The income tax department has eased its lengthy process by enabling online correction of PAN and Challan via TRACES website
Income Tax (I-T) Department’s has eased the process of correction or modifications in PAN and challan. The TDS reconciliation analysis and correction enabling system (TRACES) has eased the lengthy process and becomes more user-friendly and hassle free with few easy steps in correcting errors by enabling online correction of PAN and challan.
The good news is now tax payers do not need to go through a long procedure of filing ‘revised return’ just to change or rectify the PAN details. Tax payers, after logging into their account on TRACES website,can directly file online correction for PAN and challan errors.
The process of correcting PAN and challan errors is described well in E-Tutorials which made it easier. It is also safe and secure as it requires digital signature mandatorily before correcting any errors. Tax payers can register their digital signature in ‘profile’ after registration. TRACES also enables online registration of digital signature.
TRACES can also enable refund of Challan and online verification of Tax deduction at source (TDS) certificate.
TRACES has been set up by TDS centralised processing cell of the income-tax department. Income tax department’s initiative of TRACES is a web-based application which provides an interface to all stakeholders associated with TDS administration. It provides online correction of TDS returns, viewing of challan status, downloading of various conso files, justification report and Form 16 /16A, as well as viewing of annual tax credit statements (Form 26AS).
The Supreme Court said Parliament is authorised to delete section 377 of IPC but till the time this penal provision is there, the Court cannot legalise this kind of sexual relationship
The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the constitutional validity of the penal provision making gay sex an offence punishable with up to life imprisonment.
A bench of justices GS Singhvi and SJ Mukhopadhaya set aside the Delhi High Court’s verdict which had in 2009 decriminalised gay sex among consenting adults in private.
The bench said Parliament is authorised to delete section 377 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) but till the time this penal provision is there, the court cannot legalise this kind of sexual relationship.
Section 377 (unnatural offences) of IPC makes gay sex a criminal offence entailing punishment up to life imprisonment.
The bench allowed the appeals filed by various social and religious organisations challenging the High Court verdict on the ground that gay sex is against the cultural and religious values of the country.
The bench, however, put the ball in Parliament’s court to take a decision on the controversial issue, saying it is for the legislature to debate and decide on the matter.
With the apex court verdict, the operation of penal provision against gay sex has come into force.
After pronouncement of the judgement, gay rights activists said they will seek review of the apex court’s verdict.
The court passed the order on a batch of petitions of anti-gay right activists and social and religious organisations against the high court’s verdict decriminalising gay sex.
The bench had reserved its order in March last year after granting day-to-day hearing of the case from 15 February 2012.
While hearing the appeal, the apex court had pulled up the Centre for its “casual” approach on the issue of decriminalisation of homosexuality and also expressed concern over Parliament not discussing such important matters and blaming judiciary instead for its “over-reach”.
While pleading for decriminalisation of gay sex, the Centre had subsequently told the court that the anti-gay law in the country had resulted from British colonialism and Indian society was much more tolerant towards homosexuality.
The Delhi High Court had on 2 July 2009 decriminalised gay sex as provided in Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and had ruled that sex between two consenting adults in private would not be an offence.
The petition seeking to decriminalise gay sex was filed in the High Court by Naz Foundation.