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Alcohol has been kept out of the purview of GST... read more about its impact...?

According to Mr. Dev Bhushan Kalra,Chartered Accountant, author of book“Not Everything On G.S.T Just Definitions ”,the alcohol for human consumption has been kept out of the purview of Good Services Tax due to two major reasons. First, a constitutional amendment would be needed to be made for the same. Second, it is one of the most revenue generating activity in the States.  To understand the impact of GST on alcohol, we need to differentiate between the internal and the external factors that may drive the price of alcohol with the onset of GST. The internal factors are the supply chain and the existing laws that govern the manufacture and sale of alcohol. Since GST as on date has kept alcohol output out, hence the existing law provisions will apply. Thus no or little change would accrue as this is what is happening today (before GST). What is interesting is that the inputs for the same are now in the purview. This is what the external factors are. Changes in the tax slab of raw materia…
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Nada India has transformed us to become SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR...

IFIM B School Social Immersion Program @ Nada India Foundation
It was great learning experience.Learned a lot from this NGO.
This NGO has transformed us to become SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR..
At last I am really thankful to Suneel Vatsyayan & IFIM B School, Bangalore for giving us opportunity to work with Nada India Foundation..... Mayank Kothari 

I have learned lot of things in these days.It was a great opportunity to work with these people.I have applied my theoretical knowledge in practice.I have worked with females of that village and observed how much they are unaware about their surroundings and i tried for their 
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In these 10 days volunteering with Nada India I have learnt about non-communicable diseases. It was a great learning experience . In that I was given a chance to be a social entrepreneur which lead to apply my  theoretical knowledge practically .Akshay Mehta

Suneel sir,
  I would like to thank you for the support which you gave us during t…

Reviewing the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017....

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The Mental Healthcare Act was recently notified in the Official Gazette after being passed by both th houses of Parliament. The Act seeks to change the way we treat mental health and ensure that our law is in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). The Act is quite comprehensive and establishes new procedures and authorities for its implementation. These may take time to set up and receive the budgets that are warranted to ensure their effectiveness – which is why the impact of the law may not be immediate. Even so, we can look at the letter of the law and understand what we can look forward to and what we should be aware of.
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The Act, under Chapter V ensures that all persons shall have the right to access mental healthcare and treatment from mental health services run or funded by the Government. This means that you can walk into any Government-run mental health service in your locality (or in a neighboring one, if no…

Punjab minister marks probe in de-addiction centers

Chandigarh, Mar 31 (PTI) Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Brahm Mohindra today marked an inquiry into alleged irregularities in the functioning of de-addiction and rehabilitation centers in the state.
He directed Health Secretary H....

Mental Healthcare Bill: Highlights...let Us talk

#Let us Talk 
The Parliament on Monday passed the ‘Mental Healthcare Bill’ in the Lok Sabha .One of the prime features of the bill is that it seeks to provide proper health-care, treatment and rehabilitation of mentally ill persons “in a manner that does not intrude on their rights and dignity.”
Here are the provisions under the Mental Healthcare Bill:
1. Rights of persons with mental illness: This provision states that every person will have the right to access mental healthcare from services which are operated or funded by the government. It also includes good quality, easy and affordable access to services. It also provides for the right to equality of treatment, seeks to protect such persons from inhuman treatment, access to free legal services, their medical records, and the right to complain in the event of regarding deficiencies in provisions.
2. Advance Directive: This provision empowers a mentally-ill person to have the right to make an advance directive that explains how she/he …

Let us Talk...Suneel Vatsyayan

Let Us Talk: Developing Connections And Empowering Communities For Well-BeingbySuneel Vatsyayan
Posted on Mar 23 '17, 
Community roots, community reach Chanda (name changed), along with eight other peer educators with a similar background, regularly visits families in an urban slum of New Delhi to talk with them about diabetes, hypertension, cancer and alcohol and tobacco. These peer educators are 15- to 18-year old students and are living in the same community where they conduct their interventions. That makes it easier for them to understand and to make a connection with the families they meet. Five out of nine peer educators share how their fathers were addicted to alcohol and despite being girls how they managed to make their fathers understand and help them overcome addiction. Building on their own stories and being able to rely on their intimate understanding of the community, the peer educators, like Chanda, are able to relate once they get a chance to speak with families tha…