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CBDT asked to consider inclusion of Service Charge while assessing tax: Paswan

CBDT asked to consider inclusion of Service Charge while assessing tax: Paswan

New Delhi, Sept 13 (UNI) Those hotels and restaurants which extract Service Charge from their customers can be made to pay Income Tax accordingly. Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has been asked to consider inclusion of Service Charge while assessing tax, Union Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said. Similarly, directions have been issued to the officers of Legal Metrology of all States to monitor the cases of charging more than MRP, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution said in a statement today. In order to stop levying Service Charge compulsorily from consumers without their consent, guidelines were issued on April 21. A number of renowned hotels/restaurants have made Service Charge optional under the Guidelines. But still the complaints are being received through National Consumer Helpline about levying 5 per cent to 20 per cent Service Charge compulsorily by some hotels and restaurants. Some media reports have also been published in this regard. To stop this unfair practice, hotels and restaurants have been asked either to leave the column of Service Charge blank or mention on the Bill that it is optional. It means that the consumer can pay the Service Charge if he or she wants. In this regard State Governments were asked to issue directions to hotels and restaurants to display the message at an appropriate place that Service Charge is completely optional and if the consumer is not satisfied with the services of that hotel or restaurant, he or she is free not to pay Service Charge. Similarly, guidelines have been issued in April against levy of Service Charge compulsorily and consider it as an unfair trade. In addition to it, all the States have been asked to implement these guidelines strictly and sensitise the consumers about the same through publicity. These guidelines were sent to Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Association of India (FHRAI), National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) and Hotel Association of India (HAI) also. Advertisements have also been released under ‘Jago Grahak Jago’ conveying the message among consumers that Service Charge is not mandatory but a tip which is fully a discretion of the consumer. Hotels or restaurants cannot compel the consumer to pay Service Charge. Similarly, Voluntary Consumer Organisations have also been asked to increase awareness and pick up some cases for exemplary remedial action, the statement added. UNI NY SHK 2135

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25 Sep 2017 | 4:45 PM
BJP meet lauds note ban, PM's diplomatic skills on China

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New Delhi, Sept 25 (UNI) The BJP National Executive today lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his leadership for leading India into a new era of diplomatic endeavours both in terms of enhancing nation's image overseas and also in helping improve relations in the neighbourhood.

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25 Sep 2017 | 3:42 PM
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BJP meet lauds PM's diplomatic skills in dealing with Pak, China

25 Sep 2017 | 5:03 PM

New Delhi, Sept 25 (UNI) Within days India made blistering attack on Pakistan at UN for its role in aiding and abetting terrorism, the BJP National Executive today lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his astute diplomatic skills in exposing western neighbour and also help improve relations in the neighbourhood and enhance country's standing overseas.

England selectors ponder Ashes top-order conundrum

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By Neil Robinson LONDON, Sept 25 (Reuters) England's selectors name their squad on Wednesday for the Ashes series with the team in a surprising state of flux despite recent home series wins over South Africa and West Indies.

Tata Motors post 22 pc growth during '16-17: Pareek

25 Sep 2017 | 5:00 PM

Hyderabad, Sep 25 (UNI) Tata Motors Passenger Vehicle Business Unit President Mayank Pareek today said that the company had posted 22 per cent growth as compared to automotive industry growth of 9 per cent during the last financial year 2016-17.

8th Jagran Film Festival honours Shabana Azmi, Praveen Bhatt

8th Jagran Film Festival honours Shabana Azmi, Praveen Bhatt

25 Sep 2017 | 4:17 PM

New Delhi, Sept 25 (UNI) Veteran actor Shabana Azmi was honoured with the ‘Icon of the Indian Cinema’ award while cinematographer Praveen Bhatt was honoured with ‘Special contributions to the Cinematic Art’ at the eighth edition of the Jagran film festival.

Ntl Workshop on 'Health System Strengthening' at Jipmer from Sep 26

25 Sep 2017 | 2:29 PM

Puducherry, Sep 25 (UNI) The Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Jipmer in collaboration with the School of Public Health, PGIMER-Chandigarh will organize the four-day“ First National Workshop on Health System Strengthening” from September 26.

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