Restrictions on Cash Transfers in India

Cash, in the form or coins or currency notes, has been the major form of money used for financial transactions in India. But giving and accepting cash without knowing the restrictions imposed on cash transfers by the Income Tax Act and other statutes may put you in great trouble. This is an attempt to compile some of such restrictions at one place.

Remedies when FIR is not Registered

Under Section 154(3) CrPC any person aggrieved by the refusal of the Station House Officer to record the First Information Statement (FIS) relating to the commission of a cognizable offence can send such substance of information in writing by post to the Superintendent of Police in the area and the Superintendent can conduct an investigation himself or through any of his subordinate officer.

How to obtain Call Data Records (CDRs)?

A Call Data Record (CDR) is a set of information relating to the mobile phone calls, of a mobile user, for a particular period. However, the CDR does not include contents of a telephone conversation or messages exchanged. The CDR is available with telecom operators. The record contains critically sensitive information such as Mobile Station International Subscriber Directory Numbers (MSISDNs), International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI), International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI), and location details of mobile subscribers. This string of information of the CDR includes details such as the name of the subscriber, the details of calls made by this subscriber during a given period, the duration of each call, whether the call terminated normally or abnormally, location of the caller, location of the call recipient, and such other details.

Power of Attorney & Its legal Provisions

A Power of Attorney (PoA) is a legal instrument signed or executed by a person who, by this instrument, empowers another person to act for or perform something on his behalf. The person gives authority is called as the donor or principal, the person so authorised is called donee or agent. The legal authority given by the principal to the agent may be broad or limited. The agent can legally do what he is specifically authorised to do by the instrument in clear terms. The power of attorney should be clear and understandable. There may be possibility of giving ‘Power Of Attorney’ by two or more persons jointly to one or more persons.