Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

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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.

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.

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 2,542; Maharashtra tally crosses 25,000

14 May 2020

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 2,542; Maharashtra tally crosses 25,000

India on Wednesday reported 3,700 new cases of COVID-19, taking its total tally past 78,000. The nationwide death toll also stood at 2,542 on Wednesday.

With reduced EPF contribution, your take-home salary will now increase

13 May 2020

With reduced EPF contribution, your take-home salary will now increase

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday presented the details of the Rs. 20 lakh crore stimulus package to help revive the economy.

Sitharaman will reveal fine print of economic package at 4pm

13 May 2020

Sitharaman will reveal fine print of economic package at 4pm

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will unveil details of the bumper economic package, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday, at 4 pm today.

Nirmala Sitharaman announces Rs. 1.7 lakh crore package for poor

26 Mar 2020

Nirmala Sitharaman announces Rs. 1.7 lakh crore package for poor

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressed media on Thursday amid the coronavirus crisis and the lockdown that has been imposed in India for three weeks, starting Wednesday.

Coronavirus crisis: I-TR filing deadline extended to June 30

24 Mar 2020

Coronavirus crisis: I-TR filing deadline extended to June 30

In the wake of coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc on the Indian economy, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that an economic package will be rolled out soon.

Telcos partially pay government dues; 'slim hope' for Vodafone-Idea

18 Feb 2020

Telcos partially pay government dues; 'slim hope' for Vodafone-Idea

Ailing telecom companies have paid their dues linked to adjusted gross revenue (AGR) in part to the government.

Vehicle scrappage policy in last lap for Cabinet nod

09 Feb 2020

Vehicle scrappage policy in last lap for Cabinet nod

Months after it was first proposed, the much-delayed vehicle scrappage policy is finally in its last lap of clearance.

Do you know who presented independent India's first Union Budget?

30 Jan 2020

Do you know who presented independent India's first Union Budget?

In a couple of days from now (February 1 to be exact), Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the budget.

Nirmala Sitharaman talks about India-US trade deal

20 Oct 2019

Nirmala Sitharaman talks about India-US trade deal

For the second time in a week, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman spoke about a trade deal with the United States.

PMC Bank crisis: RBI hikes withdrawal limit to Rs. 40,000

14 Oct 2019

PMC Bank crisis: RBI hikes withdrawal limit to Rs. 40,000

In a major relief for customers of the crisis-hit Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) raised the withdrawal limit for account holders to Rs. 40,000, on Monday. Earlier, this limit was Rs. 25,000.

Nirmala Sitharaman's husband criticizes Modi government over economic slowdown

14 Oct 2019

Nirmala Sitharaman's husband criticizes Modi government over economic slowdown

On Monday, noted political economist and Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's husband Parakala Prabhakar said that the government is in denial about the economic slowdown in India.

Here's how to link PAN and Aadhaar via different modes

09 Oct 2019

Here's how to link PAN and Aadhaar via different modes

December 31, 2019 is the last date to link your PAN with Aadhaar. Earlier, this deadline was September 30.

Deadline to link PAN with Aadhaar extended to December 31

28 Sep 2019

Deadline to link PAN with Aadhaar extended to December 31

The deadline to link Permanent Account Number (PAN) with Aadhaar has been extended by three months to December 31, 2019 according to an official notification released by the Ministry of Finance today. Earlier, this deadline was September 30.

GST Council meeting: Push for hospitality; no relief for auto-sector

21 Sep 2019

GST Council meeting: Push for hospitality; no relief for auto-sector

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressed the media, following the 37th GST Council meeting in Goa yesterday.

Government cuts corporate tax rate to 22% for domestic companies

20 Sep 2019

Government cuts corporate tax rate to 22% for domestic companies

In a move which is expected to boost growth and provide some respite to the sluggish economy, the government has decided to slash income tax for corporates.

Explained: What are e-cigarettes and how are conventional cigarettes different?

19 Sep 2019

Explained: What are e-cigarettes and how are conventional cigarettes different?

On Wednesday, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that the government has banned e-cigarettes, citing health concerns.

Government has banned e-cigarettes in India, announces Nirmala Sitharaman

18 Sep 2019

Government has banned e-cigarettes in India, announces Nirmala Sitharaman

The Centre led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday banned e-cigarettes with immediate effect, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sithararam announced.

Do NRIs need to link their PAN with Aadhaar?

12 Sep 2019

Do NRIs need to link their PAN with Aadhaar?

According to government's notification, it is mandatory to link PAN and Aadhaar latest by September 30, 2019, or your PAN might become invalid.

Automatic PAN generation for taxpayers using Aadhaar to file ITR

04 Sep 2019

Automatic PAN generation for taxpayers using Aadhaar to file ITR

The Income Tax department will now issue a Permanent Account Number (PAN) to taxpayers using their Aadhaar number to file Income Tax returns, as a new method to link the two databases.

Filing your Income Tax return (ITR)? Know these points

24 Aug 2019

Filing your Income Tax return (ITR)? Know these points

August 31, 2019 is the last date to file your Income Tax return (ITR).

Massive floods in Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra claim over 100 lives

11 Aug 2019

Massive floods in Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra claim over 100 lives

Over 100 people have lost their lives as heavy rains continue to batter the southern states of Kerala, Karnataka, and Maharashtra.

Protect your Aadhaar data: Here's how to lock/unlock Aadhaar number

02 Aug 2019

Protect your Aadhaar data: Here's how to lock/unlock Aadhaar number

In a bid to strengthen the privacy and security of Aadhaar, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has introduced a feature that enables users to lock/unlock their Aadhaar number.

Income Tax: How salaried individuals can file their I-T return

28 Jul 2019

Income Tax: How salaried individuals can file their I-T return

August 31, 2019 is the last date to file Income Tax return for FY 2018-19.

#FinancialBytes: How to check your Income Tax refund status online

23 Jul 2019

#FinancialBytes: How to check your Income Tax refund status online

Once you are done with the filing and verification of your I-T returns, you can easily keep track of the refund status.

#FinancialBytes: Step-by-step guide to file ITR-1

19 Jul 2019

#FinancialBytes: Step-by-step guide to file ITR-1

July 31, 2019 is the last date to file Income Tax return for FY 2018-19.

#FinancialBytes: Now, use Aadhaar instead of PAN for these transactions

17 Jul 2019

#FinancialBytes: Now, use Aadhaar instead of PAN for these transactions

Earlier this month, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her and the new Central government's first budget.

Don't have PAN? Now, use Aadhaar to file Income-Tax returns

08 Jul 2019

Don't have PAN? Now, use Aadhaar to file Income-Tax returns

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday, presented her and the new Central government's first budget.

Union Budget 2019: Know what became costlier and what cheaper

05 Jul 2019

Union Budget 2019: Know what became costlier and what cheaper

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman spoke for more than two hours in her maiden budget speech and promised a better future to countrymen.

Explained: How 'One Nation, One Grid' will change power sector

05 Jul 2019

Explained: How 'One Nation, One Grid' will change power sector

Among a slew of announcements which Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made in her first federal budget, the one which got maximum attention was 'One Nation, One Grid'.

India will become $3 trillion economy in 2019: Nirmala Sitharaman

05 Jul 2019

India will become $3 trillion economy in 2019: Nirmala Sitharaman

In her maiden budget speech, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said India will become a $3 trillion economy in 2019 itself.

Union Budget 2019: What India expects from Nirmala Sitharaman

04 Jul 2019

Union Budget 2019: What India expects from Nirmala Sitharaman

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is all set to present her first budget on Friday, July 5.

What to expect from first session of 17th Lok Sabha

17 Jun 2019

What to expect from first session of 17th Lok Sabha

Riding on a historic mandate (BJP won 303 seats in elections), Prime Minister Narendra Modi entered Parliament on Monday for the first session of 17th Lok Sabha.