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Friday, February 1, 2019

Budget 2019 highlights: Standard deduction to be raised, no tax on second house


  • Fiscal deficit for 2018/19 seen at 3.4% of GDP
  • Poor farmers to get 6,000 per year under PM Kisan scheme  
  • Unorganised labour to get 3,000 per month after age of 60 under mega pension scheme 
  • No income tax for income up to 5,00,000
  • Standard deduction to be raised from 40,000 to 50,000

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All farmers affected by natural disasters to get 2% interest subvention upfront for entire loan period 
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Current account deficit for 2018/19 seen at 2.5% of GDP
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Farmers up to 2 hectare of land to come under PM Kisan scheme 
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Government launches mega pension scheme for social security coverage of unorganised labour 
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Fiscal deficit for 2018/19 seen at 3.4% of GDP
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Recovered 3 lakh crore via bankruptcy code
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Bank of India, Bank of Maharashtra and Oriental Bank no more under RBI's prompt corrective action  
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Poor farmers to get 6,000 per year under PM Kisan scheme 
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PM Kisan to transfer cash directly to farmers under PM Kisan scheme 
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Poor farmers to get cash in three equal installments under PM Kisan scheme  
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PM Kisan scheme for poor farmers to cost government75,000 crore FY20
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PM Kisan scheme for poor farmers to get 20,000 crore in FY19 
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PM Kisan scheme to transfer cash directly to farmers' accounts 
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PM Kisan scheme to start transfer of cash with effect from December 2018
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Government announces Rashriya Gokul Mission to support poor owning cows  
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Rashriya Gokul Mission cow scheme to get 750 crore in the current year
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Central government to alone support PM Kisan scheme 
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All farmers affected by natural disasters to get 2-5% interest subvention 
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Gratuity cap doubled to 20 lakh
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Government to contribute equally in pension accounts under mega pension scheme 
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Unorganised labour to get 3,000 per month after age of 60 under mega pension scheme 
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Government to implement mega pension scheme for unorganised labour from this year itself 
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Mega pension scheme is for people with income up to15,000 per month
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PM mega pension scheme to benefit 10 crore people 
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Total of 8 crore cooking gas cylinders to be distributed by next year under PM Ujwala Yojna 
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Government to contribute 14% under New Pension Scheme 
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India is the second biggest hub for start-ups
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A National Programme for Artificial Intelligence covering 9 areas to be promoted 
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Government projects to source 25% material from SMEs, 3% from only women-owned SMEs
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GEM platform to cover all public sector enterprises to promote local industry, trade 
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SME loans with ticket size of 1 crore to get 2% interest subvention 
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Defence Budget crosses 3 lakh crore mark in FY20 Budget
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Budgetary support for railways for FY20 is 64,587 crore 
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Railways' operating ratio seen at 96.2% in FY19, 95% in FY20 
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North-east states to get 21% higher budget allocation at58,166 crore in FY20
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Will set up 1 lakh digital villages in next 5 years 
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JAN Dhan, Aadhar and mobile have been game changers 
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34 crore Jan Dhan bank accounts opened in last 5 years 
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Single window clearance to be made available to Indian film makers 
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TV: Railways FY20 capex seen at 1.58 lakh crore 
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Direct tax collections estimated at 12 lakh crore in FY19
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Poised to become a $5 trillion economy in 5 years
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Aspire to become a $10 trillion economy in 8 years 
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1.3 lakh crore undisclosed income brought under tax net
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3,38,000 shell companies detected and their directors disqualified
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Average GST collection 97,100 crore 
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Government lays out 10-year roadmap to improve ease of living 
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Making India a pollution-free India in 10-year roadmap 
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To lead world in transport and energy storage devices
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To bring down dependent on imports for energy needs 
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Roadmap envisions people traveling in electric cars 
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Tenth dimension of government's India 2030 vision is a healthy governance 
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Fiscal deficit pegged at 3.4% of GDP for FY20
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Fifth dimension of government's India 2030 vision is clean rivers 
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Government to scale up Sagarmala programme 
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Seventh dimension of India 2030 is to lead in space programmes
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Eighth dimension of India 2030 is to grow food in environment friendly manner
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Ninth dimension of India 2030 is a healthy India 
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Tenth dimension of India 2030 programme is a comprehensive wellness system 
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FY20 total expenditure seen at 27.84 trillion rupees 
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FY20 capital expenditure seen at 3,36,292 crore 
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Central schemes to get 3,27,679 crore FY20
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National education mission to get 38,572 crore FY20
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Integrated child development scheme to get 27,584 crore FY20
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SC, ST welfare to get 76,800 crore FY20
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Salary earners, pensioners to get tax benefit 
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Salary earners up to 5,00,000 annual income to get full tax rebate 
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No income tax for income up to 5,00,000
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Salary earners of up to 6,50,000 income to not pay tax if they make tax related investments
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Standard deduction to be raised from 40,000 to 50,000
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No tax if you own second house 
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No TDS on post office savings up to 40,000
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No TDS on rental income up to 2,40,000 per year 
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No tax on notional rent on second house 
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Capital gains tax exemption under Section 54 raised to2 crore 
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Tax on notional rent on unsold inventory to not be paid for 2 years 

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