Budget 2021 by nirmala sitharaman

Budget 2021: A bagful of surprises from finance minister

In Budget 2021, the finance minister seems to have utilised the pandemic-led fiscal slippage to clean up the government’s books at a modest marginal cost. Read more »
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Budget 2021: Government borrowing and its implications for economy

As the government was forced to raise debt to meet the health crisis and the economic slowdown, Budget 2021 should focus on a phased reduction of public debt. Read more »
Budget 2021 to be presented by Nirmala Sitharaman

Budget 2021 will be a tight-rope walk for Modi government, Indian economy

Budget 2021 will be a tough balancing act for the government as it strives to meet conflicting ends of fiscal discipline and stimulus for economic revival. Read more »
Budget 2021 by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Budget 2021: High fiscal deficit inevitable, but govt must have a roadmap for future

The finance minister may be tempted to introduce a coronavirus cess in Budget 2021, but it will do more harm than good at present. Read more »
Budget 2021 focus on job creation

GST compensation: Centre will borrow to meet shortfall

The proposed borrowing will not reflect on the Union Budget, but will appear as capital receipts in state budgets. Read more »
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How the Centre-state row over GST compensation will play out

In case of a dispute between Centre and the states on the recommendations of the GST Council, a dispute resolution mechanism can be established. Read more »
Budget 2021 focus on job creation

Covid-19 recession: New government spending key to economic revival

Net fiscal impact of the Rs 21 lakh crore economic package is likely to be between 0.75% and 1% of the GDP. Read more »

It’s a Catch-22 for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman

The finance minister is left with few fiscal options to address the economic slowdown. Read more »
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Relax fiscal deficit curbs to tackle economic slowdown, state FMs tell Sitharaman

State governments led by Kerala, Bihar push for 4% deficit target, more funds to infrastructure. Read more »
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chaired the GST Council meet

Income tax rates: FM Nirmala Sitharaman hints at cuts, but there is hardly any room

The fiscal deficit overshot the annual target set by Nirmala Sitharaman in her maiden Union Budget in just seven months. Read more »