casansaar Union Budget Highlights 2018-19

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Casansaar Union Budget Highlights 2018-19

Personal Income Tax rates unchanged; Rs. 40k standard deduction in lieu of present exemption: FM
Senior citizens can claim benefit of reduction Rs. 50,000/ year w.r.t any general health expenditure and health insurance premium: FM
Rs 40,000 standard deduction to salaried people: FM
Companies with turnover of upto Rs. 250 cr to be taxed at 25%: FM
Made many positive changes in personal income tax rates in the past years; no change in Income Tax slabs this year : FM Arun Jaitley
100% tax deduction for first five years to companies registered as farmer producer companies with a turnover of Rs. 100 crore and above: FM
12.6% growth in direct taxes in 2017-18; 18.7% growth in indirect taxes in 2017-18: Finance Minister
Revised fiscal deficit estimate for 2017-18 is 3.5% of GDP, a fiscal deficit of 3.3% expected for 2018-19: FM
MP salaries to be revised with effect from 1 April 2018. It will increase every 5 years indexed to inflation: FM
Emoluments of President to be revised to Rs 5 lakh per month and emoluments of Vice-president to be revised to Rs 4 lakh per month: FM
Rs 80,000 crore disinvestment target for 2018-19; target for 2017-18 exceeded and will reach Rs 1 lakh crore: FM
Regional Connectivity Scheme ‘UDAN’ shall connect 56 unserved airports and 31 helipads in the country: FM
Mission on cyberspace will be launched in support of the establishment of centers of excellence: FM
Railway stations with more than 25,000 footfalls will have escalators, trains will have WiFi and CCTV services: FM
Ujjwala Yojana helped millions of poor get free LPG connection: FM
Redevelopment of 600 major railway stations taken up; Mumbai transport system being expanded; a suburban network of 160 km planned for Bengaluru: FM
Cleaning of river Ganga is of national importance, have sanctioned 187 projects under Namami Gange scheme: FM
The mass formalization of MSME sector is happening after demonetization and GST: FM
Govt will contribute 12% of wages of new employees in EPF for all sectors for the next 3 years: FM
76% of loan accounts are of women and more than 50% belong to SC, ST and OBC under the Mudra Yojana. Rs 3 lakh crore will be lent under Mudra Yojana in 2018-19: FM
24 district level colleges will be upgraded: FM Arun Jaitley
Air Pollution in Delhi NCR is a cause for concern, a special scheme will be implemented to support Govts of Haryana, Punjab, UP and Delhi NCT to address it and subsidize machinery for management of crop residue: FM
Govt plans to construct 2 crores more toilets under swachhbharat Mission: Finance Minister
Govt. to initiate integration of B.Ed programme for teachers; Centre to start Eklavya schools for ST population: FM
Govt to subsidize removal of crop residue to tackle the problem of pollution due to the burning of crop residue: FinMin
Govt to set up fishery & aquaculture infrastructure fund; also to set up animal husbandry infrastructure fund with a total corpus of Rs. 10,000 crore
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presents Budget 2018 in Parliament
MSP of crops shall be increased to 1.5 times that of the production cost: FM Arun Jaitley in LokSabha
The manufacturing sector is back on growth path; Exports are expected to grow by 15% in 2017-18: Finance Minister
With the introduction of the GST, the indirect tax system has been made simpler: FM
We pledged to give India an honest and clean govt; we promised to reduce poverty and create strong and New India: FinMinIndia
Govt has successfully implemented series of structural reforms as a result of which India is one of the fastest growing economies of the world
FDI has gone up and it is easier to do business in India; Indian economy is now a 2.5 trillion economy: FinMin
We hope to grow at 7.2% – 7.5% in second half of 2017-18;
We are on track to grow at 8% and good governance is our priority: FM.

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