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Facility of instant PAN through Aadhaar based e-KYC launched by Finance Minister

The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman launches the facility for instant allotment of PAN through Aadhaar based e-KYC, in New Delhi on May 28, 2020.

In line with the announcement made in the Union Budget, Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman formally launched the facility for instant allotment of PAN (on near to real time basis) here today. This facility is now available for those PAN applicants who possess a valid Aadhaar number and have a mobile number registered with Aadhaar. The allotment process is paperless and an electronic PAN (e-PAN) is issued to the applicants free of cost.

It may be recalled that in the Union Budget, 2020, Finance Minister, Sitharaman had announced to launch instant PAN facility shortly.

The facility of instant PAN through Aadhaar based e-KYC has been launched formally today, however, its ‘Beta version’ on trial basis was started on 12th Feb 2020 on the e-filing website of Income Tax Department. Since then onwards, 6,77,680 instant PANs have been allotted with a turnaround time of about 10 minutes, till 25th May 2020.

It may also be noted that as on 25.05.2020, a total of 50.52 crore PANs have been allotted to the taxpayers, out of which, around 49.39 crore are allotted to the individuals and more than 32.17crore are seeded with Aadhaar so far.

The process of applying for instant PAN is very simple. The instant PAN applicant is required to access the e-filing website of the Income Tax Department to provide her/his valid Aadhaar number and then submit the OTP received on her/his Aadhaar registered mobile number. On successful completion of this process, a 15-digit acknowledgment number is generated. If required, the applicant can check the status of the request anytime by providing her/his valid Aadhaar number and on successful allotment, can download the e-PAN. The e-PAN is also sent to the applicant on her/his email id, if it is registered with Aadhaar.

The launch of the Instant PAN facility is yet another step by the Income Tax Department towards Digital India, thereby creating further ease of compliance to the taxpayers.

(Source: PIB)

Delhi: Jeweller who bought stolen jewellery held by cops from Mukherjee Nagar PS


On March 28, 2020, a complainant  r/o Village Dhaka, Delhi had lodged a complaint regarding theft of jewellery articles from his house by his own son (JCL) vide DD No. 52A, u/s 380 IPC, dt 28/03/20, P. S Mukherjee Nagar. Subsequently, his son was apprehended and he disclosed that he had sold the stolen articles to one VC Jewellers. On opening of the said shop after lockdown, on May 27, the owner of the VC Jewellers namely Dharmender Luthra r/o  Indira Vihar, Delhi, age 45 years, was interrogated at his shop VC Jewellers New Kishore Market, near RBTB Hospital, Kingsway Camp Delhi.

During interrogation, the shop owner Dharmender Luthra confessed his involvement in above said offence and stolen jewellery, that is two pairs of silver Pajeb and one gold nosepin were recovered from his possession at the shop and same were seized after identification by complainant’s wife.  The accused Dharmender Luthra involved in the offence as a receiver of the stolen property was arrested vide FIR No 370/20, u/s 380 /411 IPC, dt 27/05/20, PS Mukharjee Nagar. During sustained interrogation, accused Dharmender Luthra told that he used to melt the jewellery articles as soon as he receives. Further investigation of the case is in progress.

-delhincrnews.in reporter

Cabinet Secretary reviews COVID situation in 13 worst affected cities


Cabinet Secretary held a meeting with Municipal Commissioners, District Magistrates of 13 COVID-19 hit cities to take a review of the situation.  Chief Secretaries of all States and Union Territories concerned attended the meeting.

The meeting bears significance as these 13 cities are considered to be the worst Coronavirus affected locations and constitute about 70 per cent of the positive cases in the country.

The 13 focus cities are Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi / New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Thane, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata / Howrah, Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Jaipur, Jodhpur, Chengalpattu and Thiruvallur (Tamil Nadu).

The measures taken by the officials and the staff of the municipal corporations for the management of COVID-19 cases were reviewed in the meeting.

The central government has already issued guidelines on management of COVID-19 in urban settlements.

Highlights of this strategy include work on high risk factors, indices such as confirmation rate, fatality rate, doubling rate, tests per million people etc.

Centre has stressed that containment zones are to be geographically defined based on factors like mapping of cases and contacts and their geographical dispersion. This would enable in demarcating a well defined perimeter and enforcing the strict protocol of lockdown.

Municipal corporations can decide if residential colonies, mohallas, municipal wards or police-station areas, municipal zones, towns can be designated as containment zones, as required.

The cities were advised that the area should be appropriately defined by the district administration and local urban body with technical inputs from local level.

(Source: PIB)

G’bad Nagar Nigam carries out special drain cleaning drive in several wards


Under the special drain cleaning drive of Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam (GNN) on instrictions of Municipal Commissioner, Dinesh Chandra Singh, ahead of the monsoon season, today several drains across all zones were cleaned and de-silted.

Mohan Nagar Zone

Ward No 75, D Block drain; Ward No 20 Bhopura (Rajeev Nagar drain); Ward No 44 (drain behind Arthala Balaji); and, Ward No 75 (drain near Janakpur Gurudwara).

Vasundhara Zone

Ward No 54 (drain running between Sec 3 & Sec 5); Ward No 74 (drain near Sai Temple, Sec 15); Ward No 40 (Jhandapur drain); and Ward No 21 (drain near Neelkanth Society, Bhowapur).

City Zone

Ward No 9 (drin between Meerut Rd Shiv Temple to Patel Nagar Mod); Ward No 96 (drain between Holy Child and Basant Intersection); drain between Arya Nagar Intersection, Tempo Stand and Lohia Nagar (Hamdard Police Chowki); drain between Kalkagarhi Intersection and Choudhary Mod;  Ward No 92; Ward No 50 drain and Ramte Ram Rd Dasna Gate up to Vet Hospital and Delhi juice corner drain.

Kavi Nagar Zone

Ward No 24 (drain between Daulatpura Pump and IMS College); Ward No 53 (drain near Raeespur); and, Ward No 84 Raj Nagar Hint Intersection and Sec 3 Police chowki.

Vijay Nagar Zone

Drain between Sain Vihar and Daya Farm; from J Block corner up to Ganga Jal plant; drain beween Ambedkar Poliec Chowki and Street No 1; drain of Madhavpur toilet; and drain near Niranjan Halwai and Yadav office.

delhincrnews.in reporter

NHAI directs officials to keep highways traffic-worthy ahead of monsoon


To keep the national highways in patchless and traffic worthy condition, National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has directed its Regional Officers (ROs) and Project Directors (PDs) to undertake maintenance of the National Highways on top priority-basis considering ensuing monsoon season. The aim is to facilitate timely action and keep the highway stretches traffic-worthy ahead of the monsoon season i.e. latest by 30th June, 2020.

NHAI has issued new policy guidelines to help its ROs/PDs plan and prioritize better; and then expedite the process of highway maintenance in the desired manner. The target is to ensure thorough planning of the requisite activities and the implementation of the same in a time bound manner.

Regional Officers of NHAI have been delegated sufficient financial powers to take quick decisions regarding maintenance activities.  Project Directors have been advised to make assessment of the condition of highways supported by technology driven tools through car mounted camera/ drone/ Network Survey Vehicle (NSV) etc. for identification of various highway distress (like depression, rutting, cracking etc.) and plan rectification measures.

All field officers have been directed to adhere to the timelines, regularly monitor the progress of maintenance work and keep reporting the same to the Authority at regular intervals.

NHAI HQ will be monitoring the progress closely through its Project Management Software – Data Lake where pictures of before and after repair works would be uploaded, apart from other repair related information.

(Source: PIB)

One criminal held after gunfight with Noida Police


Noida Police today overpowered and arrested a criminal after a brief exchange of fire in the area under Jarcha Police Station, Gr Noida in which the criminal was injured. Three of his accomplices managed to flee. The arrested accused is one Mohit. One looted bike from Ghaziabad and one another bike has been recovered. The police have recovered one stick laced with blood that has been used on the victim to loot his bike. Cops are on the lookout for the escaped criminals and combing is on.

-delhincrnews.in reporter

Gurugram: Arawali Homes buyers get possession of flats


At least 1,600 investors have received the offer possession of their homes in Arawali Homes at Sector 4 in Sohna, ahead of the actual deadline.  Amidst lockdown when the real estate sector is grappling with a slowdown and several developers are struggling to meet deadlines, the speedy completion and early delivery of Arawali Homes has come as a pleasant surprise.

Launched by GLS group in October 2014, the project is spread over 10 acres, housing 1,650 two-bedroom units. The construction started in mid-2016 with a deadline of April 2020. This included around six months ban on construction in Delhi- NCR imposed by National Green Tribunal.

“We had a dream of owning a property in NCR. It has come true for me and hundreds of other homebuyers in the form of Arawali homes,” said Narendra Kumar, who owns a flat in the complex. “Getting possession of the flat before the stipulated time has brought smiles to our faces.”

Director, GLS group, Surinder Singh said this is one of the first projects to be delivered in Sohna. “Despite six month ban on construction in Delhi-NCR by NGT due to rising pollution levels, we managed to complete the project in 36 months due to better coordination with all our in-house teams” he said.

“We used Aluminum formwork technology in construction. We have developed a project which is away from the main labour hub of projects therefore it was a challenge to arrange the labour. But our  hard work paid off and we have not only successfully delivered quality product but also before the promised deadline” he added.


Delhi: One autolifter nabbed by Najafgarh cops; stolen bike recovered


Due to the alertness of staff posted at Najafgarh Police Station, while picket checking at Old Khaira Road one  suspicious person riding a black colour bike was held. On inquiry, the motorcycle Hero Glamour was found stolen from the area of BHD Nagar Police Station and in this regard an e-FIR has been already registered.

On search of accused person, namely Parveen alias Kanhiya of Raghubir Enclave, Nangloi Stand, Najafgarh, age 22 yrs, one buttondar knife was recovered from his possession.

-delhincrnews.in reporter

G’bad Mun. Commissioner furious over incomplete cleaning of drains & garbage; asks official to act or face action


Municipal Commissioner of Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam (GNN), Dinesh Chandra Singh today visited Kavi Nagar Zone, where he took stock of sanitation exercise of this zone. It was found that silt from a drain—stretching from Jain Temple up to Vivekanand Nagar Phatak—had dried after de-silting, however it was not picked up. It was also found additionally that at several places garbage was lying that was not lifted. The Municipal Commissioner was furious at seeing this and he directed the area SFI Narendra Kumar to get the silt and garbage lifted by today evening or else to face consequences.

Notably, the  GNN has undertaken a special drain cleaning drive nowadays, wherein as per the directions of the Municipal Commissioner, all city drains have to be de-silted and cleaned before the rainy season as well as to prevent them from becoming a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

-delhincrnews.in reporter

Delhi: Once a real estate dealer & wanted criminal arrested by BHD Thana police


A team of BHD Nagar Police Station led by SHO/BHD Nagar has arrested one desperate criminal who was wanted in an attempt to murder case of Bindapur Police Station vide FIR No 783/19 U/a 307/308/34 IPC & 25/27 A. Act, Police Station Bindapur. As he was found in the possession of illegal firearm/ammunition, he has been arrested vide FIR No. 491/20 dated 24.05.2020 u/s 25 Arms Act PS BHD Nagar.

Dwarka District is maintaining constant vigil over the criminals even during staff deployed for Covid-19 related duties. Information of desperate criminals is being shared among police of whole district as a part about criminals wanted in any case of any police station and crime review meetings have been also turned into coordination and performance meetings. It has helped free flow of information and motivated staff to track criminals.

Recently, BHD Nagar Thana has taken initiative to trace & verify the robbers/snatchers and collect and develop intelligence about them. The SHO had specifically advised his staff to focus on suspicious strangers living as tenant in the area. The beat staff was also directed to verify the suspicious persons residing in their beat areas on rent.

Beat constable HC Rajbir of BHD Nagar Police Station was tipped-off about a wanted criminal was hiding in Dichao Enclave and was in search of some new rented accommodation. It was also intimated that the suspect is likely to visit Dichao village via Gandanala road on May 24. Patrolling in the area was intensified and all suspects were put under watch.

At about 4:15 pm, on May 24, HC Sanjeev, HC Rajbir and constable Mukesh were on area patrolling in Dichaon area. During patrolling, they reached at Ganda Nala, Dichoan Village, where they noticed a person who was roaming in suspicious condition. On seeing the police he tried to flee but alert staff chased him and succeeded to apprehend him. On asking as to why he started to flee on seeing the police, he failed to give any satisfactory reason. On his search, one sophisticated pistol with 3 live cartridge was recovered from his possession. He was identified as Parvinder Sehrawat  alias Sandeep r/o Matiala Ext. Bindapur New Delhi.

He was previously a property dealer and later started dealing in disputed properties at gun point.He started using muscle power to settle his scores.He also disclosed that he was on road to target any road user for money as he thought police is busy with corona related duties and that is why he was roaming with firearm/ammunition. But alert staff of PS BHD Nagar averted the possible street crime.

He is being further interrogated to ascertain the source of recovered illegal firearm/ammunition.

-delhincrnews.in reporter