Study of North Delhi Traffic

     A team from CAPRG will study the chaotic trafic conditions in North Delhi and suggest remedial measures.

First vist of the area by team members took place on 28 July.

The Team


Shri Shashikant Arora

Shri Gursewak Singh

          Members of the study group are  also members of the traffic committee. More members are expected to join the team.


IT Returns

 PAN card and Filing of Nil Returns

     Repeated announcements were made at the center for receiving IT returns that PAN card holders need not file returns for the year if their tax payable is Nil.
    This was a welcome news to the many harassed persons who had come to deposit forms even though no tax was to be paid.

    Will this be applicable next year also? Who knows?


You can file tax returns till March 31
New Delhi: Forgot to file your income-tax (I-T) returns by July 31. Not to worry. You can file eturn till March 31, 2008, without attracting any penalty.
   However, those, who will file return after July 31, will have to pay interest at the rate of 1% per month on the outstanding tax liability. This means, a salaried person, whose tax has already been deducted from his salary, will not have to worry at all as his outstanding tax liability is zero and, so the interest amount will also be nil.
   But, if he has any other income, including interest from savings account, he will have to pay the interest at the rate of 1% per month on the interest income earned in 2006-07.
   So, if you have not paid any tax, you will have to pay the interest on the tax liability. But, if it is capital gains income, the interest will be charged from the quarter in which the income is generated. But, the interest charge will remain at 1% of the tax liability per month.
   The code for the tax returns filed after July 31, will be 12. The code for those who filed the return before July 31 was 11.

Andher Nagari : Income Tax Department

      The Income Tax department that lives up to its notoriety to make lives of honest law abiding citizens as difficult as possible in every which way does not even spare its own. It will not even allow its own officers who have passed away  to  rest in peace.

Dead officers move up in I-T department 

     Mumbai: On June 29 this year, as news of promotions and transfers poured into the corridors of the Income Tax department, officer DGK Murthy’s seniors were stunned. ‘‘Murthy was promoted as assistant commissioner and transferred to Nagpur,’’ said a dumbstruck Shanti Kumar in Hyderabad. Problem was, Murthy had died in January 2006.
        Says Kumar, president of the Income Tax Gazetted Officers Association (ITGOA), ‘‘The incident highlights the callous attitude at the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).” CBDT is the apex administrative body of the IT department that inducts officers either by direct recruitment or by promotions.
       It wasn’t an isolated case. In May this year, GV Chinnadurai, an officer in the department who died in 2004 was promoted and transferred to Mumbai. Usually, when an officer dies, the CBDT is informed by the local headquarters where he is based.

Manju Menon | TNN