All stories by Arup Roychoudhury And Sanjeeb Mukherjee
Sitharaman likely to focus on poor, farm sector nextRediff.com14 May 2020
Later, there may be some tax relief aimed at the middle class and measures to benefit the sectors worst hit by Covid-19 and the resultant nationwide lockdown.
Sitharaman takes stock of coronavirus impact on economyRediff.com21 Mar 2020
While the meetings on Friday were preliminary discussions, it is learnt that sectors like tourism; hospitality; aviation; micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs); and livestock have sought deferring loan repayments and temporary tax holidays in specific cases to help them tide over the steep fall in economic activity.
Modi to review ministries' work in quest for turnaroundRediff.com3 Jan 2020
Starting today, Modi and top officials in the Prime Minister's Office will be briefed by various central ministries and departments on their plans as well as agenda for the next five years. They will also apprise the PMO of the work they have done so far in realising the agenda of government's second term in office.
Modi, team to start pre-Budget consultations next weekRediff.com14 Dec 2019
In the 2020-21 Budget, the prime minister and the finance minister are keen to stamp their narrative, after various rollbacks following the previous Budget, said top government sources. Besides the scheduled meetings, the sources said, the Prime Minister's Office is expected to hold several meetings with top secretaries and officials on various ongoing schemes, their performance and also how some of them could be tweaked for better results.
PM's economic advisory council may be rejiggedRediff.com25 Sep 2019
Among possible new members, former chief economic advisor Arvind Virmani's name is doing the rounds.
New fiscal year, bureaucratic reforms: Talking points for Modi's I-Day speechRediff.com8 Aug 2017
Entry of a higher number of technocrats, an appraisal system for civil servants and the benefits of changing the financial year may feature in the PM's fourth speech.
Govt's latest worry: double counting of deposits, RBI asked to checkRediff.com16 Dec 2016
Eco affairs secretary says double counting possible; cash availability to improve in three weeks.
Expect big rural push in BudgetRediff.com4 Jan 2016
Agri experts are meeting FinMin ministry officials on Monday to give their inputs on the Budget.