Policy Updates

Budget Circular 2018-2019

  • 13 September, 2017

Ministry of Finance, Government of India, has issued the Budget Circular, containing the timelines for submission of information to the Budget Division, Ministry of Finance, along with prescribed formats, for Budget...

National Nutrition Strategy by NITI Aayog

  • 6 September, 2017

NITI Aayog has launched the National Nutrition Strategy on 6 September'17. It attempts to put nutrition at the forefront of the narrative of the National Development Agenda and lays down a roadmap for effective action, among both implementers and...

Communiqué of BRICS Heads of Tax Authorities Meeting

  • 28 July, 2017

The 5th meeting of the BRICS Heads of Tax Authorities was concluded in Hangzhou on July 27-28, 2017, where the countries agreed to enhance their cooperation on international tax matters. The signed memorandum on July 28th, 2017 endorsed OECD/ G20's...

Beijing Declaration on Education

  • 5 July, 2017

Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Education was held on July 5, 2017 at Beijing, China. The Indian delegation was led by Shri Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Human Resource Development, India. The Ministry has shared the text of the Beijing Declaration...

Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Rules, 2017

  • 2 July, 2017

After the roll out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on July 1, 2017 the Government of India has come out with the revised rules pertaining to the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) component of the GST. This document provides all the...

Constitution of the Committee for the draft National Education Policy

  • 24 June, 2017

Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, has decided to constitute a Committee for preparation of the draft National Education Policy, under the Chairmanship of eminent scientist  Dr. K. Kasturirangan. The Committee will...

State Budget 2017-18, Uttarakhand

  • 8 June, 2017

The Finance Minister of Uttarakhand, Shri Prakash Pant, presented the State Budget for the financial year 2017-18 on 8th June 2017. The total budgetary outlay for the year is estimated to be Rs. 39,957.8 crores. Budget Documents are also...

GST - Concept and Status

  • 3 June, 2017

With the implementation date of the GST approaching, in early June, 2017 the Government of India brought out a document that explains the concept of GST, its genesis, the GST Council, benefits of GST, Goods and Services Tax Network,...

Cabinet approves Pan-India implementation of Maternity Benefit Program

  • 17 May, 2017

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has given an ex-post facto approval to Pan-India implementation of Maternity Benefit Program which now has been extended to all districts of the country w.e.f. 01.01.2017. ...

RBI's report on 'State Finances: A Study of Budgets of 2016-17'

  • 12 May, 2017

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released the report on ‘State Finances: A Study of Budgets of 2016-17’, an annual publication which analyses the fiscal position of state governments on the basis of primary state level data. The theme of this...

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