20 September 2006

LIST OF COUNCIL OF MINISTERS


LIST OF COUNCIL OF MINISTERS
(as on 17.07.2006)
CABINET MINISTERS
1
Dr. Manmohan Singh <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=2>
Prime Minister and also in-charge of the Ministries/ Departments not specifically allocated to the charge of any Minister viz.:
(i) Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions;
(ii) Ministry of Planning;
(iii) Department of Atomic Energy;
(iv) Department of Space; and
(v) Ministry of External Affairs.
2
Shri Pranab Mukherjee <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=4195>
Minister of Defence.
3
Shri Arjun Singh <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=75>
Minister of Human Resource Development.
4
Shri Sharad Pawar <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=327>
Minister of Agriculture and Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution.
5
Shri Lalu Prasad <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=2439>
Minister of Railways.
6
Shri Shivraj V. Patil <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=1958>
Minister of Home Affairs.
7
Shri A.R. Antulay <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=3236>
Minister of Mino! rity Affairs.
8
Shri Sushilkumar Shinde <http://parliamentofindia.nic.in/ls/lok12/biodata/12mh37.htm>
Minister of Power
9
Shri Ram Vilas Paswan <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=296>
Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers and Minister of Steel.
10
Shri S. Jaipal Reddy <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=378>
Minister of Urban Development.
11
Shri Sis Ram Ola <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=278>
Minister of Mines.
12
Shri P. Chidambaram <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=3000>
Minister of Finance.
13
Shri Mahavir Prasad <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=2782>
Minister of Small Scale Industries and Minister of Agro & Rural Industries.
14
Shri P.R. Kyndiah <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=215>
Minister of Tribal Affairs and Minister of Development of North Eastern Region.
15
Shri T.R. Baalu <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=26>
Minister of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways.
16
Shri Shankersinh Vaghela <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=497>
Minister of Textiles.
17
Shri Vayalar Ravi <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=253>
Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs.
18
Shri Kamal Nath <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=175>
Minister of Commerce & Industry.
19
Shri H.R. Bhardwaj <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=132>
Minister of Law & Justice.
20
Shri Sontosh Mohan Dev <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=109>
Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises.
21
Prof. Saif-ud-din Soz <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=1794>
Minister of Water Resources.
22
Shri Raghuvansh Prasad Singh <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=430>
Minister of Rural Development.
23
Shri Priyaranjan Dasmunsi <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=104>
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Minister of Information & Broadcasting.
24
Shri Mani Shankar Aiyar <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=12>
Minister of Panchayati Raj.and Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports.
25
Smt. Meira Kumar <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=3066>
Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment.
26
Shri Murli Deora <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=1856>
Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas.
27
Smt. Ambika Soni <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=83>
Minister of Tourism and Minister of Culture.
28
Shri K. Chandra Sekhar Rao <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=4083>
Minister of Labour & Employment.
29
Shri Shibu Soren <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=2917>
Minister of Coal.
30
Shri A. Raja <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=344>
Minister of Environment & Forests.
31
Shri Dayanidhi Maran <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=4144>
Minister of Communications & Information Technology.
32
Dr. Anbumani Ramdoss <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=1949>
Minister of Health & Family Welfare.
33
Shri Kapil Sibal <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=4077>
Minister of Science & Technology and Minister of Earth Sciences.
34
Shri Prem Chand Gupta <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=10>
Minister of Company Affairs.
MINISTERS OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) ! 1 Shri Oscar Fernandes <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=173>
Minister of State (Independent Charge) Without Portfolio.
2
Smt. Renuka Chowdhury <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=100>
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Women & Child Development.
3
Shri Subodh Kant Sahay <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=3400>
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries.
4
Shri Vilas Muttemwar <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=268>
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources.
5
Kumari Selja <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=3589>
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation.
6
Shri Praful Patel <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=208>
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
7
Shri G.K.Vasan <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=1866>
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Minister of Statistics & Program! me Implementation.
MINISTERS OF STATE
1
Shri E. Ahammed <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=10>
Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs.
2
Shri Suresh Pachouri <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=200>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.
3
Shri B.K. Handique <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=149>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.
4
Smt. Panabaka Lakshmi <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=3740>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
5
Dr. Dasari Narayan Rao <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=227>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Coal.
6
Dr. Shakeel Ahmad <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=4032>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology.
7
Shri Rao Inderjit Singh <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=3904>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence.
8
Shri Naranbhai Rathwa <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=3386>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways.
9
Shri K.H. Muniappa <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=261>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways.
10
Shri M.V. Rajasekharan <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=1891>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Planning.
11
Shri Kantilal Bhuria <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=58>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution.
12
Shri Manikrao Gavit <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=133>
! Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.
13
Shri Shriprakash Jaiswal <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=164>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.
14
Shri Prithviraj Chavan <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=1854>
Minister of State in the Prime MinisterĂ¯¿½s Office.
15
Shri Taslimuddin <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=3439>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution.
16
Smt. Suryakanta Patil
Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.
17
Shri Md. Ali Ashraf Fatmi <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=4155>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
(as on 17.07.2006)
CABINET MINISTERS
1
Dr. Manmohan Singh <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=2>
Prime Minister and also in-charge of the Ministries/ Departments not specifically allocated to the charge of any Minister viz.:
(i) Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions;
(ii) Ministry of Planning;
(iii) Department of Atomic Energy;
(iv) Department of Space; and
(v) Ministry of External Affairs.
2
Shri Pranab Mukherjee <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=4195>
Minister of Defence.
3
Shri Arjun Singh <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=75>
Minister of Human Resource Development.
4
Shri Sharad Pawar <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=327>
! Minister of Agriculture and Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution.
5
Shri Lalu Prasad <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=2439>
Minister of Railways.
6
Shri Shivraj V. Patil
Minister of Home Affairs.
7
Shri A.R. Antulay <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=3236>
Minister of Minority Affairs.
8
Shri Sushilkumar Shinde
Minister of Power
9
Shri Ram Vilas Paswan <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=296!>
Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers and Minister of Steel.
10
Shri S. Jaipal Reddy <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=378>
Minister of Urban Development.
11
Shri Sis Ram Ola <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=278>
Minister of Mines.
12
Shri P. Chidambaram <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=3000>
Minister of Finance.
13
Shri Mahavir Prasad <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=2782>
Minister of Small Scale Industries and Minister of Agro & Rural Industries.
14
Shri P.R. Kyndiah <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=215>
Minister of Tribal Affairs and Minister of Development of North Eastern Region.
15
Shri T.R. Baalu <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=26>
Minister of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways.
16
Shri Shankersinh Vaghela <http://164.1 00.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=497>
Minister of Textiles.
17
Shri Vayalar Ravi <http://164! .100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=253>
Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs.
18
Shri Kamal Nath <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=175!>
Minister of Commerce & Industry.
19
Shri H.R. Bhardwaj <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=132>
Minister of Law & Justice.
20
Shri Sontosh Mohan Dev <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=109>
Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises.
21
Prof. Saif-ud-din Soz <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=1794>
Minister of Water Resources.
22
Shri Raghuvansh Prasad Singh <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmem! ber/homepage.asp?mpsno=430> Minister of Rural Development.
23
Shri Priyaranjan Dasmunsi <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?! mpsno=104> Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Minister of Information & Broadcasting.
24
Shri Mani Shankar Aiyar <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=12>
Minister of Panchayati Raj.and Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports.
25
Smt. Meira Kumar <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=3066>
Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment.
26
Shri Murli Deora <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=1856>
Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas.
27
Smt. Ambika Soni <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=83>
Minister of Tourism and Minister of Culture.
28
Shri K. Chandra Sekhar Rao <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=4083>
Minister of Labour & Employment.
29
Shri Shibu Soren <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=2917>
Minister of Coal.
30
Shri A. Raja <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=344>
Minister of Environment & Forests.
31
Shri Dayanidhi Maran <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=4144>
Minister of Communications & Information Technology.
32
Dr. Anbumani Ramdoss <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=1949>
Minister of Health & Family Welfare.
33
Shri Kapil Sibal <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=4077>
Minister of Science & Technology and Minister of Earth Sciences.
34
Shri Prem Chand Gupta <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=10>
Minister of Company Affairs.
MINISTERS OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE)
1
Shri Oscar Fer! nandes <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=173>
Minister of State (Independent Charge) Without Portfolio.
2
Smt. Renuka C! howdhury <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=100>
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Women & Child Development.
3
Shri Subodh Kant Sahay! <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=3400>
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries.
4
Shri Vila! s Muttemwar <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=268>
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources.
5
Kumari Selja <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=3589>
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation.
6
Shri Praful Patel <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=208>
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
7
Shri G.K.Vasan <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=1866>
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Minister of Statistics & Programme Implementation.
MINISTERS OF STATE
1
Shri E. Ahammed <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=10>
Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs.
2
Shri Suresh Pachouri <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=200>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.
3
Shri B.K. Handique <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=149>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.
4
Smt. Panabaka Lakshmi <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=3740>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
5
Dr. Dasari Narayan Rao <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=227>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Coal.
6
Dr. Shakeel Ahmad <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=4032>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology.
7
Shri Rao Inderjit Singh <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=3904>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence.
8
Shri Naranbhai Rathwa <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=3386>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways.
9
Shri K.H. Muniappa <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=261>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Shipping, Ro! ad Transport & Highways.
10
Shri M.V. Rajasekharan <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=1891>
Minister of State ! in the Ministry of Planning.
11
Shri Kantilal Bhuria <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=58>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution.
12
Shri Manikrao Gavit <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=133>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.
13
Shri Shriprakash Jaiswal <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=164>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.
14
Shri Prithviraj Chavan <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=1854>
Minister of State i! n the Prime MinisterĂ¯¿½s Office.
15
Shri Taslimuddin <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=3439>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Minis ter of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution.
16
Smt. Suryakanta Patil <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=3561>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.
17
Shri Md. Ali Ashraf Fatmi <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=4155>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

LIST OF COUNCIL OF MINISTERS
(as on 17.07.2006)
CABINET MINISTERS
1
Dr. Manmohan Singh <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=2>
Prime Minister and ! also in-charge of the Ministries/ Departments not specifically allocated to the charge of any Minister viz.:
(i) Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions;
(ii) Ministry of Planning;
(iii) Department of Atomic Energy;
(iv) Department of Space; and
(v) Ministry of External Affairs.
2
Shri Pranab Mukherjee <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=4195>
Minister of Defence.
3
Shri Arjun Singh <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=75>
Minister of Human Resource Development.
4
Shri Sharad Pawar <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=327>
Minister of Agriculture and Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution.
5
Shri Lalu Prasad <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=2439>
Minister of Railways.
6
Shri Shivraj V. Patil <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=1958>
Minister of Home Affairs.
7
Shri A.R. Antulay <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=3236>
Minister of Minority Affairs.
8
Shri Sushilkumar Shinde <http://parliamentofindia.nic.in/ls/lok12/biodata/12mh37.htm>
Minister of Power
9
Shri Ram Vilas Paswan <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=296>
< align="left">Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers and Minister of Steel.
10
Shri S. Jaipal Reddy <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=378>
Minister of Urban Development.
11
Shri Sis Ram Ola <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=278>
Minister of Mines.
12
Shri P. Chidambaram <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=3000>
Minister of Finance.
13
Shri Mahavir Prasad <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=2782>
Minister of Small Scale Industries and Minister of Agro & Rural Industries.
14
Shri P.R. Kyndiah <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=215>
Minister of Tribal Affairs and Minister of Development of North Eastern Region.
15
Shri T.R. Baalu <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=26>
Minister of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways.
16
Shri Shankersinh Vaghela <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=497>
Minister of Textiles.
17
Shri Vayalar Ravi <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=253>
Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs.
18
Shri Kamal Nath <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=175>
Minister of Commerce & Industry.
19
Shri H.R. Bhardwaj <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=132>
Minister of Law & Justice.
20
Shri Sontosh Mohan Dev <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=109>
Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises.
21
Prof. Saif-ud-din Soz <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=1794>
Minister of Water Resources.
22
Shri Raghuvansh Prasad Singh <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=430>
Minister of Rural Development.
!
23
Shri Priyaranjan Dasmunsi <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=104>
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Minister of Information & Broadcasting.
24
Shri Mani Shankar Aiyar <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=12>
Minister of Panchayati Raj.and Minister of! Youth Affairs & Sports.
25
Smt. Meira Kumar <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=3066>
Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment.
26
Shri Murli Deora <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=1856>
Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas.
27
Smt. Ambika Soni <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=83>
Minister of Tourism and Minister of Culture.
28
Shri K. Chandra Sekhar Rao <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=4083>
Minister of La! bour & Employment.
29
Shri Shibu Soren <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=2917>
Minister of Coal.
30
Shri A. Raja <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=344>
Minister of Environment & Forests.
31
Shri Dayanidhi Maran <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=4144>
Minister of Communications & Information Technology.
32
Dr. Anbumani Ramdoss <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=1949>
Minister of Hea! lth & Family Welfare.
33
Shri Kapil Sibal <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=4077>
Minister of ! Science & Technology and Minister of Earth Sciences.
34
Shri Prem Chand Gupta <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=10>
Minister of Company Affairs.
MINISTERS OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE)
1
Shri Oscar Fernandes <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=173>
Minister of State (Independent Charge) Without Portfolio.
2
Smt. Renuka Chowdhury <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=100>
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Women & Child Development.
3
Shri Subodh Kant Sahay <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=3400>
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries.
4
Shri Vilas Muttemwar <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=268>
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry! of Non-Conventional Energy Sources.
5
Kumari Selja <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=3589>
Minister of State (Independent ! Charge) of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation.
6
Shri Praful Patel <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=208>
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
7
Shri G.K.Vasan <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=1866>
!
Minister of S tate (Independent Charge) of the Minister of Statistics & Programme Implementation.
MINISTERS OF STATE
1
Shri E. Ahammed <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=10>
Mi nister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs.
2
Shri Suresh Pachouri <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=200>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.
3
Shri B.K. Handique <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=149>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.
4
Smt. Panabaka Lakshmi <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=3740>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
5
Dr. Dasari Narayan Rao <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=227>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Coal.
6
Dr. Shakeel Ahmad <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=4032>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology.
7
Shri Rao Inderjit Singh <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=3904>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence.
8
Shri Naranbhai Rathwa <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=3386>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways.
9
Shri K.H. Muniappa <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=261>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways.
10
Shri M.V. Rajasekharan <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=1891>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Planning.
11
Shri Kantilal Bhuria <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=58>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution.
12
Shri Manikrao Gavit <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsm! ember/homepage.asp?mpsno=133> Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.
13
Shri Shriprakash Jaiswal <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/! homepage.asp?mpsno=164> Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.
14
Shri Prithviraj Chavan <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=1854>
Minister of State in the Prime MinisterĂ¯¿½s Office.
15
Shri Taslimuddin <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=3439>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution.
16
Smt. Suryakanta Patil <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=3561>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.
17
Shri Md. Ali Ashraf Fatmi <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=4155>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
(as on 17.07.2006)
CABINET MINISTERS
1
Dr. Manmohan Singh <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=2>
Prime Minister and also in-charge of the Ministries/ Departments not specifically allocated to the charge of any Minister viz.:
(i) Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions;
(ii) Ministry of Planning;
(iii) Department of Atomic Energy;
(iv) Department of Space; and
(v) Ministry of External Affairs.
2
Shri Pranab Mukherjee <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=4195>
Minister of Defence.
3
Shri Arjun Singh <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=75>
Minister of Human Resource Development.
4
Shri Sharad Pawar <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=327>
Minister of Agriculture and Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution.
5
Shri Lalu Prasad <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=2439>
Minister of Railways.
6
Shri Shivraj V. Patil <http://164.100.24! .167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=1958>
Minister of Home Affairs.
7
Shri A.R. Antulay
Minister of Minority Affairs.
8
Shri Sushilkumar Shinde <http://parliamentofindia.nic.in/ls/lok12/biodata/12mh37.htm>
Minister of Power
9
Shri Ram ! Vilas Paswan <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=296>
Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers and Minister of Steel.
10
Shri S. Jaipal Reddy <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=378>
Minister of Urban Development.
11
Shri Sis Ram Ola <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=278>
Minister of Mines.
12
Shri P. Chidambaram <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=3000>
Minister of Finance.
13
Shri Mahavir Prasad <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=2782>
Minister of Small Scale Industries and Min ister of Agro & Rural Industries.
14
Shri P.R. Kyndiah <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=215>
Minister of Tribal Affairs and Minister of Development of North Eastern Region.
15
Shri T.R. Baalu <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=26>
Minister of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways.
16
Shri Shankersinh Vaghela <http://164.1 00.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=497>
Minister of Textiles.
17
Shri Vayalar Ravi <http://164! .100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=253>
Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs.
18
Shri Kamal Nath <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=175!>
Minister of Commerce & Industry.
19
Shri H.R. Bhardwaj <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=132>
Minister of Law & Justice.
20
Shri Sontosh Mohan Dev <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=109>
Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises.
21
Prof. Saif-ud-din Soz <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=1794>
Minister of Water Resources.
22
Shri Raghuvansh Prasad Singh <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmem! ber/homepage.asp?mpsno=430> Minister of Rural Development.
23
Shri Priyaranjan Dasmunsi <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?! mpsno=104> Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Minister of Information & Broadcasting.
24
Shri Mani Shankar Aiyar <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=12>
Minister of Panchayati Raj.and Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports.
25
Smt. Meira Kumar <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=3066>
Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment.
26
Shri Murli Deora <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=1856>
Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas.
27
Smt. Ambika Soni <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=83>
Minister of Tourism and Minister of Culture.
28
Shri K. Chandra Sekhar Rao <http:/! /164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=4083>
Minister of Labour & Employment.
29
Shri Shibu Soren
Minister of Coal.
30
Shri A. Raja <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=344>
Minister of Environment & Forests.
31
Shri Dayanidhi Maran <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=4144>
Minister of Communications & Information Technology.
32
Dr. Anbumani Ramdoss <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=1949>
Minister of Health & Family Welfare.
33
Shri Kapil Sibal <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=4077>
Minister of Science & Technology and Minister of Earth Sciences.
34
Shri Prem Chand Gupta <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=10>
Minister of Company Affairs.
MINISTERS OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE)
1
Shri Oscar Fernandes <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/! website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=173> Minister of State (Independent Charge) Without Portfolio.
2
Smt. Renuka Chowdhury <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=100>
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Women & Child Development.
3
Shri Subodh Kant Sahay <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=! 3400> Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries.
4
! Shri Vilas Muttemwar <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=268>
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources.
5
Kumari Selja <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=3589>
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation.
6
Shri Praful Patel <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=208>
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
7
Shri G.K.Vasan <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=1866>
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Minister of Statistics & Programme Implementation.
MINISTERS OF STATE
1
Shri E. Ahammed <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=10>
Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs.
2
Shri Suresh Pachouri <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=200>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.
3
Shri B.K. Handique <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=149>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.
4
Smt. Panabaka Lakshmi <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=3740>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
5
Dr. Dasari Narayan Rao <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=227>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Coal.
6
Dr. Shakeel Ahmad <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=4032>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology.
7
Shri Rao Inderjit Singh <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=3904>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence.
8
Shri Naranbhai Rathwa <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=3386>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways.
9
Shri K.H. Muniappa <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=261>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways.
10
Shri M.V. Rajasekharan <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=1891>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Planning.
11
Shri Kantilal Bhuria <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=58>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Minister of State in the Ministry of Cons! umer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution.
12
Shri Manikrao Gavit <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=133>
Minister of Stat! e in the Ministry of Home Affairs.
13
Shri Shriprakash Jaiswal <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=164>
Minister of State in the M! inistry of Home Affairs.
14
Shri Prithviraj Chavan <http://164.100.24.167:8080/members/website/Mainweb.asp?mpcode=1854>
Minister of State in the Prime MinisterĂ¯¿½s Office.
15
Shri Taslimuddin <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=3439>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution.
16
Smt. Suryakanta Patil <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=3561>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.
17
Shri Md. Ali Ashraf Fatmi <http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/homepage.asp?mpsno=4155>
Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

09 June 2006

Due date extended for electronic filing of form 24Q for last quarter

CBDT has extended the due date for electronic filing of quarterly statement of TDS in form 24Q for the last quarter to 31-July-2006. The date for filing in paper format remains as 15th June 2006.

21 May 2006

Certain Issues on MEF

Dear Members,

Certain issues raised by members on Filling of Empanelment Forms online for Banks, I am giving my personal opinion and personal interpretation of the same as below by summing up the major queries of the members:
  1. Last date for submission of applications on the website: 31st May, 2006 (5:30P.M.). Last date for receipt of hard copy of duly signed declaration: 10th June, 2006 (5:30P.M.)
  2. When you click in part I, the message "Active X control" appears. You are required to click Yes. If you say No, the data for last year will not appear in the browser.
  3. This form is to be filled by all applicants, new and old, though last year s empanlement was for 2 years, it is decided to make afresh empanelment so everybody desirous has to file this form.
  4. It appears that there is a requirement of atleast one exclusive partner who is not associated with any other concern, otherwise the form will be rejected. Even in case of propreitor, one should be exclusive, meaning not to be partner anywhere. Certain examples of new norms are as follows, as provided by the ICAI:
  5. A & Co. is a partnership firm of 2 partners B & C. B has a proprietorship firm of his own, B & Co. A & Co. and B & Co. both apply – B & Co. will be rejected and A & Co. will be treated as a proprietorship firm. Only A & Co. applies – A & Co. will still be treated as proprietorship firm.
  6. ABC is a partnership firm of 3 partners, and all 3 have proprietorship firms A & Co, B & Co. and C & Co. – All applications (ABC, A & Co., B & Co., C & Co. or any combination thereof, or of the individual firms) will be rejected.
  7. A has 2 proprietorship firms. A should apply in one of the firms; he should indicate `Y’ in the column for `association’, and he should mention that he has one more proprietorship firm in the hard copy of the Declaration. The problem will be sorted out by PDC Secretariat.
  8. Members getting error message on website or it was not being available was due to technical problem and now it is available for filling.
  9. Hope this information will be helpful to you,
  • The direct helpline No. of ICAI for Empanelment probelm is:
    011-39893989 (Extn. 444), 011-23378413 and email: mefpdc@icai.org
    Regards,
    Ashwin Nagar
    FCA, DISA, LL.B., M.Com.
    In Ahmedabad 09825781065


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18 May 2006

The website www.meficai.org is down for maintenance

The website www.meficai.org is down for maintenance. You are requested to kindly log on to the website after 04:00 p.m. today i.e. 18th May, 2006.

However, no extension has been made in the last date as of now since the problem is purely temporary and maintenance is a routine matter. Hence, the last date for submission of application on the above website is 25th May, 2006 (5.30 P.M.) and the last date for receipt of duly signed hard copy of declaration (alongwith the acknowledgement of soft submission of application) at the Institute’s Delhi office is 5th June, 2006 (5.30 P.M.).

Multipurpose Empanelment Application Form for the year 2006-07

As members are aware, the Multipurpose Empanelment Form has been made available again this year from the 26th of April, 2006. The form will be available on the Portal till the 25th of May, 2006. The Institute has been receiving communication from the members with regard to the Empanelment Form and therefore, the Council, after discussion, has decided to inform the members as follows:

All members who wish to apply for Bank Branch Audit, or Empanelment with other organizations must open the MEF, and (i) edit and update last year’s data (if the firm had applied last year), (ii) fill in the form afresh if the firm is applying for the first time, (iii) fill in the columns which have been newly introduced this year and which will of course, appear blank on the screen whether the firm applied last year or not.

Members are informed that although it had earlier been announced that last year’s panel would be valid for two years, in view of the fact that last year, the firms which did not fulfill the `3 years standing’ requirement were left out, and some of them would have completed 3 years by now and therefore, eligible to be on the panel, and within the last one year, most applicant firms have added to their experience, the Council has felt that updating is necessary.

Besides, considering that this empanelment is not only for Bank audit, but for empanelment with other organisations also, and to ensure that this facility of updating is applicable across the board, the Council has decided that all applicants must either update or submit the form afresh, as the case may be.
Members are enjoined to read the detailed instructions published in the Journal and available in the MEF Portal,
www.meficai.org. The last date for submission of new/updated application on the above website is 25th May, 2006 (5.30 PM) as announced, and the last date for receipt of duly signed hard copy of the declaration portion of the form along with the acknowledgement of the soft submission of application at the ICAI’s Delhi office is 5th June (5.30 PM). Please note that hard copy of the entire application form is not required to be sent.

19 April 2006

Finance Bill, 2006 has received the assent from the President of India

Dear friend,

This is to inform you that Finance Bill, 2006 has received the assent from the President of India today i.e. 19th April, 2006. Accordingly the rate of Service Tax shall be 12% plus 2% education cess.

18 March 2006

Clarification on Bank Empanelment

Dear members,

Some of the members might have been disappointed on account of the non-allotment of bank branch audit to their firm. In this regard, I wish to draw your attention to the following points:

1. The Announcement hosted on the home page of the ICAI website mentions the reasons in brief from PD Secretariat.

2. Every year, out of 24,000 (approx.) firms which get empanelled, only about 16,000 get allotment. Therefore, sizeable number of firms do not get allotment every year on the basis of internal norms of the RBI.

3. ICAI only processes and forwards the list. It is only the RBI which develops norms and makes allotment on that basis.

4. This year, the non allotment, apart from other reasons, appears to be mainly on account of rejection of less than three years old firm and cooling period wherein, instead of 16 existing centres, 17 more have been added, making it 33 centres.

Hope this will clarify the position with respect to bank Audit empanelment.

regards,
Ashwin Nagar

17 March 2006

Bank Allotment details on ICAI site from 10th march

Dear members,

Name of the Bank to which your firm name, if emapaneled, has been forwarded by RBI will be available on http://www.icai.org/ from 10th March.

The URL is:
http://icai.org:7777/icairoot/announcements/announ508.jsp

Regards,

Ashwin Nagar

06 February 2006

Know More About President & Vice President

Mr. T. N. MANOHARAN

PRESIDENT, ICAI Mr. T.N. Manoharan, FCA, Chennai, aged 48, has been elected as the president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), the Apex Body of the profession of Chartered Accountants in India, for a period of one year commencing from 5th February, 2006. He hails from a freedom fighter's family with agriculture background. He is a post graduate in commerce from Sri Venkateswara University and a law graduate from Madras University. A member of the ICAI with 23 years of standing, Mr. Manoharan was elected to the Council of ICAI for the first time in 2001 and thereafter in 2004. He has served in all standing committees and various non-standing committees of the ICAI. During his association with the ICAI, he pioneered the bringing out of Peer Review Manual. He took initiative to bring out the Guidance Notes on Certification for Transfer Pricing and for Minimum Alternate Tax. He was instrumental in bringing out the revised edition of `Issues on Tax Audit'. Mr. Manoharan was the convenor of Working group constituted at the instance of Government of India for formulating recommendations for amendment in the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949. Mr. Manoharan represented the ICAI at the meetings of the International Innovative Network (INN), UK; Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), USA and International Standards of Accounting and Reporting (ISAR) of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Geneva. Mr. Manoharan is presently chairman of ICAI Accounting Research Foundation. He is Chairman of the Centre of Excellence on Education, training and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of the South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA - an Apex Body of SAARC). Mr. Manoharan is a member of the International Accounting Education Standards Board of International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). Mr. Manoharan was a visiting faculty at renowned professional Institutions and Business Schools. Besides being Chairman at technical sessions, Paper Writer and Key Note speaker at various conferences/seminars/workshops organised by professional bodies in India and abroad, he is also a prolific writer. He has authored many books on Direct Taxation. He has contributed articles in leading newspapers and journals.

MR. SUNIL H . TALATI
VICE-PRESIDENT, ICAI

Shri Sunil H. Talati, FCA, Ahmedabad, aged 54 years has been elected as the Vice-President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), the Apex Body of the profession of Chartered Accountants in India, for the year 2006-07. He is a postgraduate in commerce and also a law graduate. A member of the ICAI with 30 years of standing, Shri Talati was elected to the Council of ICAI for the first time in 2001 and thereafter in 2004. He has held the position of Chairman of Expert Advisory Committee, Financial Reporting Review Board, Corporate & Allied Laws, Corporate Governance Committee; and Vice-Chairman of Professional Development Committee, Committee for Members in Industry, Board of Studies, Committee for Information Technology and Professional Development Committee. Besides the above, he has also served on the Examination Committee, Disciplinary Committee, Expert Advisory Committee, Committee for Vision & Restructuring, Fiscal Laws Committee, Research Committee, Committee on Ethical Standards, Committee on Career Counselling and Commerce Education, Professional Development Committee, Editorial Board, Financial Market and Investor's Protection, Expert Advisory Committee, Committee on Information Technology. Audit Committee, Accounting Standards Board and Board of Studies as a Member. Shri Talati was the Vice-Chairman of the Western India Regional Council (WIRC) of ICAI and also Secretary of the Ahmedabad Branch of WIRC of ICAI. During his association with the ICAI, he was actively involved in preparing Pre and Post Budget suggestions/proposals. He has contributed actively in bringing out other publications by various Committees. Shri Talati has authored the Income Tax Ready Referencer in Gujarati and was also instrumental in bringing out Form 2C of Income Tax Act in Gujarati. Besides excellence in education and profession, he had been excelling in extra curricular activities also. He had been first Rotaract Governor in India from District 305 and first Chairman of National Council of Rotaract Governors. Having held various posts in Jaycees and in other social leading clubs, he was a sportsman right from School and College days being champion in Swimming, Tennis and Badminton. He is a regular columnist in Gujarati 'Financial Express' every Tuesday and monthly Journal Tax Reporter.

21 January 2006

CPE requirements for the Calendar Year 2006

CPE requirements for the Calendar Year 2006

(i) For Members in Practice:

Minimum CPE Credit hours for the calendar year 2006 for Members in Practice shall be 20(Twenty). Unstructured CPE Learning hours are not applicable for the year 2006.
Members shall have to make up any shortfalls in their CPE Credit in a given calendar year by obtaining twice the amount of the shortfall before the 31st of December of the subsequent calendar year. Such `make-up hours' shall be in addition to the regular CPE Credit hour requirements for every calendar year. The above overrides the provisions of clause 7 of Appendix `B' of the Statement on Continuing Professional Education, 2003.
(ii) For Members in Industry :
It has been decided to make the requirements of CPE Credit hours recommendatory to members engaged otherwise than in practice. Such members are recommended to earn a minimum of 10 (Ten) ours of CPE Credit in a calendar year. This comes into effect from 1.1.2006.

(iii) For Members residing Abroad :
It has been decided to make the requirements of CPE Credit hours recommendatory for Members residing Abroad. This comes into effect from 1.1.2006.
Regards,
Ashwin Nagar
in Ahmedabad 9825781065

25 October 2005

IT DEPARTMENT TO ACCEPT IT RETURNS ON 29TH AND 30TH OCTOBER ALSO

The Income tax authorities have been directed to make arrangements for accepting the returns of income on 29th and 30th October, 2005 (being Saturday & Sunday). The Central Board of Direct Taxes, in exercise of powers conferred under section 119 of the Income Tax Act, has issued this direction for administrative convenience. The due date for filing of return of income within the meaning of Explanation 2(a) and (b) to Section 139(1) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 is 31st October, 2005.


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In Mumbai (+91) 09833015352

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16 October 2005

Note on SAP

 

Dear friends,

 

As promised by me, I am writing this Note on SAP for the benefit of all the members.

 

  1. What is SAP:

It is an ERP software. Very wide and very big. There are so many other software available such as Oracle, BAAN, Peoplesoft etc.

 

  1. What CAs role in SAP:

SAP has so many different modules. It is integrated software. SO CAs with good domain knowledge can take course in SAP FICO module that is Financial and Controlling. As a functional consultant, FICO consultant has role in implementation of the software in organisations opting for SAP. This is a very vast module wherein all possible business processes are covered. The CAs with SAP knowledge can better configure and implement this module.

 

  1. SAP FICO for a CA who is practicing:

I think this is not for practicing CAs who are in practice for a long period of time. The practicing CAs can take up this course for the better understanding of the software where by better conduct of the audit in the organisations which are running on SAP. But you know who is auditing the concerns that run SAP? Big firms only. So for CAs associated with small or medium size firms, I don’t think this is of more use or the learning of the SAP could be a value for money.

 

  1. What if practicing CAs take up a job?

It is very difficult for a practicing CA to get a job. A CA with 10 years of experience will not EVEN be called for interview for even a post of Assistant manager Finance. In service industry, the practice experience never counts, except in very few companies and for very few positions. All gate closed for these CAs, they have to do practice only.

 

About SAP job, the practicing experience in my opinion is very useful, but the employers never recognise it, and the CAs from industry will get an edge. So to get a job as a SAP fresher is equally tough.

 

  1. Fresher and young CAs:

Yes, the fresher and young CAs can take up this. Even CAs with some years of industry experience can opt for SAP carrier. SAP certified CAs can opt for either a regular carrier in Industry, there they will have an edge due to their SAP certification, as the companies working on SAP will always prefer a CA who understands how the SAP works.

 

Alternatively, a career could be made as functional consultant in implementing organisations. Here again, CAs can get a good job and good opportunity. But it involves lots of travelling; if the person is in implementation side and not in support side, as majority of work are executed onsite.

 

  1. Job Opportunity:

This is very peculiar and vicious circle about job. For a SAP consultant with more than one year experience, there are lots of opportunities and openings available through out the world. But ironically for fresher, No opportunity. To get first job is the great struggle. It may take months or years. The salary will be very low initially. But once you get through the initial phase and have added on experience, there is a very great and very rapid hike in your pay, you will never imagine. SAP professionals are the highest paid community in the world. But No first job, then no experience and No experience then no first job, this circle is a struggle circle and once has to get out of it and this is very challenging phase.

 

  1. Future Prospects:

As SAP has introduced packages of even SMEs. One can work as Independent consultant too after acquiring a good experience. The implementation and thereafter support work would there. But there are lots of International and national players, who are in this consultancy. The employees once keep are very highly paid, so looking at all these aspects one can develop business of practice in consultancy and support too. But very challenging this opportunity is.

 

  1. The Certification:

The certification does have value, but the experience has more values. I have seen B.Com. Non SAP certified with good experience drawing 80K salary per month. For certification two ways. One, if you have more than one year functional or user experience of SAP, you can directly sit for the exam, the exam fee is 25000 plus Service tax. If you don’t have such experience then, go to any authorised Educational Partner of SAP, Siemens or Genovate and do a 5 weeks course costing 2.25 lacs plus Service tax and then sit for exams. The qualifying marks for exam are 70%. If fail, pay another fee of 25000 plus Service tax and reappear. Costly, yes, very costly affairs.

 

Hope I have answered all the queries members had asked me at different point of time with regard to SAP.

 

Thanks and regards,



Ashwin Nagar

in Ahmedabad (+91) 09825781065

In Mumbai (+91) 09833015352

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11 October 2005

New Guidance Note on Tax Audit. Sec. 40 A

TRUE EXTRACT ON IMPORTANT SECTIONS 40A OF Guidance Note on Tax Audit under Section 44AB of the Income – tax Act, 1961. (Revised 2005 Edition)     By

Fiscal Laws committee.

                 

33.clause 17 (f)-amounts inadmissible under section 40 (a)

33.1     Section 40 (a) specifies certain amounts, which shall not be deducted in computing the income chargeable under the head “ profits and gains of business or profession”. They are as follows :

(i)                Any interest, royalty, fees for technical services or other sum chargeable under the income tax act which is payable outside India or inside India to a non-resident or foreign company on which tax has been deductible at source under chapter XVII-B and such tax has not been deducted or after deduction has not been paid during previous year or in subsequent year before the expiry of the time prescribed under the sub section (1) of section 200.

(ii)             Any interest, commission or brokerage, fees for professional services or fees for technical services payable to a resident or amount payable to a contractor or sub-contractor, being resident, for caring out any work  (including supply or labor for carrying out any work) on which tax is deductible under chapter XVII-B and such tax has not been deducted or after deduction has not been paid during the previous year or in the subsequent year before the expiry of the time prescribed under the sub-section (1) of section 200.

(iii)            Any sum paid on the account of securities transaction tax.

(iv)          Any sum paid on the account of fringe benefit tax.

(v)            Any sum paid on account of any rate of tax levied on the profits or gains of any business or profession or assessed of or otherwise on the basis of, any such profits or gains.

(vi)          Any sum paid on account of wealth tax.

(vii)        Any payment which is chargeable under the head “salaries”, if it is payable outside India or to a non-resident and if the tax has not been paid thereon nor deducted there from under chapter XVII-B.

(viii)       Any payment to provident or other fund established for the benefit of employees of the assessed, unless the assessed has made effective arrangement to secure that the tax shall be deducted at source from any payment made from the fund which are chargeable to tax under the had “salaries”.

(ix)          Any tax actually paid by an employer referred to in clause (10CC) of section 10.

33.2        In respect of items (I), (ii) and (vii) the tax auditor should obtain in writing from the assessed the details of all payments of the nature referred to in paragraph 33.1 and debited to the profit and loss account. Where an actual remittance overseas has been made by the assessed during the relevant previous year without deducting any tax at source, the tax auditor may rely upon the legal opinion and/or certificates from chartered accountant based upon which remittance have been made without deduction of tax at source.

The tax auditor need to report under this clause only if he has a different opinion on the issue. In this connection the tax auditor is advised to refer the application Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA). Where no remittances have been made during the relevant year, the tax auditor may examine the relevant provisions vis-vis the agreement or correspondence in pursuant to which the liability is provided by the assessed in his books of accounts in order to determine whether any amount so provided is at all chargeable to tax under the Act. The tax auditor may use his professional judgment in these matter based upon decides cases and and he may rely upon a legal opinion obtain by the assessed where no tax is required to be deducted in respect of the amount so provided. In case he discharge with the stand taken by the assessed, he should give both the view in his report.

33.3     With the introduction of clause (ia), in the section 40 (a), the scope of disallowance of the expenditure has been widened to include interest, commission, brokerage, fees for professional services or fees for technical services payable to a resident or amounts payable to a contractor or sub-contractor, being resident for carrying out any work including supply of labor for carrying out any work. Under this sub-clause any payment of expenses, specified therein on which tax is deductible under chapter XVII-B

and such tax has not been deducted or after deduction has not been paid during the previous year or in the subsequent year before the expiry of the time prescribed under the sub-section (1) of section 200, is not eligible for the deduction while computing income chargeable under the head “profits and gains of business or profession”. Accordingly, such amount will be inadmissible and will be required to disclose under this clause. For this purpose the tax auditor will be required to examine whether the provisions relating to tax deduction  at a source have been complied with in respect of the payments specified under the clause. For this purpose the tax auditor may examine the accounts and tax deduction returns pertaining to these payments.

33.4    In case where the  assessed submits that the tax is not required to be

deducted on any payment covered under clause (ia) , the tax auditor may

exercise his judgment  in the light of the applicable laws and repot

accordingly about the compliance of this provision. The tax  auditor may rely

upon the judicial pronouncements while taking any particular view. In case of difference of opinion between the tax auditor and the assessed, the tax auditor should state both the view points.

33.5             As suggested under clause 16(b), here also, in  view of the voluminous  nature of the information, the tax auditor can apply tests checks and compliance test for verifying the information required to be provided under this clause.

33.6             The securities transaction tax (STT) has been levied by Finance (No.2) Act,2004 on transaction of sale / purchase of securities through stock exchange. Sub-clause (ib) of section 40 (a) provides that any amount paid as STT shall not be allowed as deduction. There is possibility that STT paid on purchase or sale is either included in the cost of purchases or reduced from the amount of sale. In both the situations it will have effect on the profit and loss account. The tax auditor should verify this aspect as well and report such amount and the amount of STT debited in the profit and loss account under this clause.

33.7             The finance act,2005 has introduced  a new tax known as Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) which is levied on an employer at prescribed rate on the amount of fringe benefits or deemed fringe provided to its employees. The Finance Act has also introduced  sub clause (ic) in section 40 (a), which provides that FBT shall not be deductible in computing profits and gains from business and profession. The tax auditor is required to report the amount of fringe benefit tax paid by the employer during the year ended this clause, if the same has been debited to the profit and loss account. The tax auditor should also verify the FBT has not been included under any other head of expenditure.

33.8             The Finance Act, 2002 had increased a clause (10CC) in section 10 to provide that any tax had paid by an employer on non-monetary perquisites is exempt in the hands of employees. Consequently, a new sub-clause (v) was inserted in section 40 (a) to provide that any tax referred in section 10(10CC) paid by the employer on non-monetary perquisites provided to employees shall not be deductible in computing profits and gains from business or profession. The tax auditor is required to report the amount of such tax paid by the employer, in case it is debited to the profits and loss account.




Ashwin Nagar

in Ahmedabad (+91) 09825781065

In Mumbai (+91) 09833015352

Success is not permanent and failure is not final

 

08 October 2005

re:- change of mail profile

Dear All,

wouod request you to send all mails hitherto marked to me in my previous
mail profile "tapajyoti.sarkar@boci.co.in" to the undermentioned mail
address of mine w e f 15.10.05.

sarkart@rediffmail.com

This is because the undersigned is in the midst of the job change and the
existing mail profile will be closed w e f 15.10.05

Please confirm.

Thanx and regards

tapajyoti sarkar
ACA, 058484

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