FM Nirmala Sitharaman

FM Nirmala Sitharaman releases list of COVID-19 relief material exempt from tax, holds quick follow-up meeting

The Centre on May 3 exempted IGST or integrated GST the import of goods received free of cost for distribution for COVID-19 relief.

May 04, 2021, 00:02 AM IST

National lockdown? FM Nirmala Sitharaman speaks to business and Chamber leaders, this is what she said

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday spoke to various business and Chamber leaders and took their inputs on industry and association-related matters. 

Apr 19, 2021, 11:03 AM IST

Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi coming back to face law: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

The government is persuing extradition of Mallya and Modi from the UK while Choksi is believed to be in Antigua.

Mar 18, 2021, 23:04 PM IST

Budget 2021-22 provides strong stimulus for long term sustainable growth: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman attacked former FM and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram for suspecting the Budget numbers without mentioning his name. She said, "What you get as Budget is what you get in it. No pushing anything under the carpet..." 

Feb 12, 2021, 19:13 PM IST

Budget 2021: Treat Delhi at par with Jammu & Kashmir in providing tax share, Delhi Deputy CM Sisodia to FM Sitharaman

He said that the share in capital taxes for Delhi has remained stagnant at Rs 325 crores for two decades now, since 2001-02.

Jan 19, 2021, 07:30 AM IST

Budget 2021-22: FM Nirmala Sitharaman holds 6th pre-budget consultations with representatives of social sector

Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday held pre-budget consultations with top industrialists in the national capital ahead of the forthcoming Union Budget 2021-22.

Dec 17, 2020, 21:01 PM IST

Budget 2021-22: FM Nirmala Sitharaman says it 'will have vibrancy to ensure economic revival'

The Budget for 2021-22 fiscal is expected to be tabled in Parliament on February 1

Dec 16, 2020, 02:20 AM IST

FM Nirmala Sitharaman reviews major macroeconomic developments, financial stability issues

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chaired the 23rd Meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) through a video conference.

Dec 15, 2020, 19:23 PM IST

FM Sitharaman hands over coins of ancient, medieval period to Prahlad Singh Patel

The confiscated coins belong to the Sultanate and Mughal era from the period 1206 to 1720 AD.

Nov 11, 2020, 20:40 PM IST

BJP releases poll manifesto for Bihar; RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav raises issues of special package, special state status

Tejashwi Yadav said, "Finance Minister had to come to release the vision document. Since she`s here, Sitharaman Ji should first tell why she never gave a special package and special state status to Bihar." 

Oct 22, 2020, 16:58 PM IST

Finance Ministry kickstarts Budget making exercise amid COVID-19 pressure

The Finance Ministry kicked off the exercise to prepare the annual Budget for 2021-22 amid the urgency to push economic growth hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oct 17, 2020, 02:26 AM IST

GST Council meet: No consensus yet on compensation dues, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman; 12 states accept Centre's solution

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who heads the Council, said the government is seeking time to consider demands of 9 other states. Sitharaman said that among members there was a question on whether the GST Council can order that either the Centre borrow or states borrow.  

Oct 12, 2020, 23:18 PM IST

GST Council splits on state compensation; surcharge on luxury goods, tobacco extended

Nirmala Sitharaman said 21 states accepted one of the two borrowing options suggested by the Centre but 10 states did not agree. Kerala Finance Minister said 10 states, mostly ruled by Congress and Left, want the Centre to borrow and give the money to states. 

Oct 06, 2020, 00:01 AM IST

Centre gives two options to states on GST compensation, says GST collection impacted due to COVID-19

Finance Secretary said, "Attorney-General said that GST compensation has to be paid for a transition period- from July 2017 to June 2022. Revenue has to be protected compensation gap to be met from cess fund, which in turn has to be funded from levy of cess."

Aug 27, 2020, 18:57 PM IST

FICCI's nod to government's final tranche of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ package

Hours after the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the fifth and final tranche of Aatmanirbhar stimulus package, FICCI welcomed the announcements noting that the giving states more room for market borrowing is a step in the right direction.

May 17, 2020, 17:56 PM IST

COVID-19 related debt excluded from definition of 'default' under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

FM Sitharaman said the government has decided to decriminalise Companies Act defaults and drop 7 compoundable offences and 5 to be dealt with under alternative framework.

May 17, 2020, 14:20 PM IST

Measures taken to assist states facing sharp decline in revenues; Here're details

Announcing the final tranche of the Rs 20 lakh crore economic package on Sunday (May 17), Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that government has taken several measures to assist states that are facing a sharp decline in revenues.  

May 17, 2020, 13:52 PM IST

India's Rs 20-lakh crore economic package: Here's the break-up

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman provided a tranche-wise break up of the Rs 20 lakh crore economic package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to boost the economy.

May 17, 2020, 13:25 PM IST

SWAYAM PRABHA DTH channels to support, reach those who don't have access to internet

The FM said, "Extensive use of podcasts and radio. Special e-content for visually and hearing-impaired students. Top 100 universities will be allowed to start online courses by May 30."

May 17, 2020, 12:25 PM IST

Government committed Rs 15,000 crore for health-related measures to contain COVID-19: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday (May 17) outlined what the government has have done in the past two months in light of the COVID-19 crisis while announcing the final tranche of the Rs 20 lakh crore economic package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to boost the economy.

May 17, 2020, 11:56 AM IST