Budget criticised by Dalit, SC/ST rights activists

03-02-2017

New Delhi, Feb 2 (PTI) The union budget for 2017-18 was criticised by a group of Dalit and Scheduled Caste rights activists here today, for its "paradigmatic shift" in policy from sub plans to welfare-oriented approach and merger of plan and non-plan heads in it. The budget replaces SC Sub Plan (SCSP) and Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) by 'Allocations for welfare of SC and ST' which is a "retrogressive step" as sub plans had been key policy for flow of financial resources to Dalit and Tribal communities in the country, said Paul Divakar in a press conference organised by National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights.

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Union Budget 2017: Arun Jaitley’s Budget Balm For Poor Has No Election Freebies
February 2, 2017

Union Budget 2017: Arun Jaitley's Budget Balm For Poor Has No Election Freebies HIGHLIGHTS Budget comes just just ahead of key elections in five states. It sought to ease pain of notes ban, gave tax breaks to the middle class. Also reached out to farmers, poor with special schemes.

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Shortcomings in bud should be addressed: Sasikala
February 2, 2017

Chennai, Feb 1 (PTI) AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala today said though the union budget has welcoming features, the shortcomings should be looked into and addressed and the country should be taken on the growth path. Welcoming initiatives like thrust on farm-centric rural spending, she, however, said allocations should be properly

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PM’s Statement on Budget – 2017-18
February 1, 2017

हमारे देश के वित्‍तमंत्री अरुण जेटली जी को उत्‍तम बजट देने के लिए बहुत-बहुत बधाई देता हूँ। ये एक ऐसा बजट है जो गरीब को सशक्‍त बनाएगा

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Union Budget 2017: Top reactions from Paytm, MobiKwik and other digital payment services
February 1, 2017

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said promotion of digital economy is an integral part of Government's strategy to clean the system.  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who presented the Union Budget 2017-2018 on Wednesday, emphasised a shift to digital economy has huge benefits for the common man. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who

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Union Budget 2017: Air India to get Rs 1,800 crore from government next fiscal
February 1, 2017

National carrier Air India will receive Rs 1,800 crore as equity infusion in 2017-18 under the government's ongoing financial assistance and the amount is slightly higher than the allocation for this fiscal. The allocation has been made in the Union Budget for 2017-18, which was presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today. (Source:

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Union Budget 2017-18: Income Tax rate reduced, earning upto Rs 3 lakh not taxed
February 1, 2017

Persons with annual Income upto Rs 3 lakh will not have to pay income tax and those having income upto Rs 5 lakh will be charged income tax at 5 per cent. To much joy of tax payers in the lower brackets of income tax, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has relaxed the chargeable rates. Personal income tax in Rs 2.5 lakh - 5 lakh bracket

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