She said that earlier, social justice was mostly a "political slogan". For this government, social justice is an effective and necessary governance model, Sitharaman said.
According to Sitharaman, the next five years will be years of unprecedented development, and golden moments to realise the dream of developed India @ 2047.
Peppered with political innuendos, her sixth straight Budget may present a political document with a snapshot of the Modi government's triumphs over the last 10 years and pointers to how it wants to take the country forward.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said the Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), launched in 2014, has emerged as the biggest instrument of bringing financial inclusion in the country.
She said this ‘Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam’ has actually been very thoughtfully crafted considering that we are at a very critical stage of our development process.
Addressing these threats which are before us and active are key to building a responsible, inclusive and resilient and sustainable financial ecosystem for which Sitharaman appealed to fintechs to invest heavily to protect themselves from such threats.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday asserted that the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 is flexible and is not imposed on states by the Centre.
Sitharaman was accompanied by Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra, MLAs Jayanta Sarangi and Lalitendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra during her visit to the shrine.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said that about one lakh notices were sent in cases of non-filing of returns and misrepresentation of income.
Banga, who was selected as the new World Bank president on Wednesday, had most recently served as vice chairman at General Atlantic.
The trouble the 70-year-old had to endure for allowance is heart-wrenching. She has neither strength to walk properly, nor the energy to speak in an audible voice.
In an interaction with Adam Posen of the Peterson Institute of International Economics in Washington DC, during her ongoing tour of the US, the finance minister gave Pakistan's example, saying that it was created as an Islamic country which had promised to treat minorities equally, however there the minorities and even several Muslim sects, which don't agree with the majority community, have been "decimated and diminished in numbers".
"I would like the WTO to be a lot more progressive, a lot more listening to all countries, to be fair to all members," Sitharaman said during a fire-side chat at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, a top American think-tank in Washington.
Consumer Online Foundation has written to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to investigate the business activities of a company, named Rario and its compliance with Indian taxation laws.
Sitharaman once and for all cleared all doubts and apprehensions about Odisha's Special Category Status demand.