Saturday, Dec 03, 2022

Union Budget 2018


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

May 29, 2019 7:43 am

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.

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

March 30, 2018 12:52 am

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

March 20, 2018 12:36 pm

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

March 16, 2018 2:10 am

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

March 09, 2018 2:11 am

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

February 20, 2018 12:05 am

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

February 19, 2018 4:29 am

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

February 18, 2018 12:05 am

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

Budget proposal to combine three PSU general insurance firms: Post merger, there may be excess of 15,000 staff, Rs 3,000-crore savings

February 16, 2018 2:15 am

Merged unit will have 30 regional offices as against 90 of the 3 firms put together at present, and there might be 10,000-15,000 excess employees.

Rs 5 lakh family cover: Centre to call meeting of state health secys

February 13, 2018 8:42 am

In the Union Budget 2018-19, an initial corpus of Rs 2,000 crore was provided for the NHPS that aims to provide medical cover of Rs 5 lakh to over 10 crore poor and vulnerable families.


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

June 22, 2020 6:04 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:04 pm

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.