- BUDGET 2015
- BUDGET 2015
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John Mathai presented the first budget for India after it became a Republic when he did so for the year 1950-51
The budget papers were earlier prepared only in English but they also started being done in Hindi from 1955-56
Jawaharlal Nehru presented a budget as a finance minister for the period 1958-59
Morarji Desai presented two budgets on his birthday even though it came just once every four years on Febraury 29
Indira Gandhi is the only female finance minister to have presented the budget
Pranab Mukherjee was the first Rajya Sabha MP to present the budget as a finance minister for 1982-83.
Morarji Desai has presented the highest number of interim and Union budgets in the history of India
Shankar Acharya has been the Chief Economic Advisor for the maximum number of union and interim budgets
The shortest interim budget speech was by H M Patel in 1977 when this was only 800 words long
Since 1980 budget papers are printed in the North Block
The 1997-98 budget had a special session convened and it passed the budget without a debate
Finance Ministers who have presented the budget in Indias history have come from only 9 states
The 1965-66 budget contained the first scheme for disclosure of black money
The exercise for zero based budgets began in 1987-88 when Rajiv Gandhi presented the budget
Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi are the only prime ministers to have presented a Union Budget
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What to buy / sell before this budget
Budget 2014: Jaitley's Budget a 'UPA Plus'
- VOA 2014: Excise duty for autos slashed; fuel subsidy cut
- 2013: FPI norms tweaked; 'super-rich tax' levied
- 2012: Tax slab changed, GAAR announced; RGESS launched
- 2011: MAT raised; aggressive divestment target outlined
- 2010: Tax slab changed; cash subsidies announced
- 2009: Stimulus announced post crisis; deficit soars
- 2008: Farm loan waiver announced; fisc at all-time low
- 2007: PAN made must for fin transactions
- 2006: FII limits boosted; social spending goes up
- 2005: Tax slab changed; FBT introduced
- 2004: UPA's welfare economics comes to fore
Finance Budget FAQS
TEASE YOUR MIND
Who is the only person to have presented annual and interim budgets whilst being both the Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of India?
- Manmohan Singh
- Pranab Mukherjee
- Morarji Desai
- Charan Singh
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