Government on Friday refrained from releasing the caste-based data in its first Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) released in eight decades and maintained that it was concerned with economic data which will help in effective implementation of its programmes.
The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) alumni and students met with the Information &Broadcast minister Arun Jaitley over the issue of appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as the Chairman of the institute.
Just 4.6 percent of all rural households in the country pay income tax while such households with salaried income are close to 10 percent, the first Socio Economic and Caste Census released in eight decades said today.
Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Thursday said that Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley must explain why the Bharatiya Janata Party had opposed the Goods and Service Tax Bill during the UPA regime.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday brushed aside concerns of Parliament's upcoming Monsoon Session being disrupted over the Lalit Modi controversy, saying some people may be relevant to TV channels but not to governance.