Budget 2015 does cover some part of these priorities. However, some concerns remain and we would urge the government to address these issues on priority."
Experts feel the initiative to provide broadband connectivity to 2.5 lakh gram panchayats by December next year is a ‘transformative step’ taken by the government to connect rural citizens in information-dark areas of India.
Budget 2015: 'Higher service tax may lead to rise in pirated software in the country', says Microsoft
Many of the announcements made in previous budget, which were geared to minimize/resolve transfer pricing litigation are yet to be implemented.
Finance minister announces gold monetisation scheme and a sovereign gold bond apart from steps to boost recycling of the metal.
The attractive pre-election campaign on minimum government does not get reflected in the budget.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday announced a slew of measures which experts said would help “energise” the banking system further, power recovery of loans and streamline decision-making.
In a move to boost local manufacturing of mobile phones and tablets, the government increased duty benefits for domestic producers of these electronic items.
Guilty could face rigorous imprisonment for 10 years while penalty will be 300 percent of the tax evaded
In it's bid ensure premier government institutes in each state, Arun Jailey in his budget announced two new IITs, three new IIMs and six new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). So here are the lucky states that can boast of one of these institutes:
Jaitley disappointed Congress. It’s not about the disappointment over the budget by a rival party. It's about how Jaitley gave them no reason to complain.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday announced Rs 1,000 crores for promotion of start ups and entrepreneurs particularly in the technology sector.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley did not really bring in acche din for the salaried class as the income tax slabs remain unchanged but it did offer some respite by doubling monthly transport allowance ( which is tax free) to Rs 1600 as well as offering deductions under section 80 (D)
Are fiscal fundamentalists right to be worked up over the decision by finance minister Arun Jaitley not to stick to the laid down fiscal path?
In his budget presented in the Lok Sabha, Jaitley allocated Rs 1389.48 crore as plan outlay, while Rs 151.65 crore was set aside for non-plan for a total figure of Rs 1541.13 crore.
The only occasion when Jaitley mentioned women's safety was when he added Rs 1,000 crores to the existent Rs 1,000 crores in the Nirbhaya fund.
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley doesn’t crunch numbers as he looks at long-term measures.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announces expansion of the country’s optical fibre network and Rs 1,000 crore funds for startups.
Accusing Finance Minister Arun Jaitley of pleasing just the corporates and the income-tax payers, his predecessor in the UPA regime P Chidambaram on Saturday said the Modi government's first full Budget has failed the fiscal test, the test of equity, and the test of rising inequality.
In the absence of a recapitalisation roadmap, the government has to bring down its stake in banks to below 51 percent