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The Cabinet had approved modifications in 34 allowances at its meeting on June 28.
The Finance Ministry's former Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu has taken over as President of the International Economic Association.
The construction of flats, complexes, and buildings will have a lower GST as compared with a plethora of central and state indirect taxes under the existing regime.
The definition of "information" under the Act refers to "any material in any form" under the control of a public authority.
According to Kummanam, there was a serious negligence in the matter and the Finance Minister should take responsibility.
The ministry had sought implementation of GAAR to ensure that investors making capital gains from Indian business do not route their transactions through other countries.
A RBI union had alleged that the government has been impinging on the central bank's autonomy by appointing an official for currency coordination after demonetisation.
Currently, there are separate grievance redressal mechanism for insurance, banking services, pension and securities market.
The Economic Affairs Secretary said that the focus initially was to supply enough Rs 2,000 notes so as to replenish the demonetised notes as soon as possible.
The proposal said that a safety cess will be levied to generate funds for strengthening track and upgrading signalling system.
As many as 27 senior officials of various public sector banks were suspended on December 2 and six others were transferred.
The government is unlikely to bring three bills related to GST in the coming days and hopeful of pushing them in latter half of the Winter session.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will not present a separate Rail Budget for the fiscal 2017-18 in the coming budget session.
The Finance Ministry said, farm income continues to remain tax free and can be easily deposited in bank.
Modi said this was being done to tackle the menace of black money in the country, which has sapped the economy.