Touching a woman inappropriately, Land you in Jail for 5 Years

Touching a woman inappropriately, Land you in Jail for 5 Years

Laws that are in place to make our workplaces safe for women. Vishaka guidelines, promulgated by the Supreme Court, were in place since 1997. This was superseded in December 2013, when the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, or POSH Act, was passed. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013, was also passed and Section 354 was added to the Indian Penal Code (IPC). This defines sexual harassment and the penalties for the offence. Additionally,…

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Be a Responsible Tourist

Be a Responsible Tourist

Being a responsible Tourist is no rocket science, if one follows the following: Hotel or Homestay – be judicious with the use of electricity and water. During winters, wear more warm clothes instead of turning on the room heater. Turn off your computer, laptop and lights when not in use. Conserve energy by using your laptop’s ‘sleep mode’ on instead of wasting energy on a screensaver. Unplug unused electronic equipment – even your mobile phone. Buy organic food Use cloth…

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Decoding – The Flag Code

Decoding – The Flag Code

The Flag Code of India 2002, the rules Size of National Flag: National Flag should be rectangular in shape with ratio 3:2. There are a total of nine different sizes in mm. 6,300 x 4,200 3,600 x 2,400 2,700 x 1,800 1,800 x 1,200 1,350 x 900 900 x 600 450 x 300 225 x 150 150 x 100 Dignity and Honour of Flag: National flag should be distinctly placed A damaged flag should not be displayed When displayed on…

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Types of Tax Notices

Types of Tax Notices

An individual can receive a tax notice for a variety of reasons. Here is what the notices under different sections mean 131 (1A) Assessing officer has reason to suspect that income has been concealed. 133a For survey or scrutiny of accounts 142 For not filing income tax return. For scrutiny of accounts and documents in support of the return filed by taxpayer. 143(1) For adjustment or additional tax demand if an error or incorrect information is detected in the return…

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Stop Sex Selection

Stop Sex Selection

Pre-conception Sex Selection & Pre-natal Sex Determination is a Criminal Offence. Every offence under the PC&PNDT Act 1994 is Cognizable, Non-Bailable & Non-Compoundable. Salient Features of PC&PNDT Act Prohibits sex selection before & after conception. Prohibits advertisement related to determination and selection of sex of foetus, even through internet. Mandatory registration for facilities providing diagnostic services capable of determination of sex. MAINTENANCE and PRESERVATION of records, include “Form F” is mandatory for all facilities. There is no punishment and fine…

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