Budgets are Central affairs that have mostly been monologues. To break this tradition and to include the voices of states and several local industries, Shaktikanta Das, Secretary, Department of Revenue, took a detour to Chennai to interact with business leaders and explain the government’s approach in this year’s budget making. He pointed to the Finance Commission’s suggestion to devolve 42 per cent of Centre’s revenues to states as commendable. “Designing one scheme and expecting it to fit all states do not happen. This gives the discretion to states to address their own needs,” said Das. “The main aim of the government is to bring in a transformative approach that is transparent and that will set the base for GST. We are taking all steps to positively implement GST by 01 April 2016,” said Das.