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Budget 2014 Fact Check: Rs 4 Lakh Crore Tax Claims Stuck

Budget 2014 Fact Check: Rs 4 Lakh Crore Tax Claims Stuck

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, while presenting the first union Budget of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Government, said over Rs 4 lakh crore of tax money is…

Jaitley’s Big Bet on Disinvestment

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has placed a huge bet on the appetite for shares of public sector undertakings (PSUs) among investors while presenting the Union Budget for 2014-15. Mr Jaitley…

28 Times Rs 100 Crore Or 5 Times Rs 500 Crore: Budget 2014

28 Times Rs 100 Crore Or 5 Times Rs 500 Crore: Budget 2014

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s Budget speech reveals an interesting proclivity to the Rs 100 crore figure. With the speech mentioning the amount 28 times.   Is it just a comfortable…

Govt Announces Rs 100 Cr For Child Welfare But Centre Spend Slumps 96%

  Amidst one of the longest Budget speeches (16,536 words), Finance Minister Arun Jaitley allocated Rs100 crore for a new programme: Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana. Let us look at…

Budget 2014: No Change In Tax Rates, Income Tax Limit Hiked To Rs 2.5 lakh; Full Speech

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the first Union Budget of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) by not hiking tax rates and increasing the income tax limit…

India’s 50-Year-Old Agri Challenge, Low Foodgrain Per Capita: Budget 2014 Primer

  With 56.6% of working population engaged in agriculture and allied activities (Census2011), agriculture is an important component for the Government to focus on in the Budget.   Also, despite…

Make Rs 3.78 Lakh Income Totally Tax-Free: Survey

The “middle class” feels that the Government must make annual income of Rs 3.78 lakh totally tax-free since Rs 31,500 is needed for an average quality of life for a…