Issue #115



Time is Precious

India to invest $2 billion in Sri Lanka in next four years: Nirmala Sitharaman

India will invest up to $2 billion in Sri Lanka over the next four years in a range of sectors including real estate, energy and infrastructure, its Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Tuesday. India is Sri Lanka's largest trading partner and the South Asian neighbours are considering a broader trade agreement as President Maithripala Sirisena's government tilts towards New Delhi after his predecessor pursued a pro-China policy.

Government readies plan for big-ticket stake sale in 22 PSUs

India is preparing a plan for big-ticket asset sales that involves the disposal of controlling stakes in 22 listed and unlisted companies as the Centre looks to meet the full-year disinvestment target of Rs 56,500 crore. On the list are large state-run companies such a s Container Corporation of India, Bharat Earthmovers, as many as three plants of the Steel Authority of India and unlisted entities like Cement Corporation of India. A Cabinet note has been floated by the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (Dipam) to this end, two officials aware of the development told ET. “Strategic disinvestment is on the cards... the process has been set in motion,” said one of them.

  • Banks can publish photos to decleared wilful defaulters only-RBI.
  • Project “Saksham” gets Rs. 2256 Cr.Govt nod for easy GST –roll out.
  • Monthly returns to be mandatory under GST - CBEC
  • Interest rates on small savings schemes cut by 0.1 % points.
  • No extention in deadline of Black Money Disclouser scheme.
  • Former Kingfisher CFO gets 18 months imprionment in cheque bounce cases.
  • Income Tax dept to honour the honest taxpayers.
  • 56% of CA’s admit the presence of corporate tax evasion.
  • Install DigiLocker app, need not carry driving liscence.


International Section

Goldman feels the heat in Asia as IPO engine slows

Goldman Sachs failed to make it to the upper echelon of Asia's equity market fee earners for the first time in more than a decade, hit by a squeeze in fees that is prompting the U.S. bank to cut back jobs in the region. Goldman has shared dominance of the Asia Pacific equity capital market arena with UBS and Morgan Stanley since clinching the mandate for China's first privatization in 1997.

BlackBerry lesson: adapt or die in the internet Age

BlackBerry has joined Yahoo, Nokia and other technology industry stars felled by an internet age in which companies are forced to evolve quickly or perish. Canadian-based BlackBerry announced Wednesday it would halt in-house production of smartphones, marking the end of an era for the once-dominant handset producer.



Bitcoin is a form of digital currency, created and held electronically. No one controls it. Bitcoins aren’t printed, like dollars or euros – they’re produced by people, and increasingly businesses, running computers all around the world, using software that solves mathematical problems. It’s the first example of a growing category of money known as cryptocurrency.

What makes it different from normal currencies?
Bitcoin can be used to buy things electronically. In that sense, it’s like conventional dollars, euros, or yen, which are also traded digitally. However, bitcoin’s most important characteristic, and the thing that makes it different to conventional money, is that it is decentralized. No single institution controls the bitcoin network. This puts some people at ease, because it means that a large bank can’t control their money.

Who created it?
A software developer called Satoshi Nakamoto proposed bitcoin, which was an electronic payment system based on mathematical proof. The idea was to produce a currency independent of any central authority, transferable electronically, more or less instantly, with very low transaction fees.

Who Prints it?
No one. This currency isn’t physically printed in the shadows by a central

bank, unaccountable to the population, and making its own rules. Those banks can simply produce more money to cover the national debt, thus devaluing their currency.
Instead, bitcoin is created digitally, by a community of people that anyone can join. Bitcoins are ‘mined’, using computing power in a distributed network.
This network also processes transactions made with the virtual currency, effectively making bitcoin its own payment network.

So you can’t churn out unlimited bitcoins?
That’s right. The bitcoin protocol – the rules that make bitcoin work – say that only 21 million bitcoins can ever be created by miners. However, these coins can be divided into smaller parts.

What is bitcoin based on?
Conventional currency has been based on gold or silver. Theoretically, you knew that if you handed over a dollar at the bank, you could get some gold back (although this didn’t actually work in practice). But bitcoin isn’t based on gold; it’s based on mathematics. Around the world, people are using software programs that follow a mathematical formula to produce bitcoins. The mathematical formula is freely available, so that anyone can check it.
The software is also open source, meaning that anyone can look at it to make sure that it does what it is supposed to.

For more Info :


Content right to :eJurix


Council of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India Vs. Gurvinder Singh(HC-Delhi)(16 August, 2016)

Held: The penalty proposed is removal of respondents name from the Register of Members for a period of six months. - In the decision reported as Council of Institute of Chartered Accountants & Anr. vs. B.Mukhreja, a Chartered Accountant who had been appointed as a liquidator was held liable for professional misconduct on the reasoning that Regulation 78 provided for a Chartered Accountant to act as a liquidator and thus while acting as a liquidator Sh.B.Mukhreja would be deemed to be in practice as a Chartered Accountant.For example, a Chartered Accountant may drive rashly and negligently and in the process may kill a human being. This conduct would be an offence, but not a misconduct for the purposes of the Act. In the instant case the respondent was acting as an individual in his dealings with the complainant which were purely commercial. While selling the shares held by him the respondent was not acting as a Chartered Accountant. He was not discharging any function in relation to his practice as a Chartered Accountant. So that not inflicting any penalty upon the respondent.


Carlsberg India Private Limited Vs. Union of India & Ors.(HC-Delhi)(5 Aug, 2016)

Held: While facially it might seem that one and the same activity is made the subject of two imposts, in pith and substance what is made amenable to one of the imposts, in this case service tax, is the 'service' aspect of job work and not the activity of manufacture by an entity for and by itself per se. applying the aspect doctrine it is possible to recognise the legislative competence of Parliament in seeing to bring within the service tax net the activity of job work involved in the manufacture of alcoholic liquor for human consumption. The act of manufacturing for another by way of job work answers the plain definition of service under Section 66B (44) of the FA which begins with: “ 'service' means any activity carried out by a person for another for consideration and includes a declared service, but shall not include...". The Finance Minister explained, inter alia, that service tax was "to be levied on service by way of carrying out any processes as job work for production or manufacture of alcoholic liquor for human consumption". The Respondents in their written submissions have confirmed that "service tax is only being imposed on the value of the services provided by the job worker/contract manufacturer.Writ petitions are dismissed


Pinebridge Investments Capital India Private Limited Vs. ITO(ITAT-Mumbai)(27 July, 2016)

Held: It may be noted from the perusal of the proviso to ‘section 3’ that in the case of newly set up business, the previous year shall be the period beginning with the date of setting up of the business or, as the case may be, the date on which the source of income newly comes into existence and ending with the said financial year. Thus, court need to find out when the business of the assessee company can be said to be ‘set-up’. But before it is ready to commence business, it is not set up. In other words, for setting up of business, what is required is readiness for commencement of business and actual commencement of business would not be necessary. The assessee company had received funds in the form of share capital or other sources before 11-10-2006 and it had started making due diligence for potential investee companies immediately after getting NBFC registration certificate. Then it can be said that assessee company was ready to commence its business and thus its business was set-up. The expenses incurred after 11-10-2006 having been incurred after setting up of business are deductible as revenue expenditure. Appeal partly allowed.



Professional Community Challenge!!

Slog. One word which best describes what it is to become a Chartered Accountant or a Company Secretary.
Slog. One word which best describes what it is AFTER you become a Chartered Accountant or a Company Secretary.
Speak to anyone in any forum right from the street to the board-room about what it is to be a CA/ CS and you are left with one reply. Slog.
It is a known fact that to be a CA or a CS, you have to be better than the best. With a pass-out rate in single digits and a lifetime of poring over (boring) books, you have to have patience, perseverance…..and the ability to slog.
For someone on the other side is a pass out, a professional, life is no easier than an aspirant. Remembering dates, form numbers, details, sections, sub-sections, adjudications, judgements………………can make things very, very tough. No doubt there are systems and a certain discipline which can make things easy. But how much?
Today the world is in one’s palm. Open a smart phone and you can just as smartly see whatever you want on

it. Be it a tax return, P&L, Balance sheet, Annual reports……..anything and everything can now be seen on a 5-6 inch screen with a flick of a finger.
In fact, with the advent of smartphones, it is the clientele of most CAs and CSs who seem to know about things. What it implies is that every client is well aware of what is available where and at what price. In most cases, they also seem to know what their rights and liabilities are. The Government of the day too is doing its bit to keep as little information with itself as possible and is finding ways and means, mostly electronic and over the net secured with the best of systems, to give information to citizens at the earliest. The paper-less office bug seems to have bitten our government hard in places where it matters most. This has brought unexpectedly speedy results with entire department’s functioning going live, online. No paper, no hassles and information available lot early.
This cloudburst of information is a boon for the clients but if not handled with alacrity in the right spirit can leave a CA/ CS in a very dark and tight spot. But then as luck would have it, the darkest of clouds come with the shiniest of silver linings!
Product like CAdashboard from Orgpro Softwares Private Limited is part of the “silver lining”. It provides every conceivable piece of information with its moist recent updates that a seasoned CA/ CS could ever ask for. All this is stored on their cloud server and secured with the best of systems available. Dates, issues, laws, sections, sub-sections……and a lot more, are all complied in the best of logical sequencing and stored in an environment not even the devil can disturb!


We are reaching out !!!

Application towards the perfection.
We achieved this in no time.


Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Officer asks a young engineer fresh out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "And what starting salary are you looking for?" The engineer replies, "In the region of $125,000 a year, depending on the benefits package." The interviewer inquires, "Well, what would you say to a package of five weeks’ vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental, company matching retirement fund to 50% of salary, and a company car leased every two years, say, a red Corvette?" The engineer sits up straight and says, "Wow! Are you kidding?" The interviewer replies, "Yeah, but you started it."

Contact us:

Please email us @