Tag: finance minister

Pre-filled returns of income could prove to be a headache for taxpayers

In her budget speech, the finance minister announced that pre-filled income tax returns, which so far came filled in with details of salary, tax payments...

First part of Union Budget Session 2021 to end on February 13: Sources

New Delhi: The first part of the Budget Session of Parliament will end on February 13 instead of February 15 as the Rajya Sabha, on...

investors: Budget 2021: What individual sectors are looking for from Finance Minister

MUMBAI: After the Covid shock to the economy in 2020-21, equity investors are expecting the Modi government to offer some kind of soothing balm to...

M&A: Union Budget 2021: Will amendments to tax provisions boost M&A activity?

India has been one of the fastest-growing economies in the world; this can be confirmed with the large number of M&A deals taking place in...

budget 2021: Happy about jabs, worried about jobs: India’s mood ahead of Budget

Winter fog affords poor visibility. In this difficult to-read pandemic year, it’s a problem Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman must contend with as she prepares to...

Growth leads to debt sustainability, says Economic Survey

New Delhi: Making a case for an optimal fiscal stance, the Economic Survey on Friday said growth leads to debt sustainability and not necessarily vice-versa....

union budget: Budget 2021: Lessons for the Finance Minister from past Budgets

When Nirmala Sitharaman presented her first budget in July 2019, which was also the first Budget of the Narendra Modi 2.0 government, she began with...

budget 2021: View: Four recommendations for FM to make the Budget a dream one

In less than a month, the finance minister will be presenting Budget 2021-22. What needs to be on her agenda? Before turning to my reform...

Government has no plans to revive economy, instead indulging in headline management: Congress

New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday said the country’s economy is in the grip of a recession and the government has no plans to revive...

Finance Minister to unveil another stimulus soon, says Economic Affairs Secretary

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will soon announce the next set of stimulus package to boost the coronavirus-hit economy, Economic Affairs Secretary Tarun Bajaj...

Finance Minister defends tax Ordinance, says it was needed to provide relief

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday defended ordinance to amend the tax laws saying it was needed to provide immediate relief to taxpayers from statutory...

Can’t maintain minimum balance? Know why it’s better to close the bank account

Reena Dhiman, 32, who needed money, thought of redeeming some of her old debt mutual fund investments. But she got a rude shock when her...

New tax regime may put more cash in your hand, but be cautious

The Union Budget 2020 announced a new simplified tax regime, which Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman claimed would reduce the amount of tax paid. The idea...

ATM charge, minimum balance waivers expire today. Here’s what to expect

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on 24 March had announced a number of relief measures, in view of the covid-19 pandemic, including the waiver of withdrawal...

View: Thanks, GoI, but we’ll be self-reliant

By Dhiraj Nayyar India’s economic goal(post)s have changed in the last fortnight, from a $5 trillion economy to Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India). Of course, in...

View: Policy shift in stimulus to serve farmers better

By Ramesh Chand Part 3 of the economic stimulus package announced by the finance minister on May 15 for agriculture sector goes far beyond financial...

FM Sitharaman’s fourth tranche: From reforms in mineral mining sector to defence manufacturing

Unveiling the fourth tranche of government’s mega stimulus, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman laid emphasis on wide-ranging structural reforms across eight critical sectors- Coal, Minerals, Defence...