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Dearness Allowance rates for Central government employees revised – Check details

The Department of Expenditure under the Ministry of Finance has recently issued a memorandum regarding the Revised rates of Dearness Allowance to the employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale or Grade Pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission effective 01.07.2021 and as per […]

PM Aatmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana: All you need to know!

The Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1, 2021, announced a centrally sponsored scheme- Pradhan Mantri Aatmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana under Union Budget 2021. The scheme is with an outlay of Rs. 64,180 crores over the period of six years. The Budget 2021 was the first to be presented in the Parliament, after the […]

Govt hopes to start on clean slate after retro tax changes

NEW DELHI: The government is hoping that the amendments to the retrospective taxation provision – which are aimed at ensuring prospective application of the provisions – will end a long-pending concern and help companies and the Centre make a fresh start once both parties end litigation. Top government sources told TOI that the amendments moved […]

Haven’t filed ITR? Now, pay more TDS

In order to make more people file income tax returns (ITR), the finance minister has proposed higher TDS (tax deducted at source) or TCS (tax collected at source) rates in budget 2021 for those who don’t file ITR. The budget has proposed insertion of new Sections 206AB and 206CCA for the deduction of higher rates of TDS […]

LIC HFL “HomY App”: Now Apply for Home Loan from your Mobile

Yes, now individuals can apply for a home loan easily from LIC Housing Finance Limited’s mobile app called “Homy”. LIC HFL provides a wide range of home loans that will meet your needs at one of the lowest interest rates available. Their home loans are tailor-made to meet all forms of a consumer base, salaried, […]

SBI customers alert! Earn Rs 10,000 every month through this scheme of State Bank of India

People make plans to secure their future through investment, but sometimes, investing in the wrong place creates problems instead of benefits. In such a situation, it becomes very important that you invest in the right place. Here’s is something that you should consider investing in, through which you start getting monthly income after a certain time. Here […]

4 Government Banks Shortlisted For Privatisation: Report

Government has shortlisted four mid-sized state-run banks for privatisation, under a new push to sell state assets and shore up government revenues, three government sources said. Privatisation of the banking sector, which is dominated by state-run behemoths with hundreds of thousands of employees, is politically risky because it could put jobs at risk but Prime […]

IRCTC Launches Online Bus Booking Services

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has launched its online bus booking services that went live for the service of the nation on January 29, IRCTC informed on Friday. “IRCTC under the leadership of Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution is […]

Airtel vs Jio: Who Has the Best Rs. 129 Prepaid Pack?

Airtel and Reliance Jio compete against each other in a stiff competition. Both telcos provide a similar list of offerings to make the competition even tougher. However, their aggressive moves benefit mobile users in the country as they eventually get competitive tariffs. Among other plans, Airtel and Jio both offer a Rs. 129 prepaid recharge […]

How to deposit money in post office PPF account online

The post office offers around 10 types of savings schemes including the Public Provident Fund (PPF) and most of the schemes provide the benefit of a tax rebate under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act. So how to open a post office PPF account? You need to visit the post office just once for […]

Paytm introduces Instant Loan approval service: Here’s how to apply

Paytm has introduced Instant Personal Loans on its platform to facilitate access to credit services to the masses. The service can be availed 24X7, round the year even on public holidays and weekends. The loans would be processed and disbursed by NBFCs and banks. This move will bring ‘new to credit’ customers into the ambit […]

H-1B selections now upon salary levels

MUMBAI: With just a few days left for the Biden administration to take charge, the annual H-1B cap lottery process has been replaced with a salary-based selection process. The proposal was issued by the Trump administration a few days before the US elections and public comments were invited. Now this final rule has been published […]