All stories by Vrishti Beniwal
FM plans Rs 13,000 crore carrot to clear GST bottlenecksRediff.com8 Dec 2014
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who is meeting state finance ministers on Thursday to garner support for the Constitution Amendment Bill for a goods & services tax (GST), is likely to immediately dole out about Rs 13,000 crore (Rs 130 billion) in Central Sales Tax (CST) compensation to states.
Is the ambitious Jan Dhan scheme losing steam?Rediff.com25 Nov 2014
The Jan Dhan scheme restricts the scope of life insurance cover to bring down burden on the exchequer.
Toyota, Mitsui, Marubeni to sign first set of pricing pactsRediff.com12 Nov 2014
APAs are part of govt's aim to move to a non-adversarial tax regime.
Govt, Vodafone yet to agree on third arbitratorRediff.com31 Oct 2014
Officials say telco still keen on process.
Congress politicians, biz tycoons on black money list?Rediff.com29 Oct 2014
As the government submitted a list of 627 foreign account holders to the Supreme Court on Wednesday, the spotlight is on family of former Maharashtra chief minister, former minister in the UPA government, a Mumbai-based corporate among others. Vrishti Beniwal reports
Black money disclosures may prove costly for banksRediff.com28 Oct 2014
Financial institutions at the risk of US sanctions as sharing of documents on SC directive amounts to violation of existing agreements.
GST: Centre plans 3-year compensation for statesRediff.com13 Oct 2014
States' demand for 5 years and Constitutional provision ruled out
FIPB going paperless for greater ease of investingRediff.com4 Oct 2014
All FIPB records will now be digitised; old and unnecessary files will be weeded out
Fast-forward Modi govt leaves babus huffing & puffingRediff.com22 Sep 2014
Bureaucrats are finding it difficult to keep pace with Modi's working style -- from long work hours to faster clearance of files -- it is a telling tale in the corridors of power. Vrishti Beniwal finds out
Govt mulls reforms push in FY16 BudgetRediff.com16 Sep 2014
Some experts had said the Budget did not have much in terms of big ideas.
PM asks Jaitley to fast-track GST implementationRediff.com16 Sep 2014
The state has extended its full support, provided its revenues are protected.
GST logjam: Centre to take middle path on compensation, oilRediff.com8 Sep 2014
Preparing legal framework to protect states from revenue loss.
Modi effect: State FMs' foreign junket cut shortRediff.com2 Sep 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leash on foreign junkets of his ministers and bureaucrats seems to have trickled down to states as well.
Modi's financial inclusion plan to come in 2 phasesRediff.com18 Aug 2014
The first phase would comprise universal access to banking facilities. Under this, basic bank accounts with zero balance, RuPay debit card and financial literacy, will have to be completed in the next one year, officials said.
Next-level GST talks on WednesdayRediff.com18 Aug 2014
States' demand of compensation from Centre for loss of tax revenue not on agenda.
Modi may announce tech-dependent financial inclusion this I-DayRediff.com14 Aug 2014
As many as 75 million households that do not have access to banking services will be covered and at least one bank account opened for each household, against the earlier proposal of two.
Service tax dept may disrupt your grand partyRediff.com13 Aug 2014
To get what it thinks are its dues, its brass have directed; construction, realty, renting of property, personnel supply, security & goods transport among those under lens
Govt mulls law to give banks more muscleRediff.com12 Aug 2014
At a time when the asset quality of state-owned banks is deteriorating, the Reserve Bank of India is also planning harsher penalties for wealthy promoters of wilful defaulters.
Syndicate Bank fiasco: A lesson for PSU banksRediff.com6 Aug 2014
This comes after the arrest of Syndicate Bank Chairman S K jain.
Govt's stake sale plans set for a Diwali boostRediff.com24 Jul 2014
The government's disinvestment programme is set to get a boost this Diwali, with the finance ministry planning to hit the market to sell a five per cent stake in Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) by October.