New Delhi: The 4th Union budget of the BJP lead government was presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on 31st Jan. Faking News presents the most appealing new schemes launched and budget highlights for 2017.
Jan Dhan Yojana: Salaried people always see budget from tax saving perspective and to everyone’s surprise, post recommendation from Prince of Abhu Dhabi during Republic day, Government has benchmarked middle-east taxation rules and declared ‘India as a tax free nation’ only for salaried individuals. However all the MPs and MLA shall be taxed 50% of their income.
One Family One Pension Scheme: Jaitley promised to grant one government job to one member of each family so that post retirement every family has one pensioner.
Startup India, Standup India: Ministry of Women and Child Development has announced special four years of tax exemption under startup India plan for those who shall open pani-puri and bhel puri outlets and satisfy the women of India.
Reimbursements: An average women spends about 8.5 years of her life shopping in spite of numerous clothes, handbags, jewels, cosmetics and shoes boosting the industry as well as consumption. So, to sustain this activity, on womens day shopping upto Rs.50,000/- from Amazon or Flipkart shall be reimbursed by the organization as part of their CTC.
Also, reimbursement announced up to Rs. 1 lakh annually for travelling from Uber or Ola for salaried employees. Dominos Pizza and KFC have also stated a special 50% discount for commuters of Ola and Uber Cabs post declaration of this scheme.
Those citizens who cast their valuable votes in all the elections shall be reimbursed 2 peg every friday at any pubs across India.
LTA: To boost tourism both in India and International and promote wellness via Thai massages, now LTA can be claimed twice a year exclusive for couples and single men travelling to Goa and Thailand.
Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Saathi Yojana: Men’s best friend is sports. Usually men don’t spend, they invest. So, Govt. has given a special 50% discount on LG OLED E6P – 4k, 65 inches TV which is best for viewing sports such as Tennis, Cricket, Football and even cheer girls.
Skill India: To provide skilled IT Engineers, Doctors to USA and Scientists at NASA, EMIs for Education loan shall be interest free. Specially abled citizens shall be given top priority for recruitments.
Digital India: To promote Digital India and 100% attendance on social media during office hours, straight 25% flat discount offers announced on iphone 7 and upcoming series.
Monday BOGO Offers: BOGO movie tickets for viewing Bollywood films to revive the industry from unemployment with special discounts upto 50% on corner seats.
Food and Beverages: Buy One Get One offers only on Samosas, Popcorn tubs and Coca-Cola exclusive at cinema halls.
Digital Villages: To make villages digitally enabled, Govt intends to offer, 50% off on shopping groceries direct from villages via farmers twice a month.
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana: Govt believes that every Indian citizen should have a shelter so that driver less car should not hit and run any pavement dwellers. So, Govt shall give special interest free loans to one member of each Indian family.
Make in India: With this motto, Ministry of health wants to invite foreigners and NRI men who want to make their kids in India so that we can have world citizens.
Mission Indradhanush: Under this scheme, LGBT community can marry any individual and adopt orphan pets and kids too.
AMRIT- Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants Treatments: As per this scheme, free medicines shall be given to all citizens who are below poverty line and lifesaving drugs to all Indians.
Special scheme for implants to be launched, especially for women. Sunny Leone shall be the brand ambassador for this scheme. (Well, samaj ne vale samaj gaye, jo na samje who anari hain!)
With elections in five states this month and the impact of demonetization, Govt has tried their best to entice the common public. Overall Business Confidence Index (OBCI) has revealed that India Inc’s business confidence has augmented its highest for the quarter along with a peak upsurge in the indices at share market.
Now it is for you to decide whether government met your expectations or not, please do share your views.