The duration of stay for foreigners, coming into the country through select categories of e-visa, has also been extended to 2 months from existing one month.
"Today, out of nine set of rules, four have been tentatively approved. The other five, which have already got approval have been corrected," Jaitley said.
The dept proposed to be opened on Apr 3 would serve as a centralised wing to deal with banks only for enforcement action, he said.
The govt has lowered interest rates on small saving schemes like PPF, Kisan Vikas Patra and Sukanya Samriddhi scheme by 0.1% for the April-June quarter.
Officials said the tax dept is understood to have introduced a new column for obtaining details of deposits made by an individual during the demonetisation period.
The govt is working on a master plan envisaging construction of about 23 lakh artificial recharge and rainwater harvesting structure in rural areas.
A crisp income tax form for salaried individuals will be introduced from April 1, doing away with some columns to simplify the return-filing.
Putting a final lid on the Planning era, the Niti Aayog is gearing up to launch the three-year action plan from Apr 1.
The food ministry will soon move a Cabinet note seeking approval to continue subsidy to states for sale of sugar to poor families.