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Delhi Budget Speech 2016-2017

News and Press Release - Dated:- 29-3-2016 - BUDGET SPEECH 2016-2017 [ PART A ] Hon ble Speaker Sir, 1. I rise to present the Budget for the financial year 2016-17. 2. This budget for GNCTD is a statement of tax collected from hard earned money of the people of Delhi and its honest utilization. The guiding principle of this budget is -if work is done with honesty and wisdom, then not only does it benefit the maximum people but also results in saving of costs, reduction in expenditure and complet .....

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nderstand the budgetary allocations by segregating expenditure in terms of initial cost and recurring cost of the project/ scheme/ programme. 4. Another practice often used to assess the performance of a Government is evaluating the percentage of expenditure as against the budgeted targets. Whereas what really needs to be examined is the optimum utilization of resources, honesty and sincerity in use of public money, the participation of people and extent of benefit to the citizens at large. The .....

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der it is a solemn pledge. I wish to share with this august House that the ministers in this Government have the digital copy of manifesto stored in their cellphone, for a constant reminder of the commitment to the people of Delhi. 6. This Government, led by the able guidance and leadership of our Honourable Chief Minister, has fulfilled many of the electoral promises, has established efficient governance and cracked down on corruption. Today, the electricity bill of approximately 90% domestic c .....

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e cutting edge of the administration where the human interface between the citizens and Government is being replaced with technological solutions. This august Assembly passed the historic Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill 2015, in November 2015 and the people are eagerly awaiting the approval of the Government of India of the bill. Despite the constant attempts of the Central Government to destabilise the anti-corruption efforts of this Government, which include physical capture of the Anti-Corruption Branc .....

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onvey our heart-felt gratitude to the people of Delhi for their support and partnership in the successful implementation of the Government s daring odd-even scheme. Together we silenced all critics and pessimists who prophesied doom. The Odd Even scheme received overwhelming response. Pollution fell steadily as support of the people rose - formidable traffic jams cleared to wide, open roads. The world looked on in appreciation as Delhi once again said yes to another change, another first. Variou .....

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ief Minister. This has been the guiding principle of our governance and we have espoused to socially, economically and politically empower each citizen of Delhi. And I am certain that with such participation and co-operation from citizens, who are the real stakeholders in our model of governance, we will be able to face all challenges. 8. Sir, the priorities of our Government are linked to the hopes and aspirations of aamaadmi . We have a vision for Delhi as a city of global standards in healthc .....

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omic Scenario 9. The Gross State Domestic Product of Delhi at current prices is likely to increase to ₹ 558745 crore in 2015-16 from ₹ 494460 crore in 2014-15, indicating a growth of 13 percent. This is as per the new series of estimates of State Domestic Product of Delhi, with base year 2011-12. In real terms at constant prices, the growth in GSDP of Delhi in 2015-16 is expected to be 8.34 percent which exceeds 7.6 percent at the national level. The contribution of Delhi to the nati .....

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thy sign. The per capita income at national level has increased from ₹ 86879 in 2014-15 to Rs. 93231 in 2015-16.The per capita income of Delhi is about three times higher than the per capita income at the national level. Price Situation 11. Our Government is constantly monitoring prices of essential commodities, proactively reacting to market turbulences and making timely market intervention, thereby curtailing the rate of inflation in Delhi during 2015 to 4.9 percent as compared to 7.8 pe .....

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t during 2014-15. In case of state excise we are expecting a growth of 31 percent in 2015-16 as compared to 8.60 percent in 2014-15. Similarly, under Stamps Registration Fees a growth of 21 percent is expected in this year as against negative growth of 4.3 percent in the last year. Our Tax - GSDP ratio which was 5.4percent in 2014-15 is expected to increase to 5.6 percent in 2015-16. I would like to reiterate what our Hon ble Chief Minister has previously stated- that - there isn t a shortage of .....

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al non-plan expenditure to the level of ₹ 21565 crore in the current financial year despite giving an unforeseen loan of ₹ 551 crore to North and East Municipal Corporation, which was not a part of the original estimates of non-plan expenditure. This is possible only because of prudent use of public money. The plan outlay which was budgeted and approved for ₹ 19000 crore is proposed to pan out at ₹ 16400 crore levels in the revised estimates 2015-16.The revised plan outla .....

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15. Sir, the total budget estimates for the year 2016-17 is ₹ 46600 crore which includes ₹ 20600 crore plan outlay and ₹ 26000 crore for non-plan expenditure. 16. The proposed budget of ₹ 46600 crore will be financed from our tax revenue of ₹ 36525 crore, non-tax revenue of ₹ 996 crore, capital receipts of ₹ 381 crore, small savings loan of ₹ 3174 crore, compensation of CST / VAT of ₹ 1400 crore, Centrally Sponsored Schemes of ₹ 1300 c .....

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of numbers, but an expression of our values and aspirations Jacob Lew (current United States Secretary of the Treasury). With that in my mind, I present the following: 19. A number of initiatives have been implemented by the Government with administrative and technical reforms towards transparent and responsive administration. Our Government has implemented the e-districts project for delivery of hassle free services to the common man and to provide timely, state-of-the-art, transparent, and co .....

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irement of attestation of documents to be submitted to Government offices from December 2015. 20. The Wi-Fi network is seen as key infrastructure for Smart Government. The Government is exploring implementation of wireless internet access (Wi-Fi) in public locations. Different technical, financial and organizational models are being piloted like Proof of concept for Wi-Fi in buses, Outdoor Wi-Fi PoC in Burari and NDMC Wi-Fi model. Based on experiences and learning s from these, the Government wi .....

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to all the Constituencies in 2016-17. In line with the Government s vision of Swaraj, each Mohalla will be given funds to carry out works locally. I propose ₹ 350 crore in 2016-17 for Citizen Local Area Development (CLAD) scheme. 22. To ensure transparency and efficient delivery of ration cards, Government, has launched the e-Ration Card Services through which people can apply and obtain Ration Cards. About 5.57 lakh ration card holders benefitted from this service. The ration card portab .....

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of food grains to the actual beneficiaries in a transparent manner. 24. The Government is prepared for disbursing all the payments under various social welfare and social security schemes through the Aadhaar linked Direct Benefit Transfer by using Public Finance Management System, for which an enactment is under process. This will bring transparency and efficiency in utilization of public money earmarked for all the welfare schemes of the Government and will ensure that the benefit reaches the g .....

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016-17. Education 26. Hon ble Sir, it has been well established that education and health are two of the most important priorities of this government. In my budget speech last year I had said, ..a society that does not build itself upon the foundation of education would eventually find hollowness in its prosperity and well-being. Our government believes that the money spent on education and health is not an expense , but an investment into the well being of coming generations. 27. Our government .....

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new school buildings have been constructed, which can be run in two shifts as 42 schools. 8000 classrooms are being constructed in the existing government schools. These would probably be available to use from July onwards. This effectively means that the infrastructure equivalent to 200 new schools has been added to our government schools. And if these schools are used in two shifts, then we have enhanced the infrastructural capacity equivalent to 400 schools within one year of our government. .....

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is available in all schools and all classrooms have green-boards. I personally inspected nearly 100 government schools in this year. The overall condition of all the schools has been improved significantly. 29. Principals and teachers need to focus only on academics, and therefore we have ensured that their time is not spent on non-academic activities. For the first time a decision was taken that teachers would not be put on duty for census family register, etc. This was a strong but essential .....

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one via a mobile app, which has been developed for this purpose. The Deputy Director would take cognisance of this report, take the required action to resolve issue within schools and then send a report to the Directorate of Education and the Minister of Education. Therefore, within 4 hours of the beginning of the school day, the Education Minister would have detailed analytics about the status of each school, on his mobile phone. In another path-breaking initiative, the government is getting CC .....

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for the process of regularisation of guest teachers are also in its final stages. For this end, 9623 new teachers posts have been sanctioned. 31. However our goal of making government schools better than private schools does not end at improving infrastructure and recruitment of teachers. The core of the educational improvement process lies in building the capacity of teachers. Therefore, the major focus for this year is on the training and capacity building of teachers and Principals. We will .....

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ng a sum of ₹ 8 Crore for this. 33. Every child should also have access to sports, and for this end we are initiating multiple schemes which include the opening of school playgrounds for sports organisations, preparing world-class football grounds and tennis courts in 55 schools. The government is also in the process of starting a Sports School and a Sports University in Delhi. Plan outlay of ₹ 48 crore has been proposed for supporting sportspersons and upgrading sports infrastructur .....

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n 205 schools have opted for studying vocational skills. Seeing this enthusiasm, our government has decided to commence vocational courses in more than 100 Smart Career Colleges, which would be run by private companies with expertise in different domains. We are aiming to train more than 50000 students in different Skills and Vocations in this coming financial year. For this the government has set aside a budget of ₹ 50 crore. The government is also re-starting the State Apprenticeship Sch .....

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li, Qadipur, Bakkarwala and Jharoda Majra is in full swing. 37. We have also started a Bachelor s program in Vocational Studies, for students who pass out from Smart Career Colleges, ITIs and Polytechnics. 38. To expand the opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate education, construction of new campuses of Ambedkar University of Delhi (AUD) will commence at Rohini and Dheerpur. In addition, a new campus of AUD will commence at Karampura from the forthcoming academic session. Deen Dayal U .....

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overnment funded colleges. 40. I am proud to announce that the long pending Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University (DPSRU) was made functional from Academic Session 2015-16. We have passed the bill for Netaji Subhas University of Technology which has been submitted to Govt. of India for approval. Land has been identified for Sports University and Skills University and we hope to complete the preparatory activities in 2016-17. Construction of Phase II of IIIT is in full swing which .....

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ch and innovation. 42. I propose total expenditure of ₹ 10690 crore for the education sector in the financial year 2016-17. Of this, ₹ 4645crore is for plan expenditure which is 23 percent of total plan outlay and the highest among all the sectors under plan. Health 43. The health system in Delhi is geared to manage over three crore OPD consultations and over six lakh admissions each year from the state and the neighbouring areas. It is difficult to cope with the huge pressure of pro .....

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of the government in 2016-17. In a landmark decision by this Government, all medicines and diagnostic tests are made free of cost in all Delhi Government hospitals with effect from 1st March 2016. Till now, Governments have concentrated on private sector healthcare - however our Government is undertaking comprehensive, sector wide reforms in public sector health care and establishing three tier systems for health care delivery - which will be the biggest up-gradation of public healthcare sector .....

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successfully operating for the past few months and has elicited much academic interest amongst researchers and public health experts. Recent reports in the Washington Post and Chicago Tribune have lauded the design and concept of Mohalla Clinics and have expressed that such healthcare initiatives can be a great source of learning for the public healthcare sector in USA. 47. The PWD is processing tender for establishing 1000 Mohalla Clinics by end of the year. A pilot for running 100 Mohalla Cli .....

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vailable. The Polyclinics are specialist OPDs where Medicine, Gynaecology, Paediatrics specialists are available every day and orthopaedics, eye and ENT specialists are available on selected days of the week as per a time table. The polyclinics have access to lab network of the government and undertake a wide spectrum of diagnostics. ECG, X Ray and Ultrasound are also proposed to be available at these clinics. The government proposes to establish 150 Polyclinics out of which 20 have already been .....

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s special care. This would decongest hospitals and create a patient friendly environment at the institutions. This system will also improve the efficiency of doctors, nurses and para-medical staff. 50. The existing hospitals are being re-modelled and new institutions are being established. These reforms would provide additional 10,000 beds in the state in next two years. 51. The Government is also undertaking wide spectrum, process reforms in the health system. Government has finalized contours .....

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0 crore is proposed for lab diagnostics, ₹ 10 crore for Tele Radiology and ₹ 5 crore for CT/MRI facilities to be set up in PPP mode. 53. Our Government is carrying out sector wide reforms in procurement, logistics, and supply chain management are underway and the Health Corporation is being set up. An amount of ₹ 410 crore is proposed for procurement of medicines and, machinery & equipment. 54. Existing fleet of CAT Ambulances is proposed to be expanded with 100 basic and 1 .....

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re which is 16 percent of total plan outlay. Public Transport 57. A safe and efficient public transport system is the backbone of any urban economy. Large number of vehicles causing extreme congestion on the roads, decelerating speeds, fuel wastage, environmental pollution and an alarming level of road accident- are cause of great concern for Delhi. It is necessary to motivate citizens to use public transport. The Government is committed to provide a robust, sustainable, safe, accessible, integr .....

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are operational in Delhi and it is proposed to add 1000 new buses under cluster scheme in 2016-17. Our Government would also introduce 1,000 buses in the premium category through a purely market driven model to encourage the financially well-off to use public transport. To accommodate these new buses, bus depots will be developed at Rewla Khanpur, Dichaun Kalan, Karkari Nahar, Bawana Sector-1 and Dwarka Sector-22. I propose a plan outlay of ₹ 325 crore for purchase of buses and developmen .....

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and E-rickshaw. I propose to enhance one time fixed subsidy for E-rickshaw from existing subsidy amount of ₹ 15000 to ₹ 30000 for every E-rickshaw that has been registered by the Transport Department. 61. One Electric bus has been started on a pilot basis and if we get better results, then more such buses will be plied. To promote the use of electric vehicles, the Government will give exemption from payment of road tax on registration of electric vehicles. 62. Delhi Metro daily rider .....

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rd for un-hindered access to the commuters in DTC buses, metro rail and cluster buses. We would also have a Passenger Information System at each bus stop which would display the real-time location of buses and expected arrival time. 64. I propose a plan outlay of ₹ 1735 crore for Public Transport which is 8.4% percent of the total plan outlay in 2016-17. Road Infrastructure 65. The elevated road over Barapullah Nallah phase-II from Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium to INA (Aurobindo Marg) will bec .....

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t Corridor - 29 Kms) and the other from Wazirabad to Airport (North - South Corridor - 24 Kms). Other four stretches of elevated corridors, one underground tunnel from NH 24 bypass to Lodhi Road and corridor improvement of road from Khajuri Khas to Bhopura border will be taken up in 2016-17. Appointment of consultant for conducting feasibility study and preparation of detailed project report for corridor improvement plan has been initiated and proposal has been sent to UTIPEC for approval. On su .....

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the design of roads and thrust upon creating infrastructure for pedestrians/cyclists. To promote public transport, cycling and making streets friendly for pedestrians and physically challenged people, redesigning of 11 roads will be done in 2016-17 as a pilot project. Under this project, street furniture including glass lifts, toilet blocks, plantations, solar powered street lights and rain water harvesting systems will be provided. Later on, it will be extended to entire 1260 kms of PWD roads. .....

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lution levels on a real-time basis and have installed six Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations in Delhi. It is proposed to increase it to nine. In addition, one Mobile Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Van is also proposed. 72. Sir, the problem of traffic congestion and air pollution is continuously growing in the NCT of Delhi. We are organising Car Free Days on the 22nd of every month to create awareness to de-congest the city roads and to contain air pollution by encouraging the people to use .....

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ollowing measures: mechanized sweeping of roads; routine washing and cleaning of street furniture and signage s; collection of debris/litter through mechanical sweepers in disposable bio-degradable bags; periodical washing of kerb stones and subways; civil, electrical and horticulture work. I propose ₹ 100 crore for this scheme in 2016-17. 74. In order to recycle C&D (construction and demolition) waste in-house, two C&D waste handling units with the capacity of 500 Metric ton per d .....

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several measures to strengthen the safety and security of women. CCTV cameras have already been installed in 200 DTC buses. Free Wi Fi service was launched in December 2015 on pilot basis in some of the DTC buses. WIFI services, GPS and CCTV cameras will be provided in all DTC and cluster buses to ensure women safety. Government has made it mandatory for all public transport vehicles, including taxies to install GPS system for tracking of the vehicles. We have also deputed 4000 marshals in DTC .....

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nd NGOs. Adequate arrangements of lighting on those stretches shall be completed in 2016-17. A provision of ₹ 114 crore has been made for providing adequate lighting on these identified places in 2016-17. 80. For providing women safety, Mohalla Rakshak Dal of Civil Defence Volunteers has been set up in Karawal Nagar assembly constituency as a pilot scheme. The efforts have received a warm welcome by the local residents as well by Delhi Police. Based on these positive outcomes, it is propos .....

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pose ₹ 1068 crore for Women Safety, Security and Empowerment in 2016-17. Social Security & Welfare 83. My Government is committed to provide support and economic assistance to the persons who live on the fringes of our society, those who have little or no means of subsistence through their own source of income. For lending such assistance, the Government provides financial assistance of ₹ 975 crore to around 6 lakh beneficiaries in the form of old age pension, disability pension, .....

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tions. I take extreme pleasure to state that the process for implementation of the same has been rolled out for all the five locations viz. Kanti Nagar, Chittranjan Park, Rohini, PaschimVihar and Chattarpur. The completion of work for Old Age Home, Kanti Nagar is targeted by December 2017. 86. Furthermore, theland for construction of four old age homes at Geeta Colony, Janak puri, Sarita Vihar and Vasant Kunj and for another two homes for mentally challenged persons i.e. for men at Usmanpur and .....

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ncial assistance for purchase of stationery, scholarship, reimbursement of tuition fees in private schools etc. An outlay of ₹ 398 crore is proposed for all these welfare schemes and improvement of infrastructure facilities in SC basties. 89. I propose a plan outlay of ₹ 1381crore for Social Security and Welfare schemes in 2016-17. Water &Sanitation 90. Sir, every person, whether rich or poor needs life-line water for its survival. It is the firm opinion of our Government that it .....

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class have benefitted from this scheme. 91. Sir, it is extremely unfortunate that even after 68 years of independence, the State has not been able to provide piped water supply to each and every household even in the national capital. People in parts of Delhi are dependent on water tankers for their water supply. In-spite of tall promises made by the successive Governments, clean drinking water has remained a dream for large sections of Society. Our Government has taken a historic decision to pr .....

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of new pipeline and 19 kilometres of re-laid pipeline. The efficiency is spectacularly higher than that of previous Governments in Delhi. This transformative change is the new face of the Delhi Jal Board. 93. Speaker Sir, we are committed to accord respectability to all sections by providing them legal water connections which they have been deprived off all these years .We have reduced the development charge from ₹ 440/- per sq. meters to ₹ 100/- per sq. meters in unauthorized colon .....

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to waive 100 % arrears to the consumers belonging to E , F , G & H categories, 75 % waiver in D category, 50 % in C and 25 % in A & B categories of colonies with complete remission of Late Payment Surcharge. This step is not only heartening for the consumers but also a respite for the revenue collection machinery. People living in poor colonies are happy to have completely written off the long-standing disputed financial burden while people from affluent areas are more than willing to c .....

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are making a beeline to get new meters installed at their homes in order to qualify for this scheme; this is in stark contrast to the failed efforts of earlier Governments to install meters. 96. Sir, within a year of our functioning, we have increased 10% of potable water by commissioning 3 major Water Treatment Plants at Dwarka, Bawana and Okhla which were lying completely idle. 97. The unplanned growth in Delhi has rendered vast majority of areas incapable of having proper sewage disposal sys .....

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that the situation was resolved speedily with zero crisis escalation. I would like to commend the Delhi Jal Board on this effort. However, the Delhi Government realizes that our water future is currently not completely under our control. Thus, the Delhi Jal Board will roll out a comprehensive rainwater harvesting scheme, water-bodies revival policy and summer action plan to ensure that Delhi doesn t suffer in any way for want of water. 99. I propose ₹ 1976 crore of plan outlay for Water s .....

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We have fulfilled our promise and reduced the electricity bills by 50% for all consumers consuming upto 400 units i.e. around 90% of total domestic consumers. For the first time, this policy has been extended to the electricity consumers of NDMC Area. We are committed to providing affordable power to the electricity consumers of Delhi and I am happy to announce that we propose to extend 50% subsidy scheme to next year as well. A provision of ₹ 1600 crore is being made in the budget for thi .....

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all be completed in financial year 2016-17. A budget of ₹ 300 crore has been proposed for DSIIDC to execute these new development works in unauthorized colonies. It has been decided that any additional funds required over and above this budgetary allocation, for timely completion, shall be arranged by DSIIDC either from its own resources or as loan from financial institutions. Later the same shall be paid by the Govt. of NCT of Delhi. Furthermore, for completion of on-going works in unauth .....

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g units to rehabilitate the JJ dwellers. Our government has formulated a Delhi Slum & JJ Rehabilitation and Relocation Policy wherein the new cut-off date of eligibility is proposed to be extended from the earlier date of 4th June, 2009 to1st January 2015. With a view to make Delhi a slum free city our government has launched a massive programme for in-situ redevelopment and rehabilitation of JJ dwellers ( tgka >qXxh ogka edku ). In the first phase we have planned redevelopment and in-sit .....

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construction of 93 toilet blocks has been completed including 30 new toilets blocks and 63 upgraded toilet blocks adding more than 4500 toilet seats. Our Government has decided to provide clean toilets by way of Jan Suvidha Complexes in all JJ Clusters in 2016-17. I propose a plan outlay of ₹ 100 crore for the same. 105. I propose ₹ 2466 crore of plan outlay for Housing and Urban Development sector, which is 12 percent of total plan outlay. ART & CULTURE 106. Speaker sir, the in .....

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in digitization and microfilming of archival records and the Archaeology Department conserved 18 monuments in Delhi with plans for 143 more monuments in the road that lies ahead. 108. In the coming year, the Sahitya Kala Parishad will also conduct a massive talent hunt with the education department in schools to promote theatre, music, drama and dance amongst our school children, and find the wondrous hidden talent that exists within our city. 109. I propose a plan outlay of ₹ 54 crore for .....

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ainment. 111. Several international performances and events had moved out of Delhi to Gurgaon and Noida leaving Delhi as a mere recipient of traditional government performances, which are mostly concentrated in Lutyen s Delhi and hosted in small theatres and auditoriums with limited capability of outreach to the public. Additionally, the number of licenses and clearances required had strangulated the events industry and corruption at various levels had made it prohibitively expensive to conduct .....

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approach, we propose to simplify the process for the restaurant and hospitality industry as well. 113. Delhi represents the multicultural and composite fabric of India in its diversity of religion, language, region and professions. We plan to create a world-class festival called the Delhi festival. It will be a festival that celebrates the spirit of Delhi and inculcates pride in its citizens. This festival will celebrate our shopping, culture, food, music, languages, theatre and films, among oth .....

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0 crore for development of Tourism Infrastructure in 2016-17. 117. Delhi is India s capital and its cultural heart and yet the entry to this dynamic national capital territory isn t one that induces awe or a sense of grandeur. Delhi Tourism has received necessary permissions to revamp the borders and will conduct beautification at road entry points of Delhi like Ghazipur and DhaulaKuan. 118. Now, I turn to Part - B of my speech. [ PART B ] 119. Hon ble Speaker Sir, I have dwelt at length upon th .....

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goals outlined earlier we are committed to a tax structure which is just, fair and equitable. 121. Through our transparent, honest, efficient and effective governance, the overall revenue for the fiscal year 2015-16 has grown at an unprecedented rate of 17% compared to the previous year. This was possible through elimination of corruption at the highest levels and significant usage of technology at the levels where the citizens interface with the Government, deploying honest officers in sensiti .....

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ain the distributive character of Delhi s trade. 124. Secondly, it is simplification of the existing system and promotion of an all-round ease of doing business. 125. Thirdly, multiple entries relating to the same item or a common group of items are a great source of ambiguity and confusion, which leads to harassment of traders and create a window for reporting manipulation leading to undesirable behaviour. We have tried to simplify it by bringing them under one entry to the extent possible. 126 .....

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artnership with the trade and the public. 128. Having regard to the above objectives, I propose modifications in the VAT rate which can be classified into two parts : Reduction in VAT rates Rationalization of tax rates Reduction in VAT rates 129. Our Government is committed to check rising pollution due to automobiles and to promote use of environment friendly vehicles, VAT rate on battery operated transport means i.e. e-rickshaws, battery operated vehicles and Hybrid Automobiles (i.e. Battery d .....

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t 5%. I propose to rationalize the tax rate by taxing all readymade garments @5%. 132. Marble in Delhi is currently taxable at 12.5% being an unspecified item. Marble Trade Association of Delhi has been requesting for lower tax rate to encourage people to buy marble from Delhi Traders only. I understand reducing the tax rate of marble from 12.5% to 5% would be in the interest of revenue and I propose accordingly. Rationalizing of tax rate 133. Watches in Delhi are taxed differentially at 12.5% ( .....

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khadi and handloom fabrics. 135. Plastic waste continue to be exempted whereas plastic raw materials i.e. plastic granules, plastic power and master batches are taxable @5%. Since, plastic waste can also be recycled and used as raw material to make plastic articles, it is proposed to tax plastic waste also @5%. 136. Presently, inverters and UPS are taxable at general un-specified rate of 12.5%. However, there is a duplicate entry i.e. UPS units in Schedule III, which is leading to confusion. The .....

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tals, there is no mention of aluminium or metal sheets, and some items are taxed at higher rate of 12.5%. To remove an ambiguity, I propose to modify the entry as Ferrous and non-ferrous metals and alloys thereof including their sheets, foils and extrusions. Non-ferrous metals includes aluminium, copper, zinc etc. 140. Sir, the Tobacco and tobacco products are currently taxable @20%. The relevant entry reads as under :- Tobacco and Gutkha, unmanufactured tobacco, bidis and tobacco used in manufa .....

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anwao Inaam Pao'. Under this scheme, consumers in Delhi, while making any purchases can send the snapshot of retail bill / invoice to the department through a mobile application. This innovative scheme has promoted a unique partnership between the public and the VAT Department in the context of verification of sale / purchase transactions and compliance, which was based primarily on the visit of tax inspectors in the field only till now. Under the scheme 1% of the entries are shortlisted for .....

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ciations will get 10% of the revenue generated over and above the target set for the year. Besides this, top 10 performing market association will get cash reward of ₹ 5 lakh each. The award money is to be utilized for the overall improvement of the market and maintenance of public conveniences, beautification, repairs etc. 143. Mr. Speaker Sir, it is evident from the above details that our Government is decisively moving away from the past traditions of command, control and penetration of .....

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es to prevent leakage in excise revenue. We had shifted point of levy of Excise Duty from Transport Permit Level to Import Permit Level. Due to this and other reforms undertaken by the Government, there has been 31% increase in Excise Revenue Collections, from ₹ 3187 crore in 2014-15to approximately ₹ 4200 crore this year, an all-time high. Inspector raj has been done away with. In the time to come, these existing reforms will not only continue but more such reforms are likely to be .....

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on today assessment of all hotels is compulsory. My Government has decided to introduce self declaration in Luxury Tax. Assessment will be done on random basis. 149. The revenue collection from Entertainment Tax has seen an increase of 60 percent. As against last year s ₹ 148 crore of revenue from Luxury Tax, this year exceed ₹ 237 Crore is estimated to be collected. 150. Sir, our Government is deeply conscious that tax rates/duties must be in line with economic realities. Given the .....

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