Union Budget

Budget 2018 proposals come into effect: Here’s what gets cheaper and dearer

Budget 2018 proposals come into effect: Here’s what gets cheaper and dearer

While LED television sets and imported mobile phones are slated to become costlier, solar panels will become cheaper.

Apr 01, 2018, 07:44 AM IST
Government notifies doubling of limit of tax-free gratuity to Rs 20 lakh

Government notifies doubling of limit of tax-free gratuity to Rs 20 lakh

The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 applies to establishments employing 10 or more persons.

Mar 30, 2018, 15:05 PM IST
7th Pay Commission: Parliament passes Bill to double tax-free gratuity to Rs 20 lakh

7th Pay Commission: Parliament passes Bill to double tax-free gratuity to Rs 20 lakh

The legislation will enable the government to enhance the ceiling of tax free gratuity to Rs 20 lakh from the existing Rs 10 lakh for employees falling under the Payment of Gratuity Act.

Mar 22, 2018, 13:22 PM IST
 Cabinet approves Ayushman Bharat, health protection scheme to benefit 10 crore families

Cabinet approves Ayushman Bharat, health protection scheme to benefit 10 crore families

Ayushman Bharat is touted as the world's largest government-funded health care programme.

Mar 21, 2018, 21:26 PM IST
Gratuity up to Rs 20 lakh to become tax-free soon: All you need to know

Gratuity up to Rs 20 lakh to become tax-free soon: All you need to know

Now, the bill will go to the Upper House for consideration and passage.

Mar 16, 2018, 18:39 PM IST
Miffed over budget allocation for Andhra, TDP MLA Bode Prasad gets head tonsured

Miffed over budget allocation for Andhra, TDP MLA Bode Prasad gets head tonsured

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has been protesting against the 'unfair' allotment of funds by the Central government for Andhra Pradesh in Union Budget 2018. Keeping up its attack on the Narendra Modi government, TDP MLA Bode Prasad on Thursday got his head tonsured to express his resentment.

Feb 08, 2018, 14:46 PM IST
BJP's ally trouble worsens, TDP says Andhra got less than Baahubali's earnings

BJP's ally trouble worsens, TDP says Andhra got less than Baahubali's earnings

Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party is facing some major ally trouble. After Shiv Sena announced that it would part ways with the ruling party to contest elections in 2019 alone, another National Democratic Alliance (NDA) constituent Telugu Desam Party (TDP) is now up in arms against the government.

Feb 08, 2018, 12:12 PM IST
Modi government not a game-changer, only a name-changer: Congress takes shot at BJP in Parliament

Modi government not a game-changer, only a name-changer: Congress takes shot at BJP in Parliament

BJP chief Amit Shah on Monday tore into the Congress in Rajya Sabha over its criticism of the GST.

Feb 05, 2018, 18:38 PM IST
Government confident of meeting fiscal deficit target: Economic Affairs Secretary

Government confident of meeting fiscal deficit target: Economic Affairs Secretary

The Finance Ministry is confident of meeting next year's fiscal deficit target of 3.3 per cent, citing lesser uncertainties ahead.

Feb 04, 2018, 14:28 PM IST
Union Budget 2018: Here is how helathcare, infra, realty, agri and auto industry reacted

Union Budget 2018: Here is how helathcare, infra, realty, agri and auto industry reacted

The FM announced massive spending on rural and urban infrastructure as also lower tax rates for small and medium enterprises.

Feb 02, 2018, 13:54 PM IST

Paying premium to insurance companies is not universal health care

The budget placed by the Finance Minister has only shown that the government has practically run out of ideas.

Feb 02, 2018, 13:16 PM IST

Union Budget invested in Railways without giving in to populism

Amidst all the “last budget” euphoria and the high expectations from the general public of it, the budget outlay details for the Indian Railway went relatively unnoticed. And possibly this was the prime reason for merging the Railways budget with the Union budget. Significant reforms are needed in Indian Railways whilst keeping populism at bay.

Feb 02, 2018, 13:03 PM IST

In terms of job creation, Union Budget has little to offer

Amidst the clamour of commentary around the Union Budget yesterday and today, one issue is conspicuous by its absence: jobs.

Feb 02, 2018, 12:15 PM IST
Union Budget 2018: No bill needed to claim Rs 40K standard deduction

Union Budget 2018: No bill needed to claim Rs 40K standard deduction

The deduction of flat Rs 40,000 will be applicable to every salary earner and they can straightaway claim it.

Feb 02, 2018, 07:24 AM IST
Budget allocates Rs 2,843 crore to Culture Ministry

Budget allocates Rs 2,843 crore to Culture Ministry

In the 2017-18 budget, the total capex for the Culture Ministry was pegged at Rs 2,738 crore and Rs 2,666 crore was allocated.

Feb 01, 2018, 20:35 PM IST
First defence corridor will connect Chennai and Bengaluru: Nirmala Sitharaman on Budget 2018

First defence corridor will connect Chennai and Bengaluru: Nirmala Sitharaman on Budget 2018

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday presented the Union Budget 2018 wherein he announced that two defence industrial production corridors would be developed.

Feb 01, 2018, 17:49 PM IST
Centre proposes 2 new full-fledged Schools of Planning and Architecture, 18 additional SPAs under IITs, NITS

Centre proposes 2 new full-fledged Schools of Planning and Architecture, 18 additional SPAs under IITs, NITS

The Centre has proposed setting up two new full-fledged Schools of Planning and Architecture “on challenge mode” in the Union Budget 2018. The further proposed to establish 18 new SPAs under Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and National Institutes of Technology (NITs) as autonomous schools, “also on challenge mode.”

Feb 01, 2018, 16:11 PM IST
Budget 2018: Government cuts excise duty on petrol, diesel by Rs 2

Budget 2018: Government cuts excise duty on petrol, diesel by Rs 2

Taking a big decision in the Union Budget 2018, the Narendra Modi government on Thursday decided to cut excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs 2. With this move, prices of petrol and diesel are expected to come down.

Feb 01, 2018, 14:50 PM IST
Union Budget's 'Aha' Moment: India Takes the First Steps Towards Universal Healthcare

Union Budget's 'Aha' Moment: India Takes the First Steps Towards Universal Healthcare

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his budget speech announced a flagship national health insurance scheme that will cover about 50 crore people.

Feb 01, 2018, 14:05 PM IST

Budget 2018: Rs 1200 crore for healthcare sector announced

This segment of this of Zee Business brings to you latest updates on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presenting budget 2018. Watch this video for more information.

Feb 01, 2018, 13:41 PM IST