I have a few suggestions for the forthcoming general budget as follows. ‘Chanakya Neeti’ says that minimum taxes fetch maximum revenues to the government. Therefore, though GST will be implemented soon, people from the middle class expect minimum possible income tax. Secondly, the agriculture sector should be given more prominence. And most importantly, the rural youth should be informed well enough about the organic agriculture and all round benefits of the organic agriculture for their own families as well as our nation as a whole. Thirdly, the names and photos of all the small as well as big tax evaders should be announced in the newspapers, national and regional TV news channels. Heavy fines should be imposed on them and stringent punishment should be awarded to them in addition to seizing all their bank accounts, movable and immovable properties. Fourthly, all the hoarders, black marketers, profiteers of all the daily needed essential commodities like grains, pulses, edible oils, vegetables, fruits, medicines etc. should also be heavily penalised. Finally, any country interested in FDI should be legally compelled to employ only Indian citizens in all the departments in its India based corporate office as well as all its branches.
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)