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In exercise of the powers conferred under sub-section (2) of Section 139 AA of the Income Tax Act, 1961, the Central Government, hereby notifies that every person who has been allotted permanent account number as on the 1st day of July, 2017, and who is eligible to obtain Aadhaar number, shall intimate his Aadhaar number to the Principal Director General of Income-tax (Systems) or Principal Director of Income-tax (Systems) in the form and manner specified in Notification no. 7 dated 29th of June, 2017 issued by the Principal Director General of Income Tax (Systems) by 30-09-2019.

2. This notification shall not be applicable to those persons or such class of persons or any State or part of any State who/which are/ is specifically excluded under sub-section (3) of Section 139 AA of the Act.

3. However, notwithstanding the last date of linking of Aadhaar number with PAN being extended to 30-09-2019 in para 1 above, it is also made clear in Circular o. 6 of 2019 that w.e.f. 01-04-2019, it is mandatory to quote Aadhaar number while filing the return of income as required under Section 139 AA (1)(ii) unless specifically exempted as per any notification issued under sub-section (3) of Section 139 AA of the Act. It is also made clear that the returns being filed either electronically or manually cannot be filed without quoting the Aadhaar Number.

Notification No. 31/2019

Dated 31-03-2019

Central Board of Direct Taxes

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Government of India has yet again extended the deadline to begin domestic testing and certification of telecom equipment amid industry concerns on the lack of adequate testing infrastructure in the country to August 1, 2019.

Department of Telecom (DoT) had in 2012 for the first time fixed April 1, 2013 as the deadline for mandatory testing and certification of telecom equipment (MCTE) and has deferred it many times since then.

April 1, 2019, was fixed as the deadline for certification of mobile base stations, routers, internet of things devices and other network gears. To allay fears of cyber espionage, DoT in 2011 had amended telecom licence rules which made telecom operators install only those equipment in their network that are safe and certified by international reputed agencies until March 31, 2013. When contacted, the industry body Mobile Association said the extension of the deadline is a favourable step towards ensuring a smooth transition to MCTE regime by mobile phones manufacturers.

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