Chief Statistician of Canada Anil Arora speaks on the crucial role of statistics and data in the formulation of policy decisions such as the one regarding recreational cannabis, as well as on the need to base decisions on good evidence.
Responding to these claims, Yogendra Yadav told The Indian Express: “Whatever was found during the raid is for the hospital authorities to explain. I raised my voice because they are being punished for my actions.”
The government is looking at various data sources and has started releasing enrolment data for Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) as an indicator. As per latest data, 41.26 lakh enrollments were recorded in the EPFO database for Sept 2017-April 2018.
Though the members’ data above are linked to Aadhaar, the estimates may include temporary employees whose contributions may not be continuous for the entire year, the EPFO had earlier said in its footnote for the data.
The initially proposed features of GST — reverse charge mechanism, where the tax liability lies on the buyer in case of unregistered seller and tax deduction at source/tax collected at source are in limbo but may come into force in the second year of GST.
“We are getting a very positive response so far from the scheme with addition of 5.5 lakh workers under the PMRPY scheme in a month. At this rate, for the whole year, we are likely to add 66 lakh workers,” a senior labour ministry official said.
According to the department’s announcement, the ‘Income Tax Informants Reward Scheme’ too has been amended, under which a person can get reward up to Rs 50 lakh for giving specific information about substantial evasion of tax on income or assets in India, which are actionable under the Income-tax Act, 1961.
While government officials estimated the pending amount of refunds to be about Rs 9,000-10,000 crore, industry body Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) has pegged the amount to be a much higher Rs 20,000 crore.
As per the draft scheme, construction workers will be entitled to monthly pension of Rs 1,000 after 60 years and scholarships of Rs 3,000 per year for two children studying in class 9 to 12 and Rs 12,000 per year for children studying in ITIs, vocational courses, graduation and professional courses.