Ministry of Finance: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

PSBs disbursed Rs 4.91 lakh crore under the Customer Outreach Initiative in October and November 2019

In September 2019, the Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman, announced the launched the Customer Outreach Initiative by the Public Sector Banks (PSBs) of India. The initiative aimed towards providing support to the needs of the economy by improving credit delivery or the credit outflow with a primary focus on NBFCs, MSMEs, ..

Appointments made on 1st December 2019

1) Soma Roy Burman has been appointed as the New Controller General of Accounts(CGA). Soma Roy Burman, from 1986 batch of Indian Civil Accounts Services (ICAS) officer became the 24th CGA and the 7th women CGA of India. The Controller General of Accounts (CGA) heads the Department of Expenditure and is under the Ministry of ..

GST Revenue Collection Report for November 2019

According to a report published by the Ministry of Finance, Gross Goods and Services Tax(GST) revenue collected in November was Rs 1,03,492 crore out of which  Central GST (CGST) is around Rs 19,592 crore, State GST (SGST) of Rs 27,144 crore, Integrated GST (IGST) of Rs 49,0287 crore including Rs 20,948 crore collected from imports, ..

K M Prasad appointed as new Principal Chief Commissioner of Income-tax (PCCIT) of National e-assessment centre

The National e-Assessment Centre (NeAC) has been set up by the  Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) in the national capital as part of the government’s ambitious plan to launch faceless and nameless assessment for Income Tax  (IT) payers from October 2019. K M Prasad, the 1984-batch Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer, has been appointed ..

Government announces measures to arrest economic downturn

To improve the grim economic situations in India, the Indian finance ministry has announced several measures to arrest the economic downturn in India and promote a healthy investor scenario in India. These measures were announced the Finance Minister of India, Mrs. Nirmala Sitharaman in a press conference. Which measures were announced by the Finance Minister? ..