Awareness drive by Central excise, service tax at Maha Kumbh Mela site
February, 21st 2013
An awareness drive was launched by Central Excise and Service Tax in the Kumbh Mela area located at Kailashpuri Marg, Sector 6. During the drive people present in the Mela area were told about the provisions of Service Tax by the departmental officers present there. People were quite enthusiastic and interacted freely with departmental officers. During the drive a pamphlet containing short summary of Service Tax printed in English and Hindi was distributed.
Meeting: The Institution of Engineers (India) Allahabad Local Centre is going to celebrate its 48th annual general meeting function on Sunday at the Local Centre Building "Engineer Bhawan". On this occasion Sanjeev Jindal, GM Engineering, National Airports Authority of India will be the chief guest while A K Gupta, MD, UP Bridge Corporation Ltd and Prof Chandan Ghosh, National Institute of Disaster Management, New Delhi (ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India) will be the guest of honour and they will deliver the 1st Lokmani Lal and SS Darbari memorial lecture.
Strike: Seven National left Trade Union federations, the Indian Federation of Trade Unions (IFTU), TUCI, NTUI AIFTU, AIFTU(New), AICTU, PKS and MSS have called upon the working class to build wide support for the general strike on February 20-21 in order to fight the pro-imperialist policies of the UPA Government. The call stressed that slowdown in industrial growth, increasing inequality, growing informal work and increasing use of contract labour, increasing attack on trade union and democratic rights are an expression of and consequence of the government policies, informed National Treasurer, Indian Federation of Trade Unions Ram Naresh Tyagi. It called for deepening the struggles of the working class to build resistence along with other sections of society to force reversal of these policies.