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Pre-Budget Series

Pre-Budget Series

Why India needs to act swiftly on pragmatic plans to fix its agrarian crisis

This is the right time to take pragmatic steps to address fault lines in India’s agricultural and farming sector.

Looking for Budget cues? This may help

Sitharaman is likely to retain allocations made to ministries and departments in her maiden Budget.

'Inheritance tax set for a comeback after 35 years'

The government is looking at re-introducing an estate tax on inherited property and illiquid assets after 35 years.

How Jaitley's budgets dealt with farm crisis

Modi's poll promise of doubling farmers' income by 2022 contributed to his massive victory in 2014.

The Manmohan jewel that Modi made better

PM used one budget after another to eventually Modi-fy a scheme that he critiqued before he came to power.

Managing fiscal deficit, the Jaitley way

Jaitley set the fiscal deficit at 3.2% during 2017-18 Budget & promised to bring it down to 3% in 2018-19.

How Jaitley dealt with banking sector through his Budgets

Jaitley recognised the importance of the sector's health to the overall health of the economy.

Budget Talk: Hinduja, Honda India, Zeta Bosses' Wishlist For FM Sitharaman

With just days to go before Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announces her (and NDA 2.0's) first Union Budget, corner of...

Budget may hike I-T exemption threshold: KPMG survey

The pre-Budget survey 2019-20 conducted by KPMG (India) included responses from 226 respondents spanning across industries. ...

Time to implement GST 2.0: India Inc

Batting for a single registration process pan-India, CII said building on the milestones of the past two years, it is time to...

Budget recap: Meet the men who made India

Budget recap: Meet the men who made India

India is the fastest-growing trillion-dollar economy and the 6th-largest with a nominal GDP of $2.61 tn.

The only Budget with an FM's life story

The only Budget with an FM's life story

The 1991 Budget speech by then FM Manmohan Singh was pathbreaking in more ways than one.

How Modi 1.0 managed to pull off a makeover for the Indian Railways

How Modi 1.0 managed to pull off a makeover for the Indian Railways

The first half of last five years saw the railways struggling with burgeoning staff and pension costs.

Budget may address issues in strategic sectors to support growth: Report

Budget may address issues in strategic sectors to support growth: Report

The government is expected to initiate measures in the upcoming budget to support domestic growth momentum.

Doing business under Modi 1.0: What India Inc got from Jaitley's budgets, and what it didn't

Doing business under Modi 1.0: What India Inc got from Jaitley's budgets, and what it didn't

The first term of Modi government was a mixed bag for India Inc comprised of some surprises and reliefs.

Recap of what the taxpayer got from NDA government in last 5 years

Recap of what the taxpayer got from NDA government in last 5 years

Budget 2018 was one of give and take – but it was more take than give, especially for the taxpayer.

Budget Specials: Why Nehru presented a 'pedestrian' Budget in 1958

Budget Specials: Why Nehru presented a 'pedestrian' Budget in 1958

Nehru called his Budget "pedestrian" as it was merely a continuation of the path taken by Krishnamachari.

How some budgets got curious names like Dream, Black and Rollback

How some budgets got curious names like Dream, Black and Rollback

The ones that stand out for their uniqueness draw fitting tags unto themselves.

Key points to note about Goyal's Interim Budget

Key points to note about Goyal's Interim Budget

Here's looking back at the interim budget's schemes and sops for taxpayers, farmers and informal sector workers.

5 years of FM Jaitley, through the eyes of the common man

5 years of FM Jaitley, through the eyes of the common man

The budgets Jaitley presented shared a common theme — they taxed the rich to hand sops to the middle class.

Interim Budget highlights: All the key announcements made by Piyush Goyal

Interim Budget highlights: All the key announcements made by Piyush Goyal

Goyal's budget had proposed tax breaks for the middle class, besides a host of sops for farmers and millions of informal sect...

The man who created India's first-ever budget

The man who created India's first-ever budget

James Wilson was also behind the introduction of the income tax act, a move that led to much controversy.

Will Sitharaman's Budget plug tax loopholes?

Will Sitharaman's Budget plug tax loopholes?

The Budget 2019 must pay heed to suggestions made by various committees in the past on tax laws.

FinMin assessing capital needs of PSU banks; Budget may make provision for Rs 30,000 crore

FinMin assessing capital needs of PSU banks; Budget may make provision for Rs 30,000 crore

Besides, if the government goes for another consolidation like Bank of Baroda, the three-way merger would also require additi...

Pre-budget meet with FM: Economists seek IBC-type law for NBFC sector, tax reforms

Pre-budget meet with FM: Economists seek IBC-type law for NBFC sector, tax reforms

Economists have underlined the need for bringing IBC-type framework for NBFC sector.

Nasscom seeks incentives for investment in R&D, talent development

Nasscom seeks incentives for investment in R&D, talent development

Nasscom, the industry body for $177 billion IT-BPM sector, said it has submitted an “extensive” recommendations document with...

Experts seek rationalisation of taxes in healthcare sector

Experts seek rationalisation of taxes in healthcare sector

In a pre-budget meeting with Finance Minister, the sector stakeholders asked the govt to look at creating model schools on cl...

Financial sector pitches for special liquidity window for NBFCs

Financial sector pitches for special liquidity window for NBFCs

Infrastructure sector in favour of tax-free bonds to boost investment.

Budget 2019: Infrastructure sector seeks more capital and tax rebates

Budget 2019: Infrastructure sector seeks more capital and tax rebates

Other suggestions were to contain the rising cost of infrastructure projects and rationalisation of various levies in infrast...

NBFC liquidity, NPAs figure in Nirmala Sitharaman's pre-Budget meet

NBFC liquidity, NPAs figure in Nirmala Sitharaman's pre-Budget meet

A Finance Ministry statement also said that capital infusion in PSBs and a separate bond exchange were among the other issues...

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