Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh during the swearing-in cermony of the new J&K government at Zorawar Singh Auditorium in Jammu on Sunday. Photo: Nissar Ahmad
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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh during the swearing-in cermony of the new J&K government at Zorawar Singh Auditorium in Jammu on Sunday. Photo: Nissar Ahmad
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What the common man wants

  • Additional deduction of Rs. 25,000 for differently abled persons.
  • Educational cess and higher educational cess to be subsumed as a part of GST.
  • EPF — Employee may opt for EPF or new pension scheme, employee's contribution to EPF below an income threshold will be optional without reducing employer's contribution.
  • Finance Minister announces a Universal Social Security System for all Indians, mainly for the poor
  • Direct Benefit Transfer will be futher expanded: FM
  • MGNREGA will be continued: FM Arun Jaitley
  • We need to upgrade 80,000 secondary schools: FM
  • Achievements of our government for the people - Jan Dhan Yojana, and Swachch Bharat Abhiyan: Arun Jaitley
  • Arun Jaitley begins his Budget speech. "We have embraced the States as equal partners in the process of economic growth."
  • Chennai has some demands — mass rapid transit system to standardisation of taxes to higher budgetary spending and steps to curb prices.
  • The Economic Survey was released. Take a look at how our business editors demystified it.
  • First off, here's a refresher on budget basics. Here's a glossary on some of terms used in the budget.
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