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Nirmala Sitaraman


PF contribution cap for tax-free income doubled

March 26, 2021 4:36 pm

The new amendment brings no change for the private sector employees as their tax-exemption on interest income will remain capped on EPF contributions of up to Rs 2.5 lakh in a year.

Nirma varsity convocation: Minister praises teachers for adapting to changing technology

March 21, 2021 2:59 am

The minister said while the situation had highlighted the big disparity among who could access technology and those who could not, teachers have tried to “bridge this gap” and “kept the momentum up”.

Education Budget 2021: Stress on research and innovation, less focus on digital education; here's how experts reacted

February 01, 2021 8:22 pm

Education Budget 2021: While education technology is unhappy with the increase expense in electronic products, other varsity heads believe that the budget will give further boost to research and development in the country.

National Infra Pipeline: FM reviews progress of projects worth `3.6L cr

January 07, 2021 5:38 am

This was the second review meeting by Sitharaman with various ministries and departments to monitor and accelerate the NIP project implementation.

LTC voucher scheme: State govt, private sector staff benefit too

October 30, 2020 9:50 am

The income tax exemption shall not be applicable for those opting for the concessional income tax regime introduced last year and employees will have to refund the unspent LTC fare received from the employer.

Capt. on central package: Needed intervention in labour sector

May 14, 2020 11:52 am

The announcements made on Wednesday, said the Chief Minister, appeared to be aimed at reviving the economy in the long term, and not focused on giving the urgent financial support needed by the critical sectors of the economy.

FM outlines details of economic package: Rs 9,250-crore liquidity boost from EPF contribution cut, waiver extension

May 14, 2020 1:14 am

“It is necessary to provide more take home salary to employees and also to give relief to employers in payment of Provident Fund dues,” said Sitharaman.

Education in Budget 2020: Slight rise in allocation, internship for engineers, online degree programme

February 02, 2020 9:40 am

The FM also acknowledged the shortage of paramedical, caregivers, nurses, teachers and doctors. She asked the Ministry of skill development to create special bridge course to address the issue.

Sitharaman to hold pre-Budget consultations with stakeholders from December 16

December 15, 2019 4:01 pm

Sitharaman is likely to present her second Budget for the Modi 2.0 government in Parliament on February 1. Sources said the pre-Budget consultations starting Monday will last till December 23.

Explained: In crisis of confidence, step towards regaining trust

August 24, 2019 7:15 am

Sitharaman clubbed the 33 measures into five buckets: taxation, banks/ NBFCs/ SMEs, financial markets, infrastructure, and the automotive sector, which has visibly been one of the worst hit leading to many direct and indirect job losses.