Lets Talk Compliance – Alert to PAN Card Holders! Link PAN with Aadhaar on or before June 30, 2020

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has stated that a Permanent Account Number (PAN) will become inoperative if not linked with Aadhaar by 30th June’2020 (extended from 31.03.2020 due to COVID-19 Lockdown). These stringent measures are taken in order to weed out fake PAN cards and accounts from the system and to track financial transactions. […]

Lets Talk Compliance – The Personal Data Protection Bill | An Overview

In the recent times, India has achieved a resounding success in revalidating the constitutional framework on the “Right to privacy” and the whole credit goes to Justice K.S. Puttasamy case, wherein, the Supreme Court, unequivocally declared that ”The right to privacy is a fundamental inalienable right under The Constitution of India and it is protected […]

FAQs on COVID-19 Special Relaxation Measures for SEZ Units

In the present scenario of complete lockdown in the country to curb the spread of COVID-19, SEZs units engaged in manufacturing of essential items like drugs, pharmaceuticals or hospital equipment are operational to ensure these critical supplies are not disrupted. In order to support the hardship encountered, the Department of Commerce has therefore decided to […]

Lets Talk Compliance – Ease of Doing Business in Food Industry During COVID-19 Lockdown

Food is an essential commodity as per The Essential commodities Act 1955. Everyone has to stay home to stay safe but not to starve without basic essential like food. At this time of crisis, the government has rescued the food business with the announcement of a few exemptions and relaxations to ease the operation of […]

COVID-19 Relief Measures announced by Ministry Of Corporate affairs

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) is fully cognizant of the difficulties faced by the companies on account of ongoing nation-wide lockdown and social distancing requirement due to COVID 19. In furtherance of the Government’s objective of facilitating corporate compliances during the current lockdown period in taking certain emergent/ urgent measures. Ministry of Corporate Affairs […]

FAQ on COVID19 – Taxation Measures

The Government has brought in an Ordinance on 31st March’2020 to give binding effect to the announcements made by the Union Finance Minister vide Press Release dated 24th March’2020, on several relief measures relating to statutory and regulatory compliance matters across sectors in view of COVID-19 outbreak. It is pertinent to note that the outbreak of Novel […]

Lets Talk Compliance – C0VID-19 & CSR Compliance

What is CSR? A business organisation, in addition to generating profit, has social obligations too.   Besides addressing the expectations of shareholders and the stake-holders, it has the responsibility to give back to the society in which it operates. Corporate Social Responsibility is the way through which a company achieves a balance of Economic, Environmental and […]

How Labour Reforms contribute to Ease of Doing Business

Introduction: Discussions and debates on the amendments to the Indian Legal system and sudden imposition of the Digitalisation in the life of normal people, clearly elucidate the intention of our Government to develop our Economy on par with other economies. The World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business is a stepping stone for us to realize […]

Perpetual License and other proposed amendments under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006

FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) has proposed to do away with complex year-on-year license renewal process by introducing perpetual (permanent) licenses and registrations under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. This move will furthermore enhance the ease of doing business for the food businesses in India. The FSSAI has proposed to […]

NEEM Scheme – AICTE revisits for enhanced process

In addition to Apprentice training under Apprentices Act -1961 and trainees engaged as per Standing order provisions, a new initiative was notified by AICTE (All India Council of Technical Education) on 15/4/2013 in the name of NEEM  (National Employability Enhancement Mission) with an objective to offer “on the job practical training” to enhance employability of […]

The most important element to scale your startups

A proper germinated and conceptualized Startup can over a period of time survive, succeed and thrive once it starts calling up according to its strategic initiatives. After the initial commencement of business, and market growth and success, Startups look to scale through other different options available in the market to spread its reach. New customer […]

Startups – a great disruptors

When you look at traditional industries in India, it is clear that many are bygone and monotonous. However, people continue to do business within these industries, because of, the absence of other practical alternatives. But when a startup emerges with modern technology, better investment options and wider market acceptance things start changing. Startups are called […]

Break Complexities of compliance

Handling the complexities of statutory compliance in emerging businesses from central, state and local Governments is a challenge for every organization/company/startup in India. In specific, companies with limited resources find that compliance management is difficult and consider this as a barrier for business growth and sale. Let’s see some of the common problems as follows:- […]

Let’s Talk Compliance – Is it the intention of CoW to make Principal Employers liable for bonus to contract workers ?

Every employee who has worked in the establishment for not less than 30 days in an accounting year shall be paid bonus by his / her employer as per Sec 8 of, The Payment of Bonus Act.  The term ‘employee’ as defined in Sec 2(13) does not include contract workers.  Hence the position is clear […]

Statutory Compliance Audit for NBFCs – An introduction

What is NBFC? The Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFC) is a heterogeneous group of financial institutions that perform vehicle finance, equipment lease finance, personal loans, consumer loans, housing loans, etc. It is regulated by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Most NBFC’s are categorized as: NBFC-D NBFC-ND Core investment companies. NBFC-D is NBFCs accepting deposits from banks whereas […]

Indian HealthCare Industry and Its Mandatory Compliance Laws

Health is considered as a state of complete physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Dr. Ashok Kumar Saxena (Director General of Health Services) With his words, it is clear that health is one of the imperative parameters of a nation’s development. Obviously, the Healthcare industry is […]

Let’s Talk Compliance – Wages Under Code on Wages

The incoming 2(y) vis-à-vis the outgoing 2(h) Finally, the new Code on Wages, 2019 which aims to amend and consolidate the existing four legislations, viz., The Equal Remuneration Act, The Minimum Wages Act, The Payment of Bonus Act and The Payment of Wages Act has been published on 8th August 2019.  The definitions for the […]

Compfie’s Smart Mobile App for Compliance Track

Compfie, a cloud-based compliance tool which enables the convenience of monitoring and managing organization’s compliance and reducing overall legal risks. It assesses and tracks your compliance status on all parameters in giving you a bird’s eye view on your organizations compliance score through a dashboard. You can also receive real-time updates and triggers which helps […]

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