Not got your income tax refund yet? Here’s how you can raise a re-issue request

October 15, 2019

You are eligible to receive income tax refund if you have paid more tax to the government than your actual tax liability. This usually happens when the advance tax, self-assessment tax paid or TDS deducted of the taxpayer is higher than the total tax liability of a taxpayer. If the tax department determines, after processing your income tax return (ITR), that a refund is payable to you, an intimation is…

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BSNL VoLTE service to be available on Xiaomi, Nokia, Vivo phones, 4G service to replace 3G in all circles

October 15, 2019

BSNL may have been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately but commercially, the state-owned operator has been at its competitive best in a bid to have higher ground over its rivals. Whether prepaid plans or benefits with regards to data, BSNL has been playing its A-game to try to win back customers from its private sector rivals. And to take the game to the next level, BSNL…

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New Android alert: Uninstall these 15 malicious apps if you have downloaded them

October 15, 2019

Despite the numerous steps taken by Google to clean up its Play Store and remove apps which are malicious in nature, at least 15 apps have been freshly identified as harmful. This has come out through a team in the British cybersecurity firm Sophos. The firm has informed Google and the apps have been removed from the Play Store. However, if you had downloaded any of these by mistake, have…

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SC rejects PIL seeking to link social media accounts to Aadhaar

October 15, 2019

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a PIL seeking to link all social media accounts to Aadhaar to stop fake, troll accounts from overpowering social media platforms. The court has said all matters need not come to the apex court. While hearing a PIL on social media accounts, the Supreme Court said, Everything doesn’t need to come to Supreme Court. This issue is before the Madras High Court and you…

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EPFO starts crediting interest, check your EPF balance via website, missed call, SMS

October 15, 2019

New Delhi: The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has started the process of crediting interest to provident fund (PF) accounts. It may be noted that the government has recently approved and notified an interest of 8.65 per cent for employees provident fund (EPF) for the financial year 2018-19. The employee and the employer contribute an equal amount (12 per cent) towards savings every month and this amount can be availed…

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EPFO backs plan to allow subscribers’ NPS switch

October 15, 2019

New Delhi: The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation has supported a labour ministry proposal to allow its subscribers switch to the National Pension System but said the move needs to be backed by suitable amendments to the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Act. The retirement fund body wants the PFRDA act to be amended to allow those who opt for the National Pension System to return to the Employees’ Pension…

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Have you violated traffic rule? Here’s how to check and pay your e-challan online

October 15, 2019

Have you received an e-challan notice for a traffic violation recently? Knowingly or unknowingly you may have broken a traffic rule because of which you would have gotten an e-challan notice. You can get an e-challan notice for wrong/dangerous parking on the roadside, speeding, jumping red light and so on. E-challan- Digital Traffic/Transport Enforcement Solution is an initiative of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), Government of India….

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Post Office savings: How can you earn 7.7% interest

October 15, 2019

New Delhi: Most of the middle-income groups, salaried-class people and a large section of risk-averse investors remain in a continuous lookout for risk-free opportunities which can give better returns as compared to conventional investment options such as fixed deposits, recurring deposits and insurance scheme. Post Office offers various investment options for the varied requirements of customers. Post Office time deposit account is one such savings facility which offers interest up…

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