Jharkhand on Wednesday became the third state to ratify the Goods and Services Tax Amendment Bill in a special session of the Legislative Assembly.
All central government departments have been asked to set up committees to look into various pay related anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission's recommendations.
Delhi Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to hike minimum wages of all workers in the national capital by 50 percent.
The combined outgo for the Centre on account of arrears for January to July and payments for August will total Rs 34,600 crore.
The pay scale would come into effect from January 1, 2016 though the actual implementation would start from August 1.
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With Parliament passing the GST Bill in the just-concluded session, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has now asked Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to ensure its early ratification.
The collection up to June indicate that 25.7 percent of the annual budget target of indirect taxes has been achieved in the first three months of the fiscal.
For this year's ease of doing business ranking, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) will consider reforms uploaded by states till August 30.
Driven by costlier food items, WPI-based inflation soared to 23-month high of 3.55 percent in July, prompting demands for strong government action to address supply issues.
Experts and industry said kharif sowing trends indicate cooling of food inflation in the coming months, even as chances of a rate cut in the near-term are low, given the rise in WPI and retail inflation.
Strong consumption and public investments have kept India's growth recovery on track this year, and it is now crucial that the government's reform process sustains to keep the momentum going, says a DBS report.
The Agriculture Ministry has demanded an additional Rs 11,000 crore to settle crop insurance claims this fiscal under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana.
After Assam, Bihar has become the second state to pass the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill to rollout the new tax regime, following its passage by both houses of parliament this month.
Wholesale price index-based inflation accelerated for the fourth straight month in July hitting 3.55 percent on costlier food and manufactured items.
Here is the chart of the new price in major Indian cities.
A special one-day session of both the Houses of Bihar Legislature has been scheduled for Tuesday (August 16) for ratification of the Constitution Amendment Bill on GST.
Petrol will now cost Rs 60.09 a litre in Delhi from August 16 as compared to Rs 61.09 a litre currently while diesel will cost Rs 50.27 per litre as against Rs 52.27.
Indian cities' law and order infrastructure is not ready to support 24X7 retail operations, as envisaged under a model law allowing shops, malls and other establishments to operate throughout the year, a survey said.
Modi said his government has not allowed the rate of price rise to cross 6 percent as opposed to the double digit inflation during previous government.
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