Budget Highlights 2020-21 - Others

  • Government to sell a part of its holding in LIC by way of Initial Public Offer (IPO).
  • Fiber to the Home (FTTH) connections through Bharatnet to link 100,000-gram panchayats this year. Rs.6000 crore proposed for the Bharatnet program in 2020-21.
  • For recruitment to Non-Gazetted posts in Government and Public sector banks, an independent, professional and specialist National Recruitment Agency (NRA) for conducting a computer-based online Common Eligibility Test for recruitment.
  • New National Policy on Official Statistics to promote the use of the latest technologies including Artificial Intelligence. A Sum of Rs. 100 crores allocated to begin the preparations for the G20 presidency to be hosted in India in the year 2022.