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Sector 16. He also rightly postponed hitting the 3 per cent fiscal deficit target by a year. I was looking forward to the Centrally sponsored schemes being cut. In 1996 as planning minister I had done this and given the money to the states In fact this budget has many new Central schemes This writer as well as the chief economic advisor wanted public investment to be boosted to crowd in private investment But the main instrument for that an increase in plan expenditure has not been announced The aim of using public investment to trigger private investment is perhaps the guiding light behind several announcements of new funds and the emphasis on PPP projects There are funds for micro units livelihood training for educated minority youth national investment and infrastructure etc Additionally innovation missions for start-ups have been announced as well as the incorporation of ports Even post offices will get into the act There were so many small announcements that one can get a bit lost At the end of the day it is not clear whether the sum of measures will manage to push the country forward One can only hope for the best Two announcements deserve particular attention One was a break from the past and a gamechanger The second left me cold The gamechanger first The government announced a social security scheme for all Indians I know there are difficulties and the sceptics will pillory it But there is no going back — just like the MGNREGA it is here to stay This along with the fact that Arun Jaitley introduced producer companies to India when he was corporate affairs minister will be his claim to fame There will come a day when every Indian can hold her head high That day will be traced back to this announcement Now for the negative It is wrong to club FDI and FII together even though this has only been done for alternative investment funds FDI adds to our capital stock FII adds to our foreign exchange reserves but also leads to volatility Billions of dollars can move in and out in a week or less As the world apart from the US shows nervousness the finance minister should have shown more sensitivity As far as black money is concerned applying FEMA strictly to foreign asset declarations is correct But it is surprising that a government that swears by market-based reform would not swear by FEMA or show the jailor’s visage I expected it to show us we can move towards capital account convertibility so that the Indian rupee can move freely across the world We are perhaps far from that day There were unfortunately a number of announcements that didn’t belong in the budget speech The issue of a public debt management office outside the RBI is controversial To make a decisive statement on monetary policy in a budget speech is also not kosher We can only hope that discretion will take precedence over valour and the finance minister and RBI governor will make a joint statement soon There should be public debate before any legislative changes The writer is professor emeritus Sardar Patel Institute Ahmedabad [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News Cowardly acts of violence that target civilians — and educational institutions — betray the lack of humanity of terrorists. April 3), So here’s what’s happening. The world’s top diplomat, For all the latest Entertainment News, there was a mystique, It’s still going on.

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