Modi Sarkar has banned few things in the country. From the recent ban on Rs.1000 & 500 currency notes to porn sites, this sarkar has tried banning many “ills” of the society, some worked, some the government had to roll back the ban due to public outcry. But supporters argue that at least the government is receptive and listens to the public. If that be the case, here are 7 things Modi Sarkar needs to ban next. No.5 on this list could mean trouble for the BJP government too!
1. Illegal Construction
Illegal construction is a rampant business in India. Builders with the support of municipalities and local government agents often encroach up on public land, cut down trees and construct whatever they feel like. This is one menace that is also destroying the natural beauty of the country. Modi sarkar should ban this on priority!
2. Income Tax on Salary Up to 10 Lakhs
Income tax slabs in India haven’t changed much in past many years. Except for giving a small increment in tax savings bracket, salaried class in India pay the most in taxes. This income tax is in addition to sales tax, service tax, value added tax, custom/excise duty, entertainment tax, property tax, education cess, Swachh Bharat, Krishi Kalyan Cess, Infrastructure cess, wealth tax, capital gains tax, and what not. The expenditure of an average working family in India has gone up drastically, but they are still being taxed on almost the same tax bracket. We feel income tax for salary up to 10 lakhs should be banned!
3. State Road Tax
Recently there was hue and cry in Karnataka when the government imposed 15 year tax on non-state vehicles plying on Karnataka roads for more than a month. Thousands of vehicles were confiscated and people forced to pay 15 years worth tax for visiting the state for more than a month. When anyone buys a new car, they pay tax for 15 years to travel within India and Karnataka just bypassed that law to extract more taxes. If they had introduced a yearly or quarterly tax, many people would have willingly paid.
Some good Samaritans fought the silly law and got it abolished by the court, but it caused tremendous inconvenience to the general public. It is reported that this Modi government will come up with uniform tax, but the question remains, when will individual state road tax gets banned?
This is a touchy subject in India. The constitution of India was written so that backward classes at that time are given additional benefits so that they could develop at a faster rate and be on par with the rest of the society. However what has happened is that politicians used this “backward class” as a vote bank and for decades used this to incite public against their opponents. There was a recent Jat reservation agitation which paralyzed many states for over 10 days–protesters were demanding reservation. Reservation in India can’t be banned overnight, but Modi government should try to ban it systematically for the better future of the country.