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No proposal to levy 5% service tax on healthcare services

Central Government has clarified that there is NO proposal in the Union Budget 2017-18 to levy 5% Service Tax on Healthcare Services, as reported in certain Social Media circles....

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Need to raise Personal Income Tax-GDP ratio : Revenue Secretary

Most challenging task for the government is to increase the share of personal income tax in GDP, which at present was abysmally low. He said that personal income tax has a share of a mere two per cent, which needs to be raised substantially. ...

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Budget 2017 focuses on educational empowerment & skill development of Minorities

Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said that the Union Budget (General) 2017-18 will be helpful in socio-economic-educational empowerment of Minorities. Shri Naqvi said that the Budget of Minority Affairs Ministry has been increased to Rs 4195.48 crore for 2017-18. This is Rs 368.23 crore more than 2016-17 Budget of Rs 3827.25 crore with an inc...

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RRT should be significantly linked to fiscal & governance efforts

The Economic Survey 2016-17, which was presented today in parliament by the Finance Minister Shri.Arun Jaitly, examines whether the effects associated with the aid curse and the “natural resources curse” internationally are discernible in the context of the Indian States. ...

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Adverse impact of demonetisation on GDP will be transitional

GDP growth in 2017-18 is projected at 6 ¾ to 7 ½ percent Post-demonetisation. Middle class to get affordable housing due to fall in Real Estate prices. Remonetisation to eliminate cash squeeze by April 2017....

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Business like budget; high on reforms, rural demand & infra

ASSOCHAM congratulated PM and FM for giving a truly workman and business-like Budget, with a great focus on rural economy, small and medium enterprises, small income tax payers and importantly bringing reforms in political funding....

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Budget 2017 directionally correct, fiscally prudent : FICCI

Union Budget 2017-18 will strengthen the economic muscle of the country It is directionally correct, fiscally prudent and strengthens the governance fabric of the nation...

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The ICSI welcomes Union Budget 2017-18

CS (Dr.) Shyam Agrawal, President, ICSI welcomes Union Budget 2017-18 with a focus on stimulating growth, providing relief to middle class, affordable housing, curbing black money, promoting digital economy, transparency in electoral funding and simplification of tax administration. The Budget marks a major shift owing to the preponed pre...

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Tax Rate 5% for individual income between Rs 2.5 to Rs 5 lakh

FM reduced rate of taxation from existing 10 per cent to 5 per cent for individual assesses between income of Rs 2.5 lakhs to Rs 5 lakhs. This would reduce tax liability of all persons below Rs 5 lakh income either to zero (with rebate) or 50 per cent of their existing liability....

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Shares of Railway PSEs – IRCTC, IRFC and IRCON to be listed

Shri Arun Jaitley has said that the shares of Railway Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) like IRCTC, IRFC and IRCON will be listed in stock exchanges. The Government will encourage strengthening the CPSEs through consolidation, mergers and acquisitions and soon create an integrated public sector ‘oil major’, he added....

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