Category Articles: Central Government

Corporate tax slashed to 22% for domestic, 15% for new domestic manufacturing companies

September 20, 2019
Corporate tax slashed to 22% for domestic, 15% for new domestic manufacturing companies

New Delhi: The Government has brought in the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Ordinance 2019 to make certain amendments in the Income-tax Act 1961 and the Finance (No. 2) Act 2019. This was stated by the Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt Nirmala Sitaraman during the Press Conference in Goa today. The Finance Minister elaborated the salient features of these amendments , which are as under:- In order to promote growth and investment, a new provision has been inserted in the Inco...Read More

Union Cabinet approves Promulgation of the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes Ordinance

September 18, 2019
Union Cabinet approves Promulgation of the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes Ordinance

New Delhi: In a major health and wellness initiative for the country, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Promulgation of the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (production, manufacture, import, export, transport, sale, distribution, storage and advertisement) Ordinance, 2019. Electronic-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that produce aerosol by heating a solution containing nicotine, which is the addictive substance in combustible ci...Read More

My govt to work even more rapidly towards bigger targets during second term, stream of development would also flow in Kashmir: PM Modi

September 17, 2019
My govt to work even more rapidly towards bigger targets during second term, stream of development would also flow in Kashmir: PM Modi

Kevadiya: PM Narendra Modi today said that his government was committed to work for even more rapidly towards bigger targets during the second term and would make the stream of development flow in Kashmir too. Addressing the Namami Devi Narmade event here PM Modi said, 'I had said during the elections and am reiterating it again that my government will work rapidly towards even bigger targets of development.' He said that the Sardar Sarovar Narmada dam and Statue of Unity both repr...Read More

Will bring Indian envoys here for annual meet, this is start of New India: EAM S Jaishankar at Statue of Unity

September 15, 2019

 New Delhi: External Affairs minister S. Jaishankar who also represents Gujarat in Rajya Sabha, today visited Statue of Unity and Sardar Sarovar Narmada dam. Jaishankar after visit to Statue of Unity, Narmada dam, Valley of Flowers and other attractions at Kevadia Colony in his brief talk with media persons said he was hopeful to bring all Indian envoys here for annual conference of Ministry of External Affairs in coming months. Jaishankar said we talk about New India and here is new India...Read More

Sitharaman announces measures to boost housing, export sector, says inflation under control

September 14, 2019

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday announced a host of measures to boost the housing and export sector in the country while asserting that inflation is under control and there is a clear indication of improvement in industrial production. Addressing a press conference here, the Finance Minister said inflation has been kept under 4 per cent. She said revival signs are being seen in industrial production and fixed investment. The Finance Minister said measures we...Read More

Dr PK Mishra takes over as Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister

September 11, 2019
Dr PK Mishra takes over as Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister

New Delhi: Dr Mishra has varied work experience in the management of programmes relating to agriculture, disaster management, power sector,infrastructure financing, and regulatory issues and has an outstanding career profile comprising research, publications, policy formulation and programme/project management. He has vast experience in policy making and administration and has handled major assignments such as Additional Pr. Secretary to the Prime Minister; Secretary, Agriculture and Cooperation...Read More

PM launches Swachhata Hi Seva (SHS) 2019: joins plastic waste segregation with women’s group

September 11, 2019
PM launches Swachhata Hi Seva (SHS) 2019: joins plastic waste segregation with women’s group

Delhi: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi launched Swachhata Hi Seva (SHS) 2019, a massive countrywide awareness and mobilization campaign on Swachhata at Mathura today. SHS 2019, with special focus on ‘plastic waste awareness and management’ is being organized from 11th September to October 2nd 2019, as the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) is poised to dedicate an ODF India to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary. The launch of SHS was organized jointly by the central Departments of...Read More

Ravi Shankar Prasad addresses media in Gujarat on 100 days of Modi govt 2.0 in Centre

September 11, 2019
Ravi Shankar Prasad addresses media in Gujarat on 100 days of Modi govt 2.0 in Centre

Ahmedabad: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said that the central government has taken an important decision with effect from 2nd October according to which no Income Tax notice will be served directly. Addressing a press conference here to highlight the achievements of Modi 2.0 government during first 100 days, Prasad said, ‘with effect from October 2, no IT notice will be served directly. The notices will first go to a centralized system for examination and scrutiny and then...Read More

No more direct IT notice by officers from 2nd October: Ravi Shankar Prasad in Gujarat

September 11, 2019

Ahmedabad: Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad addressing a press conference in Ahmedabad today said, with effect from 2nd October, no Income Tax notice will be served directly. Addressing the media on completion of 100 days of 2nd term of Narendra Modi led government in Centre, RS Prasad said, 'with effect from 2nd October 2019, no IT notice will be served directly. It will first go to a system for examination. Unfettered discretion of Income Tax officers will not be there anymore.' R...Read More

Ravi Shankar Prasad to address media in Gujarat on Modi 2.0 govt.’s 100 days

September 09, 2019
Ravi Shankar Prasad to address media in Gujarat on Modi 2.0 govt.’s 100 days

Ahmedabad: Union Law and Justice Minister and Senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad will be addressing a press conference here on Wednesday ie., September 11, to highlight the achievements of Modi 2.0 government during its first 100 days and present a report card about it. A senior party leader today said that Prasad who also has the charge of Communications and Electronics and Information Technology portfolios would be addressing the PC in Ahmedabad. This is part of the ...Read More