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Tag: Fm Nirmala Sitharaman

FM Nirmala Sitharaman
FM Charges Congress Of Fraud In Entering Into Antrix-Devas Deal; Cites SC Judgment

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday accused Congress-led UPA of entering into a "fraud" and "scandalous" deal with Devas Multimedia by allocating S-band spectrum used by the defence for "pittance".

FM Nirmala Sitharaman Reviews Tech Glitches On New IT e-Filing Portal
FM Nirmala Sitharaman Reviews Tech Glitches On New IT e-Filing Portal

The e-filing portal www.incometax.gov.in was launched on June 7, which the tax department as well as the government said was aimed at making compliance more taxpayer-friendly.

Momentum Of Economic Reforms Will Continue: FM Sitharaman
FM Sitharaman Calls For Sharing Of Technologies On COVID Vaccines, Says No Space For Vaccine Nationalism

New Delhi: Stressing that there cannot be any vaccine nationalism, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday urged nations to share technologies on COVID vaccines amid the pandemic. She also pitched…

Odisha: Paradip Fishing Harbour Development Plan Welcomed, Some Raise Concerns Too

Paradip: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s announcement to develop Paradip as a modern fishing harbour has been welcomed by many, but at the same time, some have raised concerns over the ‘lack’ of necessary infrastructural development and the long-pending issues of local fishermen. The Centre’s move to develop Paradip port as one of the hubs […]

Centre Grants Borrowing Permission To 20 States Including Odisha To Meet GST Compensation Shortfall
FM Reviews Aatmanirbhar Bharat Package, Rs 62k Crore Disbursed Under ECLGS

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharman has reviewed the progress of the Aatmanirbhar Bharat economic package’s implementation in matters related to the Finance and Corporate Affairs Ministries. The latest review has shown that as of July 9, banks have disbursed Rs 61,987.90 crore to MSMEs under the Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS). A total […]

FM Sitharaman Announces Major Reforms In Coal Mining, 50 Blocks To Be Offered Soon

New Delhi: Speaking to the media here on Saturday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced major reforms in the mining of minerals through a seamless composite exploration-cum-production regime. FM Nirmala Sitharaman said to introduce competition, transparency and the private sector participation in the coal sector, the government would go for the revenue sharing mechanism instead of […]

Nirmala Sitharaman LIVE On Economic Package: Agriculture & Allied Activities In Focus

Focus is on agriculture and allied activities in Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s third tranche today. Of the 11 measures, 8 relate to strengthening infrastructure, capacities and building better logistics, while the rest 3 pertain to governance and administrative reforms. Follow live updates on the economic package briefing: During the lockdown period, MSP of amount more […]

FinMin freezes increment on DA, DR for central govt employees, pensioners
Centre denies claims on pension cuts, says no such proposal

New Delhi: There is no proposal for reduction of pension and no action is being contemplated by the government in this respect, the Centre said on Sunday. The assertion assumes significance as rumours are afloat that the government is contemplating reduction or stoppage of pension. Also Read: Govt Makes A U-Turn, Stops Sale Of Non-Essential […]

FM Nirmala Sitharaman Cites FDI, FPI, GST Collection To Show 'Reviving Economy'

New Delhi: In a bid to counter criticism over the slowdown, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday stressed on seven economic indicators and data to show that the Indian economy is stable and said that green shoots for its revival are clearly visible and would ensure that growth picks up from here. In her reply […]

Sitharaman cuts short Budget
Sitharaman cuts short Budget speech after feeling unwell

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday cut short her Budget speech as she felt unwell after speaking for a record 160 minutes in Lok Sabha. Sitharaman had only two pages of her Budget speech unread when she appeared uneasy and was seen wiping sweat from her forehead. She was offered candies by her […]

Govt to list LIC on exchanges: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

New Delhi: Government will reduce its stake in state life insurer LIC through an IPO, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Saturday. “Government will list LIC on the stock exchanges”, she said in her Budget speech. This could be the country’s biggest initial public offering in recent times, the government will list Life Insurance Corp […]

Union Budget 2020: Big Reduction In Tax Rates, Boost To Agriculture And Many More

Bhubaneswar: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday presented full-year budget for the year ending March 2021. This was the second budget for Sitharaman in  the second term of the Narendra Modi government. Here are the KEY HIGHLIGHTS:  Budget Speech: Nirmala Sitharaman says customs duty raised on footwear and furniture Health cess on import of medical […]

Banks Instructed To Clear Pending Vigilance Cases Against Officials: Sitharaman

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday instructed public sector banks to clear pending vigilance cases against their officials for alleged malpractices. The minister also said no Merchant Discount Rate (MDR) charges will be applicable on select modes of payment from January 1. The modes of payment will be notified soon, Sitharaman said after […]