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‘We are here to help the trade save costs’

DNMUM390858 | 6/19/2017 | Author : DNA Money | WC :1093

c-suite chat Dr John Joseph, Chief Commissioner of Customs (Mumbai Zone-II) JNCH

Dr John Joseph, chief commissioner of customs (Mumbai Zone-II), Jawaharlal Nehru Customs House (JNCH), has managed to remove congestion at India’s largest container port at Nhava Sheva through various initiatives. He shares with DNA Money the challenges he faced while implementing Direct Port Delivery (DPD), a gamechanger scheme that facilitates ‘Ease of Doing Business’.
When you think of the Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT), congestion and chaos come to your mind. It used to be a nightmarish experience for exporters and importers. How did you change the scene?
World Bank does a study on ‘ease of doing business’, or how fast you can transfer or transport cargo with clearances. Last year’s study on dwell time, or how much times
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Accountability must start from the top
DNMUM408317 | 2/22/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : Arun Krishnan | WC :554

Punjab National Bank (PNB) has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. The scam involves the sanctioning of Letters of Understanding (LoUs) to Nirav Modi and his companies without accompanying credit limits or margin money being paid to the bank.
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The myth of college dropouts
DNMUM408318 | 2/22/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : Sanchit Khera | WC :726

With so many success stories about college dropouts in the US, Indian chief executive officers (CEOs) are making their own mark in the trend. They struggle early on, try to push through and eventually drop out of their universities.
However, the
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EPFO cut may hurt employee sentiments
DNMUM408319 | 2/22/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : Edit | WC :226

The move by Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) to cut the interest rate on EPF to 8.55% is not entirely unexpected. But it will surely leave over six crore employees subscribed to EPFO dejected. Now the government has a task at hand of conv
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Quarterly GST returns filing may be extended to all cos
DNMUM408320 | 2/22/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : Anjul Tomar | WC :347

New Delhi: The government may change the goods and services tax (GST) returns filing periodicity from monthly to quarterly to make it simpler for all businesses to file their taxes.
The requirement of filing three GST returns in a month is also l
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