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Budget 2020 hasn’t violated fiscal discipline: FM Sitharaman

Budget 2020 India: Speaking to reporters, alongside Sitharaman, after a meeting of the RBI board in New Delhi on Saturday, Das too had said the government had largely remained within the deficit road map set by the FRBM Act.

Budget 2020 was disappointing for lacking vision; but fiscal, taxation measures welcome: EAC-PM member Ashima Goyal

Budget 2020 India: India's GDP growth is expected to slip to a decadal low of 5 per cent this fiscal, pressured by domestic factors like drop in consumption, as well as global issues.

Budget 2020: FM Nirmala Sitharaman says govt willing to do more beyond Union Budget to boost growth

Budget 2020 India: "If more has to be done beyond the Budget 2020, we are willing to do that," Sitharaman said at the session, where the participants made several suggestions to boost economic activities in the country.

Budget 2020: FM says green shoots of recovery visible, points at worse macro-economic fundamentals under UPA 

FDI inflows in the first half of this fiscal jumped 15% year-on-year to $26.1 billion, according to DPIIT data. 

Budget and the economy: What can we expect after this Budget?

Union Budget 2020 India: India needs to create many more formal sector jobs than it is doing now, and that means creating many more firms, and growing existing firms more effectively. The Budget did not jettison the long-term capital gains tax, but it does seek to make risk-taking more attractive for start-ups. On balance, this Budget is positive in its potential impacts on India’s economy. But there is a new urgency, and one hopes the government can actually deliver what is needed.

Budget 2020: FM Sitharaman takes on P Chidambaram over defence budget allocation

Union Budget 2020 India: Sitharaman had served as Defence Minister in the first term of the Modi government. Speaking on allegations and questions raised on the data and account fudging by the government, she highlighted that between 2005-2006 and 2010-11, every year there was issuance of oil bonds.

Budget 2020 proposals on DDT, personal tax not to impact MF industry: Franklin Templeton

Union Budget 2020 India: The quantum of investment through equity-linked savings scheme for tax purpose is just about two per cent amounting to around Rs 3,000 crore, out of the 1.4 lakh crore inflow in 2019.

Budget 2020: Chidambaram slams Modi govt; says economy close to collapse, unemployment making India poorer

Budget 2020-21: Chidambaram said the government is facing shortfall in all forms of taxes - Rs 1.56 lakh crore in corporate tax, Rs 10,000 crore in personal income tax, Rs 30,000 crore in customs, Rs 52,000 crore in excise and Rs 51,000 crore in GST.

Budget 2020: How ESOP tax changes will benefit start-up employees

Budget 2020: Given the cash crunch, ESOPs are often used by start-ups to employ and retain highly-talented employees. This way they are able to reward employees without taking a hit on the cash flow.

Economic Survey 2020: Fudging food and fertiliser subsidy

Far from subsidy allocations coming down, as the Economic Survey had recommended, there is significant increase not reflected in govt balance sheets

Budget 2020: Can reforms revive higher education?

Budget 2020 India: Higher educational institutions need to refocus themselves as research and teaching bodies, rather than just money-making teaching shops.

Budget 2020: Laid foundation for $5 trillion economy, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Budget 2020 India: Nirmala Sitharaman pitched for rationalisation of GST rates once a year and not every three months as was the trend so far.

‘Macroeconomy strong, Budget 2020 will act as catalyst’: FM Nirmala Sitharaman says govt working to achieve 8% growth

Budget 2020 India: The equity, bond and currency markets have done well after the Budget presentation on February 1.

Across the aisle: Budget 2020 like a movie that bombed on opening day

Budget 2020 India: If the FM did not heed the advice of the CEA or the economists or yield to the demands of businesspersons, it was because of the following reasons:

Budget 2020: FM Nirmala Sitharaman says ‘sorry’ for marathon speech

Budget 2020 India: The minister, when asked if such a lenghty budget speech was warranted -which drove her to a point of exhaustion-something which was not seen in the past few decades, said it was needed.

Budget 2020: NRIs not required to file income tax returns in certain cases

Budget 2020: In areas of ease of compliance, one such amendment proposed by the Finance Minister is to extend exemption to non-residents from filing annual income-tax return in India in additional cases.

Budget 2020 provides ‘discreet and considered’ stimulus, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Union Budget 2020 India: It can be noted that some constituencies have expressed disappointment with the budget for not having any big announcements, especially at a time when growth has slipped to a decadal low.

Budget 2020: Funding mechanism for 100 airports will require a rethink

Budget 2020 India: The funding mechanism for the 100 airports is unclear and will require a rethink

Budget 2020: Ten things that defined Union Budget

Union Budget 2020 India: The Budget is centralised around the soft themes of improving the ease of doing business, simplifying the tax structure, reduction in tax litigation, and stimulating growth in India.

Budget 2020: FM recognised dairy, livestock segment’s critical role in economy

Budget 2020 India: Budget FY21 is an attempt to recognise the critical role the livestock segment, especially dairy, plays in the economy