New Delhi: Continuing with part 8 of his Agenda 2019 in a Facebook post, Chowkidar Arun Jaitley on Monday listed “the fourteen iconic reforms of Prime Minister ’s government” and claimed a “New India” has emerged with all these reforms.
The reforms he listed also in his tweet are: “Curb on black money, amnesty scheme, implementation of IBC (Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code), Aadhaar, demonetisation, reigning in inflation, eliminating govt discretions, inducing cooperative federalism, reform agriculture, enhancing rural and urban infrastructure & Ayushman Bharat.”Investment, Make in India and the social impact in the social sector investments were three other reforms Jaitley highlighted.
He also tweeted, “In the last 5 years our economy expanded at a rate faster than any other country in the world. We ensured that the benefit of prosperity and the first right to the exchequer going to the poor is maintained. It will be our endeavour to maintain this direction in future also.”
Jaitley said when the Modi government was elected, India was a part of “fragile five,” with the world predicting India’s “I” will be knocked off from BRICS, but taking “reform or perish” as a challenge, the government changed the economic space of India in five years.
He said the economy expanded at a rate faster than any other country and the government ensured that the benefit of prosperity went to the poor. “It will be our endeavour to maintain this direction in future also.” “The first NDA Govt took key decisions with regard to infrastructure creation & prudent fiscal management. Bold policies on telecom & National Highways made significant impacts in India.
But UPA-1 & 2 for their dynasty’s sake strained the economy severely & facilitated corruption,” he said. Jaitley referred to the government raising its share from 10 to 14% in the new pension scheme to the salaried class and another contributory pension scheme for 10 crore informal sector workers “to make India a pensioned society.”