Finance ministry

Govt Issues Bid Seeking Registrar, RTA For Partial Disinvestment of IREDA

The Ministry of Finance has now issued a tender seeking a Registrar and a Share Transfer Agent (RTA) for the listing and partial disinvestment of the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA). The tender said that the engagement of the personnel would be done through an initial public offer to raise funds through the issue of […]

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EV Batteries in 5% GST Bracket to Support Faster Adoption

The GST rates on lithium-ion battery packs have been reduced by the government from 18 percent to 5 per cent which is the lowest tax category. A statement by the Finance Ministry held, “Electric vehicles, whether or not fitted with a battery pack, are eligible for the concessional GST rate of 5 percent.” This was […]

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Finance Ministry Permits AP to Borrow Additional Rs 1515 Cr for Power Sector Reforms

The Finance Ministry has allowed Andhra Pradesh to borrow an additional Rs 1515 crore for undertaking power sector reforms. The Finance Ministry has allowed Andhra Pradesh to borrow an additional Rs 1515 crore for undertaking power sector reforms. As part of the reforms, the state has started the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme of electricity subsidy to farmers with effect from September 2020. Thus, it […]

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Energy Storage Industry Sees New Opportunities in Sitharaman’s Budget 2020

Welcoming the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s Union Budget 2020, which was tabled in the parliament today, the energy storage industry body India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) has sought numerous opportunities in this year’s Budget for the energy storage sector. From Sitharaman’s second Union Budget, the energy storage industry analyzed that it will not only provide […]

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Budget 2020: Solar Industry Wishlist for Sitharaman

Undoubtedly, the most important economic event of the year going to take place on February 01, 2020, when the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tabled her second Union Budget in the Parliament. It is widely expected that the main focus of the Narendra Modi 2.0 government will be on again kick starting the engine of economic […]

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Orissa HC Hearing on ‘Solar Safeguard Duty Case’ on Sept’ 19

The new hearing date manifestly shows that the safeguard duty is yet to be implemented on the solar imports from China and Malaysia. Nearing the safeguard duty verdict, Orissa High Court has set September 19th, 2018 as the next date for the hearing of ‘Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports Case’. Coming as a historic wrestle […]

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MNRE Appeals Exclusion of Solar Projects under Execution from Safeguard Duty

The ministry has put up an urge to exclude projects bid out before 31st July as the safeguard duty came into effect on July 31st. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has urged the Finance Ministry to exempt solar projects under implementation from the 25 percent safeguard duty on solar goods from China […]

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India Imposes 25% Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports

Finance ministry has imposed a safeguard duty of 25 percent on the imports from July 30, 2018 to July 29, 2019 and a gradually reduced rate of 20 percent from July 30, 2019 to January 29, 2020 and 15 percent from January 30, 2020 to July 29, 2020. Keeping in view the interests of the […]

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