The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has been established under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 which consolidates various acts & orders that have hitherto handled food related issues in various Ministries and Departments. FSSAI has been created for laying down science based standards for articles of food and to regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption.
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India is the Administrative Ministry for the implementation of FSSAI. The Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) have already been appointed by Government of India. The Chairperson is in the rank of Secretary to Government of India.
Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, is an Act to consolidate the laws relating to food and to establish the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India for laying down science based standards for articles of food and to regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import, to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
The First step to start / register any business ( in our case, business’s based on agriculture, renewable energy etc ) is to get the “Shop Act” license, its also called as Shops and Establishments Registration permission. In this post, we will describe the documents required and procedure followed to get the license for Maharashtra.
Before, we start you must make sure you have following documents,
Photo Identity ( Minimum one ) ( ओळखीचा पुरावा, किमान -1 )
Election/ Voters ID
Address Proof of the place where you want to start the business ( पत्त्याचा पुरावा, किमान -1)
Sale / Purchase Deed
Property Tax Paid Receipt
Notarized Leave and License
Society Maintenance Receipt
Compulsory other documents ( अनिवार्य कागदपत्रे, सर्व अनिवार्य)
Annexure A Self Declaration
Annexure B Self Declaration For Self Attestation
Actual photo of the establishment in which the signboard (name) of the establishment duly displayed, appears
Above are the minimum documents, you will need to register for shop act license.
Depending on the type of your business, you may also require some of the following documents,
Other document ( minimum 1 ) ( इतर दस्तऐवज, किमान -1)
1) Copy of the licence, registration which is mandatory under any other law from any authority before starting of the business
Business Identification documents( minimum 1 ) ( ओळख पडताळणी दस्तऐवज, किमान -1)
MOA (Registration Certificate)
List of the Trustees/Member of Trust
Registered Address and proof thereof
Resolution of society regarding starting of business
List of the Chairman and Member of co-operative society
List of Directors and Nomination of Directors (Resolution)
Copy of Registration Certificate given by Charity Commissioner
Certificate of Incorporation, Commencement Certificate under the company act
Partnership Deed (Upload Deed pages which have name of partners, signature of partners,Business / Company Name, percentage of partnership )
Type of Business documents( minimum 1 ) ( व्यवसाय स्वरूप पडताळणी, किमान -1)
RBI Permission Copy
RTO Transport Permit
Copy of Collector Permision
License From Agriculture Department
Food Licence from concern authority
The Food and Drugs Administration License
NOC from Police Department for Cyber cafe
IEC certificate for Import-Export business
Certificate issued by SEBI for share broker
Licence from Police Department for Security Services
NOC by Municipal corporation for floor mill / masala mill
Copy of Excise license for wine shop/Beer Bar/ Bar and Restaurant
NOC from Municipal Commissioner,Fire Brigade, Collector and Police Department
The Act covers conservation, use of biological resources and associated knowledge occurring in India for commercial or research purposes or for the purposes of bio-survey and bio-utilisation. It provides a framework for access to biological resources and sharing the benefits arising out of such access and use. The Act also includes in its ambit the transfer of research results and application for intellectual property rights (IPRs) relating to Indian biological resources.
The Act covers foreigners, non-resident Indians, body corporate, association or organization that is either not incorporated in India or incorporated in India with non-Indian participation in its share capital or management. These individuals or entities require the approval of the National Biodiversity Authority when they use biological resources and associated knowledge occurring in India for commercial or research purposes or for the purposes of bio-survey or bio-utilisation.
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The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Agriculture Export Policy, 2018 on 6th Dec 2018 [ Reference Press release ]. In order to provide an impetus to agricultural exports, the Government has come out with a comprehensive “Agriculture Export Policy” aimed at doubling the agricultural exports and integrating Indian farmers and agricultural products with the global value chains. The Agriculture Export Policy has the following vision:
Objectives of the Agriculture Export Policy are as under:
To double agricultural exports from present ~US$ 30+ Billion to ~US$ 60+ Billion by 2022 and reach US$ 100 Billion in the next few years thereafter, with a stable trade policy regime.
To diversify our export basket, destinations and boost high value and value added agricultural exports including focus on perishables.
To promote novel, indigenous, organic, ethnic, traditional and non-traditional Agri products exports.
To provide an institutional mechanism for pursuing market access, tackling barriers and deal with sanitary and phyto-sanitary issues.
To strive to double India’s share in world agri exports by integrating with global value chain at the earliest.
Enable farmers to get benefit of export opportunities in overseas market.
As on 7th Dec, the only copy available to download is “Draft Copy” As below,
Eco-Sensitive Zones (ESZs) or Ecologically Fragile Areas (EFAs) are areas notified by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India around Protected Areas , National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries. The purpose of declaring ESZs is to create some kind of “shock absorbers” to the protected areas by regulating and managing the activities around such areas. They also act as a transition zone from areas of high protection to areas involving lesser protection. [ Source – Wikipedia ]
ESZ has been notified in “Wildlife Conservation Strategy 2002” as “Lands falling within 10 km. of the boundaries of National Parks and Sanctuaries should be notified as eco-fragile zones under section 3(v) of the Environment ( Protection ) Act and Rule 5 Sub-rule 5(viii) & (x) of the Environment ( Protection ) Rules.”
7 . (1)In the case of income which is partially agricultural income as defined in section 2 and partially income chargeable to income-tax under the head “Profits and gains of business”, in determining that part which is chargeable to income-tax the market value of any agricultural produce which has been raised by the assessee or received by him as rent-in-kind and which has been utilised as a raw material in such business or the sale receipts of which are included in the accounts of the business shall be deducted, and no further deduction shall be made in respect of any expenditure incurred by the assessee as a cultivator or receiver of rent-in-kind.
(2) For the purposes of sub-rule (1) “market value” shall be deemed to be :—
(a) where agricultural produce is ordinarily sold in the market in its raw state, or after application to it of any process ordinarily employed by a cultivator or receiver of rent-in-kind to render it fit to be taken to market, the value calculated according to the average price at which it has been so sold during the relevant previous year;
(b) where agricultural produce is not ordinarily sold in the market in its raw state or after application to it of any process aforesaid, the aggregate of—
(i) the expenses of cultivation;
(ii) the land revenue or rent paid for the area in which it was grown; and
(iii) such amount as the [Assessing Officer] finds, having regard to all the circumstances in each case, to represent a reasonable profit.
7A.[(1) Income derived from the sale of centrifuged latex or cenex or latex based crepes (such as pale latex crepe) or brown crepes (such as estate brown crepe, remilled crepe, smoked blanket crepe or flat bark crepe) or technically specified block rubbers manufactured or processed from field latex or coagulum obtained from rubber plants grown by the seller in India shall be computed as if it were income derived from business, and thirty-five per cent of such income shall be deemed to be income liable to tax.]
(2) In computing such income, an allowance shall be made in respect of the cost of planting rubber plants in replacement of plants that have died or become permanently useless in an area already planted, if such area has not previously been abandoned, and for the purpose of determining such cost, no deduction shall be made in respect of the amount of any subsidy which, under the provisions of clause (31) of section 10, is not includible in the total income.
8. (1) Income derived from the sale of tea grown and manufactured by the seller in India shall be computed as if it were income derived from business, and forty per cent of such income shall be deemed to be income liable to tax.
(2) In computing such income an allowance shall be made in respect of the cost of planting bushes in replacement of bushes that have died or become permanently useless in an area already planted, if such area has not previously been abandoned [, and for the purpose of determining such cost, no deduction shall be made in respect of the amount of any subsidy which, under the provisions of clause (30) of section 10, is not includible in the total income.]
7B. [(1) Income derived from the sale of coffee grown and cured by the seller in India shall be computed as if it were income derived from business, and twenty-five per cent of such income shall be deemed to be income liable to tax.
(1A) Income derived from the sale of coffee grown, cured, roasted and grounded by the seller in India, with or without mixing chicory or other flavouring ingredients, shall be computed as if it were income derived from business, and forty per cent of such income shall be deemed to be income liable to tax.
Explanation : For the purposes of sub-rules (1) and (1A) “curing” shall have the same meaning as assigned to it in clause (d) of section 3 of the Coffee Act, 1942 (7 of 1942).]
(2) In computing [the incomes referred to in sub-rules (1) and (1A)], an allowance shall be made in respect of the cost of planting coffee plants in replacement of plants that have died or become permanently useless in an area already planted, if such area has not previously been abandoned, and for the purpose of determining such cost, no deduction shall be made in respect of the amount of any subsidy which, under the provisions of clause (31) of section 10, is not includible in the total income.]
A Driving License is an official document certifying that the holder is suitably qualified to drive a motor vehicle or vehicles. Under the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (External website that opens in a new window) in India, no person can drive a motor vehicle in any public place unless he holds a valid Driving License issued to him, authorizing him to drive a vehicle of that particular category.
In India, two kinds of Driving Licenses are issued: Learner’s License and Permanent License. Learner’s License is valid only for six months. Permanent License can be availed only after the expiry of one month from the date of issuance of the Learner’s License.
A Learner’s License is essential for obtaining a Permanent License. The eligibility for obtaining a Learner’s License for a private motor vehicle for a vehicle of 50 CC engine capacity and without any gear, is 16 years (if the applicant’s parents or guardians give their consent). The minimum age to apply for a permanent license to drive a private motor vehicle is 18 years.
A person who is at least 20 years old and possesses a Learner’s License can obtain a License for driving a commercial vehicle. Also, one has to be conversant with the traffic rules and regulations in all the cases.
The documents required for applying online for Learners driving license are as below,
Three passport size photograph
Digital copy of a passport photo
Digital/Scanned copy of a signature ( You can sign on black paper, take photo and crop image to only sign)
Residential Proof ( Aadhar card OR Electricity Bill OR BSNL Bill OR Passport )
PAN Card ( if available ) or Election Photo Identity
After visiting above portal, you will be asked to select the state where you resident and want to apply for the driving license. “Please select the State from where the service is to be taken” -> “YOUR STATE”
On this page, select your State and then select your corresponding RTO Office from “Select State and RTO office from where LL is being applied” section. Fill the name, address, contact number and then select “Class of Vehicle” for which you want to apply for learning license. Once you click on Submit, you will receive an SMS on the mobile mentioned with your Application Number, and you will be redirected to Acknowledgement like below,