Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Update Aadhaar Details or UID Details online now

Enter your 12-digit Aadhaar Number in the field and click on Send OTP.
You will then receive a One Time Password (OTP-valid for only 15 minutes) on your registered mobile number.
If your mobile number is not registered then you will be asked to input your mobile number on which your OTP will be sent.
Enter the OTP received on your mobile and the text visible on the screen and click on Login button.
Be quick because your OTP is valid for 15 minutes only.

Print Your Aadhaar Cards online now

A good news for all who have applied for Aadhaar card and have been waiting for long to receive it. You could have checked the status online already but of no use when your status says Aadhaar card has been generated and sent but you not receiving it yet.

My status was “Card sent” from past 10 months but I never received it. But just now I got it instantly online and printed it too. Need to laminate it only.

Here’s how you too can get it and keep it for your records even when you have already got it’s physical copy.

Visit eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in

Enter your Enrollment number, Name, Pincode and the captcha code.

If inputs are correct and validated, you will a receive a screen which would display last 4 chars of your phone number where you would receive an OTP (one time password) to authenticate yourself. You can click ‘Yes’ and continue.

Enter OTP received on your mobile number.

Download your Aadhaar card.

You can then print it and save it for future reference.
The Password of the PDF copy of your Aadhar letter is your pin code mentioned during registration. (The PDF is also digitally signed :) )
Note: You would need to enter your Pincode as password for opening the Aadhaar PDF.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

How to write a Google Blog in Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu Languages

Do you want to write a blog in local languages( Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu etc.)

You are on write place,You can do this without installing any software or with tweaking your windows language setting.
Suppose I want to write in hindi “हिंदी में गूगल ब्लॉग कैसे लिखे – इसके लिए पढ़िए नीचे लिखी प्रक्रिया” I 

Click on the following button as shown in the picture below:

After that just choose the Hindi alphabet in English and you will get a help  in the editor as shown Below and you can now wrote anything you want in your favorite language Bingo !!

You can use Mouse to select the text from help or just press tab it will be selected.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

How to Dance in a Gangnam Style

Blood Group Information

Document Required for HRA Exemption

According to the notification issued by the Income tax department, now landlord PAN card is must to get tax exemption against HRA allowance.
Salary slip of salaried employees covers a component called as ‘HRA Allowance’. Each employee get this component every month to pay off his house rental. Employees staying at rented houses can  claim tax deduction on this amount under income tax act 1961.
Earlier only rent receipt was required to get the tax exemption but as per the latest notification from Income Tax Department, now one has to submit the PAN details of the landlord in case of total rent exceeds Rs 180,000 p.a. In some cases I.T Companies its upto 2,00000 Per anum.

Update 2014: PAN Details Compulsory In Case Of Total Rent Is More Than Rs 1,00,000 Per Annum.

2013:PAN Details Compulsory In Case Of Total Rent Is More Than Rs 1,80,000 Per Annum In some cases I.T Companies its upto 2,00000 Per anum.

For Example, Mr X is working in a IT company where his salary package is having a component named as ‘HRA allowance’. Mr X is staying in a rented apartment on rent Rs 20,000 p.m and to get the tax exemption he submits rent receipts as proof to his companies finance department to get tax exemption.
As of now this was enough to get the tax exemption but with the latest change made under regulation, now one has to submit the PAN details of the landlord in case of monthly rent is more than Rs 15,000. Which means from now on Mr X needs to submit original rent receipts as proof of rent as well as PAN card copy of the landlord to get the tax exemption on HRA.
In the case, if the landlord doesn’t own a PAN card, he must sign the self declaration saying that he don’t have the PAN card and that copy must be submitted to the employer to get the HRA exemption.

Link : Rent Receipt Format


Monday, January 7, 2013

How to pair nokia bluetooth headset with samsung android phones

Last week i was finding it really difficult to pair my nokia bluetooth headset to pair with Samsung Galaxy s Advance my Android phone.
I did a small R&D and found that many people are facing similar kind of issue.

Steps i followed:

1) Turned on Bluetooth on my samsung
Device by going to Settings:->Mobile and Wireless Networks:->Bluetooth

2)Completely swtiched off my bluetooth device by doing a long press :(Red Light blinks when it turns off)

3)Pressing the Bluetooth device for 7 seconds it starts blinking "which is a indicator that ists in pairing mode"

4) Clicked on scan bluetooth devices on my Samsung device and bingo! here i found my bluetooth headset by some other name.

5) Add it If its ask password enter either of the following:

    0000  or 1234

And Here you go happy talking on phone while driving !!!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Track status of US visa online

MUMBAI: The United States embassy on Friday announced the launch of a new tool which allows all visa applicants to verify the status of their case online 24x7. The new system called CEAC status check can be accessed at https://ceac.state.gov/CEAC/ - "Check My Visa Application Status".

Applicants simply enter the CEAC barcode or case number and the location where the interview occurred to check the status of their visa. This new CEAC Status Check replaces any previous status tracking websites.

In a statement, the embassy said this tool also offers better customer service to visa applicants and continued transparency in our processing. This initiative follows other recent enhancements, including offsite fingerprinting and photography services and the expanded Interview Waiver Program.

Applicants with questions about the site or its status information should contact www.ustraveldocs.com/in. Applicants can also dial the US call centers on; Within India: (91-120) 660-2222 OR (91-22) 6720-9400; Within the US: 1-310-616-5424.

Source Times of India :http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/New-tool-to-track-status-of-US-visa/articleshow/17894755.cms

Important links to pay your utility bills online and get discounts

Relaince Electricity Bills : www.rinfra.com
Not only this, paying through credit card or net banking earns you a 0.5% internet discount on bill amount for each successful transaction, subject to a maximum of Rs.250/.

MTNL Bills: http://selfcare.mtnl.net.in/Mumbai/BillPayment_home.aspx (*Pay online save 1 % )

Municipal Bills 

Water Bills: https://aquaptax.mcgm.gov.in/aqua/citizenportal/

Property Tax: https://aquaptax.mcgm.gov.in/ptax/citizenptax/

Octroi: https://www.mcgmoctroi.com/

Birth Certificate Application: http://www.mcgm.gov.in/irj/portal/anonymous/qlbirthcertificate

Death Certificate Application: http://www.mcgm.gov.in/irj/portal/anonymous/qldeathcert

Shop Renewal Application: http://www.mcgm.gov.in/irj/portal/anonymous/qlshoprenewal

Health Licence Renewal: http://www.mcgm.gov.in/irj/portal/anonymous/qlmohrenew

Trade Licence Renewal: http://www.mcgm.gov.in/irj/portal/anonymous/qllicrenewal

Complaint Registrations: http://www.mcgm.gov.in/irj/portal/anonymous/qlcomplaintreg

Duplicate Receipt: http://www.mcgm.gov.in/irj/portal/anonymous/qlduprecpt

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Things to check before buying a second Hand- Used Cars

*1)Number of previous owners?

*2)Type of Registration: Private or Tourist?

*3)RTO where the car is Registered : If you are not staying under that RTO you need to Transfer it from the old RTO to the Nearest RTO you stay. Which also requires NOC by the old RTO.

*4)Year of Registeration?

*5)No. of Kilometers Travelled?

*6)CNG or without CNG ? (If CNG, Does it have a Record on the RC Book)?

7)If the car was ever involved in an accident?

Check RC Book *8)Blue book( Registration Certificate)-  Check if it is a duplicate or not.
Check Engine No and Chasis number are matching with the Numbers in the Registration Papers. Check the state of registration, mentioned in the papers.

9)Insurance Certificate- This is the most important certificate of the car. Check for any prior accidents claims. This certificate is a must for any transfer by RTO.

10)Road Tax: Ensure that the seller gives you the papers related to road tax or clears all payments before he sells the car to you.

*11)Car Color : whether it is chnaged or not and if changed is it entered in the R.C Book(Registeration Certificate).

12)Previous owner took the car on Loan?

13)If you are planning to buy a used car that was bought on finance by the seller, remember to collect the following documents in addition to the above-mentioned ones. Try to get the original invoice of the car from the owner.

14)NOC (No Objection Certificate): NOC issued by the finance company. This document ensures that the finance company has no claim on the car anymore.

*15)Check AC condition
(While having a Test Drive Try to use the AC and Drive it on Low Gears to get good Idea about AC. If the AC is not in good condition its cooling goes down after running for 15-2-0 mins)
Check the AC by taking a round in the afternoon, check how it functions with a/c on / off climbing a slope.

Misc. check:
16)Any previous mechanical problems

17)Check For Audio System/Music System

18)The maintenance history of the car

19)If the Tyres are not in a good condition, there is a chance of bargaining for up to 1000 rupees. Look for the wear and tear and also the alignment. Check bushings, springs and sounds from the bearings. Wheel bearings can be expensive.

20)Check for Lights Front and Reverse

When you Pay:
Form 35: You must keep a copy of this form duly signed by the financier.
Take a Recipet from the Seller with a Revenue stamp with details of the car and AMount you bought it for Personal Record Purpose.
Give him a copy of the same so that he has the record that after this you will be solely responsible for the Car.

* Very Important points to check