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New Delhi, December 31, 2012
The government will roll out its ambitious scheme of transferring cash to beneficiaries of select schemes in 20 districts on Tuesday, but food, fertiliser and fuel subsidies will not be covered in the initial phase.

New Delhi, December 20, 2012
Finance Minister P Chidambaram says despite the temporary deviation from stringent fiscal consolidation targets necessitated by global financial crisis, the fiscal policy is being steered rapidly back to the path of prudence.

Shweta Punj
December 5, 2012
The government aims to transfer Rs 3.2 trillion, or $58 billion, a year to beneficiaries of its subsidy schemes and welfare programmes by the direct cash transfer scheme. It is still unclear though, how the government arrived at the Rs 3.2 trillion figure.

New Delhi, December 3, 2012
The government claims its direct cash transfer scheme would help millions of students, the elderly and women community workers in villages to receive their monthly honoraria in time.

Arun Kejriwal
November 26, 2012
With Gurunanak Jayanti falling on Wednesday and November futures expiring on Thursday, not much movement is expected from the stock markets.

Sanjiv Shankaran
November 20, 2012
No one questions the right of a government to make a policy and subsidise something, if it deems fit. It is when the objective of a policy is not clearly spelt out that doubts arise about the real intent.

New Delhi, October 5, 2012
The government approves a Rs 884 crore plan for end-to-end computerisation of the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) in the 12th Five-Year Plan on a cost-sharing basis with states.

Sebastian PT
October 1, 2012
Congress and government insiders reveal that the government's decisions on FDI and diesel price hike was no sudden move and the Prime Minister had been preparing the ground for months.

New Delhi, September 28, 2012
The final view on the recommendations of the committee, set up by Finance Minister P Chidambaram to suggest fiscal consolidation road map, will be taken by the government after receiving feedback from stakeholders.

Team BT
September 28, 2012
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh may succeed in reviving business sentiment with his recent announcements but moving the needle on the economy will take a lot more doing.

New Delhi, September 11, 2012
Expressing concern over fiscal deficit, President Pranab Mukherjee says if subsidies are not contained below 2 per cent of the GDP, it may pose a serious problem for the economy.

New Delhi, September 3, 2012
Reflecting a sense of urgency for disciplining government finances, an expert panel headed by former Finance Commission Chairman Vijay Kelkar on Monday submitted its report to Finance Minister P Chidambaram.

Shweta Punj
August 17, 2012
Even if RBI and the government do work together effectively to reduce inflation, the pain won't go away for another six months. The current economy makes it harder for the government to act aggressively and RBI has made it clear that it cannot fight inflation alone.

New Delhi, August 1, 2012
The government's fiscal deficit touched 37 per cent of the budget estimates at Rs 1.90 lakh crore, as per the latest data of the Controller General of Accounts.

Shweta Punj
June 27, 2012
The ruling Congress party - which leads UPA-2, a motley alliance of eleven political parties - has failed to lead from the front in taking its alliance partners along on key economic decisions.

Mail Today Bureau
New Delhi, June 25, 2012
The government and the Reserve Bank of India are likely to announce special measures to arrest rupee's fall against the US dollar. The Indian currency touched a historic low of 57.32 last week.

Team BT
June 20, 2012
Is the economy chugging along or nearly stalled? Depends on how you look at it.

New Delhi, June 4, 2012
The finance minister said the second round of global uncertainty and slowdown has come rather quickly on the heels of the previous one, limiting government's effort to jump-start growth.

New Delhi, May 8, 2012
In order to discourage consumption of subsidised diesel by personal vehicle owners, the Petroleum Ministry had suggested imposition of higher duty on purchase of diesel cars.

Anand Adhikari
May 3, 2012
The RBI has finally eased interest rates. But unless the government responds adequately, it will make no difference to either growth or inflation.

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