Finance Ministry
Opinion  /  Published 02.02.22

Look ahead, not forward

The Union budget for 2022-23 was noticeably lacklustre on at least two counts. There was very little boasting with numbers during the presentation as is the custom with finance ministers in India. The...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 02.02.22

Union budget: embodiment of unequal fiscal policy

The finance minister and her ministry have betrayed, once again, their lack of understanding of the Indian economy or the conditions under which most Indians are living today. Despite attempts to &lsq...
By Jayati Ghosh

Business  /  Published 24.01.22

Single volume Survey

The finance ministry is expected to come out with a single volume Economic Survey for 2021-22, projecting growth of around 9 per cent for the next financial year. In the absence of the chief economic...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 03.01.22

Tax relief sought on annuities

Life insurance companies want the finance ministry to consider giving tax benefit on annuities in the Union budget to protect the earnings of senior citizens amid low interest rates. “Annuity s...
By Pinak Ghosh in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 05.12.21

Over 3 cr income tax returns for FY21 filed

The finance ministry on Sunday said over three crore income tax returns have been filed for the financial year 2020-21 so far and advised taxpayers who are yet to file their return to do so at the ear...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi


Business  /  Published 21.11.21

EPFO to invest in private bonds

The central board of trustees of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) on Saturday approved the government’s proposal to allow the retirement fund body to invest up to 5 per ce...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 14.11.21

Centre releases Rs 8453cr health funds

In an effort to strengthen the healthcare system at the grassroot levels, the finance ministry has released Rs 8,453.92 crore as a health sector grant to rural and urban local bodies in 19 states. &l...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 11.11.21

Onus on fuel duty cut to ease price worry

The hike in input costs along with rising crude oil prices are a source of worry on the inflation front but the recent fuel duty cuts should soften the price pressures, the finance ministry said on We...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 10.11.21

'India's economic growth fastest'

Armed with necessary macro and micro growth drivers, India is on its way to becoming the fastest-growing major economy in the world, a finance ministry report said. Rapid vaccination and teeming fest...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 09.11.21

Voda agrees to retro tax terms

Telecom firm Vodafone has informed the finance ministry it will submit an indemnity bond to settle its retrospective taxation case with the government, following a strategy similar to Cairn Energy. V...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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