Policy Updates

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...

India calls for Global Co-operation to tackle in Illicit Financial Flows ahead of ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development (FfD)

  • 11 May, 2017

Ecuador, as the Chair of G77, organised the 2nd Informal Workshop on International Taxation on 11th May ahead of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Forum on Financing for Development (FfD) follow up in New York. India recognised that global...

Swachh Survekshan Report - 2017

  • 4 May, 2017

In order to foster a healthy competition between cities for improving cleanliness standards, the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) started the “Swachh Survekshan” survey, ranking of cities on cleanliness and other aspects of urban sanitation,...

Standing Committee submits report on policy on promotion of city compost

  • April, 2017

The processing and use of city waste as compost is a logical component of the “SWACHH BHARAT ABHIYAN” campaign of Govt. of India, launched by the Prime Minister. The Standing Committee on Chemicals and Fertilizers submitted its report on...

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