When I voted for Modi, I was guided by the thought that he would not only ensure development of the country but bring back black money from abroad and check corruption also. However, after Narendra Modi has assumed power, my hopes stand belied.
Here I may mention that during my
career in Government service, I had studied the working of the
Inspectors of Income Tax, Customs and Central Excise as well as the
working of the Enforcement Officers of the Directorate of
Enforcement. I had found that they either hardly worked for the day
or they worked only to collect bribes from the tax evaders so that
they could fill their coffers.
Even the file Numbers and subjects on
the files were given by the agents who paid them bribe money. There
is a huge number of Income Tax Officers, Income Tax Inspectors,
Customs Officers, Central Excise Officers and Enforcement Officers
but they hardly work.
I had thought that Modi would put them
to work and ask them to conduct raids for recovering the taxes that
were not paid but this is not happening. Now, there is a large fiscal
deficit. If Modi wants to wipe out this deficit, he not only needs to
disinvest in the Public Sector but also has to order raids to be
conducted so that there is no tax evasion and tax money can be
The money recovered can be used for
development of the country and for undertaking projects that would
produce employment. He should also go in a big way to bring in
foreign investment. All this should make India prosperous.
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