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Focus on 'ease of living': Aadhaar-PAN made interchangeable, GST tax return filing eased

02

Fiscal consolidation glidepath continues: Deficit cut to 3.3% of GDP, from 3.4%

03

Rs 1/litre cess introduced on petrol, diesel

04

Budget does not shy away from taking on the super rich; peak income tax rate hiked to 42.7%

05

Rural India gets a boost; 22.6% jump in allocation to PM Gram Sadak Yojana

06

Minor tax relief for common man: Interest rate exemption hiked on affordable homes

07

Regulatory framework strengthened: RBI gets more oversight on NBFCs, HFCs

Pawan Goenka

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Pawan Goenka

Expert QuoteWhile we don\'t see any fiscal room for GST cuts in the auto sector, we hope that the price increase of cars that will happen with the GST on BSVI would somehow be neutralised, that would be beneficial to the industry.

Nilesh Shah

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Nilesh Shah

Expert QuoteThe budget is good on intent. However, the key is efficient execution in a time-bound manner. There are many positives to simplify things and encourage entrepreneurs but again, key will be execution in a time-bound manner. Intent needs to be converte

Uddhav Thackeray

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Uddhav Thackeray

Expert QuoteThis budget is unjust for Maharashtra and Mumbai which is the country\'s growth engine.

Umesh Revankar

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Umesh Revankar

Expert QuoteThe budget presented by Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman is a pro-consumption budget. It strikes a balancing act between the urban and rural requirements.

Hardeep Singh Puri

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Hardeep Singh Puri

Expert QuoteThe Krishi Udaan Yojna, to be launched on international and national routes, will immensely help in bringing our North-East and tribal districts to the forefront. This will help investors realise the unearthed potential of these regions and attract i

JP Nadda

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JP Nadda

Expert QuoteThis first budget of the third decade of the 21st century reflects aspirations, hopes, and the country\'s faith in the government.

Arvind Kejriwal

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Arvind Kejriwal

Expert QuoteDelhi had high expectations from the Budget, but step-motherly treatment has been meted out to it again. When Delhi doesn\'t figure in the BJP\'s priorities, why should people vote for it?

Harshil Mathur

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Harshil Mathur

Expert QuoteThe budget does meet some of the expectations from the FinTech industry and startups.

P Chidambaram

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P Chidambaram

Expert QuoteThe government has given up on reviving the economy or accelerating the growth rate or promoting private investment or increasing efficiency or creating jobs or winning a greater share of world trade.

Narendra Modi

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Narendra Modi

Expert QuoteThe main areas of employment are agriculture, infrastructure, textiles and technology. In order to increase employment generation, these four have been given a lot of emphasis in this budget.

Piyush Goyal

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Piyush Goyal

Expert QuoteFM Sitharaman has ensured that the Budget is all rounded. Consumption and investment go hand in hand and compliance is the USP of this Govt.

Deepak Parekh

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Deepak Parekh

Expert QuoteThe budget has some very positive aspects as the disposable income in the hands of the middle-class people and people earning lower salaries will increase and so consumption has to increase.

Jimeet Modi

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Jimeet Modi

Expert QuoteMarkets should have a long-term view rather than just focus on the short term. To sum it all, the Budget is long term growth oriented but lacks short term kickers.

Amit Shah

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Amit Shah

Expert QuoteModi govt has taken effective steps to rationalise tax system, boost basic infrastructure, strengthen banking system, promote investment & ease of doing business.

Ajit Mishra

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Ajit Mishra

Expert QuoteThe Budget fell short of expectations as the stimulus package for rural, infrastructure and transportation was up marginally. Further, even the personal income tax came with a caveat of having to forego earlier exemptions and deductions.

Yogi Adityanath

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Yogi Adityanath

Expert QuoteI congratulate PM Modi and FM Nirmala Sitharaman for this development oriented and pro-farmer budget. This Budget will further strengthen the economy.

Rahul Gandhi

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Rahul Gandhi

Expert QuoteThe main issue is unemployment. I did not see any concrete, strategic idea that could help our youngsters get jobs. There were redundant things in the budget and I did not see any central idea

Kamlesh Rao

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Kamlesh Rao

Expert QuoteAbolition of DDT, tax relief to middle class and lower middle class segments along with simplification of the tax regime will improve public sentiment and augur well for the economy.

Dinanath Dubhashi

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Dinanath Dubhashi

Expert QuoteThe Budget has done a great job of supporting growth by tweaking taxes and facilitating the development of core sectors like agriculture and allied activities, renewables, exports and social sectors with thrust on digitisation. This is strongly posit

Sitaram Yechury

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Sitaram Yechury

Expert QuoteJust platitudes & slogans. Nothing substantial to alleviate peoples\' misery, the growing unemployment, rural wage crash, farmers\' distress suicides and galloping prices.

Anand Sharma

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Anand Sharma

Expert QuoteBudget is insipid lacking in stimulus for growth. No clear roadmap for job creation.

Rajnath Singh

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Rajnath Singh

Expert QuoteThis new tax regime will reduce tax burden on common man. It will pave the way for an efficient tax system, in sync with the best practises in the world.

Santosh Kamath

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Santosh Kamath

Expert QuoteReduction in corporate tax rate to 15% for new power generation will help new investments in renewable generation particularly. This will provide a big boost for this sector.

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

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Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

Expert QuoteFM Sitharaman promises an end to tax harassment to India Inc., correcting Companies Act to decriminalise many non-compliances. A much needed message to infuse trust.

Subhash Chandra Garg

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Subhash Chandra Garg

Expert QuoteHope GST estimation next year will be more realistic.

Niranjan HIranandani

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Niranjan HIranandani

Expert QuoteI\'ve never seen a liquidity crisis as bad as it is today. No matter how good the budget is if the oil in the mechanism of the economy is not working, the economy can\'t move.

Arundhati Bhattacharya

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Arundhati Bhattacharya

Expert QuoteThere should be a proper packaging of infrastructure projects before they are announced.

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

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Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

Expert QuoteOur economic cancer needs immunotherapy not chemotherapy. We need to treat the causality not the symptoms - hope the Budget takes this approach. Wealth creation is a key part of our economic immune system!

Abhijit Banerjee

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Abhijit Banerjee

Expert QuoteThere is no need for a further cut in corporate taxes. The corporate sector is sitting on cash and not investing due to a demand problem. The government needs to get the demand side going.

Harsha Upadhyaya

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Harsha Upadhyaya

Expert QuoteThe focus would be on how government manages non-tax revenues given the fact that tax revenues are unlikely to show a big jump going forward.

Mark Mobius

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Mark Mobius

Expert QuoteI would like to see substantially more spending on infrastructure. That is the key ? for two reasons, one is that country needs it and good infrastructure will speed up the commerce and trading generally.

P Chidambaram

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P Chidambaram

Expert QuoteHope for the best, prepare for the worst

Pranjul Bhandari

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Pranjul Bhandari

Expert QuoteWe think they will try to tighten the goods and services tax (GST). We are expecting higher GST revenues in FY21. We expect a GST buoyancy of 1.2 which is quite high, last year it was about only 0.5.

Keki Mistry

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Keki Mistry

Expert QuoteThere should be four broad themes of the Budge - Housing, capital market reforms, re-alignment of personal tax rates to boost consumption, and a focus on the rural economy

Rashesh Shah

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Rashesh Shah

Expert QuoteMy expectation would be that government does expand on the disinvestment programme and raise a lot of revenue through asset sales.

Arvind Kejriwal

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Arvind Kejriwal

Expert QuoteWe want the Centre to make several announcements about Delhi so that people benefit, and Delhi?s development is fast-tracked.

Vinay Khattar

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Vinay Khattar

Expert QuoteThe government could focus on creating demand. Whether it is incentive through a tax cut for buying houses to income tax or GST cuts there are multiple options that the govt can choose from to revive demand.

Rajiv Bajaj

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Rajiv Bajaj

Expert QuoteAt a time when GST for EVs has been correctly lowered to 5%, we should consider lowering GST for petrol or diesel vehicles from 28 to 18%.

Raghuram Rajan

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Raghuram Rajan

Expert QuoteI would hope that the government comes up with a medium-term plan on how it will reach fiscal sustainability even if it has to go a little more in spending this time around.

Pawan Goenka

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Pawan Goenka

Expert QuoteWhile we don\'t see any fiscal room for GST cuts in the auto sector, we hope that the price increase of cars that will happen with the GST on BSVI would somehow be neutralised, that would be beneficial to the industry.

Hardeep Singh Puri

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Hardeep Singh Puri

Expert QuoteThe Krishi Udaan Yojna, to be launched on international and national routes, will immensely help in bringing our North-East and tribal districts to the forefront. This will help investors realise the unearthed potential of these regions and attract i

Harshil Mathur

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Harshil Mathur

Expert QuoteThe budget does meet some of the expectations from the FinTech industry and startups.

Santosh Kamath

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Santosh Kamath

Expert QuoteReduction in corporate tax rate to 15% for new power generation will help new investments in renewable generation particularly. This will provide a big boost for this sector.

Niranjan HIranandani

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Niranjan HIranandani

Expert QuoteI\'ve never seen a liquidity crisis as bad as it is today. No matter how good the budget is if the oil in the mechanism of the economy is not working, the economy can\'t move.

Arundhati Bhattacharya

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Arundhati Bhattacharya

Expert QuoteThere should be a proper packaging of infrastructure projects before they are announced.

Keki Mistry

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Keki Mistry

Expert QuoteThere should be four broad themes of the Budge - Housing, capital market reforms, re-alignment of personal tax rates to boost consumption, and a focus on the rural economy

Rajiv Bajaj

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Rajiv Bajaj

Expert QuoteAt a time when GST for EVs has been correctly lowered to 5%, we should consider lowering GST for petrol or diesel vehicles from 28 to 18%.

Jimeet Modi

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Jimeet Modi

Expert QuoteMarkets should have a long-term view rather than just focus on the short term. To sum it all, the Budget is long term growth oriented but lacks short term kickers.

Mark Mobius

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Mark Mobius

Expert QuoteI would like to see substantially more spending on infrastructure. That is the key ? for two reasons, one is that country needs it and good infrastructure will speed up the commerce and trading generally.

Pranjul Bhandari

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Pranjul Bhandari

Expert QuoteWe think they will try to tighten the goods and services tax (GST). We are expecting higher GST revenues in FY21. We expect a GST buoyancy of 1.2 which is quite high, last year it was about only 0.5.

Rashesh Shah

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Rashesh Shah

Expert QuoteMy expectation would be that government does expand on the disinvestment programme and raise a lot of revenue through asset sales.

Vinay Khattar

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Vinay Khattar

Expert QuoteThe government could focus on creating demand. Whether it is incentive through a tax cut for buying houses to income tax or GST cuts there are multiple options that the govt can choose from to revive demand.

Nilesh Shah

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Nilesh Shah

Expert QuoteThe budget is good on intent. However, the key is efficient execution in a time-bound manner. There are many positives to simplify things and encourage entrepreneurs but again, key will be execution in a time-bound manner. Intent needs to be converte

Uddhav Thackeray

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Uddhav Thackeray

Expert QuoteThis budget is unjust for Maharashtra and Mumbai which is the country\'s growth engine.

Umesh Revankar

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Umesh Revankar

Expert QuoteThe budget presented by Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman is a pro-consumption budget. It strikes a balancing act between the urban and rural requirements.

JP Nadda

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JP Nadda

Expert QuoteThis first budget of the third decade of the 21st century reflects aspirations, hopes, and the country\'s faith in the government.

Arvind Kejriwal

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Arvind Kejriwal

Expert QuoteDelhi had high expectations from the Budget, but step-motherly treatment has been meted out to it again. When Delhi doesn\'t figure in the BJP\'s priorities, why should people vote for it?

Narendra Modi

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Narendra Modi

Expert QuoteThe main areas of employment are agriculture, infrastructure, textiles and technology. In order to increase employment generation, these four have been given a lot of emphasis in this budget.

Piyush Goyal

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Piyush Goyal

Expert QuoteFM Sitharaman has ensured that the Budget is all rounded. Consumption and investment go hand in hand and compliance is the USP of this Govt.

Deepak Parekh

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Deepak Parekh

Expert QuoteThe budget has some very positive aspects as the disposable income in the hands of the middle-class people and people earning lower salaries will increase and so consumption has to increase.

Ajit Mishra

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Ajit Mishra

Expert QuoteThe Budget fell short of expectations as the stimulus package for rural, infrastructure and transportation was up marginally. Further, even the personal income tax came with a caveat of having to forego earlier exemptions and deductions.

Yogi Adityanath

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Yogi Adityanath

Expert QuoteI congratulate PM Modi and FM Nirmala Sitharaman for this development oriented and pro-farmer budget. This Budget will further strengthen the economy.

Rahul Gandhi

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Rahul Gandhi

Expert QuoteThe main issue is unemployment. I did not see any concrete, strategic idea that could help our youngsters get jobs. There were redundant things in the budget and I did not see any central idea

Kamlesh Rao

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Kamlesh Rao

Expert QuoteAbolition of DDT, tax relief to middle class and lower middle class segments along with simplification of the tax regime will improve public sentiment and augur well for the economy.

Dinanath Dubhashi

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Dinanath Dubhashi

Expert QuoteThe Budget has done a great job of supporting growth by tweaking taxes and facilitating the development of core sectors like agriculture and allied activities, renewables, exports and social sectors with thrust on digitisation. This is strongly posit

Sitaram Yechury

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Sitaram Yechury

Expert QuoteJust platitudes & slogans. Nothing substantial to alleviate peoples\' misery, the growing unemployment, rural wage crash, farmers\' distress suicides and galloping prices.

Rajnath Singh

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Rajnath Singh

Expert QuoteThis new tax regime will reduce tax burden on common man. It will pave the way for an efficient tax system, in sync with the best practises in the world.

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

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Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

Expert QuoteFM Sitharaman promises an end to tax harassment to India Inc., correcting Companies Act to decriminalise many non-compliances. A much needed message to infuse trust.

P Chidambaram

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P Chidambaram

Expert QuoteHope for the best, prepare for the worst

Arvind Kejriwal

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Arvind Kejriwal

Expert QuoteWe want the Centre to make several announcements about Delhi so that people benefit, and Delhi?s development is fast-tracked.

P Chidambaram

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P Chidambaram

Expert QuoteThe government has given up on reviving the economy or accelerating the growth rate or promoting private investment or increasing efficiency or creating jobs or winning a greater share of world trade.

Amit Shah

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Amit Shah

Expert QuoteModi govt has taken effective steps to rationalise tax system, boost basic infrastructure, strengthen banking system, promote investment & ease of doing business.

Anand Sharma

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Anand Sharma

Expert QuoteBudget is insipid lacking in stimulus for growth. No clear roadmap for job creation.

Subhash Chandra Garg

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Subhash Chandra Garg

Expert QuoteHope GST estimation next year will be more realistic.

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

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Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

Expert QuoteOur economic cancer needs immunotherapy not chemotherapy. We need to treat the causality not the symptoms - hope the Budget takes this approach. Wealth creation is a key part of our economic immune system!

Abhijit Banerjee

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Abhijit Banerjee

Expert QuoteThere is no need for a further cut in corporate taxes. The corporate sector is sitting on cash and not investing due to a demand problem. The government needs to get the demand side going.

Harsha Upadhyaya

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Harsha Upadhyaya

Expert QuoteThe focus would be on how government manages non-tax revenues given the fact that tax revenues are unlikely to show a big jump going forward.

Raghuram Rajan

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Raghuram Rajan

Expert QuoteI would hope that the government comes up with a medium-term plan on how it will reach fiscal sustainability even if it has to go a little more in spending this time around.

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