Government may include off-budget spending for a clearer picture
Monday, January 20, 2020, 7:59 PM
The Centre could include a host of off-budget spending and other government liabilities on its books to give a clearer picture of finances though this could raise the fiscal deficit sharply. Top government officials have held discussions on the move amid budget preparations and there is a growing view that a full picture is needed. Finance-minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the budget on February-1.
Ahead Of Budget, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Meets BJP Leaders
Friday, January 10, 2020, 7:51 AM
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman met BJP office bearers, spokespersons, and other party functionaries, for consultations on union budget at the party office on Thursday. Ms Sitharaman has given assurance that people-friendly Budget will be presented in Parliament which would be beneficial for each and every sector. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present her second Union Budget on February 1.
PM Modi Calls For Focussed Effort To Make India $5 Trillion Economy
Friday, January 10, 2020, 7:49 AM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called for a focussed effort to make India a USD 5 trillion economy in an interaction with economists, sector experts and successful young entrepreneurs ahead of the Union Budget for 2020-21. Appreciating the suggestions made by the experts, the Prime Minister said that he would endeavour to enhance the synergy between policy makers and various stakeholders.