Comments on: Online survey results: Expectations from Budget 2013 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2013/02/21/online-survey-results-expectations-from-budget-2013/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: CeeJay http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2013/02/21/online-survey-results-expectations-from-budget-2013/comment-page-1/#comment-27938 Thu, 21 Feb 2013 13:26:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=8888#comment-27938 As a salaried tax payer, my expectations from #2013 #Union #Budget are (All points in one long tweet)
1. Increase Medical Reimbursement exemption limit from Rs.15,000 p.a. to at least Rs.50,000 p.a.

2. Increase conveyance allowance from paltry Rs.800/month to something more meaningful, say Rs.3000/month
3. Increase savings limit from Rs. 100,000 to Rs. 300,000 and for infra bonds from Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 50,000. Else, exclude PF from this limit.
4. Increase Interest on Home loan interest from Rs.150,000 to Rs.300,000 (Last revised in 1999?)
5. Increase children’s education allowance from Rs.100 per child per month to something more meaningful, say Rs. 1000/month at least. Which decent school has such low fees?
6. Increase Car fuel, driver salary and maintenance limits from Rs. 900 per month each to Rs. 3000 per month each. Which driver will agree for a monthly salary of Rs. 900?
7. Add Bangalore, Hyderabad etc to the cities considered as Metros (Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata & Chennai) for HRA calculation. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mos t_populous_cities_in_India

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