Rahul writes to Nirmala with an important demand

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has written to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman urging the Centre to extend the moratorium on repayment of short-term crop loans of farmers to 31 December. Continue Reading

No plan to print currency notes, says FM

The government has no plan to print currency notes to tide over the current economic crisis triggered by the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman informed Parliament on Monday. Continue Reading

‘Enhanced GST revenue flow will be new normal’

Commending taxmen for the enforcement measures in dealing with GST fraud, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said the enhanced revenue collection in the recent months should now be the new normal. Continue Reading

CIA reacts to FM’s package

While thanking Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for the announcements on providing fresh loan assistance, extension of PF contributions till 22 March, additonal allocation for ECLGS, attraction of tourists etc., Consortium of Indian Associations has said the biggest need of the hour for self-employed, micro and small business are moratorium for six months without interest for all loans. Continue Reading

‘Orders issued by oversight’, says govt, withdraws order cutting interest rates

The government today rolled back cuts on interest rates on small savings schemes, including National Savings Certificates or NSC and Public Provident Fund or PPF, announced last evening. Continue Reading

Congress slams Centre’s Insurance Amendment Bill

Congress MP Mallikarjun Kharge today said that the Insurance Amendment Bill 2021, passed by the Rajya Sabha Thursday, was ‘flawed,’ demanding that it be sent to a Standing Committee. Continue Reading

‘CPSE assets sale to bring about paradigm shift in infra’

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said monetisation of CPSE assets is based on the principle of value creation for the government and investors and would bring about a paradigm shift in infrastructure augmentation and maintenance. Continue Reading

Model code of conduct violated in Kerala: Pinarayi to CEC

A day after the ED summoned top officials of the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan wrote to the Election Commission, alleging that the model code of conduct in the poll-bound state is being ‘conveniently violated’ and its ‘very spirit is being destroyed’. Continue Reading