Saturday, 30 January 2016

STRUCTURAL REFORMS ?


Speaking at the Global Business Summit yesterday , Shri Arun Jaitley said :

"  We will introduce Structural Reforms in the forthcoming Union Budget "

What is the current structure of Union Budget ?

#  SOURCES of REVENUE

    *  Taxes ( Direct + Indirect )
    *  Borrowings ( Domestic + Foreign )
    *  Sale / Leasing of Assets ( PSUs + Natural National Resources )

#   DEPLOYMENT of REVENUE

    *  Administrative Expenses ( Salaries / Pensions / Maintenance / Subsidies , etc )
    *  Interest ( + Principal Amount ) on borrowings
    *  Developmental Expenses ( Creation of new Assets / Infrastructure )
    *  Lending

Broadly speaking , this is the current structure

Most of the time , all that the successive Finance Ministers have done is to slightly " Increase / Decrease " the " Sources and / or Deployment " of the funds , here and there

Once in a while , some Finance Minister , even introduced  altogether NEW source or a NEW way to spend the revenue !

But so far , no one has attempted to change the  FUNDAMENTAL STRUCTURE  !

I wonder whether Shri Jaitleyji's BUDGETARY  REFORMS would incorporate the following Structural Changes for which , I have sent to him ( and to most of his cabinet colleagues ), dozens of emails ? :


*  Total abolition of Personal Income Tax (  Revenue Loss of approx Rs 2.5 lakh*crores  )

*  Introduction of 2% Bank Transaction Tax - BTT  (  Revenue Gain of Rs 15 lakh*crores  )

*  Decreasing Corporate tax slab-rates based on No of permanent employees ( to encourage job creation )

*  Perpetual Amnesty Scheme ( no questions asked as to the source for CASH deposits in Jan Dhan Accounts , if
    funds from these Accounts are invested in Govt approved INFRASTRUCTURE SPVs  )

    So far , Rs 30,000 Crores have been deposited in Jan Dhan Accounts . With introduction of this REFORM ,
    that figure will rise a thousand times to Rs 30,000,000 Crores , within one year  !

    These investments will generate 10 million jobs each year and raise our GDP to 10 % in 2016-17 !

*  Transferring 10% of GST ( ie 1.8 % out of 18 % ) to PPF accounts of the buyers ( increase Domestic Savings )

*  Embedding of RFID chips in Currency Note ( read Kurzweilai.net ) to solve twin problems of BLACK MONEY and CORRUPTION


*  Introducing " Budgeting By Objectives " ( instead of Monetary Allocations, setting Physical Targets for Ministers )


*  Quarterly  Performance Review of " Targets vs Actual Achievements " to be published on Govt web sites

*  Thru an Online Opinion Poll , involving citizens in framing of the Ministry-wise Physical Targets before the budget



After second World War , German Economy was in shambles

68 years later , Germans are still thanking their then finance minister , Ludwig Erhard , for the miracle  ("Wirtschaftswunder," German for "economic miracle")
he brought through his " Out of the Box " reforms to revive the German Economy

I hope Shri Jaitley displays similar courage on 29 Feb 2016 - even if he is not bothered being remembered or not  !

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hemenparekh.in / blogs

31  Jan  2016

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