy of MGM e-Governance Services said, ”We are doing Aadhaar card enrollment for newborns to children below five years.
Cheap in-built iris scanners will eradicate use of costly ones for mass adoption of Aadhaar verification. Delta ID Inc., a consumer-grade iris scanning technology provider for mobile phones, proposed the introduction of iris integrated mobile phones as a cost-effective way of reducing the failure rates in Aadhaar biometric authentication, as recently reported in MGNREGA tests in Telangana. “We believe iris integrated smartphones and tablets will address the issues reported with Aadhaar biometric authentication.
SBI’s virtual queuing app can be downloaded free of cost from Google Play and Apple app stores. SBI or State Bank of India is offering a virtual queue ticket or “e-token” service through its newly-launched app No Queue, which enables customers to avail select banking services at its select branches without having to stand in queues. SBI customers “can book a virtual token…and skip the queue,” India’s largest bank SBI said on Twitter.
The Unique Identification Authority of India is working with banks and the Reserve Bank of India to ensure that merchants who use its mobile-based application for digital transactions earn a commission of up to 1% of the transaction value. With UIDAI suggesting it is on path to get this in place in a couple of months, the Aadhaar Enabled Payment System could give debit cards and e-wallets a run for their money.
It came to the notice of UIDAI that websites and mobile applications downloadable through Google Playstore were providing unauthorised Aadhaar related services. Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has ensured that 12 websites and 12 mobile applications available on the Google Playstore are shut down and has directed to close down 26 more such fraudulent and illegal websites/applications. It came to the notice of UIDAI that these websites and mobile applications downloadable through Google Playstore were providing unauthorised Aadhaar related services such as downloading online Aadhaar card, providing status of Aadhaar generation, PVC Aadhaar Card, etc.
Slowly but surely, Aadhaar card is going places. Places like India’s colleges and universities. In a notice issued on March 21, University Grant Commission has asked all universities in India to include Aadhaar number on a degree before it is issued to a student. The move, UGC says, will help reduce the prevalence of fake degrees and frauds. “I request you to introduce identification mechanisms like photograph and Unique ID/Aadhaar number in students’ certificates.