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Rachel Canning, 18, wanted $600 a month in support as well as tuition fees paid for her private schooling. This report in Times of India on 6-Mar-2014 made me sit up and read the report again again.We in India could shrug off it as something that happens in US or West. But can it not happen in India? What do children expect from parents I don’t want your rules but I want everything under the sun and you to pay for it? Why did this happen because the parent did not give good values or sanskar to her. It reminded me of the article I had written If only I had taught him..
From High school girl who sued parents loses first round (some points have been highlighted by me not. they are not in the newspaper)
Washington: Whoever said parenting is a thankless task can cite this as prime evidence. In a case that has caught the even rebels in a litigious society slack-jawed, an 18-year old high-school girl in New Jersey sued her parents to force them to pay for her schooling and living costs after storming out of the home because she didn’t want to follow some basic house rules they sought to establish — like helping with chores.
Rachel Canning turned up in school uniform for the first day of hearing at a family court, but it didn’t go well for her. Judge Peter Bogaard scolded her and lamented the breakdown of the family after reading an expletive-laden message from Rachel to her mother, according to courtside reports. “Have you ever in your experience seen such gross disrespect for a parent?” he was quoted as saying. “What is the next step …are we going to open the gates for a 12-year-old to sue for an Xbox, a 13-year-old to sue for an iPhone… what about a 15-year old asking for a 60 inch TV?”
Many people who linked their LPG with Aadhar and Bank account are facing problems in getting the advance or subsidy amount. After following all the rules and practices it feels as if you are being punished . At times you envy those friends or relatives who did not link their LPG with Aadhar and Bank account. But there are ways to get your due, your subsidy though it may take efforts and time. This article explains what you can do to get the LPG advance or subsidy if you are not getting it. On 30 Jan 2014 Government decided to put on hold the Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG scheme. So If you haven’t got it done , you don’t need to do anything though the LPG companies are still asking consumers to link their LPG with Aadhar linked Bank Account.
Withdrawal of Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG Consumer
Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG (DBTL) is the scheme aimed to improve the subsidy administration of LPG across the country. As per this scheme an LPG consumer will get his/her cylinder at full market price and the differential between subsidized price and full market price i.e. the subsidy will be transferred to his/her bank account upto a capped limit.
- The government had initially capped the supply of subsidised domestic LPG cylinders to 6 per household annually in September 2012 in a bid to cut its subsidy bill.
- The quota was raised to 9 cylinders in January 2013.
- On 30 Jan 2014 the quota of subsidised LPG to raised to 12 cylinders from 9 .
In Jan 2014 when the DBTL scheme was withdrawn consumers in 289 districts in 18 states were covered.
DBTL was touted by the government as game-changer as it sought to plug diversions and helped subsidy reach the intended beneficiaries. But the LPG direct transfer scheme has been good in theory but difficult to implement at ground. The scheme covered almost half of the country with direct subsidy transfer being initiated in all states baring Chattisgarh, Bihar and Jammu and Kashmir as well as North Eastern states. As Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily said on 30 Jan 214 Govt suspends LPG subsidy transfer scheme; hikes cylinder quota Business Today
“There were certain issues on implementation on the ground because at places the seeding between Aadhaar number and bank account was not completed. Therefore to ensure that customers are not at inconvenience in the interim it has been decided that a committee will be constituted which will review only the implementation of DBTL. Pending the review, consumer will get subsidised cylinders as he was getting earlier,” he said.
“It is not admission of failure on the part of the scheme and we are quiet proud and happy that this programme has gone on very well. Even if there is a marginal error, we need to correct it. We don’t want to proceed further so we have to go back on the reforms measure,” Moily said.
Problem in getting LPG advance or subsidy after Linking LPG with Aadhar and Bank
What should I do if I do not receive the advance/ subsidy amount in my bank account even after making sure that my Aadhaar Number has been linked to LPG and bank?
What should I do if I receive my LPG cylinder refills at market price, but my advance/ subsidy is not coming into my Aadhaar-linked bank account?
I have received only 435 towards the first cylinder purchase, but this is different from actual subsidy on each subsidized cylinder. Whether I will and when will I get the actual subsidy amount?
These and more such questions have been answered in the Clarifications on Facing difficulty in getting LPG subsidy in your bank account? (pdf) which is available at ebharatgas. (Also at Indane and Hindustan Petroleum website) The FAQ on getting LPG subsidy in the bank account is given below . Click on the image to see bigger picture
I recently swiped my husband’s credit card for an exorbitant amount. It was sale season and I could not resist myself. This was my first time, and he has revoked all my privileges. I am very upset; is he going to behave like this all the time? He didn’t even appreciate any of my purchases. He was never like this when we were dating. I had unlimited access to his wallet. How do I get my old sweetheart back?
Sid: I feel his pain and I am on his side.
Trisha: Tell him unlimited access to his wallet means unlimited access to you. C’mon, that’s only fair. Or else, start using your wallet.
Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan, who play Siddharth and Trisha in Shaadi Ke Side/Effects, were playing agony uncle and aunt to real-life couples in a special column in Times of India in Feb 2014 before the release of their movie. The above advice was one of the quick-fix solutions to relationship problems.
While I would like to write about the transition from girl-friend/boy-friend to spouse sometime.What I want to talk about is Money in marriage or issues of money between couples in Marriage. My cousins, colleagues, readers who are recently got married or are planning to get married asked me write about How should a married couple handle finances? I am no expert on money or marriage. What I have written here is what I have seen,read and experienced.
Do we need to talk about Money in Marriage
Marriage, the sacred institution,changes an individual’s life brings a lot of joy and responsibilities. It also comes with adjustments, for both husband and wife, family life, personal life or financial life. What happens if the one blows all the money and the other one believes in saving ? What happens if one of them thinks he(or she) is entitled to a foreign vacation/expensive dates/gifts and the other one thinks must visit his parents once in 6 months/think it is waste? What if one needs to send some money to the family? What if family starts asking about when you are having kid or when you are going to buy car, house, foreign trip? Family can be parents,grandparents,siblings,cousins,friends of cousin, neighbours,aunties hmmmm….well sooner or later you need to talk about Money. Infact in Hindu marriage you make a promise about money during the third phera. From meaning of saath phera’s
In the third step,Prosperity, the couple promises each one to earn and raise wealth by honest means and give comfort to the family. They also vow to share all the joy and sorrow together. The wife promises to be devoted to her husband and the man vows to respect and love his wife as the one and only woman in his life.
In our article Notice for Adjusting Refund Against Outstanding Tax Demand, Section 245 we talked about notice from the Income Tax Department which said the Refund determined during processing is being adjusted against the outstanding demands. The details of demand are given in the table annexed. Other than the table the document has no information.
Before breaking your head on what the demand is about Check if the demand is for you.
Check If Income Tax Demand Notice is for you
These days demand notice is sent by email (the one you registered in filing your income tax) and also by post(address in your Income Tax return). Don’t ignore the notice. First check if the notice is for you and whether you are aware of discrepancy. In the notice check for details like
Sometimes for Income Tax related work we need to meet the Jurisdictional Assessing Officer or simply Assessing Officer. Assessing Officer is related to your PAN number. This article explains how to find the Jurisdictional Assessing Officer.
Assessing Officer of Income Tax
An Assessing Officer going by name is a person who has assesses and technically he has jurisdiction(means: official power to make tax decisions and judgements for that assessee) to make assessment of an assessee, who is liable to tax under the Act. The designation may vary according to the volume of income or nature of trade as assigned by the Central Board of Direct Taxes(CBDT Board), the department which deals with income tax. He may be an Income-tax Officer, Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, Joint Commissioner or an Additional Commissioner. To know more about Assessing Officer one can read incometaxindia.gov.in:Central Board of Direct Taxes
Why do we need Assessing Officer : The income-tax laws are complicated and taxpayers are flooded with instructions, guidance notes, and Circulars from the CBDT to enlighten them about the way laws are to be interpreted. However, the reality is that tax assessments involve both subjective and objective considerations, and that the Assessing Officer is a quasi-judicial statutory authority who has to safeguard the income department’s interests, and at the same time, display objectivity in assessments.
When does one need meet the assessing officer :
- When one has fillen Challan 280 wrong online. Our article How to Correct Challan 280 discusses it in detail.
- When one gets the notice from Income Tax Department ex for outstanding demand , for scrutiny or to follow up refund and enquire on the reasons for it not being processed. . Basically when you need a human to present your case.
However, if no action is taken by the assessing officer, the taxpayer can move up the hierarchy and write to the jurisdictional chief commissioner with copies of previous letter/s written to the assessing officer and with a copy of the tax return filed.
It is not necessary for you to personally meet the Assessing Officer. Your lawyer, Chartered Account (CA) can get details or submit the papers on your behalf. (Please correct me if your experience has been different)
Find your Jurisdictional Assessing Officer
Jurisdiction of the Assessing Officer is the geographical area for which Assessing Officer can assess requests. It is typically associated with the PAN or Permanent Account Number. Permanent Account Number (PAN), as the name suggests, is a permanent number and does not change during lifetime of PAN holder. Changing the address or city, though, may change the Assessing Officer. Such changes must, therefore, be intimated to nearest IT PAN Service Center or TIN Facilitation Center for required correction in PAN databases of the Income Tax department. These requests will have to be made in a form for Request For New PAN Card Or/ And Changes In PAN Data.
To know your Assessing Officer , (which is an optional field to fill in our ITR forms also) Go to incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/e-Filing/Services/KnowYourJurisdictionLink.html and enter your PAN number and Captcha code (number in the image to prove you are a computer) as shown in the picture below