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“NHAI must lead the development of an action plan to measure road quality, particularly riding quality and performance of pavements and bridges. "
"Reduction in customs duty will not only reduce incentives for illegal transactions but it will also help ensure availability of gold for small and medium firms."
Gadkari said performance in 2016-17 has surpassed all previous figures with issue of award letters, after completion of all preproject formalities for 15,948 km.
PM Modi had in the NITI Aayog Governing Council meet earlier in the week urged the states to take initiative to shift to a new fiscal year.
The chief minister said that it was for the first time that the farmers were also getting compensation for low yield.
The three-year draft action agenda released by the Aayog today stressed on reforms in taxation, agriculture and governance, among others with a view to accelerate the all- round development of the country.
The ministry is continuously working on simplification of rules and reducing the patent examination time, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said.
Better register online for GST yourself instead of taking agencies' or other companies' help, said a tax official.
The Ashok Lavasa Committee was constituted in June last year after the government implemented the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.
National Payments Corporation is giving a big push to encourage as many highways to onboard the system to increase digital payments in the country.
However, no records of discussion between the RBI and the government on demonetisation were maintained because of secrecy, RBI Governor Urjit Patel has told.
The companies that have been served with the notices have to explain their position and if the responses are not satisfactory, then their names would be deregistered.
Parekh said Mumbai is a huge revenue-earner for the government but it can become unhabitable if immediate steps are not taken to improve the quality of life for its people.
In a submission to the telecom regulator on 'ease of doing telecom business in India', COAI has also said that the Trai Act should be "revisited".
This will pave the way for Cyprus to invest more in India, not just in portfolio investment, but in key segments like manufacturing and other sectors, he said.
While over 75 per cent of VAT and 73 per cent of the central excise assessees have switched to the GST Network (GSTN), the figure for service tax is a meagre 34 per cent of the existing assessees.
This economic sweet spot is unlikely to last forever. Beyond the euphoria of political wins lie many dangers that a shining market papers over.
China has evinced interest in an FTA with Sri Lanka as well. This has given India pause, as it wants to see the details of that deal.
Bangladesh, Nepal and India have already ratified BBIN-MVA and New Delhi and Dhaka have even gone ahead to conduct a dry run of cargo movement under it.
Move prompted by lack of FTAs with these nations; Proposal to be weighed at Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership meet.