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Web application for free legal services to prisoners

As per information provided by the Ministry of Law and Justice, Department of Justice, the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) has developed and launched a web application in New Delhi on 29.6.2017 for legal services to under trial prisoners/convicts. The web application facilitates to know the unrepresented under trial prisoners, and the Legal Services Institutions can provide them free legal services. The under trial prisoners or their relatives can also send their request to the Legal Services Institutions for getting free legal aid.

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Ministry of Food Processing Industry establishes GST facilitation cell to guide industry

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The Ministry of Food Processing Industries has established a four member GST Facilitation Cell at its office to guide the industry about the new tax regime. The ministry has created a GST cell for the purpose of implementation and facilitating the rollout of GST with immediate effect. The GST facilitation cell will provide all possible support for the rollout of the levy to the major industry and business associations related to MoFPI. This cell will serve as the first point of contact to address any issue being faced by any sector related to the ministry. The GST cell will be equipped with the complete knowledge of the relevant GST Act, rules, rate structure etc. The Ministry is in the process of organising several programmes for the industry to sensitise associates about GST, and has also planned to conduct seminars to disseminate information about the new tax regime.

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