Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Finance Ministry’s report card yesterday (Aug-30-2014) for the last 100 days since the NDA govt came to power, as well as the recent initiatives for development taken by the Finance Ministry.
பா ஜ க வின் அரசு பொறுப்பேற்ற பின் கடந்த மூன்று மாதங்களின் அதிரடி முன்னேற்றத்திற்கான நடவடிக்கைகளால் எல்லா துறைகளிலும் வளர்ச்சி ஆரம்பமாகியுள்ளதாக மத்திய நிதிஅமைச்சர்.திரு.அருண் ஜெட்லி கூறியுள்ளார்.
தில்லியில் நிதி அமைச்சகத்தின் மூன்று மாத நடவடிக்கைகள் பற்றி பத்திரிக்கை நிருபர்களிடம் சனிகிழமையன்று அவர் பேட்டியளித்தார். இதில் சமீபத்திய புள்ளிவிவரப்படி நமது நாட்டின் முன்னேற்றமும், சாதகமான எதிர்காலப்போக்கும் திருப்தி அளிப்பதாகவும் அருண்ஜெட்லி கூறினார்.
முதல் 100 நாட்களில் மத்திய அரசின் நடவடிக்கைகளின் பலன் வெகுவிரைவில் தெரியும் எனவும் கூறிய அவர், மத்திய அரசிடம் இருக்கும் பொதுத் துறை நிறுவனங்களில் பங்குகளில் ஓர் பகுதியை விற்பனை செய்ய திட்ட மிட்டுள்ளதாகவும் கூறினார்.
மேலும் உணவுப்பணவீக்கம் வழக்க்கதை விட கூடுதலாக இருந்து வருவது கவலையளிப்பதாக கூறிய அமைச்சர் ஜெட்லி, சில குறிப்பிட்ட பருவங்களில் காய்கறிகள் மற்றும் பழங்களின் விலை கூடுதலாக இருப்பதே அதற்குக்காரணம் எனவும் தெரிவித்தார்.
சரக்கு மற்றும் சேவைவரியை அமல்படுத்துவது பற்றி மாநில முதல்வர்கள் மற்றும் நிதி அமைச்சர்களுடன் பேச்சுவார்த்தை நடத்தி வருவதாகவும் மத்திய அமைச்சர் அருண் ஜெட்லி தெரிவித்தார்.
English Summary : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on yesterday (Aug-30-2014) presented the Finance Ministry’s report card for the last hundred days since the NDA government came to power, as well as the recent initiatives taken by the Finance Ministry.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley assured that inflation is in check, growth and investment is steadily picking up and that the Reserve Bank of India will be cutting interest rates soon and the roll out of Goods and Services Tax is his top priority.
Concerning the food inflation, the Finance Minister said that this is normally the time when prices of some food items become steep. However, this year a special effort has been made to contain the prices of important food items like that of onions at an early stage.
“We have sufficient food stock so even if because of the monsoon, there is any problem in certain areas, we need not worry,” said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley adding that Inflation is rather a cause of worry.
“As far as containing Inflation is concerned, restarting growth is a priority for the government. The Empowered Committee has suggested to keep certain things out insofar as the Goods and Services Tax is concerned but keeping too many things out defeats the very objective. I am discussing with the states and am hopeful that that we will come out with a consensus. States have agreed that they need to paid the GST compensation,” Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.
The Finance Minister Arun Jaitley informed that the manufacturing trend has changed and assured that the long term impact of all new initiatives undertaken is bound to make a change.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also mentioned an ambitious disinvestment plan which he said will roll out in coming days.
The Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also said that a select committee will soon start working on the Insurance Bill and informed that 2.14 crore new accounts opened under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana scheme. The Prime Minister in his Independence Day speech had declared the launch of such scheme to aid the economically underprivileged. Jaitley also said that the enthusiasm shown by the people to enroll under the scheme was so high, that it continued unabated even in this festival season.
While presenting the Finance Ministry’s report card, Arun Jaitley pointed out that the country was facing considerable challenge when the NDA came to power, as a result of which decision making has been considerably slow but assured that the economy was on its way to revival.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that there were no internal issues plagued or affected the NDA government as observed in the last government. Bringing in the absolute mandate given to the Bharatiya Janata Party in the last general elections, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that a strong PM backing the steps taken by the Finance Ministry sped decisions.
The Narendra Modi government has completed 100 days in power, with the Prime Minister making a trip to Japan, to hold bilateral talks with Japan PM Shinzo Abe. While the last one hundred days, has largely seen the growth of Modi has a powerful statesman, making the NDA government in power look like a one man show, doubts still linger about its success in the long run.
Finance Secretary Arvind Mayaram was also present at the occasion and briefed the media about the various programs undertaken by the government.
The Finance Secretary also informed that the economy is on its way to revival and the business sector has registered a marked improvement. Mayaram also said that the government is constantly trying to create an atmosphere to boost business. The finance secretary also said that the BRICS bank will provide long-term funds for infrastructure.
Mayaram said that the economy is expected to grow at 5.5 per cent, pointing out that equity market has shown great confidence in the steps taken by the government.
The Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also reacted sharply to the recent and repeated ceasefire violations saying that, “Incursions both at the Line of Control and across the border is extremely serious. We hope that things will get better. Unfortunately, these incidents are creating an atmosphere that is not conducive for both the countries.” Jaitley also added that the Army and the BSF is on high alert.