Rajasthan Budget 2015-16 in Hindi, English

Rajasthan Budget 2015-2016 Highlights: Rajasthan Chief Minister (CM) Vasundhara Raje presented her 2nd annual Budget for year 2015-16 on 9th March 2015. Here is Rajasthan Budget 2015-16 Highlights based on Budget Speech 2015.
Rajasthan Budget 2015-16 Highlights:

Rajasthan Budget 2015-16 Objective Questions

Fiscal Indicatorso Estimated Revenue Surplus for 2015-16 Rs. 556.82 crore.
o Estimated Fiscal Deficit for 2015-16 Rs. 20609.75 crore which is 2.99% of GSDP.
o Estimated total revenue receipts for 2015-16 Rs. 111361.66 crore.
o Estimated own tax revenue for the year 2015-16 Rs. 47096.05 crore against Rs. 39786.88 crore in the 2014-15 RE, which is higher by 18.37 percent.
o Estimated own tax revenue for 2015-16 as percentage of GSDP is 6.84%
o Estimated interest payment in 2015-16 is Rs. 11962.02 crore which is 10.74% of total revenue receipts.
Economic Infrastructure Development Roadso Work of 5 major roads to be taken up on PPP basis.
o 2119 kms. of Grameen Gaurav Path have been sanctioned in 2154 Gram Panchayat's headquaters. 2000 kms. of missing link roads also to be constructed. Total amount Rs. 900 crore.
o Dholpur and Alwar districts to be taken under OPRC system.
o Work on 1440 kms. of road connected 600 villages of population of 250-499 to be completed by December, 2015.
o Works on roads worth of Rs. 960 crore connecting 1100 hamlets of population of 250 and above to be completed this year.
o New works to be undertaken
o Additional carriage way work of Bhairun Darwaja to Sawaimadhopur City Road, Rs. 30 crore.
o Bridge worth Rs, 40 crore on Gaghar river in Hanumangarh.
o Strengthening and widening of sabela bypass and Teejwad to Syntax Choraha road worth Rs. 14 crore 60 lacs.
o Construction of Rs. 4.43 crore Sewar to Pali road, Dholpur.
o Construction of Bhopal Sagar to Narela road, Chittorgarh Rs. 76 crore 88 lacs.
o Bridge on Chambal river between Gainta in Kota and Maakhida in Bundi o Rs. 102 crore.
o Bharatpuro Nadbai bypass including RoB o Rs. 105 crore.
o Two important roads connectivity Ahinsa Circle in Alwar o Rs.30 crore.
o Strengthening and renewal of 4000 kms. non-patchable roads o Rs. 847 crore.
o Rs. 50 crore of roads in mining area.
o Completion of ongoing works of 5 RoBs
o RoB at Lohawat, District Jodhpur o Rs. 35 crore.
Road Transporto Rs. 120 crore granted to RSRTC for Reformed Linked Programme.
o Rs. 300 crore for RSRTC for lands etc. to State Bus Terminal Services Authority.
o Rs. 160 crore to RSRTC for concessional fare.
o Opening of 1500 new routes for rural bus services.
o Integrated computerised fitness centre and fully automated driving track under PPP in Jaipur.
o Online application for vehicle tax, vehicle registration, driving license etc.
o Formation of Rajasthan Road Safety Authority.
o Road safety education in schools.
o Rs. 30 crore for development of existing airstrips.

Drinking Water
o Rs. 494 crore for completing 12 ongoing projects.
o Work to start on Nagaur Lift Project Phase-II.
o Reorganisatoin of Kishangarh, District Ajmer Water Supply Scheme o Rs. 185 crore.
o Reorganisation of Tonk Water Supply Scheme o Rs. 47 crore 20 lacs.
o Reorganisation of Pratapgarh Water Supply Scheme o Rs. 94 crore 42 lacs.
o Preparation of DPR for diversion of water for Rajsamand from proposed Dewas-4 dam.
o Reorganisation of Khanpur Water Supply Scheme o Rs. 16 crore 84 lacs.
o Reorganisation of 2 water scheme in Jaisalmer o Rs. 4 crore.
o Establishing 2000 Ro Plant.
o Constructing 1000 solar energy based bore well o Rs. 40 crore.
o Rs. 139 crore 55 lac for repairing Janta Jal Yojanas
o Rs. 10 crore for repairing handpump.
o Rs. 90 crore for maintenance and improvement of diggi water supply schemes in Bikaner.

o Rajasthan Electricity Distribution Management Bill to be introduced.
o One GSS of 400 KV in Chittorgarh
o 6 GSS of 220 KV
o 16 GSS of 132 KV
o 200 GSS of 33 KV
o One 400 KV GSS in Udaipur
o Jodhpur Udaipur 400 KV new line to be constructed in 2015-16.
o 40,000 new agriculture connections in 2015-16.
o 5 lac 40 thousand house connections in Jaipur, Dholpur, Banswara, Udaipur, Hanumangarh, Barmer in more than 16000 hamlets.
o Centralised Call Centres for all three DISCOMs.
o Domestic LED lights under ESCo model.
o MoU / Joint Venture Agreements executed this year for 14,000 MV of solar energy and 26000 MV solar park

o 68% hike in allocation for tourism, art and culture in 2015-16 compared to 2014-15 RE
o IEC campaign works Rs. 38 crore.
o Development of tourist destinations worth Rs. 35 crore.
o Development of various museums and panoramas worth Rs. 20 crore.
o Organisation of domestic travel mart.
o Jaipur City to be developed as MICE destination Devasthan
o Rs. 20 crore for repair and maintenance and development of temples.

o Development of new tiger safari in Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve.
o New Biological park in Bikaner o Rs. 25 crore.
o Additional 7 crores to be allocated for Nature Park in Churu
o Herbal garden at Jaipur-Pushkar bypass and Smriti Van in Nolakhha, Jhalawar.
o Van Dhan Yojana to be launched on pilot basis.

Investment and Economic growth
o Resurgent Rajasthan in November, 2015.
o Land bank for industries.
o Computerisation of District Industries Centres and Commissioner Industries Office
o 125 acre land at karauli Industrial, Alwar for new zone for Honda Corps vendors.
o 50 acre land for electronic manufacturing cluster in Salarpur-Bhiwadi IT and 127 acre ESDM zone in Kaladwas extension.
Small Scale Industries
o Price preference policy for MSME.
o MSME facilitation Centre
o Rs. 8 crore 50 lacs interest free loan for RAJSIICo for new centre with incubator, plug and play facilities etc. at Sodala, Jaipur.
o Legal framework for CETP.
o Upgradation of CETP in Pali to zero discharge plant.
o Rs. 2.5 crore for Khadi sector development
o Restructuring of PSUs under small scale khadi and village industries department.
o Special Scheme under State food processing mission for districts near Delhi-15 crores
o Incubators in one Engineering / MBA college in each division and establishment of 3D printing and robotics lab.
o 98% mining lease and quarry license
Agriculture and Animal Husbandry
o Krishi Sewa Kendra in 1410 gram panchayats and 59 panchayat samities to be completed this year. Rs. 5 crore 22 lacs for Operationalising Krishi Seva Kendra
o Storage of 3 lacs MT Urea, 1 lac MT DAP. o Rs. 55.00 crore
o Scheme for private honorary extension workers.
o State Award for organic farming.
o International-National tours for farmers for new technology information.
o Vegetable Seed Production by Rajasthan Seed Nigam. Seed testing lab in Udaipur.
o Distributor of selected certified seeds for farmers in TSP and other selected areas o Rs. 10 crore.
o New Agriculture College in Nagaur District to established.
o Rs. 6116 crore to be given to DISCOMs for tariff subsidy on agriculture connection
o Rs. 370 crore provided for zero interest loans to farmers through Cooperative Banks. In addition Rs. 150 crores to be given as interest subsidy.
o Long term agriculture loans with 5% interest subsidy o Rs. 30 crore
o Rs. 10 crore for construction of godowns by 100 GSS.
Water Resources
o Rs. 35 crore for restoration of 35 ponds transferred to PRIs
o Bench marking study for 70 irrigation schemes
o Renovation of 32 water bodies at cost of Rs. 36 crore
o Completion of 33 irrigation schemes at cost of Rs. 15 crore.
o Rs. 118 crore for construction pakke khal in 53612 hectare area
o Repair of Jetpura Dam in Bhilwara o Rs. 21.44 crore
o Renovation of gopalpura medium irrigation scheme in Baran o Rs. 20 crore
o Strengthening of canal system in Mahi Project o Rs. 110 crore
o Rs. 300 for four water concept project in sabarmati, luni, west banas and sukli basin and Rs. 25 crore for Mahi and Bunad
o Guradia and Roshanbadi small scale irrigation project in Jhalawar o Rs. 100 crore
o Sprinkler set based choudhary kumbha ram lift project in Churu o Rs. 70crore
o Opening up of 11000 hectare area under Indira Gandhi Canal Project 2 and 7000 hectares under Narmada Project for irrigation.
o Additional Irrigation facility in 8071 hectares in Tonk, Jhalawar, Jaipur, Chittorgarh, Pratapgarh and Banswara
Animal Husbandry
o 200 sub-centres to be upgraded to hospitals
o 600 new sub centres to be established
o Mobile units to be started in 26 tehsils
o Rs. 3.88 crore for repair and cleaning of Animal Husbandry Hospital buildings
o Animal Expo at State level
o Establishment of Malvi cattle breeding farm in Dug, Veterinary diploma course to be started in Dug.
o Scheme for camel milk research Human Resource and Social Development
o Solar light system in 200 hostels and 17 residential schools of SJED
o Individual toilets to be constructed in 4110 Sambal villages
o Rating of non government old age homes
o Rs. 171 crore for Palanhar yojana
o Opening of Science section in 2 Residential School for children of Pashupalak
o Opening of 901 new Anganwadi centres
o Self Defence Scheme for girls to be started in all districts
o 100 new Maa-Badi centres to be started in Tribal and Saharia area
o Gas connections for 1339 Maa-Badi centres
o 5 sports hostels for girls in TAD area
o Infrastructure development works of Rs. 40.75 crore in selected minority blocks
o Rs. 63 crore for Madarsa through Madarsa Board Youth and Sports
o Development works of Rs. 28.80 crore for various stadiums
o Establishment of National Academy for Archery and Shooting
o New Sport Academy for Hockey and Basketball for boys
o Increase in daily allowance of sport persons participating in competitions organised by Sports Associations.
o Package for winners of Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals in Olympics, Asian and Commonwealth Games
o Accreditation Policy for Yoga Training Centres
o Indoor Stadium in Sports Complex, Udaipur o Rs. 14 crore

o Upgradation of selected schools to Sr. Secondary School in phased manner in 657 Gram Panchayat
o One Adarsh Vidhyalay in each Gram Panchayat
o Construction of 37 Sharda Girls Hostelso Rs. 48.45 crores
o Additional funds of Rs. 438 crores for 134 model schools
o Establishment of District School Boards
o Transport Voucher for Vivekananda Government Model School in same Panchayat Samiti
o E-teaching and e-training in DIET
o Rs. 10000 for students of private schools selected in NTSE
o Construction of new Sainik School in Jhunjhunu Higher and Technical Education
o Development of State Higher Education Development Plan
o Rs. 33.93 crore for completion of 32 under construction college buildings
o Scooty for 1650 meritorious girls entering colleges
o Establishment of new colleges in Ahore, District Jalore and Degana, District Nagaur
o Establishment of Science humanities research foundation Medical and Health
o Increase of 28% in the BE of 2015-16 over RE 2014-15 for Medical Health and Medical Education.
o Establishment of 8 new blood banks
o Establishment of 7 new blood component separation units
o Construction of 100 new mortuaries
o Expansion of CHC Abu Road, Sirohi o Rs. 3 crore.
o Rs. 10 crore for construction works in female hospital in Bikaner
o Increase in beds from 150 to 250 in Dausa District Hospital
o Renovation works in District Hospital, Baran
o Development of 400 delivery centres
o Community based management of acute malnutrition
o Establishment of 10 new mother milk bank o Rs. 10 crore
o Tablets to all ANM in one district of each division on pilot basis
o Run a PHC scheme
o Haemodialysis in district hospitals
o Running CT Scan and MRI machine
o Cancer Care units in 17 district hospitals
o IVF centre in district hospitals
o Rs. 7 crore for strengthening food testing lab in Jaipur
o Construction of 10 natural medicine centres
o Healthy Rajasthan Campaign to be started
o Adolescent girls health and hygiene scheme

Medical Education
o Master plan for medical colleges
o Multi disciplinary lab in all medical colleges except SMS
o Centre of organ transplant in SMS medical college
o Establishment of bio-medical academy in medical colleges
o Establishment of nursing colleges on PPP Food and Civil Supply and Consumer Affairs
o Decentralised wheat purchased in Jaipur and Bharatpur Division from Rabi-2016
o Shifting of weights and measures works to consumer affairs department.
o Distribution of fortified Atta, oil and salt through PDS system,
o Strengthening of consumer forums o Rs. 16.6 crore Skill Rajasthan and Employment
o Establishment of Rajasthan non-resident labour cell
o Coaching for central services and banking
o coaching for NDA, CDS exams etc.
o Establishment of skill and employment department
o Recognition of prior learning for construction workers
o Training of 500 artisans by RIICO
o 15000 SHG formation and benefit to 2 lac women under livelihood mission
o Extension of livelihood mission to 60 more blocks
o Starting commercial training in 200 schools
o Establishment of Saras booths on major NH and State Highways
o Following steps will be taken for ITIs
o Rs. 28 crore for tools and equipments
o Rs. 82 crore for seventeen under construction ITIs
o 59 computer labs in ITIs o Rs.7.67 crore
o Upgradation of production centre in Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota and Udaipur to ITIs
o Plumber trade in 28 ITIs
o Dedicated ITI for Art works and graphic
o Regional office in Bharatpur
o Brand Ambassador Scheme

Urban Development
o Rs. 50 crore for open defecation free urban areas by 2018
o VGF for solid waste collection and processing
o HRIDAY scheme for Ajmer o Pushkar
o Rs. 85 crore bridge in Kota
o Mukhyamantri Janawas Yojana to be launched
o Seven flyover-RoB-RuB in Jaipur
o Development work of Khole ke hanumanji temple
o LED street lights in 13 cities
o Underground wiring of Electricity Wires in Jaipur
o Development of botanical park, central park and silven park in Jaipur

Panchayati Raj
o New office buildings for new gram panchayats and panchayat samities
o Grant of more than Rs. 3500 crore to PRIs
o Rs. 100 crore under Guru Golvalkar scheme
o Grant for Pakka house scheme for other selected categories of people
o Additional provision of Rs. 51.90 crore for people in forest areas and special ST groups
o Mukhyamantri Adarsh Gram Panchayat Yojana started
o Additional material component fund of Rs. 50 crore for NAREGA

Digital Rajasthan and Good Governance
o 61 lacs families enrolled under Bhamashah Yojana
o PACS, LAMPS and e-mitra centres to be made business correspondents
o Micro ATMs in 9900 gram panchayats
o 15000 e-mitra Kendra to be established
o Video conferencing at all ATAL Sewa Kendra
o Analytic system based on big data technique
o New IT and e-governance policy
o Establishment of District Level Office of Information Technology
o Wi-Fi facilities at earmarked places at Jaipur
o Creation of Rajasthan State Tourism Portal
o Creation of Rajasthan Higher Education Portal
o Establishment of Computer Labs in 2000 schools
o Beginning of Shala Darpan Programme on Pilot basis
o Digital Literacy Scheme
o End to end Computerisation of PDS system
o E-tuition in Social Justice and Empowerment Department’s
o Implementation of E-dharti programme
o Strengthening of IFMS
o Digitisation in DPR record,. Publication of e-book and Development of Social -Media Cell

o Repairs of District Police lines, RAC lines and Training institution-Rs. 48 crore
o Development of selected Police lines as Police Training Centre
o CCTV camera in 234 Police station
o CCTV camera in 22 District Jails and others institutions
o Upgrade Alwar Jail to Central Jail
o Modernise Prisoners meeting Room in various Districts Jails-Rs. 2.40 crore
o Construction of 36 new barracks in Jails
o E-library at Assistant Director, Prosecution offices
o Video Conferencing facility at 5 Jails with courts
o Merger of Civil Defence Department in Disaster Management and Relief Department at state level
o Opening of new 25 NIA Act Court, 2 Women atrocities court and 4 Civil Judge and Judicial Magistrate

o Grant for fodder to cattle saved from slaughter Science and Technology
o Establishment of new Sub Regional Science Centre at Udaipur
o Up gradation of Regional Science Centre, Jaipur Information and Public Relation
o Modernisation of District Information Centres
o Increase in lump sum benefit given to Journalist
o 50% rebate in AC and Volvo buses of RSRTC to accredited journalist
o New soldier rest house in Tonk
o Increase in Pension of pre-2nd world war soldiers and their widows
o Increase in amount paid to parents of soldiers killed in action after 1.4.1999
o Increase in reward to Shaurya Padak winners and winners of Army, Navy, Air force medals
o Call centres for soldiers

Employee welfare
o Increase of 10% in fixed salary of Probationers of State Government
o Payment of uniform allowance instead of uniform
o Digital life certificate scheme to be launched for pensioners
o Increase in the scope of special pensionary awards
o Panchayat Raj employees to salary through treasury system

Salient Features of Tax Proposals Budget 2015-16
o VAT 47/49 forms shall also be made available through a mobile app. with the facility to provide a SMS to the mobile number of vehicle-in-charge from the system. If the vehicle-in-charge is carrying this SMS, then, hardcopy of the VAT 47/ VAT 49 form shall not be required.
o VAT 35, 36 and 36A used by commission agents shall be made available online.
o Facility shall be provided for online filing of application for “Determination of Disputed Questions” under section 36 of RVAT Act.
o Facility to be provided for filing online application for appeal against assessment orders (VAT-27) and condonation of delay (VAT-28).
o Facility shall also be provided for online tracking of these appeals and application for registration.
o There will be a single return for all four taxes namely VAT, CST, Entry Tax and Luxury Tax by integrating them.
o Returns for Entertainment Tax shall also be filed electronically.
o Hardcopy of return shall not be needed after filing the return online in all cases, if
consent to use website has been time undertaking is given by the dealer.
o For the year 2013-14 and onwards, if refund becomes due after assessment, due refund shall be automatically transferred to the account of the dealer within 30 days of assessment.
o Dealers, who have more than 50% of their turnover last year from inter-state sale, shall be provided early refund of excess input tax within 30 days of filing application for such early refund.
o 26 Tax Collection Centres for collection of tax on certain casual commodities such as marble, kota stone etc. shall be made IT-enabled so that dealers dealing in these commodities will have ease in ITC verification.

Simplification and facilitation
o e-stamp facility to be extended in 23 full time and 50 ex-officio Sub-Registrar offices.
o Computerisation of 80 more Sub-Registrar offices.
- Provisions of depreciation of value of old constructions simplified.
- Valuation of industrial land outside RIICo industrial areas to be done at double the rate of agricultural rate in place of RIICo rates.
· Valuation of vacant land allotted by local bodies for mixed land use to be done at 75% of the rate of commercial land of that area.
· Land being put to a different land use than its approved land use category to be valued as per its actual use.
· Simplification of the calculations of Stamp duty on unstamped and unregistered intermediary documents related to plots allotted by Housing co-operative Societies.
· Simplification and rationalization of different categories and stages of construction
· Amendment of Stamp Rules for valuation of different categories of land
· Inspector General, Stamp authorised to prescribe DLC guidelines for uniformity in determination of land rates by DLC.
· Cases of disputed amount exceeding Rs 10 lacs to be heard and decided by a bench of Rajasthan Tax Board consisting two or more members.
· Simplification of provisions related to ancestral property in release deed.
· Kota stone, Marble and Granite sector in the state to be added as Thrust sector under RIPS 2014, a new unit and a unit going in for expansion to be provided reimbursement of 65% to 95% of VAT and CST paid.
· To ease out the problem of ITC refund & C-form, VAT on Kota stone has been reduced from 5% to 2%.
· Marble crazy, marble chips and marble powder have been exempted from VAT.
· A unit making an investment of more than Rs 250 Cr under RIPS-2014 shall be given Capital Investment subsidy of 90% of VAT and CST paid and employment subsidy of 10% of VAT and CST paid for a period of 7 years and for units making investment of more than Rs 500 cr this benefit will be provided for a period of 10 years.
· Minimum investment for getting benefits for a Tourism unit under RIPS-2014 reduced from Rs 5 Cr to Rs 2 Cr.

Registration and Stamps
· Concession of registration fee in excess of Rs. 1000/o on the documents of dwelling units executed in favour of persons of EWS / LIG.
· Exemption of stamp duty and registration fee on gift deeds of immovable property for public purposes executed in favour of State Govt., Local Bodies and State Enterprise.
· Annual interest on outstanding dues reduced from 12% annual compounded to 12% annual simple interest.
· Penalty on under stamped documents reduced from 2% per month to 1% per month.
· Stamp duty and registration fee exempted on mortgage deed executed in favour of financial institution, bank or cooperative society by a War Widow for obtaining housing loan.
· Reduction in rates of valuation of proportionate land under multi-storeyed buildings.
· Reduction in the rates of valuations of residential and commercial plots of area exceeding 1000 square meters.
· Agriculture land purchased by company, firm or institution to be valued at the rate of agriculture land instead of 1.5 times of the rate of agriculture land.
· Rate of Stamp duty reduced from 2% to 0.15% on mortgage deed (loan agreement) without possession of property.
· 10% concession in the total amount of stamp duty payable on the instruments of subsequent transfer of vacant commercial/residential plot in same conditions in the same financial year.
· Stamp duty reduced from 5% to 1% on the instruments of transfer of immovable property from Sponsoring Body to University on establishment of University.
· Vehicles up to the cost of Rs. 8 lakh retrofitted with kit for physically challenged person to be exempted from payment of One Time Tax.
· Rebate in payment of Special Road Tax for the 30 plus seater AC Tourist permit buses except sleeper coaches of recognized tour operators.
· Amnesty of interest and penalty on tax demand/ arrear on vehicles up to 31.3.2012, if payment of tax made up to 30.6.2015. Similarly tax and penalty exemption for destroyed vehicles from date of destruction.
· With a view to protect environment, the royalty payable on marble powder under Rajasthan Minor Mineral Concessional Rules, 1986 has been exempted.

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