On December 27, The Indian Express had first reported the IT Department’s inquiry into the transfer of an apartment in Gurugram from Novel Lavasa, wife of Ashok Lavasa, to his sister Shakuntala Lavasa for alleged evasion of stamp duty.
The action followed a meeting of police officials with the EC on January 31, where the police officials are learnt to have been pulled up over handling of the law and order situation, especially in Shaheen Bagh, said sources.
Sitharaman allocated Rs 99,300 crore for education — a hike of 4.6 per cent over Rs 94,855 crore last year. Of this, Rs 39,466 crore is set aside for higher education and Rs 59,845 crore for school education.
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Speaking to The Sunday Express from Dresden, Lindenthal said he is still keen on finishing his programme at IIT-Madras, but has been advised by the Indian embassy in Germany to not use his current visa, valid till June 27 this year, to go back to India.
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The Ministry also advised the university not to “precipitate” the matter by pursuing police cases and disciplinary action against the students. “The idea is not to close the university, but ensure that things return to normal,” a Ministry official said.
Sharma hit the headlines last month when he complained against a students' demonstration on campus, where a poem by Faiz Ahmad Faiz was read to express solidarity with students of Jamia Millia Islamia.
Last week, the 20 IIMs requested the HRD Ministry to add them to the list of “Institutions of Excellence” mentioned in the Schedule to the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre) Act 2019.
The IT Department has flagged “discrepancies” between the income tax returns of Novel Lavasa for the financial year 2017-18 and registered transfer deeds of the Gurgaon property to Haryana’s Additional Chief Secretary and Financial Commissioner.
In a detailed response to questions shared by this newspaper, Shakuntala Lavasa, Ashok Lavasa’s sister and a paediatrician, said she had paid Stamp Duty of Rs 10,42,220 on the Gurugram property transferred in her name.