Category Archives: Notifications/Publications/Circulars

Occupational Safety and Health Hazards in Workplace: Govt.

The Government of India has declared the National Policy on Safety, Health and Environment at Workplace (NPSHEW) which aims to establish a preventive safety and health culture in the country through elimination of the incidence of work related injuries, diseases, … Continue reading

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Guidance clarifying Federal controlled substances law issued: USCIS

USCIS has issued policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to clarify that violations of federal controlled substance law, including violations involving marijuana, are generally a bar to establishing good moral character for naturalization, even where that conduct would not … Continue reading

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National Guidelines on Responsible Business Conduct released: Govt.

Indian Ministry of Corporate Affairs has revised the National Voluntary Guidelines on Social, Environmental and Economic Responsibilities of Business, 2011 (NVGs) and formulated the National Guidelines on Responsible Business Conduct (NGRBC). These guidelines urge businesses to actualize the principles in letter and … Continue reading

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Active Company Tagging Identities and Verification rules: Govt.

Ministry of Corporate Affairs (“MCA”) vide its notification dated February 21, 2019 amended Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2014 by insertion of new rule 25A  – “Active Company Tagging Identities and Verification (ACTIVE)” with effect from February 25, 2019. Per the notification, every … Continue reading

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Turant Customs – Next generation reform for Ease of Doing Business: Govt.

The Government of India vide Circular No. 09/2019-Customs dated February 28, 2019 introduced next generation of reform called ‘Turant Customs’ for ease of doing business, which includes the following key elements to be implemented in next few months: In terms … Continue reading

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Startups redefined; tax conditions amended: Govt.

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (“DPIIT”) through its notification no. G.S.R. 127(E) dated February 19, 2019 (“Notification”) has expanded the definition of startups and has relaxed conditions for claiming exemption under section 56(2)(viib) of the Income … Continue reading

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Salient features for proposed National Policy for Domestic Workers: Govt.

Indian government has started discussions regarding a Policy for Domestic Workers, the salient features of which are as follows: Inclusion of Domestic Workers in the existing legislations Registration of Domestic workers. Right to form their own associations, trade unions Right to have … Continue reading

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