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went about its business in a routine fashion – its head Gurmeet Ram Rahim presiding over the evening satsang gathering. We also want to learn from Germany’s pathbreaking experiences in renewable energy.in The Economic Times,it now seems like Congress leaders arevirtually endorsing the BJP-created’Pappu image’ "Congressmen ought to be revamping the party and building an alternate image for their leader Congress leaders themselves seem to be reinforcing the Pappu persona by insisting that Rahul does not want to rule Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh has redrawn the caricature by claiming that Rahul by temperament is not a ruler..Bani? Now awaited is a reaction from the motormouth Priyanka which might spill the beans on the real reason of her eviction For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Surjit S Bhalla | Published: March 1 2013 10:51 pm Related News By any yardstickUPA 2s performance has been the worst ever for Indiaand the worst among most comparable countries in the world It takes a lot of talent to do the following: Oneincrease the inflation rate from 5 to more than 10 per cent in the short space of three years And to keep it sustained at double-digit levels for four consecutive years No other country has been able to achieve this feat Twodecelerate growth by a full 5 percentage points in the short space of two years2010-11 to 2012-13 No other country in the worldwith the possible exception of Greecehas been able to achieve this decline ActuallyI lie even Greece does better than UPA 2 India GDP growth in Greece was -35 per cent in 2010 and is estimated to be -6 per cent in 2012a decline only half that of India Threeconsiderable worsening of the current account deficit estimated to be close to 5 per cent of the GDP in fiscal year 2013-14a decline of 3 percentage points since 2009 IncidentallyGreece shows an improvement of 4 percentage points in its current account deficit to a level close to -6 per cent of the GDPnot that far from India This was the background against which P Chidambaram presented the budget for 2013-14 If you were the finance ministerwouldnt you recognise that there was a dire need to reform YesI thought so too Hencegiven the extremely sorry state of affairs of UPA 2s Indian economyit was expected that one of the leading reformers in IndiaPCwould present a reformist budget Indeedthe first two minutes of his budget speech indicated that he was ready to put India back on track But that was to prove illusoryand depressingly so The FM proceeded to present one of the most anti-reform budgets in recent times This is where UPA 2 achieved the impossible for three years in a row something even Don Quixote would not dare attempt The first impossibility was the devastation of the Indian economy in such a short period of time The second impossibility was the retrograde budget presented by Chidambarams predecessorPranab Mukherjee The third impossibility is for a reformer to present an anti-reform budget It appears as if PC has been made to pay for his reformer image In all honestyI do not see this as a PC budget; one can only speculate on the pressures he must be working under The most important objective of PCin his own words over the last several monthswas to prevent a ratings downgrade Has he been able to achieve this target Let us look at some basic numbers A significant part of the runaway fiscal deficit (and associated current account deficit) has been caused by government expenditures getting out of hand So what does UPA 2s final budget propose An expenditure growth of 163 per centand muchmuch higher than its estimate of nominal GDP growth of only 108 per cent That isfar from enforcing a decline in the growth rate of expendituresUPA 2 has actually significantly increased the expenditure to GDP ratio from 140 percent to 147 per cent But there is a decline in the fiscal deficitso all must be OK Yesaccording to the calculations of UPA 2 Tax revenue is projected to gallop by a voodoo 19 per cent with a GDP increase of only 108 per cent Such a swelling is most unlikelygiven the slow growth of the Indian economyand likely to be made slower still by the tax increases announced in the budget Note that the numbers pertain to revenue from taxesand exclude any revenue that might be gained from selling the family silverwhich may turn into the family bronze after UPA 2 is done with the Indian economy Perhaps the increase in the super-rich tax will add a lot of revenue Chidambaram has proposed a surcharge of 10 per cent on the 42800 individuals who earn more than Rs 1 crore Assume for a moment that the average income of these individuals is an upper bound Rs 12 crore on which they pay an upper bound 30 per cent of taxes Tax revenue from these individuals before the surcharge: 36 lakh times 0428 lakhor Rs 15400 crore Assuming full compliancea 10 per cent surcharge will yield an extra Rs 154 thousand crore Total tax revenue is scheduled to increase by Rs 198000 crore The surcharge will yield less than 08 per cent of the revenue increase and will yield less than half the projected increase in UPA 2s flagship in-the-name-of-the-poor corruption programmeMGNREGA Corruption because more than half of the beneficiaries are in the top third of the consumption distribution in Indiaat least according to the detailed questions on MGNREGA in the 2009-10 NSS survey on employment Of courseit is possible that all of this corrupt leakage has been eliminated by now Possiblebut not likely I am afraid the talk will soon turn to the credibility of the growth numbers projected in the budget The first three quarters have grown at an average 5 per cent rate The GDP for the whole year is likely to be less than 48 per centwhich will make the 2012-13 growth rate to be the fifth lowest in the last 20 years If you believe UPA 2s growth and tax projections embedded in Chidambarams budget for 2013-14I have some used carsa bridgeand snake oil for you to buy The writer is chairman of Oxus Investmentsan emerging market advisory firmand a senior advisor to Blufina leading financial information company For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsRains lashed several parts of Tamil Nadu on Thursday influenced by cyclonic storm Nada which is likely to cross the coast near Chennai in the early hours of Friday Many parts of the state were put on high alert as the state government and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) prepared ahead of the cyclonic storm Chennai: Heavy rains hits Chennai; 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