India austerity measures

Govt launches austerity measures; no new jobs for a year

Aiming to restrict the fiscal deficit to 4.8 percent of GDP in 2013-14, the Finance Ministry has ordered all ministries and departments not to buy new vehicles, create new jobs or fill posts lying vacant for over one year.

Sep 18, 2013, 20:00 PM IST

Govt announces austerity measures; to cut non-plan expenditure by 10%: FinMin

The Finance Ministry on Wednesday announced a small-bore austerity measures to boost the economy without hampering the operational efficiency of the government which included a cut in non-plan expenditure by 10 percent.

Sep 18, 2013, 19:30 PM IST