Policy Updates

State Budget 2017-18, Assam

  • 18 February, 2017

The Finance Minister of Assam, Mr. Himanta Biswa Sarma presented the Budget for the financial year 2017-18 on 18 February, 2017. Total expenditure for the year is expected to be Rs. 85,922.7...

Union Budget 2017-18

  • 1 February, 2017

The Union Finance Minister Mr. Arun Jaitley has presented Union Budget for the financial year 2017-18, today. The proposed budgetary allocation for the year is Rs. 21,47,000...

State Budget 2017-18, Jharkhand

  • 23 January, 2017

The Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Shri Raghubar Das presented the Budget for the financial year 2017-18 on 23 January, 2017. Total expenditure for the year is expected to be Rs. 75,673...

State Budget 2017-18, Jammu and Kashmir

  • 11 January, 2017

The Finance Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Dr Haseeb Drabu, presented the State Budget for the financial year 2017-18 on 11 January, 2017. The total expenditure for the year is estimated to be Rs.79,472...

‘Performance on Health Outcomes’ index by NITI Aayog will rank various States on the basis of their performance on measurable health indicators

  • 23 December, 2016

The government think tank NITI Aayog has rolled out a ‘Performance on Health Outcomes’ index that will rank various States on the basis of their performance on measurable health indicators. NITI Aayog anticipates that this health index will...

Guidelines for Open Defecation Free (ODF) sustainability, released by the Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation

  • 15 December, 2016

In an effort to continue focus on 'Sustainability' in sanitation, the Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation has released the Open Defecation Free (ODF) Sustainability Guidelines for the States to follow. These have been compiled on the basis...

India, Switzerland sign Joint Declaration to implement Automatic Exchange of Information

  • 22 November, 2016

Chairman CBDT, Sushil Chandra on behalf of India and Deputy Chief of Mission of Swiss Embassy in India, Gilles Roduit on behalf of Switzerland signed the 'Joint Declaration' for the implementation of Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) between...

Launch of the new scheme ‘Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan’

  • 04 November, 2016

'Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan' was launched and it aimed to reduce maternal and infant mortality rates through safe pregnancies and safe deliveries. It will provide free health check-ups to pregnant women at government health centres...

8th BRICS Summit Declaration: International Taxation and Financial Transparency

  • 16 October, 2016

The 8th BRICS Summit held in Goa, India on October 15-16, 2016 reaffirmed the commitments of BRICS countries towards a global tax body following the lack of consensus at the Third Conference on Financing for Development. The summit addressed...

India ratifies the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

  • 2 October, 2016

India ratified the Paris Agreement (on Climate Change) on 2nd October 2016, the day of Gandhi Jayanti. India's U.N. Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin handed over the official documents on ratification of the Paris agreement to the chief of the U.N. Treaty...

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