Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Nirmala Sitharaman

TUs ask to revitalise budget allocation for MGNREGA

Trade unions have urged Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to take measures in the forthcoming Union budget so that the economy can be revitalised. In a letter to her, 10 major unions have sought an increased budget allocation for MGNREGA...

10 trade unions boycott virtual pre-budget consultations

A joint forum of ten central trade unions has decided to boycott the virtual pre-budget consultation with finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on November 28, demanding a physical meeting with reasonable time to speak.Pre-budget consultation is an annual exercise under...

Trade representatives seek FM’s support for export

Increase in personal tax exemption and deduction limits and greater support for the exports sector were some of the key demands which were made before Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman by the trade and service sector representatives, who met her...

FM urges AIIB to invest in renewable energy in India

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday urged the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to scale up investments and mobilise private finance in India’s key priority areas like renewable energy, energy efficiency and climate smart technologies.She made this request to...

Handloom industry should diversify to attract youth: FM

Handloom industry should diversify to attract more youth to its products, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Saturday.The Minister, while inaugurating the Balaramapuram Handloom Producer Company Limited (BHPCL) Common Facility Training Centre here, said every weaver should benefit...

Economic performance ‘impressive’: FM

Even as economic growth and rising inflation remain major concerns for India, with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman saying that these twin challenges would be in focus in the next Union Budget, the monthly economic review for September has said...

Technological transformation has led to good governance: FM

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has underlined the significance of technology transformation, which she said, was the main reason behind ensuring good governance in India.Speaking on the topic “Technology, Finance and Governance: The Multiplier Effect” at the John Hopkins School...

Govt to kick off FY24 Budget making exercise on Monday

The government on Monday will kick off its annual Budget making exercise for financial year 2023-24, that is expected to look at measures to revive growth amid a gloomy global outlook.The meeting would start with consultations with various ministries...

Exporters seek GST extension

Led by the Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO), India’s worried exporters have written to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman requesting an extension of the previously-granted exemption from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on export freight, reported ET Infra....

Innovation key for many things: FM

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said innovation is going to be key factor in making India a developed nation by 2047, as she highlighted the immense potential of digitalisation in achieving this.She also said that if the...