Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot presented the Rajasthan Budget 2013-14 on 6 March 2013 in the Assembly of Rajasthan.
Ashok Gehlot had presented his 4th consecutive financial budget of Rajasthan in row.
Highlights of the Rajasthan Budget 2013-14
• Total expenditure for 2013-14 expected to total 94572 crore rupees, which is a 9% increase over 2012-13.
• In 2012-13, total expenditure was 86513 rupees crore,overshooting the budget estimate of Rs 76675 crore rupees.
• In 2013-14, receipts are to increase by 8% to 81552 crore rupees mainly because of increased tax receipts (15%).
• Total tax revenue is expected to increase by 15% to 54414 crore rupees in 2013-14.
• Sales tax is projected to increase by 13% and drivetax receipts growth.
• Receipts for 2012-13 are projected at 75310 crore, rupees leaving behind the 2012-13 budget estimate (68025 crore Rupees)
• The government had allotted a sum of 650 crore rupees for construction of new roads and renovation in rural areas and 9500 crore rupees for 6000 km roads.
• No hike is proposed in electricity tariff for BPL and farmers.
• 100 crore rupees was allotted to roof top power generation Scheme in Jodhpur.
• For Fiscal year 2013-14 no tax revenue is projected to increase by 11 percent.
• Within taxes, sales tax is the major driver – accounting for nearly 39% of tax revenues. In 2013-14, salestax revenue is expected to increase by 13% to 21050 crore rupees.
• The biggest proportion of spending by the Rajasthan government is on social services (38% of total expenditure). This includes spending on education, health and family welfare. Spending on these sectors is expected to increase by 16% in 2013-14.
• The other major expenditure item is economic services. This includes spending on areas like road, transport and industries and is expected to increase by 13% to Rs 27,100 crore in 2013-14.
• Spending on centrally sponsored schemes is expectedto total Rs 3,005 crore in 2013-14, a 7.1% increase over 2012-13.
• All State departments are directed to fill vacant post as per retirements in FY2012-13
• There was not any hike in electricity bills for BPL and Farmers.
• There will be a 125 days work MGNREGA/NREGA in budget 2013-14.
• 1 Rupees / Kg wheat in for BPL families instead of 2 rupees and, 5 Rupees/Kg. for APL families instead of 8 rupees.
• Senior Citizen Tirth Yatra scheme launched for 25000, with 100% expenditure paid by Govt. of Rajasthan.
• 50000+ Employees will get benefits of new promotion policies of Rajasthan Govt.
• Tax hiked to 65 percent from 50 percent on tobacco products.
• There will be an e-payment facility in tax.
• Benefits of the 6th pay commission for Rajasthan state govt. employees from 1st July 2013.