Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has initiated his government's move to make Delhi the "lowest VAT regime state" in the country. "We have reduced VAT on a lot of items. When we came to power, we said there is no dearth of money and the problem is lack of intention. So, we promised to bring down the VAT rates and introduce reforms to make Delhi a state with the lowest VAT regime. We have brought down rates on electric vehciles, sweetmeats and savouries, readymade garments, school bags amd watches among other things," he said.
The budget has also kept its focus on education and health. "When the AAP government came to power, it brought a new kind of politics. Across the country, governments have been reducing the budgets on education and encouraging private education. The reason is that you will find education ministers running their own schools and, hence, they don't want to improve the education standards. Our government is increasing the education budget, second year in a row. We are promising to make the school system on a par with and even better than the private school system," said the CM.
The same problem of reducing health budgets is impacting the health sector in many states. Dispensaries are closing down and access to treatment and medicines in government hospitals is poor. However, in Delhi quality healthcare is our goal," the CM said.
Kejriwal Ji , This new politics in black and white looks very good. we have gr8 expectations on u. Let them not go down the drain. All the best.
SEE ALL COMMENTSADD COMMENT Kejriwal asserted that while the government had decided to demolish the BRT corridor between Ambedkar Nagar and Moolchand due to the inconvenience caused to the people of Delhi, it now proposes to make way for two elevated north-south and east-west BRT corridors.
"We will appoint consultants for these projects to conduct studies, and by year-end, we will start work to execute these projects. These can be the model for the entire city," he said