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Some key FRBM impacting projects and macroeconomic nos. (Budget estimates) and security and justice proposals as highlighted in the Central budget for 2011

STRENGTHENING TRANSPARENCY & PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILTY

    Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission to be set up to rewrite and clean
    up the financial sector laws to bring them in line with the requirements of the
    sector.

    Rs 1,900 crore allocated to the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)
    for 2010-11. UIDAI will be able to meet its commitments of issuing the first set of
    UID numbers in the coming year

    A Technology Advisory Group for Unique Projects (TAGUP) to be set up to look
    into various technological and systemic issues for effective tax administration and
    financial governance.

    Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) chaired by the Deputy Chairman, Planning
    Commission to be set up to evaluate the impact of flagship programmes.

    Allocation for Defence increased to Rs. 1,47,344 crore including Rs 60,000 crore
    for capital expenditure.

    About 2,000 youth to be recruited as constables in five Central Para Military Forces
    from Jammu and Kashmir in the year 2010.

    Planning Commission to prepare an integrated action plan for the thirty-three left
    wing extremism affected districts. Adequate funds will be made available to support
    the action plan.
    Government has approved the setting up of the National Mission for Delivery of
    Justice and Legal Reforms to help reduce legal backlog in courts from an average
    of 15 years at present to 3 years by 2012.

BUDGET ESTIMATES 2010-11

    The Gross Tax Receipts are estimated at Rs. 7,46,651 crore ( INR 7.47T or $162 bn)

    The Non Tax Revenue Receipts are estimated at Rs. 1,48,118 crore. ( INR 1.48T or $32.2 bn)

    The net tax revenue to the Centre as well as the expenditure provisions in 2010-11
    have been estimated with reference to the recommendations of the Thirteenth
    Finance Commission.

    The total expenditure proposed in the Budget Estimates is Rs. 11,08,749 crore, (INR 11 T or $241bn)
    which is an increase of 8.6 per cent over last year.

    The Plan and Non Plan expenditures in BE 2010-11 are estimated at Rs. 3,73,092
    crore(INR 3.74T or $81bn) and Rs. 7,35,657 crore(INR 7.36T or $159.92 bn respectively. While there is 15 per cent increase in
    Plan expenditure, the increase in Non Plan expenditure is only 6 per cent over the
    BE of previous year.

    Fiscal deficit for BE 2010-11 at 5.5 per cent of GDP, which works out to Rs.3,81,408
    crore. ( INR 3.8T or $83bn)

    Taking into account the various other financing items for fiscal deficit, the actual
    net market borrowing of the Government in 2010-11 would be of the order of
    Rs.3,45,010 crore. This would leave enough space to meet the credit needs of the
    private sector. The Gross Borrowings are INR 4.59T or $100bn

    The rolling targets for fiscal deficit are pegged at 4.8 per cent and 4.1 per cent for
    2011-12 and 2012-13, respectively.

    Against a fiscal deficit of 7.8 per cent in 2008-09, inclusive of oil and fertilizer
    bonds, the comparable fiscal deficit is 6.9 per cent as per the Revised Estimates for
    2009-10.

    Conscious effort made to avoid issuing bonds to oil and fertilizer companies.
    Government would like to continue with this practice of extending Government
    subsidy in cash, thereby bringing all subsidy related liabilities into Government’s
    fiscal accounting.

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PART B TAX PROPOSALS

    The Centralized Processing Centre at Bengaluru is now fully functional and is
    processing around 20,000 returns daily. This initiative will be taken forward by
    setting up two more Centres during the year.

    The Income Tax department has introduced “Sevottam”, a pilot project at Pune,
    Kochi and Chandigarh through Aayakar Seva Kendras, which provide a single window
    system for registration of all applications including those for redressal of grievances
    as well as paper returns. The scheme will be extended to four more cities in the year.

    Automation of Central Excise & Service Tax, has already been rolled out throughout
    the country this year. Similarly, a Mission Mode Project for computerization of
    Commercial Taxes in States has been approved recently.

    With an outlay of Rs. 1133 crore of which the Centre’s share is Rs. 800 crore, the project will lay the
    foundation for the launch of GST.

    The income tax department to notify SARAL-II form for individual salaried
    taxpayers for the coming assessment year.

    Scope of cases which may be admitted by the Settlement Commission expanded to
    include proceedings related to search and seizure cases pending for assessment.

    Scope of Settlement Commission also expanded in respect of Central Excise and
    Customs to include certain categories of cases that hitherto fell outside its
    jurisdiction.

    Bi-lateral discussions commenced to enhance the exchange of bank related and
    other information to effectively track tax evasion and identify undisclosed assets
    of resident Indians lying abroad.

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