FM Arun Jaitley says the demonetised economy will lead to the higher taxes and increased revenues of the government
GN Bureau | February 1, 2017
Finance minister Arun Jaitley today invoked Mahatama Gandhi to justify the hardships faced by common people due to Narendra Modi Government’s decision of demonetisation of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 currency notes. “Right cause never fails,” he quoted the father of the nation while referring to this in his budget speech.
READ | Demonetisation: Fifty days and still shaking
He said the demonetisation was a ‘bold and decisive economic move’ by the government to combat tax evasion, which had become a way of life and created a parallel economy. He, however, said the impact of demonetisation was ‘transient’ and every care was taken to make sure it does not spill into the new-year.
A demonetised economy, he said, would not only improve the GDP and lead to the higher taxes and increased revenues of the government. This would eventually lead to decreased cost of borrowings and increased economic activity.
The government feels that the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model needs to be revisited, said a World Bank expert. “As for the attempts to revive the “flow” of PPP projects, the government is convinced that the model needs to be revisited, with particular focus on rebalancing ri
Would raising an all women batallion help tackle Kashmir`s stone pelters?
PM Narendra Modi’s yet another niftily acronymed scheme, UDAN – short for Ude ‘Desh Ka Aam Naagrik’ and otherwise called ‘Regional Connectivity Scheme’ in officialese – got off to a flying start on Thursday. Modi formally launched a flight from Shimla to Delhi, and
He accompanied his father to film studios in Chennai and helped him in designing sets, but Thota Tharrani wanted to be an artist. So he studied mural painting and print-making, but as luck would have it, he finally returned to tinsel town. And the world soon took note. In Mani Ratnam’s pa
Is the AAP headed for a split?
A sale-purchase agreement was signed between Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) and Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) for supply of high speed diesel (HSD) through the proposed 131 km Indo-Bangla friendship pipeline. The agree