Budget Coverage

What the common man wants

Finance minister Arun Jaitley arrives to present Budget at Parliament House. Photo: R.V. Moorthy  

Additional deduction of Rs. 25,000 for differently abled persons. <br /> Educational cess and higher educational cess to be subsumed as a part of GST. <br /> 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. <br /> Finance Minister announces a Universal Social Security System for all Indians, mainly for the poor <br /> Direct Benefit Transfer will be futher expanded: FM <br /> MGNREGA will be continued: FM Arun Jaitley <br /> We need to upgrade 80,000 secondary schools: FM <br /> Achievements of our government for the people - Jan Dhan Yojana, and Swachch Bharat Abhiyan: Arun Jaitley <br /> Arun Jaitley begins his Budget speech. "We have embraced the States as equal partners in the process of economic growth."<br /> Chennai has some demands — mass rapid transit system to standardisation of taxes to higher budgetary spending and steps to curb prices. <br /> The Economic Survey was released. Take a look at how our business editors <a href="https://www.thehindu.com/business/budget/demystifying-the-economic-survey/article6941089.ece"> demystified it. </a> <br /> First off, here's a refresher on budget basics. Here's a <a href="https://www.thehindu.com/business/budget/budget-basics-a-glossary-of-terms-used-in-budget/article6940827.ece"> glossary </a> on some of terms used in the budget.<br /> Welcome to The Hindu's coverage of Union Budget 2015. <br />
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