Articles about Ministry of Finance

No proposal to recognize Bitcoin: Finance Ministry tells Parliament

29 Nov 2021

No proposal to recognize Bitcoin: Finance Ministry tells Parliament

The Centre said Monday that it has no proposal to recognize Bitcoin as a currency in the country.

9 BJP-ruled states cut petrol, diesel rates further

04 Nov 2021

9 BJP-ruled states cut petrol, diesel rates further

Several states have announced additional relaxations for prices in petrol and diesel shortly after the Centre cut excise duty on fuel.

Petrol, diesel made cheaper before Diwali; excise duty slashed

03 Nov 2021

Petrol, diesel made cheaper before Diwali; excise duty slashed

The central government on Wednesday announced a reduction in the excise duty on petrol and diesel.

Cabinet approves 3% DA hike for central government employees

21 Oct 2021

Cabinet approves 3% DA hike for central government employees

The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved a 3% hike in dearness allowance (DA) and dearness relief (DR) for central government employees and pensioners.

Sitharaman rubbishes reports of coal shortage as 'baseless'

13 Oct 2021

Sitharaman rubbishes reports of coal shortage as 'baseless'

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday denied reports of coal shortage in the country and said these are "absolutely baseless."

Pandora Papers: Government orders multi-agency probe led by CBDT

05 Oct 2021

Pandora Papers: Government orders multi-agency probe led by CBDT

The Centre on Monday ordered a multi-agency probe to investigate the revelation made by media organizations, dubbed the "Pandora Papers," about the hidden wealth of global elites, including 380 Indians, in offshore accounts.

Nirmala Sitharaman announces Rs. 30,600 crore guarantee for 'bad bank'

16 Sep 2021

Nirmala Sitharaman announces Rs. 30,600 crore guarantee for 'bad bank'

To reduce the non-performing assets (NPA) of public sector banks, the Union Cabinet approved a plan to set up the National Asset Reconstruction Company Limited (NARCL) or the "bad bank."

Centre 'cherry-picking' candidates for tribunal appointments; SC warns contempt proceedings

15 Sep 2021

Centre 'cherry-picking' candidates for tribunal appointments; SC warns contempt proceedings

The Supreme Court Wednesday came down heavily on the Centre for "cherry-picking" appointments from its tribunal waitlist rather than appointing persons recommended by the Search and Selection Committees (SCSCs).

Sitharaman launches National Monetization Pipeline to monetize under-utilized assets

23 Aug 2021

Sitharaman launches National Monetization Pipeline to monetize under-utilized assets

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday launched the National Monetization Pipeline worth Rs. 6 lakh crore.

No excise cut on fuel; Sitharaman blames UPA-era oil bonds

16 Aug 2021

No excise cut on fuel; Sitharaman blames UPA-era oil bonds

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday blamed the former Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government for the soaring fuel prices.

Spike in rural unemployment; urban unemployment rises marginally: CMIE

26 Jul 2021

Spike in rural unemployment; urban unemployment rises marginally: CMIE

Rural India is witnessing a spike in the weekly unemployment rate, according to data from the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE).

Salary, pension, EMI rules changing; all you need to know

25 Jul 2021

Salary, pension, EMI rules changing; all you need to know

All important banking transactions such as salary, pension, and Equated Monthly Installment (EMI) payments will take place 24X7 from August 1.

Dearness Allowance for government employees hiked from July 1

14 Jul 2021

Dearness Allowance for government employees hiked from July 1

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a hike in the Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) for employees of the central government and pensioners.

TDS rules change from this month. Check details here

03 Jul 2021

TDS rules change from this month. Check details here

In the Union Budget 2021, the Finance Ministry has introduced a fresh rule to deduct Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) at a higher rate for those who failed to file their income tax returns for the past couple of years.

FM announces Rs. 1.1 lakh-crore loan guarantee for COVID-hit sectors

28 Jun 2021

FM announces Rs. 1.1 lakh-crore loan guarantee for COVID-hit sectors

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressed a key press conference on Monday, announcing a slew of economic relief measures.

Within hours, Modi government rolls back small savings rate cut

01 Apr 2021

Within hours, Modi government rolls back small savings rate cut

Less than 12 hours after announcing a steep reduction in small savings interest rates, the government has scrapped the order, saying it was issued by oversight.

Budget 2021: Rs. 1.1 lakh crore plan for Indian Railways

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.

Budget 2021: What gets more expensive and what gets cheaper?

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.

Budget 2021: What is the voluntary vehicle scrappage policy?

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.

Budget 2021: Infrastructure gets big boost

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.

India to hike import duties on smartphones, electronics, etc.: Report

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.

Cabinet clears crisis-hit Lakshmi Vilas Bank's merger with DBS Bank

25 Nov 2020

Cabinet clears crisis-hit Lakshmi Vilas Bank's merger with DBS Bank

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the amalgamation of the crisis-hit Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) with DBS Bank India Ltd (DBIL), the Indian arm of Singapore's DBS Bank.

Lakshmi Vilas Bank under moratorium; withdrawals capped at Rs. 25,000

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.

'Atmanirbhar' stimulus: Employment, income-tax relief for home-buyers, boost for vaccine

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.

PM projects India as investor-friendly at Virtual Global Investor Roundtable

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.

Nirmala Sitharaman wanted me out of FinMin, says Ex-Finance Secretary

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.

Income tax return filing deadline extended till December 31

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.

Centre announces travel payout, festival advance for government employees

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.

India may have crossed coronavirus peak, claims Finance Ministry

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.

GC Murmu, J&K's former L-G, becomes Comptroller And Auditor General

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.

Much to welcome, but challenges remain: Shashi Tharoor on NEP

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.

Sitharaman unveils details of PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan

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.

Sitharaman fifth tranche announcements: All sectors open to private firms

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.

Private firms allowed to access ISRO facilities, explore space travel

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.

Structural reforms in 8 sectors; coal won't be government monopoly

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.

Lockdown 4.0 imminent, ball in states' court now

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.

Coronavirus: Installments of Dearness Allowance for government-employees put on hold

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.

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 291; Delhi cases cross 1,000

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.

Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 80; over 2,500 infected

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.

India's coronavirus cases near 700; here's all that happened today

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.