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Accretion of fresh NPAs has virtually stopped, says Bibek Debroy

According to recent RBI data, bad loans of public sector banks stood at Rs 7.34 lakh crore by the end of second quarter this fiscal.

Feb 07, 2018, 23:02 PM IST

Budget focuses on structural issues, not populism: Bibek Debroy

PM's Economic Advisory Council chairman Bibek Debroy on Thursday welcomed the announcements made in the Union Budget 2018-19.

Feb 01, 2018, 23:38 PM IST

India likely to be $6.5-7 tn economy by 2030: Debroy

The per capita income in India by 2030 will however be just USD 4,000, still less than many other countries, he said.

Dec 21, 2017, 13:51 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi's economic council to link growth with social aspects

The Council also laid out a road map for stepping up job creation, skill development and recommended enhanced resource investment in social sectors including health and education.

Nov 10, 2017, 16:32 PM IST

Demonetisation was for institutional cleansing: Niti Aayog's Bibek Debroy

Niti Aayog's Bibek Debroy also says demonetisation should not be seen through a narrow cost-benefit calculus but as a move aimed at "institutional cleansing".

Nov 09, 2017, 12:37 PM IST

Stick to fiscal consolidation road map: EAC-PM to govt

The Council, which met for the first time today, has identified ten themes, including economic growth and job creations, that need attention.

Oct 11, 2017, 19:51 PM IST

PM Modi's Economic Advisory Council meet today; growth revival, job creation high on agenda

The Council will address all issues of emergent importance, will engage with a broad spectrum of stakeholders and formulate advice accordingly.

Oct 11, 2017, 06:37 AM IST

PM economic advisory panel to hold first meet on Wednesday

The Council held a brainstorming session with stakeholders yesterday in the run up to its first meeting on Wednesday, an official statement said today.

Oct 10, 2017, 19:21 PM IST

Bibek Debroy to head PM Modi's Economic Advisory Council

Other members of the Economic Advisory Council constituted by PM Modi are Surjit Bhalla, Rathin Roy, Ashima Goyal and Ratan Watal.

Sep 25, 2017, 18:43 PM IST

No plan to tax agricultural income; rich farmer very rare: FM Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said the government has no plans to tax agricultural income, including that of prosperous farmers, saying a rich farmer is "a very rare institution" and not the norm.

May 09, 2017, 14:32 PM IST

Modi's war on black money incomplete without taxing farm income

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May 03, 2017, 00:08 AM IST

Government has no plan to impose any tax on agriculture income: FM Jaitley

Jaitley said that as per the constitutional allocation of powers, the central government has no jurisdiction to impose tax on agricultural income.

Apr 26, 2017, 13:53 PM IST

Bring agriculture income under tax net, says NITI Aayog member

NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy on Tuesday made a strong case for removal of exemptions on personal income tax and bringing agriculture under the tax net with a view to increasing the resources of state.

Apr 25, 2017, 19:16 PM IST

Change in govt will not change country's conditions: Bibek Debroy

NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy on Saturday said India is still relatively a poor country and a mere change in the government will not change the situation in the country.

Oct 01, 2016, 18:22 PM IST

Detailed recommendations for merger of budgets submitted to FM

The 92-year-old tradition of a separate Rail Budget is likely to become a thing of the past with a committee to finalise the modalities for its merger with the General Budget submitting its report to the Finance Ministry.

Sep 09, 2016, 20:16 PM IST

India unlikely to see many new cities, says Debroy

Country is unlikely to see many greenfield or privately developed cities in the future as most of the efforts would be on revamping existing urban areas, said NITI Aayog Member Bibek Debroy.

Jul 21, 2016, 13:39 PM IST

No more Railway Budget! Niti Aayog panel terms it as 'failed' exercise

The committee had said that the separate railway budget should be phased out progressively and merged with the General Budget.

Jun 23, 2016, 11:05 AM IST

India's growth likely at 7.8% in 2015-16

India's growth could be around 7.8 percent in 2015-16, higher than the Finance Ministry's projection of 7.5 percent, NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy said here on Tuesday.

Apr 05, 2016, 19:27 PM IST

Seventh pay panel to have a bearing on state finances: Bibek Debroy

The Seventh Pay Commission's recommendations will take a heavy toll on fragile finances of states and force them to scale back their development spends, Niti Aayog Member Bibek Debroy says.

Nov 22, 2015, 12:18 PM IST

NITI Aayog only a facilitator in smart city mission: Member

States would have to plan themselves on urban development and smart city mission, and NITI Aayog would be a facilitator to them, a Member of central think tank said Wednesday.

Sep 02, 2015, 21:43 PM IST