Union Budget 2017

Union Budget 2017 News

Budget and Framing: The cart before the horse

n the first three years of the Modi government, the average agricultural GDP growth in real terms has been just 1.7 per cent.

Salt to the wound

Government could have undone the damage of demonetisation through the budget. The opportunity has been missed in deference to the whims of global finance.


Mamata Banerjee calls budget 'baseless' and 'misleading'   

It was the first time in the history of independent India that a combined budget (Railways and general) was presented simultaneously.

Farmers cheated by budget, nothing on changing strategy for creation of jobs: P Chidambaram

"Now I don't know what more disruptive and reckless measures are there in the armoury," said Chidambaram.

Budget 2017: Here's how to calculate your Income Tax after April 1

Experts at BMR Advisors decode the key changes proposed in the Union Budget announced by the Finance Minister on February 1, 2017.

The signal from Budget 2017: Back the small — firm, farmer, taxpayer

Jaitley did not make any big announcements but deftly put together small things which, taken cumulatively, present an imaginative economic strategy for what clearly are uncertain times.


First step in poll finance reform: Bonds for donors, cash cap down to Rs 2000

Finance Ministry accepted the recommendation of the Election Commission (EC) which had proposed to the government to prohibit “anonymous contributions above or equal to the amount of Rs 2,000”.

Budget 2017: Reactions from Micromax, Microsoft, Asus and other smartphone makers

Budget 2017-2018: Micromax to Microsoft, top reactions from technology companies, including smartphone makers in the country.

Arun Jaitley gets thumps up for tax cut as PM calls it Uttam Budget

For individual tax payers, the tax rate for the slab between Rs 2.5 lakh and Rs 5 lakh was cut to 5 per cent from 10 per cent.

Budget 2017: In boost for medium & small firms, tax slashed to 25 per cent

From the Centre’s perspective, the revenue forgone estimate for this measure is expected to be Rs 7,200 crore per annum.