Union Budget 2018

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Over 1,000 FPCs in Maharashtra non-functional or report zero business

These professionally-managed firms were expected to take the place of cooperative bodies which, over the years, have become either redundant or too politicised to work.

Union Budget 2018: The right focus, a blurred vision

Budget 2018-19 falters in breaching deficit targets, not cutting corporate tax rates. There is lack of clarity on funding of flagship healthcare scheme, higher prices to farmers


Union Budget 2018: Twitterati share their expectations and jokes (but, of course!)

The Union Budget 2018-19 that will be presented by Arun Jaitley in the Parliament today (February 1) will be the final full budget of this NDA government before the Lok Sabha polls in 2019. It also comes after the government announced big economic reforms like Goods and Service Tax.

Simply Put: Why new fixed-term job rules are drawing praise, concern

The move is expected to promote ‘ease of doing business’, as it reduces the role of middlemen and allows companies to hire workers based on seasonal trends.

Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Central Rules, 1946: Amendment eases hire-and-fire, to reduce middleman role

While presenting the Union Budget for 2018-19, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had said that the facility of fixed term employment will be extended to all sectors.

Guillotine: Fast-track lawmaking

What is the parliamentary procedure that was applied on Wednesday to pass all outstanding Demands for Grants in the Budget?


Mutual Funds investments: LTCG fails to derail inflow

Data released by the Association of Mutual Funds in India show that in February, the gross sales across equity schemes of mutual funds declined by Rs 11,935 crore or 26 per cent over those witnessed in January 2018.

More manifesto, less budget

An increasing revenue deficit and half-cooked schemes marked Budget 2018. There was no accounting for the two major programmes it announced.

From Plate To Plough: A vision coloured green

Operation Greens must build forward and backward linkages between farmers and markets. It can learn from Operation Flood.

Across the aisle: More voices against Budget provisions

Is there a re-think under pressure from the so-called swadeshi lobbies? Just before the Budget, and in the Budget, the government announced a number of measures that seem to suggest that the protectionist (and taxation) lobbies have gained strength

Union Budget 2018 Videos

Budget 2019 could give tax breaks for home buyers, rented properties

Poorva Prakash, Senior Director, Deloitte India, explains what can be expected in the upcoming Vote on Account to make it a populist one.

Budget 2019 could raise basic tax exemption limit to Rs 3 lakh

Poorva Prakash, Senior Director, Deloitte India, explains that as a trend Finance Ministers don't make any major personal tax changes in a Vote on Account. However, she expects the Finance Minister to lay a roadmap for tax sops in this.


What Will Become Cheaper, What Could Get Expensive Following The Union Budget?

With the Union Budget 2018 just days away, we ask experts at Deloitte to look at those areas where the budget will affect you the most. From prices of essential commodities, taxes and government services, the sector experts at Deloitte tell us what to expect, and what not to expect from Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on February […]

Union Budget 2018: Any big policy announcement expected in this Budget?

The Narendra Modi-led NDA government will announce its final budget on February 1 This will be first budget after introduction of GST in India and hence there is considerable interest in knowing the indirect tax changes that are expected in Budget 2018. Changes in Customs Duties- both rate related and policy/procedures are very much on […]

Union Budget 2018: Here is what you should expect on February 1

The Narendra Modi-led NDA government will announce its final budget on February 1. What relief can the common man expect from Finance Minister Arun Jaitley? Is the government likely to announce any new schemes?

Union Budget 2018: What new schemes could the govt announce?

The need of the hour is to ensure that the Indian economy generates new jobs in the sector and achieves an overall level of excellence in delivery.


Union Budget 2018: Could there be relief for the common man in income tax?

The Narendra Modi-led NDA government will announce its final budget on February 1. What relief can the common man expect from Finance Minister Arun Jaitley?