India’s Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget for the financial year (FY) 2017-2018 (Budget) before the Lok Sabha today. The key highlights of the Budget are set-out below:
1. Abolition of the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB): The FIPB will be abolished in FY 2017-2018. A roadmap is likely to be introduced in relation to the same. Further liberalisation of the foreign direct investment policy is being considered by the Government of India.