Goyal was speaking in the Lok Sabha after moving four bills seeking to amend the Goods and Services Tax (GST) laws for consideration and passage
The Centre had earlier set up a sub-group under the Chairmanship of Coal Additional Secretary for examining the issue of revision of royalty rates on coal and lignite, the minister said.
Though there are no official estimates of such money stashed in foreign countries a tax demand of Rs 5,447 crore has been made in HSBC undisclosed income of Rs 8,448 crore.
Finance Minister Piyush Goyal was responding to a question by senior Congress member Jairam Ramesh who said the government had announced several colourful schemes but why were one-third of state-run banks headless for a long time.
Currently, they are ex-officio special secretary rank officers
The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018 was passed by the Rajya Sabha on July 25. The Lok Sabha had cleared the measure on July 19.
A group of ministers will prepare a report after hearing all the problems of MSMEs including tax refunds, the council said in its 29th meeting in New Delhi.
The meeting will consider all aspects of GST, with focus on laws, simplification of policy, reducing compliance burden and technology-related issues affecting the MSME sector.
Railways has activated the mock link for the first stage of the computer-based test on July 26 and E-call letters can be downloaded from the recruitment board website four days prior to the exam.
The mop up from Goods and Services Tax (GST) increased to Rs 96,483 crore in July from Rs 95,610 crore in the previous month, as more number of people filed returns.
So far, a total of 84 coal mines have auctioned and allotted and the allottees are required to develop the mines as per the milestones prescribed in the agreement.
The GST Council, chaired by Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal, last week pruned the highest 28 per cent tax slab by moving some white goods to the 18 per cent tax bracket. It was decided that the new tax rates would come into effect from July 27.
In a tweet posted on Tuesday which included a CCTV grab of the incident, the constable can be seen trying to pull the woman towards safety as a local train departs
Goyal said that there is no proposal as of now to bring out any new legislation to regulate cinema and television industries as well as IPL cricket.
He said this in Parliament rebutting reports last month, which quoted the Swiss National Bank, the country's central bank, as saying in its annual report that Indian deposits had risen by 50 percent in 2017.
Representatives from the NHB, NBFCs, Niti Aayog and the Urban Development Ministry will attend the meeting.
Milk supply in Maharashtra was badly hit after thousands of dairy farmers launched a protest on Monday, demanding better price and subsidy of Rs 5 per litre.
The meeting was organised by the Chhattisgarh Chamber of Commerce and Industries and the Chhattisgarh State Industrial Development Corporation.
Goyal, who is also the corporate affairs minister, said that the former Congress-led government had imposed many such provisions and now the government wants to amend the law.
The web-based platform will show the bridge master data, works data, information regarding inspection/monitoring and maintenance of the bridges and other essentials
Goyal, who also holds the Union finance portfolio, said the Modi government has increased the railway capex, unlike the previous governments.
He said that the past Congress-led UPA government had proposed an 18 percent single GST slab looking at the tax collections and concessions given to the poor.
Once the resolution plan is approved, the lead bank would be responsible to execute the plan.
RBI Governor Urjit Patel had spoken critically of the ownership structure of PSBs saying regulatory powers are "not" ownership neutral as RBI's powers over PSBs are "weaker than" those over the private sector banks.
A road overbridge, built in 1971, collapsed near the eastern side of the Andheri railway station and some parts of it fell on rail tracks, disrupting train services.