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BJP Manifesto Highlights

  2. 2. CONTENTS <ul><ul><li>EDUCATION FOR ALL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EMPOWERING WOMEN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HEALTH IS WEALTH </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>INFRASTRUCTURE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT VISION </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>e-GOVERNANCE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TAXATION </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>POVERTY ALLEVIATION </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FARMER PROSPERITY </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SECURITY </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JUDICIAL REFORMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LABOR REFORMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HINDUTVA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WHY BJP </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. EDUCATION FOR ALL <ul><ul><li>Education will be Government’s primary instrument to reduce poverty, promote health, protect environment and advance gender equality </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Central allocation to education shall be raised to six per cent of the GDP from current one percent </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Goal is total spend of nine per cent of GDP on education by involving the private sector </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bridge digital divide. 1 crore students to get laptop computers at Rs 10,000. Interest-free loan for anyone unable to afford it </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. EDUCATION FOR ALL <ul><ul><li>Content and process of education shall be made responsive to the needs of the times </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan&quot;, launched by the NDA in 2002, shall be extended, strengthened and concretised further in quality, content and support systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mid-day meal scheme shall be revitalised on modern management lines. Akshaya Patra Scheme will serve as a model for this purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Close linkages between school education and higher education shall be built into the system </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. EDUCATION FOR ALL <ul><ul><li>Primary school timings and vacations shall be flexible and decided upon by the local community and the Parents-Teachers Associations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Universalisation of secondary education shall be speedily implemented. Special emphasis will be given to girls education at the secondary level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full assistance will be provided for a national madarsa modernisation programme </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. EDUCATION FOR ALL <ul><ul><li>Certification of skills acquired traditionally or through private initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Widespread network of providing skill orientation and vocational training shall be established </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional structures and facilities shall be created at secondary stage to provide generic vocational skills to every child who is willing to do so </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry shall be persuaded to play a greater role than at present to prepare skilled manpower, which will be of mutual benefit </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. EDUCATION FOR ALL <ul><ul><li>National Education Commission will be constituted to propose a comprehensive policy for 21st century </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NCE report shall lead to formulation of New Education Policy to replace NPE-1986/92 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NCE shall undertake continuous envisioning of educational plans, strategies methods, material and research to make India a knowledge power and develop institutions of higher learning and research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Institutions of higher learning shall be given full autonomy,  while requiring full accountability </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. EMPOWERING WOMEN <ul><ul><li>Madhya Pradesh Government's highly successful &quot;Ladli Laxmi&quot; Yojana to be expanded to all Indian families </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>33% reservation for women in legislatures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Salaries for 28 lakh Anganwadi workers and helpers, who are backbone of Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS), will be doubled </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduce special schemes to promote entrepreneurship among rural women through Self-help Groups (SHGs) </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. EMPOWERING WOMEN <ul><ul><li>Gender discrimination in wages, whether in organised or unorganized sector, will be eliminated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remove all remaining gender disparities in property rights, marital rights and cohabitation rights </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. HEALTH IS WEALTH <ul><ul><li>Right to clean water will be made a fundamental right. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A massive programme will be launched to provide clean, drinking water to every citizen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduce ‘Dial 108 for ambulance at your doorstep scheme throughout the country </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic Health Insurance Scheme for every citizen. Cashless hospitilization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A comprehensive project to bring health-for-all by 2014 </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. HEALTH IS WEALTH <ul><ul><li>A regulatory authority to be set up for private hospitals and nursing homes to monitor unfair practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All Primary health centers in India to be connected to National Telemedicine Service Network </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. INFRASTRUCTURE <ul><ul><li>Link all villages with over 500 people by all-weather road </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>River linking project to be launched </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Generate additional 120,000 MW of electricity. 20% of this will be non-conventional energy sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce dependence on fossil fuels by promoting run-on-river electricity projects, solar, wind power and biomass </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rs 5,000 crore for creation of sports infrastructure especially in educational institutions </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. IT VISION <ul><ul><li>National Digital Highway Development Project and Pradhan Mantri Digital Gram Sadak Yojana to create a next-generation network infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Redefine broadband as 2 Mbps speed on 1:1 connection with unlimited upload / download quota. Present classification is 256Kbps, shared connection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make Broadband Internet available in EVERY town and EVERY village, at cable TV prices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unrestricted VoIP to be implemented immediately </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. IT VISION <ul><ul><li>Government of India to standardise on ‘open standard’ and ‘open source’ software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote Domestic Hosting industry to minimize International Bandwidth costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Domestic IT hardware industry to be promoted to minimize imports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Mission to promote use of Indian Languages in IT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT standards-setting body would be spun out of BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  15. 15. IT VISION <ul><ul><li>Digital Security Agency to be setup as a independent body for cyber-security, cyber-counter-terrorism and cyber-warfare </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. e-GOVERNANCE <ul><ul><li>Multipurpose National Identity Card (MNIC) with Citizen Identification Number within 3 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Every MNIC will be linked to a bank account. All welfare payments, including widow and old age pensions, Child support, Kisan Credit, Students Assistance and Micro-Credit will be channelised through MNIC account </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All major financial transactions including purchase of property and access to public services only through MNIC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MNIC will ensure correct welfare delivery and accurate tax collection </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. e-GOVERNANCE <ul><ul><li>Gujarat's &quot;e-Gram Vishwa Gram&quot; to be implemented nationwide for every Government office, from Central to Panchayats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post offices to be turned into Multi-Service outlets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Toll free 1-800 to be assigned to every MP, for citizens to get in touch with their MPs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Land and property records to be digitized using GPS and MNIC </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. e-GOVERNANCE <ul><ul><li>Government-to-Citizen (G-C), Government-to-Government (GG) and Government-to-Business (G-B) transactions will be conducted electronically, with the objective of moving towards paperless governance </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. TAXATION <ul><ul><li>Take determined steps to bring back money stashed away in Tax havens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scrap Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT), which is a source of harassment to employees and employers alike </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Abolish CST and fix a ceiling of 12-14 percent on GST </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dispense clubbing of agricultural income with other sources for determining tax liability on other income </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low tax, low interest regime so that people have more money and their purchasing power increases </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. TAXATION <ul><ul><li>Exempt personal Income Tax for those earning up to Rs 3 lakh per annum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For women and Senior Citizens, exemption will be Rs 3.5 lakh per annum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Income of all senior citizens from pension will be exempt from Income Tax </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All members of armed forces and the para-military shall be exempted from payment of Income Tax </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete exemption for interest income on bank deposits for all, other than corporates and on business income </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. POVERTY ALLEVIATION <ul><ul><li>35 Kgs of subsidised rice or wheat at Rs 2 for BPL Families </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct Delivery of Entitlements via Food Coupons that will be redeemable at both PDS and Private Outlets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Setting up community kitchens in extremely impoverished areas with the help of NGOs through shared funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide bicycles to every school going girl child from BPL families throughout India </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 lakh dwelling units for poor will be constructed every year </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. FARMER PROSPERITY <ul><ul><li>Study entire gamut of farmers’ loans and come up with  actionable solution to deepening crisis within six months </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set maximum ceiling of 4 per cent interest for agricultural loans to farmers from banks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduce pension scheme for aged and helpless farmers </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. FARMER PROSPERITY <ul><ul><li>Create irrigation facilities for an additional 35 million hectares of land in five years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drip irrigation will be promoted along with better water management and use of check dams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote horticulture, floriculture, pisciculture and poultry for generating additional jobs and supplementing incomes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create additional grazing land and encourage the maintenance of ponds and water bodies </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. FARMER PROSPERITY <ul><ul><li>Implement Farm Income Insurance Scheme through which both price and produce will be insured </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote nature-friendly cultivation and incentivise organic farming to arrest soil quality depletion. Special marketing assistance for organic produce </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water conservation, Soil enrichment, Procurement, Marketing, Waste Elimination and Credit management of farmers to be shifted to IT platform for better implementation and quicker &quot;Lab to Land&quot; knowledge transfer </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. SECURITY <ul><ul><li>National Security Council will be made hub of all sector-related assessments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Security Council will be accountable for real-time intelligence dissemination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Maritime Authority will be set up to coordinate coastal security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Revamp internal and external intelligence agencies to use technology and cope with rapidly changing trends of terrorism at home and abroad </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. SECURITY <ul><ul><li>Send out a simple, loud and clear message, to terrorists and their sponsors: They will have to pay a heavy price for each innocent life lost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special courts for speedy and fair prosecution of those involved with acts of terrorism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Chhattisgarh Model’ for counter-Maoist operations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Talks with insurgent groups will be conditional and within the framework of the Constitution </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. SECURITY <ul><ul><li>Border management will be reviewed and improved to block illegal immigration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assist states to modernise their respective police forces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equip police with the latest weaponry and communications technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Police are the first responders to any crisis situation. Train and equip them to be more effective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appointments to intelligence agencies will be on merit and not on political patronage </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. JUDICIAL REFORMS <ul><ul><li>Legislation to make judges declare their assets on a regular basis, and the information to be made available online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computerization of all court-related records, arbitration records, court judgments, court calendars and advocates’ records. This will promote standardization and transparency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seamless accessibility of court, police, prison and municipal (birth, death, marriage, etc) records </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. JUDICIAL REFORMS <ul><ul><li>Promotion of Alternate Dispute Resolution mechanisms such as Lok Adalats, assistance of Legal Services Authorities, Human Rights Commission and various civil society organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring various support agencies such as Legal Aid Cells, Legal Services Authority, social workers (counselors) and other activists closer to ordinary citizens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage adoption of global best practices through digital libraries, databases, case management systems, and judicial administration systems </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. LABOR REFORMS <ul><ul><li>Making secret ballot compulsory for trade union elections, by suitably amending the Industrial Disputes Act </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensuring adequate compensation for any labour that may be retrenched, with the first option being redeployment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expand Safety net for labor in unorganized sector and revise minimum wages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Launch training pro grammes for trade unions to play an effective and positive role </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. LABOR REFORMS <ul><ul><li>Launch national mission to increase India's skilled workforce from present 8% to 20% in five years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set  up a National Child Labour Commission </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. HINDUTVA <ul><ul><li>BJP will explore all possibilities, including negotiations and judicial proceedings, to facilitate the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free Religious bodies and places of worship from Government Control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cleaning the revered Ganga and other major rivers will be a priority. Local communities will be enrolled in this gigantic task </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evolve a new route for Sethu Samudram, bypassing Ram Setu, a historical national heritage </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. WHY BJP <ul><ul><li>Minimum Government, maximum governance. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Large investments in roads, rails, ports and airports. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social initiatives to focus on empowering girl to ensure gender quality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social initiatives to focus on helping BPL families break poverty cycle by ensuring availability of food, cheap housing ,education for all and bridging digital divide </li></ul></ul>
  34. 34. WHY BJP <ul><ul><li>Reform government departments to be more in tune with times and adopt technology to accelerate delivery cycles and plug leaks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usher in low Tax regime to leave money in hands of entrepreneurs and consumers, so that they can spend and invest in ways they consider is in their best interests. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Justice to all, appeasement to none </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Politics of empowerment, not of appeasement </li></ul></ul>
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