The Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana (Ujjwala scheme) has been a big hit in rural areas
Hopefully the Budget will provide for an exclusive tax exemption of up to Rs. 20,000 for premiums paid towards a term insurance in addition to the current 1.5 lakh available for life.
Most of the developed nations have already addressed the issue of angel tax by offering the angel investors tax breaks
Budget 2018: Infra segment needs targeted policy actions, sector regulator; is Arun Jaitley listening?
Proactive measures by the government to further improve the long-term funding availability is a priority area and the infrastructure players expect some action here as well.
Paying income tax and filing income tax returns is our duty and responsibility to contribute towards building and maintaining country’s public infrastructure and facilities
There has been little opportunity for private investment in Railways and Airports, though long-term investors are very keen on both these sectors
All digital payment transactions are tracked, thus the requirement of taking PAN and KYC documents for issuing prepaid cards could be reconsidered
The median forecast from over 40 economists polled 24-29 January was for the government to borrow 3.2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in fiscal 2018-19.
Simplification of GST compliances would result in higher number of returns filed, increased collection of revenues, CII said
Budget 2018: Jaitley should bring electricity under GST; exclusion has magnified power sector's blues
The govt should impose GST on electricity to allow power companies to claim input credit on coal, equipment, and other business expenses which would aid in lowering the cost of electricity
The government should focus more on creating awareness on crop insurance with farmers through training about the benefit of the scheme at Krishi Vikas Kendra and rural NGOs
Budget 2018 is likely to focus on enhancement of spending rather than a reduction of direct taxes, and therefore, the chances of achieving the fiscal target of 3.2 percent for FY 2017-18 and 3.0 percent for FY 2018-19 appears low
Fiscal constraints limit Arun Jaitley's manoeuvrability in delivering the budget dressed up for the elections.
Not just developing, but another important aspect of the financial inclusion will be the safety features
The focus will shift to the GoI’s ability to maintain its fiscal deficit under control as it continues on its path of fiscal prudence.
The taxpayers would be glued to their televisions and electronic devices to see what the FM will present them on Budget day
Government will unveil its budget for the 2018/19 fiscal year on Thursday, with investors expecting increased investment in key areas such as agriculture, and a slew of incentives for businesses.
The survey cautioned that persistently high oil prices remained a key risk for a country that relies on imports for much of its fuel needs.
Budget 2018: Modi govt has a strong case to stick to fiscal roadmap; it should not opt for populist track
Even without populist announcements, India’s fiscal position is looking precarious at present.
The Budget should announce measures to upgrade digital infrastructure, especially with regards to the protection of data stored online so that consumer confidence is enhanced.