Top 10 achievements of Modi Government
GOODS AND SERVICES TAX
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) was the much awaited for 17 years before it was implemented as a major tax reform in 2017. For long period of time, India was a non-friendly country for business due to its complicated taxation laws.
17 existing indirect taxes were merged into one tax to make compliance of tax laws simple to the business world. Therefore rolling out of of GST through a special session of Parliament was a major highlight of the Modi government.
INSOLVENCY AND BANKRUPTCY CODE
The main problem area for economy growth and policy making was the link between failed businesses and the consequent banking.
Current government enacted the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) law back in 2016. The law was later amended for the second time to make it more attuned to ground realities.
SWACHH BHARAT ABHIYAN
The Swachh Bharat campaign is one of the biggest socio-political achievements under the Modi regime.
Prime Minister Modi's personal interest in his work, speeches, messages etc on various platforms has given the Swachh Bharat campaign a new dimension. He successfully conveyed the important message to the citizens that cleanliness has a direct correlation with their economic well-being health status.
Also the toilet-construction programme under this campaign to make India an open-defecation free (ODF) country was the significant part under the Modi regime. And a majority part of the people construct toilets with the help of this scheme.
Befitting reply to China
Modi has changed the acquired character of the last 70 years, which backed down when faced with a powerful adversary. China, used to having its way from the (OBOR) One Belt One Road initiative to the South China Sea, was stared down into retreating from Pangong lake and Doklam.
From free trade agreements to climate change negotiations, and from large multinational corporations used to bulldozing their way to global think tanks pretending to sway Indian discourse — everyone in the world has realised that 2021 India is not way better than that of pre 2014, especially China.
Focus on economy
PM Modi has corrected the way governments used to understand the economic policy-making and its implementation. Before 2014, they almost exclusively focused on macroeconomics and the glamour associated with it, while relegating microeconomics to the background or at best to state governments. That is why even after more than 65 years of Independence, the country was still struggling to provide electricity to its villages, leave alone homes and make healthcare affordable to all. Modi has done a lot to correct the imbalance. Now focus is on to every house gets a tap water connection on priority To his credit, Modi has been able to make stellar progress in these domains.
Leveraging the Power of JAM: Jan Dhan, Aadhar and Mobile
JAM vision, serves as the bedrock of many initiatives. JAM is about achieving maximum. maximum value for every penny. Maximum empowerment for people under poverty. Maximum technology penetration among the masses. –pre 2014, India still had a large part of the population where no access to banking services was there. They had neither any avenues for savings, nor any access to get institutional credit. And after 2014, PM Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana to address this fundamental issue. Within a span of few months, this incredible scheme has radically transformed lives and futures of the citizens.
Abrogation of article 370 and 35A
In Modi 2.0, and under the Home Minister Sh. Amit Shah, India abrogated the Article 370 and 35A. After this constitutional changes and reorganization of the erstwhile State of Jammu-Kashmir, the UTs of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh have been fully integrated into the mainstream of the nation.
This change has brought socio-economic development in both the new Union Territories i.e. Jammu-Kashmir and the Ladakh. Removal unjust laws there, Empowering the people, and fairness to those discriminated since many ages who are now getting their due with comprehensive development are the key changes that are ushering both the new UTs towards the path of peace, prosperity, progress and happiness.
Boosting Defence sector
After seven years of assessing the Modi government's tenure, the military finds some crucial weapons. Big decisions like counter attack to Pakistan-backed terrorism, 2016 surgical strike, Balakot air strikes, major defence procurements including Rafale fighters and S-400 air defence missile systems from Russia have received lots of praise.
Besides 36 Rafale fighter jets, $950 million, India and Russia signed a deal to purchase two Krivak III-class stealth frigates. In October 2016, both the countries had signed another major deal for four such frigates, two of which will be built in India through a technology transfer arrangement.
The deal for 15 Chinook and 12 Boeing AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopters is a significant work in boosting Indian defence. Both the Chinook and Apache have been inducted.
Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana (PMUY)
According to the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, the Modi Govt. has hit the mark of distributing around 8 crore LPG connections under Ujjawala Yojana 7 months before the deadline. To complete the distribution of eight crore LPG connections, government had set March 2020 as the deadline.
Using the LPG has its own benefits on the health of children and women, also environment and economic productivity of women.
Therfore, PMUY replace the unhealthy conventional cooking fuels such as firewood, cowdung, etc and aims to provide clean cooking fuel to poor households.
The PMUY website recorded that under this scheme more than 715 districts around the country are covered and more than 7,96,81,650 PMUY connections have been released and the number is still going high.
Abolition of triple talaq act
On 18th May, 2017, the Supreme Court, had declared Triple Talaq as unconstitutional. After that, By abolishing the Triple Talaq, the Modi Government made the law against Triple Talaq to make effective the Supreme Court’s judgment. It has strengthened constitutional rights, fundamental, socio-economic rights of the women in muslim community.
After the one year of this law, there is a massive 82% of decline in Triple Talaq cases thereafter. Although, if any such case was reported, strict law has taken action by the relevant authorities.
This law could have passed in 1986 during Rajiv Gandhi era as the Hon’ble Supreme Court had given historic judgement in the Shahbano Case at that time. Also the Indian National Congress was in absolute majority in both the houses of the Parliament as 400 out of 545 members in Lok Sabha and 159 out of 245 Members in the Rajya Sabha were in favor of the INC. But Rajiv Gandhi led Government has used their strength to make the Supreme Court judgment ineffective and fundamental and constitutional right of muslims women were ignored.