Union Budget 2018

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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

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

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.

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.