Dear Mr Prime Minister: I must wish you the very best because you need all the best to do a good, if not a great, job across the next five years. The country is willing to make a break from the past if it can lead us to the Promised Land. The country is willing to move on if it can help move ahead notwithstanding the fact that across the last three decades political parties have flattered only to deceive. We need a government that’s clean and efficient, that facilitates growth and that does not destroy the social fabric of this very pluralistic nation. Here’s the Baker’s Dozen that we would like you to focus as soon as your ascend the Prime Ministerial gaadi.
1. Direct the Tax Code and VAT itThe Income Tax Act was framed in 1961. Despite its amendments and addendums it has outlived its utility. A simplified, more readable law was framed and came to be called the Direct Tax Code (DTC). This Code has been hanging fire for far too long, for whatever reasons, including Parliament not being allowed to work. It’s time Mr. Prime Minister you got this legislation moving. Despite what well meaning people wi
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For 10 full years following 2002, Narendra Modi was projected as a polarising communalist, if not a plain fascist. Not just Muslims; even influential sections of Hindus accused him for the Gujarat riots.
The Union Government of India on 17 December 2012 lowered down the growth projection for the current financial year 2012-13 from 7.6 percent that was estimated earlier to 5.7-5.9 percent. The projection was showcased in the Mid-Year Economic Analysis. Where was this Mid-Year Economic Analysis tabled?
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