Indian Railways is undergoing a $130 billion, five-year overhaul to modernise the world's fourth-largest network, which is blighted by ageing track and saturated capacity.
The department also said that total "confidentiality is ensured" to those who declare their black assets and funds under this scheme.
Of the cases disposed of by criminal courts during the period, the minister said, "116 persons were convicted of offences committed under the Act."
The Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act, 2016, came into effect from November 1, 2016.
The net invisibles or services receipts moderated to $17.6 billion for the December quarter, from $18 billion a year earlier, it said.
The net profit of listed private non-financial companies in the third quarter was Rs 53,000 crore, up 24.6 per cent year-on-year.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in his Budget for 2016-17, had provided for the seller to collect tax at the rate of 1 per cent from the purchaser on sale in cash of any goods or offering any services exceeding Rs 2 lakh.
Four Indian destinations including Goa and New Delhi, have featured in the top 25 Asia list of TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice awards.
"Currently there are four bills in the US Congress about curbs on H1-B visas. We are engaged (in a dialogue) with the US at very high level regarding this... We are making all efforts (through diplomatic channels) to ensure these bills are not passed," Sushma Swaraj said.
Currently all major trunk routes are facing heavy congestion, restricting the movement of goods and passenger trains.
The panel wants to know from the RBI governor as well as the finance ministry officials the number of junked currency that was deposited in bank accounts post November 8, 2016 decision to demonetise higher denomination notes.
"The Government will bring before Parliament four GST legislations and there will be a fifth legislation as Excise and Customs Acts will have to be amended. We will bring these legislations together to Parliament in the next few days," Arun Jaitley said.
Arun Jaitley was replying to a debate on the Finance Bill and the accompanying 40 amendments to different laws including one making Aadhaar mandatory for filing of income tax return from July as well as for applying for permanent account number.
All notes in the denomination of Rs 10 issued by the bank in the past will continue to be the legal tender, RBI said.
The first 75 operational highway projects, which will be monetised by the NHAI under the toll-operate-transfer (TOT) model, are likely to fetch around Rs 40,000 crore.
Net tax receipts in the first 10 months of 2016/17 fiscal year were Rs 8.16 lakh crore, government data showed last month.
Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh said presently, a section of Indian workers facing difficulties in two major Saudi companies are being brought back to India in cooperation with the Saudi authorities.
Though the adverse growth effects of demonetisation are waning, the pace of improvement is gradual and not yet broad based, Nomura said.