Citizens wish list on union budget

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bathinda
  • Updated: Feb 25, 2015 21:28 IST

1. Gurpreet Singh Mann (Businessman)

Income-tax slabs should be reconstructed and the tax rate should be reduced to cover the maximum population.

Reforms in service tax procedure are necessary.

The service tax should be paid by the principal employer and not by the service provider or the service receiver.

2. Tarika Monga (housewife)

Inflation should be controlled by strict policies and actions.

The prices of household goods should be decreased.

Tax reliefs for women should be increased. The allocation of funds for education and health should be higher.

3. Puneet Goyal (civil engineer)

The budget should be favourable for production in India and nust encourage small-scale industrial units.

Special policies to provide employment for youth should be formulated

Education policies should be favourable to people not the business. The minimum income-tax slab should be increased.

4. Vinod Kumar Kaushal (advocate)

The budget should generate employment and try to create as many job opportunities as possible.

It must take care of two sectors: health and education on priority.

It should not be in the interest of corporate sector only. Inflation should be controlled by strict policies.

5. Dr RK Mahajan (professor of economics)

There is need to change old policies for the restructure of the economy.

The agriculture sector needs fundamental reforms.

The policies should aim at 4% growth rate in the agriculture sector.

The tax structure should be revised and new slabs for higher income groups generated as these are very necessary for capital formation.

6. Pardeep Bansal (Young businessman)

Subsidies in different sectors should be reconsidered and linked directly to the needy.

Prices of petroleum products should be reduced up to their actual costs.

The government should fulfil the promises made in the manifesto.

Loans for self-employment should be provided at low interest rates.

7. Dr Ravinder Singh Mann (Principal)

The education sector needs more attention and share in the union budget.

Scholarships and award policies for students and teachers should be revised.

Income-tax rates should be decreased and rebates should be increased for middle income groups.

8. Satwant Kaur Bhullar (Principal)

There should be special policies for economic empowerment of women.

The interest rate on loans for women should be reduced.

The tax slab for women should be increased.

Budget share for education and public health sectors should be increased.

Policies to reduce inflation should be implemented strictly.

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