Name: Arunava Kodali
Age: 36 Years
Occupation: Service in IT Industry
Annual income: Rs 14 Lakhs
What have been your biggest worries recently - money-wise?
The economic slow down - especially the fall in the value of the rupee. The rising income tax and service tax burden and the housing loan burden too.
What are your biggest expectations from this budget?
a) Simplified direct tax law based on international standards
b) Reduce the Service Tax
c) Cut subsidy leakages and not subsidies
d) Plan Digital India well and invest money there.
How would you rate the Modi government so far? Have they been all talk and little action?
Modi Government is 60% satisfactory. They honestly tried to work hard but they have lagged on occasions, especially when adhoc internal crises have occurred.
Any novel ideas for the finance minister?
Don't concentrate on reducing the prices for electronics goods - it is not required at this moment. People who can buy it can afford paying a little more for it. Instead, try to help the farmers by giving subsidy to them while purchasing the farming equipment or farming ingredients.