Economic Notes

Every year, as the time for presenting the Union Budget approaches, there is lot of talk about what should be done with tax rates. Most of this talk refers to direct taxes – namely, the personal income tax and the corporate income tax. Very little is said about the rates of indirect taxes, which constitute the biggest tax burden on the masses of working people.

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Inhuman working conditions of track maintainers of Indian Railways due to huge vacancies

Report by Kamgar Ekta Committee correspondent

In the wake of the on-going agitation of loco-pilots of Southern Railways, the large number of vacancies of loco-pilots has become an important issue. The agitation has created an intense pressure on the Indian Railways as a result of which very recently the Railway Board has announced that more than 16,000 vacancies of Assistant Loco-pilots will be filled up.

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