The Finance Ministry refused to list out 34 power projects that defaulted on bank loans worth crores of rupees to a Parliamentary panel on Energy on Thursday.
In a relief to Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), the finance ministry has offered to reimburse the railways arm around Rs 80 crore to offset the losses due to waiver of service charges on tickets booked online through its portal.
States have refused the central government’s appeal to bring petroleum products under the ambit of Goods and Services Tax (GST) even as prices of petrol and diesel continue to skyrocket in contrast to global standards.
Consumers will continue to pay higher taxes on petrol and diesel as the government has no plans to lower the excise duty on fuel.
Giving a big boost to energy conservation, the Finance Ministry has issued guidelines for mandatory installation of energy efficient appliances in all central government buildings in the country.
Despite the rising imports of solar equipment from China, the Finance Ministry has turned down a Rs 20,000-crore plan to support the local solar equipment manufacturers with incentives and subsidies.
British oil firm Cairn Energy plc has accused a senior finance ministry official of “privately” advising billionaire Anil Agarwal-led Vedanta Group to withhold its dividend income for a potential squaring off of a retrospective tax liability.
Railways minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday said that he himself had volunteered for the clubbing of the railways budget with the general budget
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The bullet train project that involves the construction of a 508km-long high-speed rail corridor between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, is on track, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has said