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Interim Budget 2019 Complete Highlights Download Pdf

Interim Budget 2019

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In this post we are going to share Interim Budget 2019 Complete Highlights in pdf format. Scroll down to read Important highlights. It will be helpful for all aspirants who are going to appear in upcoming competitive exams 2019.

 

 

Today finance minister Piyush Goyal presented the Interim Budget for 2019-20 amid heightened expectations that he will announce an income support scheme for distressed farmers who have seen their incomes stagnate because of plunging prices, barely enough to pay for loans and input costs.

 

The key highlights of the Interim Budget 2019-20 presented by the Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs, Railways & Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal in Parliament are as follows:

New Announcements

Farmers

12 crore small and marginal farmers to be provided with assured yearly income of Rs. 6000 per annum under PM-KISAN

Outlay of Rs. 75,000 crore for FY 2019-20 with additional Rs. 20,000 crore in RE 2018-19

Outlay for Rashtriya Gokul mission increased to Rs 750 crore

Rashtriya Kamdhenu Ayog  to be setup for sustainable genetic up-gradation of the Cow resources

New separate Department of Fisheries for welfare of 1.5 crore fishermen

2% interest subvention to Farmers for Animal husbandry and Fisheries activities; additional 3% in case of timely repayment.

Interest subvention of 2% during disaster will now be provided for the entire period of reschedulement of loan

 

 

Labour

Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maandhan scheme to ensure fixed monthly pension to 10 crore unorganized sector workers

Rs 3000 per month after 60 years of age with an affordable contribution of only Rs 100/55 per month

 

Health

  • 22nd AIIMS to be setup in Haryana

MGNREGA

  • Rs. 60, 000 crore allocation for MGNREGA in BE 2019-20

 

Direct Tax proposals

· Income upto Rs. 5 lakh exempted from Income Tax

· More than Rs. 23,000 crore tax relief to 3 crore middle class taxpayers

· Standard Deduction to be raised to Rs. 50,000 from Rs. 40,000

· TDS threshold to be raised from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 40,000 on interest earned on bank/post office deposits

· Existing rates of income tax to continue

· Tax exempted on notional rent on a second self-occupied house

· Housing and real estate sector to get boost-

 

 

 

TDS threshold for deduction of tax on rent to be increased from Rs. 1,80,000 to Rs. 2,40,000

Benefit of rollover of capital gains increased from investment in one residential house to two residential houses for capital gains up to Rs. 2 crore.

Tax benefits for affordable housing extended till 31st March, 2020 under Section 80-IBA of Income Tax Act

Tax exemption period on notional rent, on unsold inventories, extended from one year to two years

 

Fiscal Programme

Fiscal deficit pegged at 3.4% of GDP for 2019-20

Target of 3% of fiscal deficit to be achieved by 2020-21.

Fiscal deficit brought down to 3.4% in 2018-19 RE from almost 6% seven years ago

 

· Total expenditure increased by over 13% to Rs.27,84,200 crore in 2019-20 BE

· Capital Expenditure for 2019-20 BE estimated at Rs. 3,36,292 crore

· Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) allocation increased to Rs. 3,27,679 crore in BE 2019-20

 

 

· National Education Mission allocation increased by about 20% to Rs. 38,572 crore in BE 2019-20

· Allocation for Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) increased by over 18% to Rs. 27,584 crore in BE 2019-20

· Substantial increase in allocation for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes –

 

 

Allocation for SCs increased by 35.6% – from Rs. 56,619 crore in BE 2018-19 to Rs. 76,801 crore in BE for 2019-20

Allocation for the STs increased by 28% – from 39,135 crore in BE 2018-19 to Rs. 50,086 crore in 2019-20 BE

 

· Government confident of achieving the disinvestment target of 80,000 crore

 

 

Focus now on debt consolidation along with fiscal deficit consolidation programme

Poor and Backward Classes

“First right on the resources of country is that of the poor”: FM

25% additional seats in educational institutions to meet the 10% reservation for the poor

 

Targeted expenditure to bridge urban-rural divide & to improve quality of life in villages

All willing households to be provided electricity connections by March 2019

 

North East

Allocation to be increased by 21% to Rs. 58,166 crore in 2019-20 BE over 2018-19 BE

Arunachal Pradesh came on the air map recently

 

Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram came on India’s rail map for the first time

Container cargo movement through improved navigation capacity of the Brahmaputra

 

Vulnerable sections

A new committee under NITI Ayog to identify all the remaining De-notified nomadic and semi-Nomadic tribes.

New Welfare development Board under Ministry of social justice and empowerment for development and welfare of De-notified nomadic and semi nomadic tribes

 

Defence

Defence budget to cross Rs 3,00,000 crore for the first time ever

Railways

Capital support of Rs.64,587 crore proposed in 2019-20 (BE) from the budget

Overall capital expenditure programme to be of Rs. 1,58,658 crore

Operating Ratio expected to improve from 98.4% in 2017-18

to 96.2% in 2018-19 (RE) and
to 95% in 2019- 20 (BE)

 

 

Entertainment Industry

Indian filmmakers  to get access to Single window clearance as well for ease of shooting films

Regulatory provisions to rely more on self-declaration

To introduce anti-camcording provisions in the Cinematograph Act to control piracy

 

MSME and Traders

2% interest subvention on an incremental loan of  Rs 1 crore for GST registered SMEs

Atleast 3% of the 25% sourcing for the Government undertakings will be from women owned SMEs

Renewed Focus on Internal trade ; DIPP renamed to Department for Promotion of Industries and Internal trade

 

Digital Villages

The Government to make 1 lakh villages into Digital Villages over next five years

 

Other Announcement(s)

New National Artificial Intelligence portal to support National Program on Artificial Intelligence

 

Achievements during 2014-19
State of the Economy

India universally recognized as a bright spot of the global economy during last five years

“Country witnessed its best phase of macro-economic stability during 2014-19”, says FM

India is now the 6th largest economy in the world from being the 11thlargest in 2013-14

Annual average GDP growth during 2014-19 higher than any government since 1991

Government has broken inflation’s back from backbreaking inflation during 2009-14: FM

 

 

Average inflation down to 4.6%, lower than during any other Government

Inflation in December 2018 down to 2.19% only

Fiscal deficit down to 3.4% in 2018-19 RE from the high of almost 6% seven years ago

CAD likely to be only 2.5% of GDP this year against a high of 5.6% six years ago

 

 

India attracted massive amount of FDI, worth $239 billion, during the last 5 years

“India is solidly back on track and marching towards growth and prosperity”, says FM

India becomes the fastest growing major economy in the world

Double-digit inflation contained and fiscal balance restored

Liberalization of FDI policy, allowing most FDI to come through the automatic route

 

Farmers

Assured MSP of minimum 50% to all 22 crops

Interest subvention doubled in last 5 years

Soil Health card, Neem coated Urea game changer in farm sector

 

Labor

Employment opportunities expanded ; EPFO membership increased by 2 crore

Minimum income for every category of workers increased by 42% in last 5 years

 

Poor and Backward Classes

10% reservation for the poor  in educational institutions and government jobs

Free electricity connection to every household under Saubhagya Yojana

World’s largest healthcare programme, Ayushman Bharat, for nearly 50 crore people

Aspirational Districts Programme for development in 115 most backward districts

Rs. 1,70,000 crore spent during 2018-19 for cheaper food grains to poor and middle class

 

 

143 crore LED bulbs provided in mission mode with the cooperation of private sector

Poor & middle class are saving Rs. 50, 000 crore p.a. in electricity bills due to LED bulbs

10 lakh patients benefited from free treatment under Ayushman Bharat

Jan Aushadhi Kendras providing medicines at affordable prices to poor and middle class

14 out of 21 AIIIMS operating presently have been announced since 2014

Government tripled rural roads’ construction under the PMGSY

15.80 lakh habitations out of 17.84 lakh connected with pucca roads

Rs. 19,000 crore for PMGSY in BE 2019-20 against Rs. 15,500 crore in RE 2018-19

1.53 crore houses built under PM Awas Yojana during the 2014-18

 

Women development to women led development

6 crore free LPG gas connections provided under Ujjwala Yojna ; All 8 crore by next year

70% of MUDRA Loan availed by Women

Maternity leave extended to 26 weeks

Financial support for pregnant women under Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana

 

Youth

Over one crore youth trained under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikash Yojana

Self-employment boost through MUDRA, STAND-UP and START-UP India

 

MSME and Traders

Up-to Rs 1 crore loans can be availed in less than an hour

25%-28% is the average savings due to GeM (Government e-Market pla

 

Income Tax

Tax collections nearly doubled in five years- from Rs. 6.38 Lakh crore in 2013-14 to almost Rs. 12 lakh crore this year

80% growth in tax base- from 3.79 crore to 6.85 crore in five years

Tax administration streamlined- Last year, 99.54% of the income-tax returns accepted as were filed

Technology intensive project approved to improve assessee friendliness –In two years, returns to be processed in 24 hours and refunds issued simultaneously

Earlier benefits given to middle class-

Basic exemption limit increased from Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 2.5 lakh

 

Tax rate reduced from 10% to 5% for the tax slab of Rs. 2.5 lakh to Rs. 5 lakh

Standard deduction of Rs. 40,000 introduced for the salaried class

Deduction of savings under section 80C increased from Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 1.5 lakh

Deduction of interest for self-occupied house property raised from Rs. 1.5 lakh to Rs. 2 lakh

Special benefits and incentives already given to small businesses and startups-

 

Overall compliance processes simplified.

Threshold for presumptive taxation of business raised from Rs. 1 crore to Rs. 2 crore

Benefit of presumptive taxation extended for the first time to small professionals fixing threshold limit at Rs. 50 lakh

Presumptive profit rate reduced from 8% to 6% to promote a less cash economy

Tax rate for about 99% companies reduced to 25%

 

GST

GST made India a common market

GST led to increased tax base, higher collections and ease of trade

Inter-state movements now faster, more efficient, and hassle free

Responsive and sensitive reduction of tax rates – Most items of daily use now in the 0% or 5% tax slab

Relieving the businesses and service providers-

 

Exemptions from GST for small businesses doubled from Rs. 20 lakh to Rs. 40 lakh

Small businesses having turnover up to Rs. 1.5 crore pay only 1% flat rate and file one annual return only

Small service providers with turnover upto Rs.50 lakhs can opt for composition scheme and pay GST at 6% instead of 18%

Soon, businesses comprising over 90% of GST payers to be allowed to file quarterly return

Encouraging GST revenue trends – The average monthly tax collection in the current year is Rs. 97,100 crore per month as compared to Rs. 89,700 crore per month in the first year

 

Infrastructure

Civil Aviation – UDAN Scheme

Number of Operational Airports crossed 100

Latest: Pakyong airport in Sikkim

Domestic Passenger traffic doubled in last 5 years

 

 

Roads

India is the fastest highway developer in the world

27 kms of highways built each day

Stuck projects completed – Eastern Peripheral Highway around Delhi

Bogibeel rail-cum-road bridge in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh

Waterways

Flagship programme of Sagarmala along the coastal areas

For first time, container freight movement started on Kolkata to Varanasi inland waterways

 

Railways

‘Safest year’ for railways in its history

All Unmanned Level Crossings on broad gauge network eliminated.

Semi high-speed “Vande Bharat Express” introduced – first indigenously developed and manufactured

 

Climate Change

International Solar Alliance

To promote renewable energy

First treaty based international inter-governmental organisation headquartered in India

Installed solar generation capacity grown over ten times in last five years

Now creating lakhs of new age jobs

 

Digital India Revolution

More than 3 lakh Common Service Centres (CSCs) exist to deliver services to the citizens

India now leading the world in the consumption of mobile data

Monthly consumption of mobile data increased by over 50 times in the last five years

Under Make in India, mobile and parts manufacturing companies increased from 2 to more than 268 providing huge job opportunities

 

Jan Dhan-Aadhaar-Mobile (JAM) and Direct Benefit Transfer

In the last five years, nearly 34 crore Jan Dhan bank accounts opened

Aadhaar now near universally implemented

Ensure the poor and middle class receive the benefits of Government schemes directly in their bank accounts by eliminating middlemen

 

Customs and trading across borders

Customs duties on 36 capital goods abolished

Digitization of import and export transactions

RFID technology to improve logistics

 

 

Steps against corruption

Government walked the talk on corruption and ushered in a new era of transparency: FM

RERA and Benami Transaction (Prohibition) Act have brought transparency in real estate

The Fugitive Economic Offenders Act, 2018 to help confiscate economic offenders

 

Government conducted transparent auction of natural resources such as coal & spectrum

 

Drive against Black money

Undisclosed income of about Rs 1,30,000 crore brought under tax through initiatives like Black money Law,  Fugitive Criminal offenders Act, Demonetisation etc.

Benami assets worth Rs 6,900 crore have been attached

18% growth in Direct tax

 

Banking Reforms and Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC)

The IBC has institutionalized a resolution-friendly mechanism

Government has stopped the culture of “phone banking”: FM

Government adopted 4Rs approach of recognition, resolution, re-capitalization & reforms

Government has implemented measures to ensure ‘Clean Banking’

Government has already recovered Rs. 3 lakh crore in favor of banks and creditors

Government has invested Rs. 2.6 lakh crore for recapitalization of public sector banks

 

Cleanliness

Government launched Swachh Bharat Mission as a tribute to 150 years of Gandhi Ji

FM thanks 130 crore Indians for translating Swachh Bharat into a national revolution

India has achieved 98% rural sanitation coverage

5.45 lakh villages have been declared “Open Defecation Free”

 

Defence

OROP under implementation in full spirit with Rs 35,000 crore already disbursed

Military pay service hiked

 

Other achievements

Government put a stop to questionable practices of hiding high NPAs

Swachh Bharat Mission as the world’s largest behavioral change movement

 

Key message in the Interim Budget 2019-20

Moving towards realizing a ‘New India’ by 2022 –

Clean and healthy India with universal access to toilets, water and electricity to all

An India where Farmers’ income would have doubled

Ample opportunities to youth and women to fulfil their dreams

An India free from terrorism, communalism, casteism, corruption and nepotism

 

Vision for the next Decade

Foundation for India’s growth and development laid in the past 5 years

Poised to become a Five Trillion Dollar Economy in the next five years

Aspire to become a Ten Trillion Dollar Economy in the next 8 years thereafter

 

Ten dimensions of Vision for India of 2030
India would be a modern, technology-driven, high growth, equitable and transparent society

To build physical as well as social infrastructure and to provide ease of living

To create a Digital India, digitize government processes with leaders from youth

Making India pollution free by leading transport revolution with Electric Vehicles and focus on Renewables

Expanding rural industrialisation using modern digital technologies to generate massive employment

Clean Rivers, safe drinking water to all Indians and efficient use of water through micro-irrigation

 

Besides scaling up of Sagarmala, Coastline and Ocean waters powering India’s development and growth

Aim at our space programme – Gaganyaan, India becoming the launch-pad of satellites for the World and placing an Indian astronaut into space by 2022

Making India self-sufficient in food, exporting to the world to meet their food needs and producing food in the most organic way

A healthy India via Ayushman Bharat with women having equal rights and concern for their safety and empowerment

Transforming India into a Minimum Government Maximum Governance nation with pro-active and responsible bureaucracy

 

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