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Budget 2017: live updates

Budget 2017 updates as it unfolds

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is presenting the Union budget 2017-2018 in Lok Sabha today. This is the fourth budget by the Narendra Modi government.

Live updates on Budget 2017 along with key highlights related to technology domain:

Head Post Offices will now be used as the front office for passport services

Over 250 investment proposals for electronics manufacture has been received in the last two years

BHIM app: merchant version of Aadhaar-enabled payment will be launched shortly for those without debit cards, mobile phones.Govt will launch two new schemes to promote the use of BHIM app

Web-based pension distribution system for defence pensioners

20 lakh Aadhaar-based swipe machines by 2020

All service taxes for bookings via IRCTC to be withdrawn

Government to focus on transforming and energising through ‘tech India’”

Pace of remonetization has picked up; demonetisation effects will not spill over to next year:Jaitley

20,000 MW solar power capacity to be set up

Unmanned railway crossings to be eliminated by 2020

BHIM app will unleash power of mobiles for digital payments

1.25 crore people have adopted BHIM.

Aadhar based smart card for senior citizens: Scheme for senior citizens to give them assured income and health benefits

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