Tech Media and Telecom Budget

Government Increases Basic Custom Duty Rates On Certain IT Products To 2.5%

Government Increases Basic Custom Duty Rates On Certain IT Products To 2.5%

Edited by Nikita Prasad | Tuesday February 02, 2021

Budget 2021: The government announced an allocation of Rs 1,500 crores to promote digital payments. The government also announced the setting up of National Digital Educational Architecture for supporting educational, governance and administrative activities.

Budget 2021: Government Must Bridge Digital Divide, Abolish 18% GST Levied On Education

Budget 2021: Government Must Bridge Digital Divide, Abolish 18% GST Levied On Education

Edited by Nikita Prasad | Monday February 01, 2021

Budget 2021: While the government had given signals of the GDP allocation towards the sector to be at six per cent of GDP, experts demand that the allocation should increase to 10 per cent

Budget 2021: India Needs Technology-Friendly Tax Policy, Says Deloitte India

Budget 2021: India Needs Technology-Friendly Tax Policy, Says Deloitte India

Edited by Nirmalya Sen | Monday February 01, 2021

Incentivising R&D in technologies such as AI, ML and Blockchain could help leverage India's niche and cost-effective science and engineering talent to build its strategic capabilities

Budget 2020: Importers Call Strike Against Toy Duty Hike, Say 1 Lakh Retailers To Be Impacted

Budget 2020: Importers Call Strike Against Toy Duty Hike, Say 1 Lakh Retailers To Be Impacted

Press Trust of India | Saturday February 08, 2020

Protesting against the move, the toy wholesalers of the city went on a one-day strike, contending that the import duty hike will result in the closure of businesses and a spurt in unemployment.

Budget 2020: Small Businesses' Turnover Threshold For Audit Increased Five-Fold To Rs 5 Crore

Budget 2020: Small Businesses' Turnover Threshold For Audit Increased Five-Fold To Rs 5 Crore

ANI | Saturday February 01, 2020

Budget 2020: However, the increased limit will apply only to those businesses which carry out less than five per cent of their business transactions in cash, said Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

Budget 2020: Government Proposes Rs 8,000-Crore Boost For Quantum Technology

Budget 2020: Government Proposes Rs 8,000-Crore Boost For Quantum Technology

Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday February 01, 2020

Budget 2020: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that a policy will be set up to build data centre parks throughout the country.

Budget 2020: Policy For Data Centre Parks On Anvil, Says Nirmala Sitharaman

Budget 2020: Policy For Data Centre Parks On Anvil, Says Nirmala Sitharaman

Press Trust of India | Saturday February 01, 2020

Budget 2020: The government has allocated Rs 28,600 crore for programmes, specifically for women, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said.

Need Lower Licence Fee, Spectrum Usage Charges: Telecom Industry's Budget Wish-List

Need Lower Licence Fee, Spectrum Usage Charges: Telecom Industry's Budget Wish-List

Written by Sakshi Bajaj | Tuesday January 28, 2020

Companies have long argued that AGR should comprise just revenue accrued from core services, while the government says it should include all revenue.

Minimum Regulatory Intervention To Ensure Smooth Operation: COAI

Minimum Regulatory Intervention To Ensure Smooth Operation: COAI

Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday January 19, 2020

Recently, the telecom regulator released a consultation paper on floor rate for data service of the operators.

Telecoms Regulator Defends New Tariff Rules After Broadcasters' Criticism

Telecoms Regulator Defends New Tariff Rules After Broadcasters' Criticism

Reuters | Monday January 13, 2020

Telecom regulator said on Monday its new tariff rules for cable and digital television players were fair and aimed at curbing excessive pricing by some broadcasters.

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