Congratulations to Mamata Didi for TMC’s win in West Bengal.PM Narendra Modi
The Centre will continue to extend all possible support to the West Bengal Government to fulfil people’s aspirations and also to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.
Congratulations to Thiru MK Stalin and DMK for the victory in the Tamil Nadu assembly elections.Prime minister narendra modi
We shall work together for enhancing national progress, fulfilling regional aspirations and defeating the COVID-19 pandemic.
I would like to congratulate Shri Pinarayi Vijayan and the LDF for winning the Kerala Assembly elections.PM narendra Modi
We will continue working together on a wide range of subjects and to ensure India mitigates the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Considering the requirement of medical oxygen amidst the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the Government of India explored the feasibility of conversion of existing nitrogen plants to produce oxygen.
Various such potential industries, wherein existing nitrogen plants may be spared for production of oxygen were identified.
The process of converting the existing Pressure Swing Absorption (PSA) nitrogen plants for production of oxygen was discussed.
In the nitrogen plants Carbon Molecular Sieve (CMS) is used whereas Zeolite Molecular Sieve (ZMS) is required for producing oxygen.
Therefore, by replacing CMS with ZMS and carrying out few other changes such as oxygen analyzer, control panel system, flow valves etc. existing nitrogen plants can be modified to produce oxygen.
On deliberation with the industries, so far 14 industries have been identified where conversion of plants is under progress. Further 37 Nitrogen plants have been also identified with the help of industry associations.
A nitrogen plant modified for the production of oxygen can be either shifted to a nearby hospital or, in case it is not feasible to shift the plant, it can be used for on-site production of oxygen, which can be be transported to hospital through specialized vessels/cylinders.
Principal Secretary to PM, Cabinet Secretary, Home Secretary, Secretary Road Transport & Highways & other senior officials participated in the meeting.
To curb the spread of second wave of COVID19 in the State, Odisha Government has announced a 14 day lockdown from 5th May to 19th May.Health & Family Welfare Department, Government of Odisha.
Weekend shutdown will continue as earlier.
Stay home & make a difference
I sincerely thank Puducherry for today’s mandate.JP nadda – National President, BJP
People have shown their confidence in PM Narendra Modi ji’s leadership & given NDA a chance to serve.
We will leave no stone unturned to fulfill their aspirations.
Congrats Shri Saminathan BJP, Puducherry Karyakartas for the result.
Statement of Randeep Singh Surjewala, General Secretary, AICC:
People’s mandate is the final word in democracy. People of West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry have given their democratic mandate for next five years. We accept the verdict with humility and a sense of responsibility.
We recognize that the election results are not as per our expectations, particularly those of Assam and Kerala.
We have lost the election in Assam, Kerala, Puducherry and West Bengal but we have neither lost our morale nor our resolve or determination to continuously become people’s voice in these times of unprecedented calamity.
The Congress Party will definitely study the results and all the reasons diligently and we are committed to correct our mistakes and do appropriate course correction.
We take this opportunity to recognize that our workers and leaders worked unitedly on the ground and gave their best, yet the people’s verdict was not in our favour.
Congress Party and its workers have a deep rooted personal connect with the people of the country, particularly in the five States where elections were held.
We shall endeavor and work harder to build greater faith and affinity between the Party and the people. We shall fulfill our commitment of a responsible opposition in both the States of Assam and Kerala to raise people’s issues, inside & outside the Assembly.
We also congratulate the people of West Bengal, who have decimated the vicious divisive agenda as also money and muscle power of the Bhartiya Janata Party.
They have chosen peace & brotherhood over division and hatred. While the Bengal results are a matter of concern, discussion and deliberation for the Congress Party, we congratulate Ms Mamata Banerjee for her resounding victory and her determination in defeating the BJP.
We also congratulate Bhartiya Janata Party and Shri Sarbananda Sonowal for their victory in Assam as also LDF & Shri Pinarayi Vijayan for their victory in Kerala.
We sincerely hope that they will work to fulfill all their electoral promises as also do their best to protect lives in times of pandemic.
In Tamil Nadu, Congress fought as part of the DMK alliance. The DMK alliance led by Shri M.K. Stalin has emerged victorious, defeating the AIADMK-BJP alliance.
We thank the people of Tamil Nadu for their wisdom & faith and congratulate Shri M.K. Stalin for leading the alliance to victory.
We are committed to work together, fulfill the election promises and ensure the State’s development.
Presently, the biggest challenge facing the country is to defeat the unprecedented Covid pandemic. Congress Party, along with its frontal organizations like the Youth Congress, is leaving no stone unturned to contribute in every way possible.
We demand that Modi Govt now rise above the partisan political campaign and concentrate upon tackling Covid, providing life saving medicines and oxygen, ramping up hospital infrastructure and ensure universal vaccination for all. This is the bounden duty of each and every Indian.
Bengal is a decisive win for the “idea of India”, an inclusive, pluralist India where your religion or region don’t matter.Shashi Tharoor – MP, Congress leader
It shows BJP’s electoral juggernaut is not invincible.
And it reasserts the value of a federal India where States resist the overweening power of the Centre.
Vanathi Srinivasan’s win is a proud moment for me.Smriti Irani – Union Minister
Being a witness to her years of struggle, compassion and dedication for her people, I congratulate our BJP Mahila Morcha Chief on her victory with immense joy.
Thankful to the people of Coimbatore South for their blessings.
We congratulate the UDF-Congress-IUML for winning the Malappuram Parliament seat.RS SUrjewala – General Secretary, congress
We thank the people for reposing faith.
We congratulate the Congress-DMK leaders & workers of Kanyakumari Parliament Constituency & our young candidate Vijay Vasanth for the resounding victory.
We thank the people of Kanyakumari Parliament Constituency for their love, affection and support.
Thank the voters of Belgaum Parliament for overwhelming support and love.
Though our valiant fighter & leader Satish Jarkiholi lost by a whisker of 2,900 votes only, his resilience and worker’s hard work ensured that we won 5 out of 8 assembly segments.
Keep up the good work!
Ministry of Finance:
In view of the challenges faced by taxpayers in meeting the statutory and regulatory compliances under Goods & Services Tax (GST) law due to the outbreak of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, the Government has issued notifications, all dated 1st May, 2021, providing various relief measures for taxpayers. These measures are explained below:
- Reduction in rate of interest:
Concessional rates of interest in lieu of the normal rate of interest of 18% per annum for delayed tax payments have been prescribed in the following cases.
- For registered persons having aggregate turnover above Rs. 5 crore:
A lower rate of interest of 9 per cent for the first 15 days from the due date of payment of tax and 18 per cent thereafter, for the tax payable for tax periods March 2021 and April 2021, payable in April 2021 and May 2021 respectively, has been notified.
- For registered persons having aggregate turnover upto Rs. 5 crore:
Nil rate of interest for the first 15 days from the due date of payment of tax, 9 per cent for the next 15 days, and 18 per cent thereafter, for both normal taxpayers and those under QRMP scheme, for the tax payable for the periods March 2021 and April 2021, payable in April 2021 and May 2021 respectively, has been notified.
- For registered persons who have opted to pay tax under the Composition scheme:
NIL rate of interest for first 15 days from the due date of payment of tax and 9 per cent for the next 15 days, and 18 per cent thereafter has been notified for the tax payable for the quarter ending 31st March, 2021, payable in April 2021.
- Waiver of late fee
- For registered persons having aggregate turnover above Rs. 5 crore: Late fee waived for 15 days in respect of returns in FORM GSTR-3B furnished beyond the due date for tax periods March, 2021 and April, 2021, due in the April 2021 and May 2021 respectively;
- For registered persons having aggregate turnover upto Rs. 5 crore:
Late fee waived for 30 days in respect of the returns in FORM GSTR-3B furnished beyond the due date for tax periods March, 2021 and April, 2021 (for taxpayers filing monthly returns) due in April 2021 and May 2021 respectively / and for period Jan-March, 2021 (for taxpayers filing quarterly returns under QRMP scheme) due in April 2021.
- Extension of due date of filing GSTR-1, IFF, GSTR-4 and ITC-04
- Due date of filing FORM GSTR-1 and IFF for the month of April (due in May) has been extended by 15 days.
- Due date of filing FORM GSTR-4 for FY 2020-21 has been extended from 30th April, 2021 to 31st May, 2021.
- Due date of furnishing FORM ITC-04 for Jan-March, 2021 quarter has been extended from 25th April, 2021 to 31st May, 2021.
- Certain amendments in CGST Rules:
- Relaxation in availment of ITC:
Rule 36(4) i.e. 105% cap on availment of ITC in FORM GSTR-3B to be applicable on cumulative basis for period April and May 2021, to be applied in the return for tax period May 2021. Otherwise, rule 36(4) is applicable for each tax period.
- The filing of GSTR-3B and GSTR-1/ IFF by companies using electronic verification code has already been enabled for the period from the 27.04.2021 to 31.05.2021.
- Extension in statutory time limits under section 168A of the CGST Act:
Time limit for completion of various actions, by any authority or by any person, under the GST Act, which falls during the period from 15th April, 2021 to 30th May, 2021, has been extended upto 31st May, 2021, subject to some exceptions as specified in the notification.