This is no 1991, but Sitharaman's budget should boost growth, create jobs and stimulate a COVID-hit economy
The best part of Union Budget 2021, however, is that Nirmala Sitharaman resisted the temptation to slap more cess, surcharges on the taxpaying citizens and refrained from imposing a ‘wealth tax’ to raise revenue.
From a consumer and healthcare perspective, Union Budget 2021 has a lot of positives. On the healthcare side, COVID-19 pandemic had brought to light India's underspend in healthcare. Budget 2021 has done well by allocating over Rs 2 trillion holistically towards the health sector, a handsome increase of 137 percent.
Union Budget 2021: Over 15,000 schools to include all components of NEP; funds for KVs, mid-day meals hiked
The funds for the Kendriya Vidyalayas saw an increase as the schools have been issued Rs 6,800 crore for the upcoming financial year compared to the Rs 5,516 crore last year
Nirmala Sitharaman, while presenting the Union Budget today, also said that a higher education commission will be set up to act as an umbrella body for standard-setting, accreditation, regulation, and funding
Full text: FM Nirmala Sitharaman unveils Union Budget 2021; doubles healthcare spending, lifts caps on FDI
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday delivered her third Budget speech in the Parliament. Here's the full text of her speech in Lok Sabha
The education sector is undoubtedly at the cusp of an exciting phase with policy push and technological advancements.
Implementing an astute tax model that also caters to online education would be quite beneficial to students who wish to learn more and bolster their skills for a better future
Union Budget 2021: Favour extension of pandemic support measures, thrust on infra investment, says IMF
IMF’s chief economist Gita Gopinath said more public infrastructure spending is needed and that the Government of India has expressed its intention to do so
Union Budget 2021: Time to invest in virtual forms of education, say experts, tell govt to plug gaps in sector
Teachers, too, have been severely impacted due to COVID-19 as many faced job cuts or mental pressures to train themselves quickly to adopt to online teaching.
Union Budget 2021: From going paperless to no briefcase, 5 differences in the way it will be presented this year
The Union Budget will be presented against the backdrop of the economy in recession due to COVID-19