Tag: Nirmala Sitharaman

EPF Contribution: Centre Raises EPF Tax Exemption On Interest Limit To Rs 5 Lakh
Centre Working With States To Protect Lives, Livelihood: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said that the Centre is working together with states to protect lives and livelihoods. In a tweet, the Minister said that she…

India Hosts 1st Meet Of BRICS Finance Ministers, Central Bank Governors
India Hosts 1st Meet Of BRICS Finance Ministers, Central Bank Governors

New Delhi: India hosted a meeting of BRICS Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors virtually on Tuesday. The meeting, jointly chaired by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Reserve Bank of…

Finance Bill 2021 Gets Parliamentary Approval
Finance Bill 2021 Gets Parliamentary Approval

New Delhi: The Parliament has passed the Finance Bill 2021, giving effect to the financial proposals of the government for the financial year 2022, with the Rajya Sabha giving its nod on Wednesday. The Lok Sabha passed the bill on Tuesday. Replying to the debate on the Finance Bill 2021 in the upper house, Finance […]

Additional DA, DR, Arrears For Central Govt Employees, Pensioners
EPF Contribution: Centre Raises EPF Tax Exemption On Interest Limit To Rs 5 Lakh

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday raised the limit for tax exemption on interest earned on provident fund contribution by employees to Rs 5 lakh per annum in specified cases as against Rs 2.5 lakh proposed in the Budget. However, the minister in her reply to discussion on Finance Bill 2021 in the […]

Benefiting Poor Not Some 'Damaad': FM Sitharaman's Jibe On Congress
Drug For Spinal Muscular Atrophy Disease Already Exempt From Import Duty: FM

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday in Parliament said imported life-saving drugs including those for spinal muscular atrophy disease for personal use are exempted from basic customs duty but they attract five per cent GST. However, adhoc exemption from goods and services tax (GST) on imported life-saving drugs are given on a case-to-case […]

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Funds Under MPLADS For 2019-20 Cleared: FM Sitharaman

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said in the Rajya Sabha that fund under the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) for 2019-20 have been cleared. TRS MP B Lingaiah Yadav had raised the matter during the Zero Hour in the House. Responding on the issue, Sitharaman said several MPs from […]

FM Sitharaman's Comment On Cryptocurrency Brings Relief To Industry
FM Sitharaman's Comment On Cryptocurrency Brings Relief To Industry

New Delhi: With Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman saying that all windows on cryptocurrencies will not be closed down, industry stakeholders on Monday said that a positive move at this point can unleash a host of opportunities for the country. Her comments at an India Today conclave last week came amid speculation that the government […]

Centre Releases Complete Rs 1.10 Lakh Cr GST Compensation Shortfall
Centre Releases Complete Rs 1.10 Lakh Cr GST Compensation Shortfall

New Delhi: The Finance Ministry has released the final weekly instalment of Rs 4,104 crore to the states to meet the GST compensation shortfall. Out of this, an amount of Rs 4,086.97 crore has been released to 23 states and Rs 17.03 crore to 3 Union Territories with Legislative Assemblies. With the current release, 100 […]

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FM Nirmala Sitharaman Attends G20 Central Bank Governors' Meet

New Delhi: Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman have participated virtually in the First G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) meeting under the Italian Presidency to discuss policy actions for transformative and equitable recovery. The other issues on the agenda on Friday included global economic outlook, financial sector issues, financial inclusion […]

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Want To See Pvt Sector Unleash Its Animal Spirits: Sitharaman

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said that the Union Budget 2021-22 has assured clarity and certainty on policy, taxation, infrastructure capex and privatization and now it is entirely up to the private sector to invest and expand capacity for long-term and sustainable economic growth. “I have been waiting for investment and expansion […]