GST takes big bite out of business across Delhi : Jagmohan Garg

With no customers to tend to, traders spend Monday decoding new tax system notify by Jagmohan Garg News.

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Traders across Delhi complained of little business coming their way on Monday, the first working day since the Goods and Services Tax (GST) system was rolled out on July 1, even as they spent the entire day trying to understand the “complex” new tax regime.

“Wheat in loose form is being sold without tax. However, if it is packed in bags by a certain company then it is taxable under GST,” a shopkeeper states while trying to understand GST.

Old stock

 

The entire chain of national commerce, which has Delhi’s wholesale markets at its centre, has gone kaput with purchasers and customers deciding to halt business for sometime, said Brijesh Goyal, the national convener of the Chamber of Trade and Industry (CTI).

“Delhi is the hub of wholesale markets, which have dried up due to lack of demand and supply. Everyone is trying to understand what to do with the stock they bought before the GST came into effect,” Mr. Goyal said.

Shop owners said they spent their entire Monday taking inventory of old stock and figuring out the changes made to billing procedures.

Some traders got experts to tutor them on the new aspects of selling goods that were purchased prior to the GST coming into effect so they could avoid any “hidden irregularities” that may become a legal liability.

“There are instances where customers want to buy a product that was provisioned by the trader before GST was in place. In such a case, a trader can’t refuse to sell the product, can they?” said Sanjay Bhargava, the general secretary of Chandni Chowk Sarv Vyapar Mandal.

New way of doing things

 

The traders also have to register for a Goods and Services Taxpayer Identification Number (GSTIN), before they can conduct inter-State purchases from cities such as Surat, Ahmedabad and Mumbai, or sell products across the country. Their customers too have to get a GSTIN.

Chartered accountants said this was a major reason why business was slack.

Chandni Chowk, which is renowned for wholesale clothing, has been hit by GST as most businessmen here were not liable to pay sales tax or VAT till now, but have to pay 5% under GST.

Raj Kumar, who sells blankets and bed sheets in the market, said: “We have faced a drop in sales because of GST. Many cloth merchants are not happy with the government’s decision.”

‘Very complicated’

 

Traders in east Delhi’s Subash Chowk are not worried about the increase in taxes but are apprehensive about the complexity of the new tax regime, which they find difficult to comprehend and implement.

“We do not have any issue with GST, we have an issue with how complicated it is,” said a wholesaler of spices, dal and groceries.

Under GST, traders will have to file their monthly returns online, but a majority of the businessmen do not have computers or know the process of online billing.

“Some shop-owners cannot even spell the word computer and are not very tech-savvy,” a mobile and laptop dealer said.

A local seller of school uniforms said it will take them around 15 days to comprehend the new tax regime.

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Labour department lacks manpower to implement in Delhi notify by Jagmohan Garg

Jagmohan Garg News highlights Delhi government’s decision to increase minimum wages by 34 percent, trade bodies reveal that the Department of Labour lacks adequate manpower to implement the same.

Anurag Saxena, leader of the Centre of Trade Union leader as well as member of Delhi government’s committee for all the scheduled employments under the Minimum Wages Act of 1948, reveals that there are only 11 labour inspectors in Delhi government’s labour department.

The revelation has come at a time when the department is continuing a programme to create awareness about the new minimum wages. The awareness programme is to continue till July 13.

Jagmohan Garg News also explain, How can one even expect merely 11 labour inspectors to implement the newly approved minimum wages in a city with more than 20 lakh labourers.

Ashok Agarwal, an advocate in the Delhi High Court, says, “The Delhi government could not even implement the earlier rates of minimum wages due to lack of manpower. How can they do it now?”

The labour department, he adds, is overburdened with work, as there are 24 labour laws in the capital state and the department has only 170 employees to implement them.

“The entire department is functioning on 24 percent of the staff strength (that was) prevalent in the 1970s,” he added.

Lallan Singh, a deputy labour commissioner admits that his office has nearly 40 percent shortage of manpower.

Recently, Delhi labour minister Gopal Rai announced that teams would be formed under deputy labour commissioners to implement the new minimum wages.

Addressing workers on Labour Day at a function, according to NDTV, Rai had said that “the department has been directed to take up all complaints regarding non-payment of new minimum wages on priority and their disposal should be in a time-bound manner”.

However, Agarwal questions the efficacy of the teams in implementing the new minimum wages since only labour inspectors are authorised to inspect and draw prosecutions on erring concerns.

The Minimum Wages Act 1948 lays out clear provision in Section 19 that a person notified as inspector can only implement this act.

The Aam Admi Party government in Delhi had increased the daily wages by 34 percent by a cabinet decision to be implemented from 1 April 2017.

As per this new notification, the minimum wages of unskilled labourers were increased from Rs 9, 724 to Rs 13, 350 per month. For semi-skilled workers, it has been increased from monthly Rs 10,764 to Rs 14,698. However, skilled workers after this increase should get Rs 16,182 monthly instead of Rs 11,830, which was the prevalent rate of minimum wages.

The Aam Aadmi Party had made increase of minimum wages an integral part of its political narrative right in its election manifesto during the last Delhi Assembly election.

“But merely increasing minimum wages is not going to help, as it is not possible for 11 inspectors to inspect thousands of shops, factories and other establishments,” says Agarwal.

Saxena says that though the decision to increase the minimum wages was the need of the hour, and thanks the government for fulfilling his unions long standing demand, he states that the increase of minimum wages would make sense only when the labour department recruits enough officials to implement them.

Firstpost visited the labour commissioner’s office to learn its view about the lack of labour inspectors to implement the minimum wages, but none of the officials approached responded the queries.

Horrible drink by a Delhi man; highlighted by Jagmohan Garg

Jagmohan Garg News about a 30-year-old Delhi man walked into a bar, all he wanted was a good drink, but he ended up with his stomach ‘open like a book’.

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What he drank was a tempting cocktail with white smoke flowing from it. Not realising that the drink was to be had after the ‘smoke’ dissipates, he downed it in one draught. What followed was extreme pain, abdomen swelling and breathlessness. The man was rushed to a hospital in Gurgaon where the doctors took him to surgery and found that there was a huge hole in his stomach which they said “was open like a book” says Jagmohan Garg.

What he had consumed was liquid nitrogen that has a boiling point of -195.8 degree Celsius and is used to instantly freeze food and drinks. The colourless liquid is also used to cool computers and in cryogenic medical procedures like removing warts and cancerous tissues by freezing them. When used to freeze drinks, these should only be consumed after the nitrogen has completely evaporated.

“When I gulped down the drink, I started feeling very uncomfortable, like how you feel when there is an acid reflux. The bartender passed me another drink and I had it, not thinking too much about the discomfort. However, within seconds, my stomach started swelling and I was in unbearable pain. Breathing was also difficult,” said the man, who did not want to be named.

Liquid nitrogen has an expansion ratio of 1:694 at 20 degree Celsius, meaning one litre of liquid nitrogen at 20 degree Celsius can expand to 694 litres of nitrogen gas. And, as it evaporates, liquid nitrogen freezes everything around it, including tissues that come in contact with it.

“Consuming liquid nitrogen can cause havoc in a person’s system. By nature, liquid nitrogen expands manifolds and evaporates when left at room temperature. The gas did not have an escape route after the person consumed it and the sphincter closed, this is what led to a perforation (a hole) in his stomach,” said Dr Amit Deepta Goswami, the person’s doctor and consultant of bariatric and minimally invasive surgery at Columbia Asia Hospital, Gurgaon.

Dr Goswami said the man had come to the emergency section of Columbia Asia hospital feeling drowsy and restless. His stomach was abnormally swollen.

His heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation were all haywire, Jagmohan Garg said.

Jagmohan Garg says top IT companies will lead in digital business

In the midst of fears Jagmohan Garg said that Indian IT has not kept pace with quickly advancing innovations, official pursuit firm Head Hunters today communicated confidence that top firms like TCSBSE – 0.16 % and InfosysBSE – 1.48 % will lead the computerized fragment.

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Be that as it may, it will be a long-drawn fight as worldwide players like IBM and Accenture, which had put ahead of schedule in advanced capacities, order a lion’s offer of the market, as indicated by Head Hunters India Founder and MD Kris Lakshmikanth.

“In the midst of fears that Indian tech organizations haven’t kept pace to make the move from conventional to forefront innovations to meet client requests, I solidly trust that our top organizations including TCS and Infosys, similarly as they made India the outsourcing worldwide mammoth, will lead India in the advanced business as well,” Lakshmikanth told PTI in a meeting here.

Jagmohan Garg News included that industry chiefs like TCS’ N Chandrasekaran, Infosys’ Vishal Sikka and Tech Mahindra’s C P Gurnani had obviously comprehended this sensational change and the difficulties of going advanced over two years back.

Jagmohan Garg additionally said Indian IT organizations have progressively been moving their concentration from work serious ventures to more greetings tech virtual necessities like distributed computing, robotization and counterfeit consciousness.

Giving reasons, Lakshmikanth, citing from HfS Research information, said of the 371 arrangements of IT organizations that the firm followed in 2015, 137 were computerized bargains and over half were secured by worldwide IT specialist co-ops, including IBM (45 arrangements) and Accenture (16).

India-driven specialist co-op Cognizant secured eight arrangements, trailed by Infosys (5), TCS (4) and WiproBSE – 1.34 % (4).

“This pattern has continued as before in 2017 as well, where IBM and Accenture keep on winning generally bargains. They put right on time in advanced capacities and have possessed the capacity to lead the pack,” Lakshmikanth said.

Youth peeing on road, beaten to death : Jagmohan Garg Delhi News

Assault gotten on CCTV camera, denounced might be from DU noted by Jagmohan Garg Delhi News.

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An e-rickshaw driver was purportedly pounded the life out of close to the GTB Nagar metro station on Saturday after he questioned the denounced urinating out and about notify Jagmohan Garg.

Around 1:30 p.m., Ravindra Kumar nom de plume Chindu (32) was shipping travelers in the range when he saw two youth soothing themselves close to the metro station. When he questioned, the twosome professedly began mishandling him.

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“He instructed them to not urinate there the same number of e-rickshaw drivers go there to eat. The two, in any case, manhandled him and revealed to him that they would show him a lesson,” said Ravindra’s sibling Vijendra Kumar.

Ravindra then went home in Outram Lines and backpedaled close to the metro station around 6:30 p.m. highlights by Jagmohan Garg Delhi News.

Around 8:30 p.m., the team, joined by 8-10 companions, went to the spot and supposedly beat him up. The occurrence was caught on a CCTV camera.

Companion additionally beaten

“They additionally whipped Ravindra’s companion, who figured out how to escape and educated us about the episode. We hurried to the spot, however the young had fled,” said Mr. Kumar, including that the denounced were likewise intoxicated at the time.

Ravindra was hurried to Bara Hindu Rao Hospital, where he surrendered to wounds. “He had scraped spots everywhere on his body,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (North-West) Milind Mahadeo Dumbere.

A case under segments 302 (discipline for murder) and 34 (normal aim) of the Indian Penal Code has been enrolled.

Groups sent to universities; The police said they were searching for the blamed, who are purportedly from a Delhi University school.

“Police groups are going to different universities to recognize the denounced in light of the data given by an onlooker,” said a senior cop.

A companion of Mr. Kumar, who’s additionally an e-rickshaw driver, asserted that he had dropped the two denounced at a Delhi University school in North Campus.Ravindra, a local of Haryana’s Rewari, is made due by his pregnant spouse, who he had hitched a year back.