Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman today presented her maiden Union Budget 2019-20 in Parliament.
Apart from minimal changes in the income tax brackets, Sitharaman announced that Aadhaar card can now be used in place of a Pan card for all official purposes.
The Government also emphasised on providing every verified women self help group (SHGs) member an overdraft of ₹5000, on their Jan Dhan accounts.
Here is how people reacted to the budgetary reforms in general:
Half of budget has been declared, still there is no announcement on subsidy for annual subscription of Netflix, Prime and Hotstar. Is this the india we want to live in ? #Budget2019— Kabira Speaking (@thewordsofshiva) July 5, 2019
CA students will be very happy with this Budget as there is nothing in it for them to prepare for exams #Budget2019🙂— Ashish Kulkarni (@Kulkarni1988) July 5, 2019
Budget in a nutshell!!— Siddaramaiah (@siddaramaiah) July 5, 2019
Everything under the sun but nothing to catch it!!#Budget2019
Aren't we missing something here?— Jyotiraditya Scindia (@JM_Scindia) July 5, 2019
No reference to the highly anticipated plan for job creation, no measures to help farmers combat price collapse & droughts
I can see intent, but where is the content? This budget session was reduced to only a table thumping gathering. #Budget2019
If not anything, the session at least did a good job for memesters of the internet and gave us something to laugh about.