Finance Minister

Economy on sustained path of revival: Finance Minister Sitharaman

Sitharaman said the economy is on a sustained path of revival. 

Sep 24, 2021, 15:33 PM IST

45th GST Council meeting: Concessions on COVID drugs, GST on petrol, food delivery to be discussed tomorrow

The Goods and Service Tax (GST) Council is meeting on Friday in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The council chaired by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman could review the GST tax rate on more than four dozen items, including petrol and online food delivery services. 

Sep 16, 2021, 18:34 PM IST

Cabinet clears proposal for govt guarantee for bad bank: Nirmala Sitharaman

The Union Cabinet has cleared a proposal to provide Rs 30,600 crore government guarantee for security receipts issued by the National Asset Reconstruction Company (NARCL).  

Sep 16, 2021, 17:39 PM IST

Revival of the economy requires a certain kind of support from healthcare sector: Nirmala Sitharaman on tackling COVID

"We do not want the third wave and we are taking every step that is required to ramp up vaccination against COVID-19," the Union Finance Minister said

Aug 31, 2021, 20:46 PM IST

Big relief for taxpayers! Several form filing deadlines for Income Tax Return extended till September 30

An official release of the Income Tax department said, “Considering the difficulties being faced in issuing and amending Form no 3, which is a prerequisite for making payment by the declarant under Vivad se Vishwas Act, it has been decided to extend the last date of payment of the amount (without any additional amount) to 30th September 2021."

Aug 29, 2021, 16:26 PM IST

Nirmala Sitharaman launches EASE 4.0, talks about fintech, credit demand, check top highlights from FM’s presser

Sitharaman has requested public sector banks (PSBs) to interact with exporters' bodies to understand their requirements. 

Aug 25, 2021, 17:27 PM IST

Congress-led UPA Govt reduced fuel prices by issuing oil bonds, that burden has come to us: Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman revealed that the government has paid over Rs 60,000 crore interest in the last 5 years on these oil bonds 

Aug 16, 2021, 18:44 PM IST

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman flags glitches on new income tax e-filing portal, ask Infosys’ Nandan Nilekani to fix it

In 2019, Infosys was awarded a contract to develop the next-generation income tax filing system to reduce processing time for returns from 63 days to one day and expedite refunds.

Jun 08, 2021, 22:34 PM IST

Qatar finance minister arrested over alleged embezzlement, stripped of his duties

Qatar Finance Minister Ali Sherif al-Emadi has been arrested and is being questioned for allegations of embezzlement, abuse of power and crimes related to the public sector. 

May 07, 2021, 13:23 PM IST

FM asks IRDAI to take action against insurers denying cashless COVID-related claims

India registered over 3.14 lakh new coronavirus cases in a day, the highest-ever single-day count recorded in any country.

Apr 22, 2021, 23:48 PM IST

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman responded to the budget discussion in Lok Sabha

Saturday is the last day of the budget session in the Lok Sabha. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is replying to the budget discussion. She first lashed out at Rahul Gandhi and the Congress party, saying that Rahul Gandhi had broken democratic values. She also discussed issues such as the Corona pandemic and India's economy and reforms.

Feb 13, 2021, 13:08 PM IST

Nirmala Sitharaman: Why did Rahul Gandhi not participate in the budget discussion?

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made a scathing attack on Rahul Gandhi, replying to the budget discussion in Lok Sabha, saying that Rahul Gandhi broke democratic values. Why did Rahul Gandhi not participate in the budget discussion?

Feb 13, 2021, 12:42 PM IST

Finance Minister announces more stimulus to boost 'COVID-hit' economy

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is addressed a press conference during which the FM announced more stimulus to boost the Coronavirus-hit economy. FM announces Atmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana for formal sector.

Nov 12, 2020, 14:24 PM IST

Nirmala Sitharaman attends 3rd meeting of G20 Finance Ministers, discusses global economic outlook amid COVID-19 crisis

The Finance Minister also referred to India’s comprehensive economic package to address recovery and growth amounting to over $295 Billion, about 10 per cent of India’s GDP. 

Jul 18, 2020, 23:02 PM IST

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announces fourth tranche of economic stimulus

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday announced the easing of restrictions on utilisation of Indian air space, benefiting civil aviation sector by about Rs 1,000 crore per year.

May 16, 2020, 18:48 PM IST

Nirmala Sitharaman: Farming infrastructure sector will receive 1 lakh crore rupees from economic package

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the third part of the economic package announced some relief packages for the farming and agricultural sector. Watch report.

May 15, 2020, 20:12 PM IST

FM Nirmala Sitharaman addresses the media on the third tranche of economic package

FM Nirmala Sitharaman is addressing the media on the third tranche of the Rs 20-lakh-crore stimulus economic package that will cover agriculture and allied activities.

May 15, 2020, 18:02 PM IST

FM Nirmala Sitharaman to announce 3rd tranche of measures related to Rs 20 lakh crore Atmanirbhar Bharat package

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will address a press conference today at 4 pm at National Media centre to announce the third tranche of the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan economic package of Rs 20 lakh crore.

May 15, 2020, 08:40 AM IST

FM Nirmala Sitharaman announces second tranche of stimulus package for COVID-19 hit economy

Nirmala Sitharaman on May 13 revealed the first tranche of the mega economic package aimed at uplifting the economy hit by the nationwide lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus. The FM is announcing the next set of measures under the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.

May 14, 2020, 18:04 PM IST

FM Nirmala Sitharaman on Rs 20 lakh crore Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan package

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said the Atmanirbhar Bharat package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will spur growth and built a self-reliant India. FM announced to infuse Rs 50,000 crores liquidity by reducing rates of TDS, for non-salaried specified payments made to residents, and rates of Tax Collection at Source for specified receipts, by 25 percent of the existing rates.

May 13, 2020, 18:44 PM IST