Union Budget 2013: Govt. to infuse Rs 14000 crore in public banks during 2013-14

Source : ANI
Last Updated: Thu, Feb 28, 2013 09:27 hrs
Step up tax collection efforts: Fin Min to revenue officials

Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has called the policy decisions of the Central Government to correct some prices and review of certain tax policies as "a dose of bitter medicine".

Presenting the General Budget 2013-14 in Lok Sabha today, Chidambaram said, faced with a huge fiscal deficit, the Government had no choice but to rationalize expenditure.

He said that the Government took some policy decisions that had been deferred for too long and undertook a review of certain tax policies.

He further stated that in the Budget for 2012-13, the estimate of plan expenditure was too ambitious and the estimate of non-plan expenditure was too conservative.

He said that the Government retrieved some economic space and used that economic space to advance Government's socio economic objectives.

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