I’m not Pro BJP for one reason – I didn’t vote in 2014 election. As a citizen, I support or criticize the work done or initiatives taken by the Central govt. I expect flawless execution in medical and defense operations otherwise I treat ‘inconvenience or problem’ caused by new initiatives (with good intentions) as an opportunity for the bureaucrats to learn and improve.
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🇮🇳 Supports the Govt (IMO)
⛔ Don’t Repeat, may backfire.
⚠️ Work in progress (WIP)
🇮🇳 Statue Of Unity-PateL – language, caste and religion divided us but SOUL says we are one. The world’s tallest statue is nearing completion in India.
🇮🇳 Mann Ki Baath– Through radio programme, the Prime Minister has developed a two-way communication process with the citizens, and built an emotional bond with his listeners. Through this initiative, PM Modi informs, educates, inspires, shares, reminds, urges and extols on just about everything that can contribute to nation-building.
🇮🇳 Awesome Govt Portal – 48 months of transforming India, NDA government performance dashboard. Transparency & Reliability of Govt visible to all citizens.
🇮🇳 Coal Reforms – Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to open commercial coal mining to private players is a key step towards bringing order to the country’s chaotic power industry and ending the chronic blackouts that impede its economic rise. Modi govt’s reforms creating positive impact on India’s power sector: World Coal Association
🇮🇳 Swachh Bharat– one of the best initiative by Govt. Health gains from the Swachh Bharat initiative by WHO- It is estimated that Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) – Grameen will result in averting more than 300 000 deaths (diarrhoea and protein-energy malnutrition) between 2014 and October 2019. Since its inception, #SBM has achieved many milestones. To encourage good #sanitation practices, around 3,88,49,539 toilets have been built (NDTV). Unity (within the government and the citizens) is visible to the world.
🇮🇳 Global Leaders Support – Britain lends unconditional support to India’s bid to NSG membership. India a free society, successfully lifting millions out of poverty: Trump tells UN. the country’s poverty rate nearly halving — falling from 55% to 28%. As of October 2018, PM Narendra Modi has made 39 foreign trips on six continents, visiting 58 countries to redefine old ties. PM Modi, the first Indian PM to visit Palestine and Israel.
🇮🇳 LPG Connections (PM Ujjwala Yojana) – 10 crore LPG connections including 4 crore free to poor women, were given in last four years, compared to 13 crore in six decades since independence, as his government stepped up efforts to shield women and children from kitchen smoke. PM requested citizens to give up gas subsidy if they can afford it, Aadhar linking helped Govt to directly credit the subsidy to bank account.
🇮🇳 Goods and Services Tax (GST)– know about advantages and disadvantages of GST. Accepted by all State Govts so expect long-term benefits from GST. It troubled us initially but Govt was quick to fix the issues. GST model draft started in 2000 but UPA failed to implement in 10 years. Appreciate NDA’s negotiation skills to convince all State leaders in short duration. GST came into effect on July 01, 2017.
🆒 India Total External Debt – Under UPA 1 & 2, 2004 to 2014, debt increased from $100000 to $450000 millions. Under NDA, 2014 to 2018, external debt increased from $450000 to $530000 millions, this includes approx $65250 millions interest from 2014 to 2018. Average Interest Rate 2.9% on India’s external debt commitment. Should our children grow in debt ridden country? asking subsidy and freebies from Govt increases debt every year.
🇮🇳 Make In India (MI-2) : It’s a Mission Impossible goal for India to transform Make In India to Made In India in just 5 years. IMO, It’s objective was to attract FDI inflows and shift focus to Made In India by 2022. About 40 mobile phone making plants have started since Modi announced Make in India in September 2014. These plants manufacture 20 million phones every month.
⛔Demonetization- Unity within the Govt & Banks (good example for confidentiality), and the timing was commendable. Media was all prepared to cover US presidential election on Nov 8, 2016 but PM Modi made the media to cover India’s bold decision – demonitization. Indian banks’ gross non-performing assets (NPAs), or bad loans, stood at Rs 10.25 lakh crore as on 31 March 2018 . Jan Dhan Yojana, Demonetization and ~2% reduction on FD/RD interest rate helped banks to recover from the NPA crisis. It caused inconveniences to all citizens but someone has to suffer the loss to save the Banks. Banks are backbone of our country. A bold and smart decision by Govt to solve many problems. No Bharat Bandh for Demonetization – mistakes (inconveniences) with good intentions are forgivable with warnings.
🇮🇳 Atal Pension Yojana– guaranteed pension up to Rs.5000 is a good option for retirement life.
🇮🇳 Ayushman Bharat Yojana– 60:40 ratio between Central & State Govt, benefits 10 crore families, covers up to 5 lakh on health insurance. Approx 10,000 hospitals empanelled for this scheme.
🇮🇳 100% village electrification– Electrification is a three-step process. The first is to extend the infrastructure to the village, the second is to connect the household and the third, the most challenging, is to ensure reliable and affordable supply on a sustained basis. “The government has achieved the first goal, and the second goal is progressing“
🇮🇳 One Rank, One Pension (OROP)– we are safe because of Indian Army, Navy and Air force so they deserve all the benefits from Govt.
🇮🇳 Employees Provident Fund(EPF) – Government of India will pay the full employer’s contribution (EPF and EPS both) w.e.f. 01.04.2018 for a period of three years to the new employees and existing beneficiaries for their remaining period of three years through EPFO. The terminal date of registration of beneficiary though an establishment is 31st March 2019
🇮🇳 Ro-Ro Ferry Service – This is the first of its kind project not only in India but also in South-East Asia. Imagine how much time and petrol this ferry service will save.
🇮🇳 Chenani-Nashri tunnel in J&K– India’s longest highway tunnel (9.28KM) inaugurated on April 02, 2017. It will reduce the travel distance between Jammu and Srinagar by 30.11 km, which will help save fuel worth Rs 27 lakh daily.
🇮🇳 Indian Railways – Under NDA, railways laid tracks 11.5% faster in first three years than UPA. The attitude, responsibility and investmet has changed after renaming to Indian Railways Ltd.
🇮🇳 External affairs minister: Sushma Swaraj– We have rescued 90,000 Indians in distress in the past four years. The NDA government had added 227 passport kendras to the 77 put in place by the previous government.
🇮🇳 India, Bangladesh settled border disputes peacefully – Despite domestic criticism, Bangladesh has helped India to transport turbines and heavy machinery through its territories to set up a giant power project in Tripura by government owned ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation). We have also helped India to ferry food grain and transport fuel to northeast states using Bangladeshi ports and roads.
🇮🇳 Doklam Dispute – India stood up and showed the resolution to defend itself and ally. Many countries used to choose China over India. But now India can get equal treatment as it pushes its ‘Act East’ policy.
🇮🇳 Surgical Strike– India’s ‘surgical strikes’ in Kashmir: Truth or illusion?
🇮🇳 India has signed 182 defence deals over last 4 years – 62 contracts were signed for the navy, 79 and 41 contracts were signed for the army and IAF respectively. India has signed a deal with Russia to acquire the S-400 air defence missile system, despite the possibility such a move could trigger US sanctions.
🇮🇳 Smart fence or laser walls along Pak, Bangladesh border – Such gadgetry will be deployed along 2,400 kilometers of India’s border with Pakistan and Bangladesh in the future. Installed technical solutions on a stretch of 55-60 kilometers in Dhubri.
🇮🇳 Ease of Doing Business In India – India is ranked 77 among 190 economies in the ease of doing business, according to the latest World Bank annual ratings. The rank of India improved to 100 in 2017 from 134 in 2014.
🇮🇳 Switch from PIO cards to OCI cards– last date Sept 30,2018. OCI and PIO cards: All you need to know. OCI cards give you lifetime multiple entry visa to India. Also, you never have to register with the FRRO no matter how long your stay is.
🚻 Beti Bachao Beti Padao – IMO, it’s a good thought or slogan but it doesn’t solve the problem in short term. I’ll cover this topic in my blog – Stop Census For Good.
🇮🇳 Triple Talaq – Don’t be provoked! This isn’t about religion, it’s about treating women as human beings with dignity! The triple talaq law, officially called Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017. Triple Talaq An Offence As President Clears Centre’s Executive Order.
🇮🇳 Death For Rape Of Children Below 12– The Cabinet also decided to raise the minimum jail term for rapists to 10 years if the victims are over 16 years old. People convicted of rape of a girl below 16 years will be sentenced for a minimum of 20 years. Also, the centre says rape probes and trials cannot take more than two months each.
⚠️ 12 New All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Announced by Govt – Status check of 12 new AIIMS announced by PM Modi’s government.
🇮🇳 Government caps price of knee implants, surgeries to cost nearly 70% less. The government will not be a mute spectator to illegal and unethical profiteering.
🇮🇳 Govt cuts coronary stent prices by 85 percent in major relief to cardiac patients. Cardiac stent price cap lowered further to Rs 28,000.
🇮🇳 Higher minimum support prices (MSPs) for crops– The Cabinet announced higher minimum support prices (MSPs) for 14 crops, setting each of these at a minimum of 1.5 times the cost of cultivation, as the NDA government seeks to address distress in the agrarian economy and ensuing farmers’ protests.
🇮🇳 Sikkim’s First Airport – 100th operational airport in India inaugurated on September 24, 2018. The airport was built at an estimated cost of Rs 605 crore and is an “engineering marvel” for its soil reinforcement and slope stabilisation techniques keeping in view the altitude it was built at.
🇮🇳 Solar Power Projects – By 2022, we will generate 175 GW of renewable energy of which 100 GW will be solar power,”. “Of this, we have already met a target of 20 GW of installed solar power.” Modi, Macron inaugurate UP’s largest solar power plant(75MW). PM Modi Honoured With UN’s Highest Environmental Award.
🇮🇳 Income Tax Changes– tax exemption limit raised from 2 lakh to 2.5 lakh, For senior citizens, the limit was increased to Rs 3 lakh. the tax rate for individuals in the lowest tax bracket – Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 5 lakh – was cut to 5 per cent from 10 per cent. Modi Govt: Income tax returns relief or pain?
🇮🇳 The Narendra Modi lexicon, updated list – anyone can coin slogans, acronym’s and buzzwords but what about implementation & results? Visionary\Transformative Leaders inspire citizens (youths) and sets the tone for national development. It’s not necessary for a PM to do all the hard work alone. IMO, Modi lexicon helped many start-up companies and foreign investors.