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CA Dr Sunil Gupta
Definition of 'Good Days' 03 July, 2014
In case we were anticipating that commodity prices would decline to the level prevailing in 1950s; or if we foresaw that basic necessities, along with a few add-ons would come in a 'free-of-cost package' post the formation of the Modi-led union government, the mistake is ours.

'Good days' as proposed by the BJP during pre-poll milieu no way predetermined any drop in the rates of sugar, diesel, or for that matter the rail fares. I believe that 'affordability' to every Indian with respect to shelter, food, clothing, education, and security was what that embraced the definition of 'good days'. Unluckily, the opponents are visionless to observe any revolution.

Tell me what shall your action plan be when your savings and earnings have continuously failed to match steps with your spending? Would you allow your family to still spend recklessly, or would you plan for ways that can enhance your inflows so as to stand tough as against the future outflows?

Similar is the position of the new government at the center which has inherited a paralyzed economy, wherein resources were made available to corporates at throwaway rates, non-contributories were allowed to increase the demand of products by allowing them groundless subsidies, and nil management techniques were put in place.

The new government commenced operations by sending across a cordial as well as tough message to neighboring nations, realizing their vitality in the functioning of Indian economy. 'Good days' did not promise that Pakistan would sign a Memorandum of Understanding with India with respect to Kashmir and terrorism; however Nawaz Sharif's visit to India can be viewed as the beginning of a better tomorrow. 

Unlike former Prime Ministers of India, Mr. Modi accorded supreme prominence to country like Bhutan and scheduled his first overseas tour to this nation. For sure, today neighbors are more concerned and welcoming than ever.

The PMO has been working devotedly since past more than a month and the executives have no opportunity to forsake the assigned tasks. Even the cabinet ministers are being observed with respect to timely completion of missions, and unsubstantiated foreign tours of MPs and ministers have been contained.

When did you last hear about any training programme for newly elected MPs, except the one we witnessed when U.P. cabinet ministers attended unworkable session overseas at the time when the state was being harassed by lawbreakers? Today, armed forces, bureaucrats, ministries, and ISRO are all passionate for future endeavors.

Now those roaring over the hiked rail fares or onion and petro prices shall study the underlying factors for the increase in rates. Only a structured and sturdy economy can substantiate the survival of 125 crore Indians, hence false perks like subsidy and unstructured fares can serve no purpose.

Remember, a government is not just a price-changer; it is an administrative body that is accountable for resourceful functioning of the economy. Thus, 'good days' are not the ones wherein you can buy products at lesser price; rather 'power to all' with robust economic base is what that constitutes good days. Stop expecting like always, rather become participative.

Editorial NOTE: This article is categorized under Opinion Section. The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of In case you have a opposing view, please click here to share the same in the comments section.
About The Author
A Chartered Accountant by profession and Director on the board of Punjab National Bank (PNB), General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC) and Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC). Dr. Sunil Gupta is working flawlessly for the economic and social prosperity of India. His Linkedin and twitter handles are @cadrsunilgupta. Facebook page is CADrSunil.
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