Union Budget 2020: Here’s what it had for the employment sector


This was a ‘make-or break’ Budget for the Modi 2.0 government. Not just the Indian corporates, rather the global economy watchers had their eyes on how the administration will try to bring the bounce back in the Indian economy.

Though the major announcements about income tax relief for the base slab were missing, the Budget 2020 had many pointers for the recruitment domain.

Here’s a chronology of the major announcements pertaining to the economy, and specifically for the employment sector.


“Budget for aspirational India,” said the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the beginning of her speech

11:28 AM More hospitals for Ayushman Bharat

11:51 AM – Rs 1 lakh crore push for education

11:53 AM – Internship opportunities with urban local bodies

11:55 AM – With the largest working population, govt takes steps to ensure education for all

11:58 AM – FM makes entrepreneurs’ lives easier with new investment clearance cell

12:03 PM – Five new smart cities to be developed

12:06 PM – More phones and electronics may be ‘Made in India’ soon

12:09 PM – Govt will formulated policy to enable private sector to build data center parks

12:10 PM – Rs 20,000 crore for the renewable energy sector

12:11 PM – Delhi-Mumbai Expressway to be ready in 3 years

12:12 PM – Single investment clearance window soon to promote entrepreneurship

12:14 PM – 100 more airports to be developed by 2025 to make travel easier

12:15 PM – Allocation of Rs 8,000 crore for National Mission on Quantum Computing and Technology

12:36 PM – Govt to set up national recruitment agency for recruitment of non-gazetted posts



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