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  • Number of people with assets of over Rs 200 cr rises to 283 Apr 11, 2017 04:31 PM IST

    Number of people with assets of over Rs 200 cr rises to 283

    Continuing with upward trend, the number of people showing gross assets exceeding Rs 200 crore increased to 283 in the country during the last financial year ended March 31.

  • No plans to introduce 5,000 and 10,000 rupee notes: Govt Mar 24, 2017 04:19 PM IST

    No plans to introduce 5,000 and 10,000 rupee notes: Govt

    The government today said it has no plans to come out with Rs 5,000 and Rs 10,000 banknotes.

  • Banks recovered less than 2% of Mallya's outstanding loans Mar 21, 2017 06:38 PM IST

    Banks recovered less than 2% of Mallya's outstanding loans

    Public sector banks have been able to recover only a fraction of the more than Rs 8,000 crore loan outstanding against embattled businessman Vijay Mallya, Parliament was informed today.

  • RBI gets approval to print Rs 10 plastic notes Mar 17, 2017 05:05 PM IST

    RBI gets approval to print Rs 10 plastic notes

    The government today said the RBI has been authorised to conduct field trials of plastic notes of Rs 10 that have a longer life span.

  • Government reveals cost of printing new Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 notes Mar 15, 2017 08:05 PM IST

    Government reveals cost of printing new Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 notes

    The approximate cost of printing each note of new Rs 500 is in the range of Rs 2.87 to Rs 3.09, and Rs 3.54 to Rs 3.77 for Rs 2000, Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.

  • Meghwal to highlight devolution system at conference in Kenya Mar 06, 2017 04:10 PM IST

    Meghwal to highlight devolution system at conference in Kenya

    Meghwal has been asked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to represent India at the conference, an official statement today said.

  • Finmin launches app to provide updates to taxpayers on GST Feb 23, 2017 07:14 PM IST

    Finmin launches app to provide updates to taxpayers on GST

    The Finance Ministry today launched a mobile app for Goods and Services Tax so as to provide updates to taxpayers on the new tax regime which is to be rolled out from July 1.

  • Budget 2017: Focus on fiscal consolidation key; skeptical of transaction tax Feb 01, 2017 08:38 AM IST

    Budget 2017: Focus on fiscal consolidation key; skeptical of transaction tax

    Economist, Jahangir Aziz, Asia Economic Research, JPMorgan thinks the government will stick to the path of fiscal consolidation of around 3.2 to 3.3 percent.

  • Demonetisation: It's a move to use 'less cash', not going 'cashless': Gangwar Dec 29, 2016 01:34 PM IST

    Demonetisation: It's a move to use 'less cash', not going 'cashless': Gangwar

    The aim of the government is to move towards an economy that uses ‘less cash‘ and not necessarily ‘cashless‘, says Minister of State for Finance, Satosh Kumar Gangwar.

  • Income tax rate is expected to come down: Arjun Ram Meghwal Dec 15, 2016 07:34 AM IST

    Income tax rate is expected to come down: Arjun Ram Meghwal

    Income tax rate as well as interest rate are expected to come down as a result of demonetisation of high value currency notes, Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal said.

  • Fund raising via IPO surges 3-fold to Rs 17,317 cr in H1 FY17 Dec 08, 2016 09:00 AM IST

    Fund raising via IPO surges 3-fold to Rs 17,317 cr in H1 FY17

    A large chunk (Rs 13,127 crore) of the IPO capital was raised through offer-for-sale, while Rs 4,190 crore was garnered via fresh issuance of shares, Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.

  • 'Early Budget to accelerate implementation of public projects' Dec 02, 2016 03:26 PM IST

    'Early Budget to accelerate implementation of public projects'

    A proposal was made for advancing the date of budget presentation from the last working day of February to February 1, 2017 or any other date as may be necessary, Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

  • Black money rampant in educational institutions,real estate:Govt Nov 25, 2016 03:42 PM IST

    Black money rampant in educational institutions,real estate:Govt

    "The data indicates that the main sectors in which black money is rampant include real estate, finance, trading, manufacturing, educational institutes and services," Minister of State for Finance Santosh Kumar Gangwar said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.

  • Budget to be presented on February 1, says MoS Arjun Ram Meghwal Nov 16, 2016 03:58 PM IST

    Budget to be presented on February 1, says MoS Arjun Ram Meghwal

    The minister said that it was also necessary to present the Budget early as the implementation date of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) has been fixed at April 1, 2017.

  • Use of indelible ink corrective measures: Arjun Ram Meghwal Nov 15, 2016 06:32 PM IST

    Use of indelible ink corrective measures: Arjun Ram Meghwal

    Meanwhile, when asked about problems faced by farmers, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said: "The process for exchanging notes and depositing cash is happening smoothly in villages. People can exchange their old notes."

  • Upcoming Budget to further simplify tax policies: MoS Finance Nov 10, 2016 07:52 AM IST

    Upcoming Budget to further simplify tax policies: MoS Finance

    "Tax administration and tax policies need to be further simplified to promote ease of doing business as well as its facilitation. The forthcoming Budget would reflect and adequately cater to this effect", he said at an event organised by PHD Chamber.

  • Govt keeping close watch on Tata-Mistry row: Arjun Ram Meghwal Nov 02, 2016 02:04 PM IST

    Govt keeping close watch on Tata-Mistry row: Arjun Ram Meghwal

    The government, said Meghwal, who is also incharge of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) - where corporate disputes eventually land up, will steer clear of the row as "it is an internal affair of Tata Sons".

  • Top 100 borrowers owe PSBs Rs 13.71 lakh cr Aug 09, 2016 03:26 PM IST

    Top 100 borrowers owe PSBs Rs 13.71 lakh cr

    "The amount outstanding for top 100 borrowers of public sector banks as on March 31, 2016 was Rs 13,71,885 crore," Minister of State for Finance Santosh Kumar Gangwar said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha.

  • Sebi keeping constant vigil to check market manipulation: Govt Aug 05, 2016 04:00 PM IST

    Sebi keeping constant vigil to check market manipulation: Govt

    The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) maintains a constant vigil, and in case of any abnormality, takes appropriate action against the concerned entities, Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal said in a written reply to Lok Sabha.

  • Govt acting against firms violating heath insurance guidelines Aug 05, 2016 03:00 PM IST

    Govt acting against firms violating heath insurance guidelines

    Responding to a supplementary in the Question Hour, Minister of State for Finance Santosh Gangwar said the government was vigilant towards such acts by certain companies and investigation was on in some cases and fines have been imposed in a few cases.

  • Govt not considering strategic sale of IDBI Bank: FinMin Jul 26, 2016 02:16 PM IST

    Govt not considering strategic sale of IDBI Bank: FinMin

    Minister of State for Finance Santosh Kumar Gangwar in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha said: "No" to a question whether the government is proposing strategic sale of IDBI Bank.

  • Govt trying to pass GST bill this session: Meghwal Jul 25, 2016 08:08 PM IST

    Govt trying to pass GST bill this session: Meghwal

    Government is working overtime to build a consensus on the long-pending Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill with the hope of getting it passed during the ongoing Parliament session, Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal said today.

  • Willing to walk extra mile to address concerns over IDS: Govt Jul 25, 2016 08:08 PM IST

    Willing to walk extra mile to address concerns over IDS: Govt

    Almost half-way through the 4-month window provided to undeclared wealth holders to come clean by paying a cumulative tax and penalty of 45 per cent, Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal said the government has an open mind to address any concerns or suggestions on the scheme.

  • I-T dept conducts searches at premises of pulses traders Jul 22, 2016 05:46 PM IST

    I-T dept conducts searches at premises of pulses traders

    He said the tax department had conducted searches and surveys at various premises of assessees engaged in the business of pulses.

  • Sebi took action against Franklin, JPMorgan MFs: Govt Jul 22, 2016 04:24 PM IST

    Sebi took action against Franklin, JPMorgan MFs: Govt

    Sebi has initiated adjudication and enquiry proceedings against JPMorgan MF in December last year for violation mutual fund regulations in the matter of investment in Amtek Auto's debt securities.

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