01 Apr 2021
Government reverses earlier decision to reduce small savings interest rates
Less than 12 hours after announcing a steep reduction in small savings interest rates, the government scrapped the order, saying it was issued by oversight.
01 Feb 2021
Budget 2021: Rs. 1.1 lakh crore plan for Indian Railways
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday announced a record sum of Rs. 1.10 lakh crore for the Indian Railways in her Budget 2021 speech.
01 Feb 2021
Budget 2021: What gets more expensive and what gets cheaper?
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday presented the Union Budget for the financial year 2021-2022.
01 Feb 2021
Budget 2021: What is the voluntary vehicle scrappage policy?
During her Union Budget 2021 speech, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday announced a voluntary vehicle scrappage policy.
01 Feb 2021
Budget 2021: Infrastructure gets big boost
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday unveiled India's first post-COVID-19 Union Budget for the financial year 2021-2022.
19 Jan 2021
India to hike import duties on smartphones, electronics, etc.: Report
India is reportedly considering a hike in import duties by 5-10% on smartphones, electronic components, and appliances among more than 50 items in the upcoming Union Budget.
17 Nov 2020
Lakshmi Vilas Bank under moratorium; withdrawals capped at Rs. 25,000
The Centre on Tuesday placed Tamil Nadu-based private sector lender Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) under a moratorium for a period of one month, the Ministry of Finance said.
12 Nov 2020
'Atmanirbhar' stimulus: Employment, income-tax relief for home-buyers, boost for vaccine
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday announced a fresh economic stimulus to spur economic growth and boost demand.
06 Nov 2020
PM projects India as investor-friendly at Virtual Global Investor Roundtable
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday chaired the Virtual Global Investor Roundtable 2020, attended by leading institutional investors from the US, Europe, Canada, Korea, Japan, Middle East, Australia, and Singapore.
31 Oct 2020
Nirmala Sitharaman wanted me out of FinMin, says Ex-Finance Secretary
Former Finance Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg on Saturday blamed Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for his sudden transfer from the Ministry.
24 Oct 2020
Income tax return filing deadline extended till December 31
The Finance Ministry on Saturday announced that the deadline for filing income tax returns (ITRs) for the financial year (FY) 2019-20 for individual taxpayers has been extended by a month till December 31.
12 Oct 2020
Centre announces travel payout, festival advance for government employees
To aid the economy, bruised by the coronavirus pandemic, the Centre on Monday announced a few measures for government employees.
05 Oct 2020
India may have crossed coronavirus peak, claims Finance Ministry
Seven months after India imposed a strict lockdown to contain coronavirus spread, the country may have crossed the peak, the Finance Ministry said in its September report.
07 Aug 2020
GC Murmu, J&K's former L-G, becomes Comptroller And Auditor General
Girish Chandra Murmu, who resigned as Lieutenant-Governor of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, has been appointed as the new Comptroller and Auditor General and will succeed incumbent Rajiv Mehrishi, who turns 65 tomorrow.
30 Jul 2020
Much to welcome, but challenges remain: Shashi Tharoor on NEP
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Thursday praised the new National Education Policy (NEP) but emphasized on certain issues with the policy.
18 Jun 2020
Sitharaman unveils details of PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday addressed a curtain-raiser press conference to provide details on the PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan.
17 May 2020
Sitharaman fifth tranche announcements: All sectors open to private firms
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday announced the fifth and last tranche of the Rs. 20 lakh crore economic package announced by the government to revive the economy amid the coronavirus outbreak.
16 May 2020
Private firms allowed to access ISRO facilities, explore space travel
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday announced that the government will boost private participation in the space sector.
16 May 2020
Structural reforms in 8 sectors; coal won't be government monopoly
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressed the media on Saturday for the fourth consecutive day to detail the government's economic package to revive the economy.
13 May 2020
Lockdown 4.0 imminent, ball in states' court now
India, locked down since March 25, will not get any reprieve from restrictions any time soon, an announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last evening confirmed.
23 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: Installments of Dearness Allowance for government-employees put on hold
With coronavirus pandemic hurting the economy, the government said on Thursday it was holding installments of Dearness Allowance meant for Central government employees and pensioners.
12 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 291; Delhi cases cross 1,000
The total number of coronavirus cases in India crossed 8,000 as the central government decided to extend the nationwide lockdown.
03 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 80; over 2,500 infected
India on Friday witnessed a record single-day growth in the number of coronavirus infections, with 478 new cases emerging in the past 24 hours.
26 Mar 2020
India's coronavirus cases near 700; here's all that happened today
The total number of coronavirus cases in India jumped to 694 on Thursday evening, according to the Health Ministry.
23 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: Government workers to get paid during lockdown, says FM
The Ministry of Finance on Monday announced that government workers, who have been forced to stay at home during the lockdown for coronavirus, will continue to be paid.
29 Jan 2020
Courtesy EC, Anurag Thakur, Parvesh Verma removed as BJP's star-campaigners
Two leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Singh Verma, have been removed as star-campaigners on the order of Election Commission for giving controversial speeches.
28 Jan 2020
Anurag Thakur's 'Goli Maaro...' chant invites trouble, he remains defiant
Union Minister Anurag Thakur behaved irresponsibly at an election rally when he openly called for shooting the "traitors" of the country.
18 Jan 2020
KV Kamath may join Finance Ministry, Swapan Dasgupta HRD
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet will soon welcome new members, including technocrats who could influence major decisions.
17 Jan 2020
Budget 2020: What to expect? When will it be presented?
With the economy in crisis, all eyes are on the upcoming Union Budget for the fiscal year 2020-21.
14 Jan 2020
Political parties received two-third donations through opaque electoral bonds
In 2018-19 fiscal, the coffers of seven political parties overflowed, and a large chunk of this money came through the controversial electoral bond route.
07 Jan 2020
Income Tax relief for middle class likely in Budget 2020
With the announcement of the Union Budget 2020 less than a month away, the Ministry of Finance is apparently looking into providing income tax relief to the middle class.
21 Dec 2019
Bank KYC forms to start asking your religion: Here's why
Banks may soon start asking depositors to disclose their religion. What's the need for this?
08 Nov 2019
#NoteBanAnniversary: Ex-finance secretary says Rs. 2,000 notes can be demonetized
Exactly three years ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation and wiped off Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes, making way for new Rs. 500 and Rs. 2,000 notes.
31 Oct 2019
Meet GC Murmu, the first L-G of Jammu and Kashmir
Nearly three months after the special status was withdrawn from Jammu and Kashmir, the newly-formed Union Territory got its new chief on Thursday.
28 Oct 2019
In ED custody, P Chidambaram's health worsens, rushed to AIIMS
Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who is in Enforcement Directorate custody, was on Monday rushed to AIIMS after his health dipped.
10 Oct 2019
PMC crisis: Nirmala Sitharaman says she'll talk to RBI Governor
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman met distressed customers of the crisis-hit Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative Bank (PMC) on Thursday and assured them she will speak to Shaktikanta Das, the Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), this evening.
24 Sep 2019
Your Provident Fund rate raised to 8.65% for 2018-19
On Tuesday, the Labor Ministry notified 8.65% interest rate on Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) for the 2018-19 financial year.
17 Sep 2019
Your Provident Fund interest rate increased to 8.65% for 2018-19
On Tuesday, Labor Minister Santosh Gangwar announced that over 6 crore subscribers of the Employees' Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) would receive 8.65% interest on deposits for the financial year 2018-19.
09 Sep 2019
INX Media case: In message from Tihar, Chidambaram 'defends' officers
Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who is currently in Tihar jail, said on Monday that he doesn't want any of the officers involved in the INX Media case to be arrested as they didn't commit any wrongdoing.
06 Sep 2019
Amid economic slowdown, Anurag Thakur faces embarrassment at auto event
On Friday, Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur addressed the slowdown in the auto industry at the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) annual summit in New Delhi.