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Subsidy bill cut by 10% to Rs 2.27 lakh crore for 2015-16

Last Updated: Saturday, February 28, 2015, 15:35

Subsidies on food, fertiliser and petroleum have been reduced by over 10 percent to Rs 2.27 lakh crore for 2015-16, mainly due to a sharp cut in petroleum subsidies.

Budget 2015: Employees Provident Fund to have two options

Last Updated: Saturday, February 28, 2015, 16:32

The Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday announced in his Budget speech that with respect to Employees Provident Fund (EPF), the employee needs to be provided two options.

Budget: SIT on blackmoney gets 10 per cent hike

Last Updated: Saturday, February 28, 2015, 15:30

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) on black money has been accorded an about 10 percent hike in the latest budgetary allocation for expanding its infrastructure and procuring logistics to effectively conduct its task of tackling the menace.

Budget 2015: How you can save tax upto Rs 4.44 lakhs using health insurance, pension fund

Last Updated: Saturday, February 28, 2015, 17:50

Arun Jaitley today proposed rationalization of various tax exemptions and incentives to reduce tax disputes and improve tax administration.

Govt to merge commodity market regulator FMC with Sebi

Last Updated: Saturday, February 28, 2015, 15:17

India will have a unified regulator for commodities and capital markets, with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday announcing that Forward Markets Commission will be merged with Sebi.

Budget 2015: MGNREGA gets high allocation, focus on effectiveness

Last Updated: Saturday, February 28, 2015, 15:14

Arun Jaitely while presenting the Union Budget 2015-16, here today, said that government is committed to supporting employment through MGNREGA and ensure that no one who is poor is left without employment.

Infrastructure, social spending priority areas: FM

Last Updated: Sunday, March 1, 2015, 20:48

The fiscal deficit of 3 percent will be met in three years instead of two, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in a post-Budget interview on Saturday.

Govt proposes steps to monetise gold, contain imports

Last Updated: Saturday, February 28, 2015, 15:07

The minister proposes to introduce a gold monetisation scheme, which will replace both the present gold deposit and gold metal loan Schemes.

Workers may get to opt between EPF&NPS; ESI & health insurance

Last Updated: Saturday, February 28, 2015, 15:03

The proposal to provide these options to organised sector workers was announced today by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Budget speech for 2015-16.

Disinvestment target set at Rs 69,500 cr for 2015-16

Last Updated: Saturday, February 28, 2015, 14:54

For the current fiscal, disinvestment proceeds are projected at Rs 31,350 crore in the revised estimates. This is lower than Rs 58,425 crore budgeted earlier.

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