Budget 2015-16 in eight charts

There were some big new developments in Saturday’s budget, but the stories emerged from the Budget’s fine print, not the speech in Parliament. 1. The biggest story of this Budget is a major change ...
  • Nirbhaya fund gets Rs. 1,000 crore

    Women and child development allocation slashed by half.
  • A bold and compelling vision

    This is not a budget that should be judged only by the allocations, but by the ideas for rejuvenating growth and meeting the aspirations of India, says Kumar Mangalam Birla
  • All you need to know about Budget 2015

    States to be equal partners in economic growth; move to making India cashless society; social sector programmes to continue. Some of the challenges mentioned by the Finance Minister are: poor agricul...
  • Budget 2015: Key highlights for middle class tax-payers

    * No change in tax slabs or minimum taxable limit * The transport allowance exemption hiked to Rs 1,600 per month from Rs 800 per month. * Limit of deduction of health insurance premium increas...

Reactions to Budget 2015

What the Industry wants

Budget Basics: A glossary of terms

It's time to learn and ready ourselves for a long speech which involves terms unfamiliar to many. Here is a ready reckoner for some of these terms. Read more »

What the common man wants

  • Additional deduction of Rs. 25,000 for differently abled persons.
  • Educational cess and higher educational cess to be subsumed as a part of GST.
  • EPF — Employee may opt for EPF or new pension scheme, employee's contribution to EPF below an income threshold will be optional without reducing employer's contribution.
  • Finance Minister announces a Universal Social Security System for all Indians, mainly for the poor
  • Direct Benefit Transfer will be futher expanded: FM
  • MGNREGA will be continued: FM Arun Jaitley
  • We need to upgrade 80,000 secondary schools: FM
  • Achievements of our government for the people - Jan Dhan Yojana, and Swachch Bharat Abhiyan: Arun Jaitley
  • Arun Jaitley begins his Budget speech. "We have embraced the States as equal partners in the process of economic growth."
  • Chennai has some demands — mass rapid transit system to standardisation of taxes to higher budgetary spending and steps to curb prices.
  • The Economic Survey was released. Take a look at how our business editors demystified it.
  • First off, here's a refresher on budget basics. Here's a glossary on some of terms used in the budget.
  • Welcome to The Hindu's coverage of Union Budget 2015.
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