Thomas Isaac, Kerala Minister for Finance cautions against the decision that the 15th Finance Commission will use the 2011 population census for deciding states' share of central taxes.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first health centre under Ayushman Bharat Scheme.
The long-term outlook for the hospital sector is stable with annual revenues likely to grow at 12-14 pc over the next five years on rising demand and medical tourism.
Modi reviewed the preparedness for launch of Ayushman Bharat -- the National Health Protection Scheme announced in the Union Budget.
T V Mohandas Pai said he cannot think of anyone else in the world other than Nilekani to assist the Centre in developing IT infra for the mega NHPC in a short time.
Nandan Nilekani will assist the government in developing IT infrastructure for the mega NHPS, which seeks to cover 10-crore families, a senior Niti Aayog official said.
PM Narendra Modi’s plan to provide health insurance to 100 million poor families would require a funding of Rs 110 billion in federal and state funding each year.
The Budget is finally out and Mr Jaitley did not disappoint. The government managed to do a commendable job of balancing economic populism with prudent economics.