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2021

New Amendments in Corporate Social Responsibility Rules

According to the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a management concept whereby companies integrate social and environmental concerns in their business operations and interactions with their stakeholders. CSR is generally understood as being the way through which a company achieves a balance of economic, environmental and social imperatives (Triple – Bottom Line – Approach), while at the same time addressing the expectations of shareholders and stakeholders. Changes in the global environment increasingly challenge business around the world to look beyond financial performance, and to integrate social and environmental concerns into their strategic management.

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2021

An Overview of the New Labour Code and its Financial Impact

• While offering salaries in the private sector the employers generally restrict the component of basic salary to bare minimum to keep its minimum its own contribution for employee provident fund (EPF) as well as payment of gratuity when the employee leaves the employment.
• The balance part of the salary is paid to the employee in the form of various allowances like house rent allowance, conveyance allowance, leave travel allowance and special allowance being the biggest component for people in high salary range.

2020

Employee Stock Option Plan ESOP

Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP) is an employee benefit scheme under which the company encourages its employees to acquire ownership in the form of shares. These shares are allotted to the employees at a rate considerably lesser than the prevailing market rate. Apart from the employee-benefit motive, ESOPs are also meant to align the interests of the employees with that of the shareholders. It is believed that the employees, who are also the shareholders, will focus better on company performance and growth so that the value of their shares appreciates.

Many companies use employee stock options plans to compensate, retain, and attract employees. These plans are contracts between a company and its employees that give employees the right to buy a specific number of the company’s shares at a fixed price within a certain period of time. The fixed price is often called the grant or exercise price. Employees who are granted stock options hope to profit by exercising their options to buy shares at the exercise price when the shares are trading at a price that is higher than the exercise price.

2020

A Statistical Analysis of Indias shirking GDP Growth

Strict nationwide lockdown due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) during the first quarter of the financial year 2020-21 has resulted in very limited economic activity in the country during that quarter. As a result, India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the April-June quarter (Q1) slipped by a sharp 23.9 per cent, as per provisional estimates released by Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) on 31st August, 2020. The GDP had expanded by 5.2 per cent in the corresponding quarter of 2019-20.

2020

Important announcement for MSME Sector of India by Finance Minister

MSME stands for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. India’s MSME base is the largest in the world after China. The sector provides a wide range of services and is engaged in the manufacturing of over 6,000 products – ranging from traditional to hi-tech items. Given the government of India’s ‘Make in India’ push, along with a push to attract greater FDI, the Indian MSMEs sector is poised for rapid growth and integration with major global value chains. In order words, MSMEs are the back bone of Indian Economy.

As we know that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman provided various details on the fiscal stimulus package. The package has some important announcements for MSME sector as well. The purpose of these stimulus packages is to help MSME units restart their production and manage liquidity crises due to COVID 19 outbreak.

2020

Direct Taxation and EPF related Measures as a part of Fiscal Stimulus NEW

PM Modi addressed the nation on Covid-19 crisis and the ongoing lockdown situation five days before the termination date of Lockdown 3.0. He announced an extension of lockdown. He also announced a Rs. 20 Lakh Crore fiscal stimulus for businesses and people at large and said that the details regarding the same will follow soon.

A day after MP Modi’s speech, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressed a press conference to provide further details on the fiscal stimulus package. The package has come with reforms in many areas such as Income Tax, EPF, benefits for MSMEs and poorer section of the country. In this article we will focus on Income Tax and EPF related changes.

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