Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit on 20 March 2013 presented 15th consecutive budget of 37450 crore rupees with launch of new schemes in different arena and launch of infrastructural development and with no fresh taxes.
Budget of Delhi 2013-14 at a Glance
• Budget of Government of NCT of Delhi in 2013-14 proposed at 37450 crore Rupees
• Plan Budget – 16000 crore Rupees
• Non-Plan Budget - 21000 crore Rupees
• Centrally Sponsored Scheme – 450 crore Rupees
• The Social Services Sectors receive the highest priority in terms of budgetary allocation under Plan and proposing an outlay of 10359 crore with a share of about 65% of total Plan Budget.
• The target of tax collection in 2013-14 is estimated at 30454 crore Rupees. Tax-GSDP ratio which was 6.43% in 2011-12 is expected to increase to 6.88% in 2012-13.
• The fiscal deficit has been projected to be reduced from 2921 crore Rupees in 2012-13 to 1268 crore Rupees in 2013-14.
• The Dilli Swablamban Yojana (DSY), a co-contributory pension scheme for unorganized sector, is proposed to be launched by Government of Delhi with an annual contribution of 1000 Rupees per person along with the equal contribution of Government of India and intend to make it Aadhaar enabled.
• Financial support of 1000 per month is proposed to be given to the transgender who are living in Delhi for at least three years. They will also be eligible to get benefit under Dilli Annshree Yojana with effect from 1 April, 2013.
• A residential school for SC/ST/OBC/Minorities students of Delhi will be set up in 2013-14.
• The grant-in-aid to Delhi Haj Committee is proposed to be enhanced to 2 crore rupees in 2013-14 from the existing grant of 1 crore.
• A fund of 5 crore is proposed for the welfare of journalists of Delhi
• 8000 new Auto Rickshaws will be allotted to Corporate Houses on the line of theRadio Taxi. Maximum 500 permits will be given to a single corporate entity. Two Corporate entities, which will employ only women Auto Rickshaw drivers, will be allotted for 1000 permits.
• Delhi Government has identified certain specific priority areas so that the city becomes more productive and caring. These include: -
To cover every poor and vulnerable resident of Delhi, not covered by other schemes, under Annshree,
• Direct benefit transfer to beneficiaries of all State Government and Central Government schemes
• Nurture and enhance the green cover so that Delhi becomes the greenest capital of the world,
• Ensure construction of upstream reservoirs for augmentation of water supply, better management of water, increased and equitable distribution of water and also cover un sewered areas within the network of sewerage system,
• Substantial improvement in the availability of housing through a series of measures,
• Boost facilities for formation and upgradation of skills to enhance employability by setting up high class Institutes.
• Ensure substantial improvement in health infrastructure and delivery toensure global standards,
• Ensure availability of 11000 buses on Delhi roads which along with additional network of Metro will make travel within Delhi safe, convenient and pleasurable
• Qualitative and quantitative improvement in the road infrastructure,
• Strengthen Bhagidari to institutionalise regular dialogue with RWAs and community groups and making them active partners in the development process from planning to execution and post-execution, and
• Further strengthen service delivery and bring most government services within ambit of time bound delivery system.