All stories by Indivjal Dhasmana
GST: Firms challenge constitutional validity of arrest rules in SCRediff.com9 Apr 2021
'There are obvious concerns regarding revenue leakage which is understandable, but there are also concerns about whether or not well accepted, judicially tested, fair and proper procedures are being followed during such arrests.'
Check the details of changes in the new ITR formsRediff.com5 Apr 2021
However, the department has not changed ITRs significantly, considering Covid-19 crisis.
GST technical glitches behind input tax credit frauds: CAGRediff.com25 Mar 2021
CAG recommended fixing a definite time frame for rolling out simplified GST return forms.
Payments by Indian firms for foreign software not taxable: SCRediff.com3 Mar 2021
The apex court has settled the long-pending dispute between companies such as Samsung, IBM, HP & others and the tax department.
NSE technical glitch cost us immensely, says FM Nirmala SitharamanRediff.com2 Mar 2021
Taking lessons from that, I would think seamless digital payments is something you have to clearly have a roadmap for, the FM said.
4-day week likely for some firms as final rules of labour codes are setRediff.com9 Feb 2021
Working hours cannot go beyond 48. Those who give a four-day week will have to provide three consecutive holidays after that.
RBI wants government to cut fuel tax to ease inflationRediff.com6 Feb 2021
'Pump prices of petrol and diesel have reached historical highs. An unwinding of taxes on petroleum products by both the Centre and the states could ease the cost-push pressures,' the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has said.
Economic surveys: A case of hits and misses on GDP numbersRediff.com5 Feb 2021
Of the seven surveys presented under Modi govt, predictions of three were quite close to the actual GDP growth rate, one saw the base year change in between, but the last three were way off the mark.
Niggling issues in India-US mini trade deal mostly addressed: Commerce SecyRediff.com4 Feb 2021
India has demanded resumption of export benefits to certain domestic products under GSP, and greater market access for its products from sectors like agriculture, automobile, auto components and engineering. On the other hand, the US wants greater market access for its farm and manufacturing products, dairy items and medical devices, data localisation, and import duties cut on some ICT products.
Going easy on loans: FM brings transparency in off-budget borrowingsRediff.com2 Feb 2021
Sitharaman does away with loans from National Small Savings Fund to Food Corporation of India.
Budget 2021: Experts waiting for a debt management road mapRediff.com22 Jan 2021
There are various estimates of India's debt to GDP ratio, but the consensus is that that it would be over 80 per cent at the end of the current fiscal year.
India to drive Covid vaccine delivery in Asia Pacific: Moody'sRediff.com19 Jan 2021
As the largest producer of vaccines in the world, with 60 per cent of the global share, India is well-positioned to use its existing manufacturing capabilities to contribute to mass vaccine production and distribution needs for other countries in addition to meeting its domestic requirements, said Moody's.
Ease fiscal deficit, look at higher spend for future: Assocham president to FMRediff.com18 Jan 2021
As spending on infrastructure has three times the desired impact, the government's Rs 111 trillion National Infrastructure Pipeline should be accelerated: Assocham president, Vineet Aggarwal
FRBM Act may be tweaked as escape clause not valid, say economistsRediff.com4 Jan 2021
If the government cuts wasteful expenditure as it is trying now, the deficit would at most fall to 8 per cent, not less than that.
1% GST in cash: FinMin clarifies on why it was necessaryRediff.com28 Dec 2020
This provision is a very smart rule against fraudster and would not affect any genuine business entities or Ease of Doing Business in any manner, said a source.
Dry run for Covid inoculation next weekRediff.com26 Dec 2020
An important focus of the dry run will be on management of any possible adverse events following immunisation.
Don't tweak inflation target range: Economists tell FM in pre-Budget talksRediff.com24 Dec 2020
They have also called for giving cash to the poor, so that demand is generated in the economy.
'India will see double digit growth next year'Rediff.com8 Dec 2020
'The fourth quarter will show a positive growth in GDP.'
Can India sustain Rs 1-trillion monthly GST collection?Rediff.com4 Dec 2020
Experts warn of over-interpreting the numbers and said their sustainability needed to be watched beyond November, says Indivjal Dhasmana.
4 states worst affected by rising inflationRediff.com3 Dec 2020
At over 6 per cent, most states in October had inflation rates above the Reserve Bank of India's target band of 2-6 per cent.