Friday, Jan 30, 2015



PM seeks progress report on Swachh Bharat
Fri, Jan 30, 2015

Till now, over Rs 55 crore of contributions from the fund have been allocated for construction of toilets in a number of states.

Trade unions plan day-long demonstration, sporadic strikes
Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Another trade union leader said protests planned on Friday may lead to loss of output as “agitated workers are likely to rally against the stake sale

To mobilise $1 billion lending support over couple of years: OPIC
Wed, Jan 28, 2015

US President Barack Obama on Monday announced $1 billion dollar lending support to Indian small and medium enterprises through Overseas Private Investment Corporation.

New disinvestment strategy: Govt to focus on smaller PSUs in FY16
Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Approvals are also in place for initial public offers in Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd and RINL.

Centre to launch quarterly, annual employment surveys
Tue, Jan 27, 2015

The ministry of statistics and programme implementation carried out pilot preiodic labour force surveys between July 2011 and June 2013.

New index for retail inflation to be unveiled next month
Fri, Jan 23, 2015

The first series of the index would be released on February 12 compiling the retail inflation data for January 2015.

PM to unveil Sukanya Samriddhi accounts to incentivise girl child
Thu, Jan 22, 2015

The finance ministry had on Tuesday notified a 9.1 per cent interest rate for the scheme for 2014-15.

New slab-based formula for petroleum subsidy on the anvil
Thu, Jan 22, 2015

Plan expected to take into account declining global crude prices.

Govt eyes R5,000 cr via exchange traded funds of PSUs
Tue, Jan 20, 2015

While no fresh PSUs can be added to the CPSE-ETF basket, official said that efforts are on to make it a more friendly product for retail investors.

Modi’s Gujarat pet project to be a global financial hub
Sat, Jan 17, 2015

The finance ministry and the RBI are understood to be finalising norms for international financial services centre.

RBI surprises, now over to North Block for fiscal consolidation
Fri, Jan 16, 2015

Further scope for interest rate cuts dependent on success in meeting deficit targets.

Govt likely to retain Rs65K cr divestment target in FY16
Thu, Jan 15, 2015

PSUs were given a three-years time to comply with the norms last June.

‘Budget to promote growth, ensure macro-economic stability’
Tue, Jan 13, 2015

Arvind Subramanian said economic dynamism in the medium run would turn to cooperative and competitive federalism between states.

Planning industry-friendly labour laws to boost investments: Gujarat FM
Tue, Jan 13, 2015

Meanwhile, he also expressed hope that the proposed goods and services tax would be rolled out soon.

‘Obstacles to manufacturing should be cleared’
Mon, Jan 12, 2015

Interest rate is an important factor for a pick-up in investments.

First smart city project to get boost at summit
Sun, Jan 11, 2015

Vibrant Gujarat | Dholera will be spread across a 920 sq km area

FinMin: Keep supplementary fund demands to a minimum
Thu, Jan 08, 2015

All government ministries are expected to send their proposals for supplementary demands by January 12 to the finance ministry.

‘BMS does not support many policies of the government’
Thu, Jan 08, 2015

Even as the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) is perceived as the trade union wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party, union president Brij Nath Rai said it is a wrong perception.

Rural wage growth lowest in 10 years, signals farm distress, falling inflation
Wed, Jan 07, 2015

RBI Governor had linked inflation to wages; this may set the stage for rate cuts.

Talks with unions fail, strike to go on
Wed, Jan 07, 2015

Unions want PM to intervene, BMS to send one representative today.

Centre plans CIL, ONGC stake sales by next month
Tue, Jan 06, 2015

The finance ministry has also planning a five per cent stake sale in DCIL this fiscal.

Finance Commission: De-link funds to states from schemes
Sat, Jan 03, 2015

The radical recommendations have not gone down well with the department of expenditure in the Fin Min.

Make in India brings labour reforms back on agenda
Tue, Dec 30, 2014

In the interim, state governments including Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh have already gone ahead with an overhaul of state labour laws.

Jan Dhan Yojana meets 10-crore accounts target
Mon, Dec 29, 2014

Collective deposit in accounts opened stands at Rs7,690 crore.

After a roller coaster ride, economy at inflection point
Fri, Dec 26, 2014

The period would also herald a possible shift in the Centre’s stance on fiscal consolidation.

For IT, Rural and EPFO, it will be a working Christmas
Wed, Dec 24, 2014

The Press Information Bureau on Tuesday also launched a webpage to mark ‘Good Governance Day’.

Moil, SJVN next on disinvestment agenda, 10% stake sales likely
Tue, Dec 23, 2014

Parties interested in the stake sales have to submit their proposals by January 9, 2015.

EPFO to ease eligibility norms to expand reach
Tue, Dec 23, 2014

Workers may also be forced to save more for retirement with the labour ministry revising the definition of wage.

GST: All you need to know
Fri, Dec 19, 2014

GST will convert the country into unified market, replacing most indirect taxes with one tax.

EPFO may defer move to fund low-cost housing
Fri, Dec 19, 2014

CBT’s proposal said it would deploy Rs 70,000 crore towards home loans.

With GST, India will become a common market
Wed, Dec 17, 2014

India is all set to roll out the largest indirect tax reform since the introduction of the value-added tax in 2005.

States on board, elusive GST in sight
Tue, Dec 16, 2014

Jaitley has also promised Rs 11,000 crore to states this fiscal as partial compensation for the phase-out of the central sales tax.

14th Finance Comm submits report; May be tabled during current session
Tue, Dec 16, 2014

At present, states are given 32 per cent of Central taxes, in line with the recommendation of the Thirteenth Finance Commission.

Govt to push all possible stake sales before March
Mon, Dec 15, 2014

Concerns mount over ability to meet over R60,000 cr target in FY15

Life insurance cover under Jan Dhan comes with riders
Sun, Dec 14, 2014

Limited benefits: One account holder per family can avail health cover

Front-end interventions are fine, do not lose sight of the back-end
Fri, Dec 12, 2014

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiatives such as the Jan Dhan Scheme and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan must be followed up by second round intervention to make them beneficial.