Manifesto 2014 - Highlights

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OUR PLEDGE
- Ek Bharat - Shrestha Bharat - Vibrant and Participatory Democracy - Empowered and Inspired People - Inclusive and Sustainable Development - Quality life in Villages and Cities - Basic Amenities to All - Flourishing Agriculture - Productive Youth - Involved Women - Robust physical and social Infrastructure - Innovative and Technologically driven Society - Globally competitive Economy - Brand India built on Quality - Strong, Effective and Futuristic Institutions - Open, Transparent and Systems-based Government - Pro-active, Pro-people Good Governance -

To build a Modern India
The Best Foundation Our own Culture The Best Tool Our own hands The Best Material Our own aspirations

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ATTEND THE IMMINENT

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Technology enabled eGovernance System-based, policydriven governance Rationalization and simplification of tax regime Task force to recommend amendments to existing laws or enact new laws

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Break vicious cycle of high inflation and high interest rates Special Courts to stop hoarding Price Stabilisation Fund Un-bundle FCI operations into procurement, storage and distribution Real time data, to farmers Single ‘National Agriculture Market’ Area specific crops and vegetables linked to food habits of people

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Price Rise

Develop Labour-intensive manufacturing and Tourism Strengthen agriculture and allied industries, and retail Upgradation of infrastructure and housing, for its job generating potential Multi-skilling programme Entrepreneurship in both rural and urban areas Employment Exchanges into Career Centres

Corruption

Employment and Entrepreneurship

Decision and Policy Paralysis Credibility Crisis
Congress party lowered dignity of Government, & the dignity of India. This is driving recent adversities like the falling rupee and countries riding roughshod over us.
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The engine of Government will be ignited again Will power and commitment to public interest Encourage the bureaucracy to take right decisions

Poor Delivery

Restore the trust and credibility of the Union Government Ensure chain of responsibility and accountability is built in the system

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Remove bottlenecks and missing links Proper planning and execution for right outcomes Scale and speed with futuristic vision Build institutions for today and tomorrow

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STRENGTHEN THE FRAMEWORK - l
Team India Centre - State relations
 Team India shall not be limited to the PM but will also

include CMs as equal partners
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discipline ‘Regional Councils of States’ State–specific developmental priorities of hill and desert states Focus on economy of UTs. Promote tourism; develop infrastructure of coastal areas Integrated development of island territories Involve state Governments in the promotion of foreign trade and commerce

Decentralization and People’s Participation From Representative to Participatory democracy
 People’s Engagement: through Pro-active, Pro-people

Good Governance,  People - Public - Private - Partnership (PPPP) model.  Empower Panchayati Raj Institutions 3 F’s Functions Functionaries Funds

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STRENGTHEN THE FRAMEWORK - ll
Integrating the Nation – Its vastness and voices
All voices must be encouraged and heard within the spirit of ‘India First’
Eastern India  Bring eastern parts of the country on par with the western parts  Harness richness in natural and human resources of Eastern India North - East  Empower the Ministry of North-Eastern Region with a larger charter and non-lapsable funds  Massive infrastructure development, especially along the LOC in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim  Address the issue of Flood control in Assam  Nurture more job generating opportunities like tourism and IT industry  Address issue of infiltration in the North-East  Measures for the safety of North-Eastern students studying across the country including Jammu and Kashmir: Equal and rapid development in all three regions of the state Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.  Return of Kashmiri Pandits with full dignity  Demand of refugees from (POK) will be addressed  Discuss Article 370 with all stakeholders; committed to its abrogation  Good governance, better infrastructure, educational opportunities, healthcare more job opportunities, better quality of life in the valley

Seemandhra and Telangana:  Full justice to Seemandhra  Development and governance of Seemandhra and Telangana.

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REFORM THE SYSTEM - l
Hallmarks of our Governance model
Policy driven Minimum Government, Maximum Governance People – centric Time bound delivery

Open Government and accountable Administration  Administrative reforms under an appropriate body under PMO  Set up effective Lokpal institution  Eliminate obsolete laws, regulations and administrative structures E-Governance: Easy, Efficient and Effective Deployment of broadband in every village e-Governance and engage through social media for participative governance  IT based jobs in rural and semi-urban areas  ‘National Rural Internet and Technology Mission’, for use of telemedicine and mobile healthcare for rural healthcare delivery  ‘E Gram, Vishwa Gram’ scheme in Gujarat to be implemented nationwide  Promote eBhasha - National Mission for the promotion of IT in Indian Languages  High-speed digital highways to unite the nation

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Institutional reform
Administrative:  Rationalization and convergence among the Ministries  Open up government to draw expertise from the industry, academia and society  Fellowship and Internship for youth for contribution in governance Judicial:  Double number of courts and judges in the sub-ordinate judiciary  National Judicial Commission for the appointment of judges  Separate fast track class of courts for specified commercial laws  Extend fast track courts to all layers of the judiciary  Reduce number of cases in which the Government is a litigant  National e-Library, empowering Lawyers  Enhance number of women in the Bar as well as Bench  Specialized universities having expertise in Forensics, Arbitration, IPR, International Law, etc. Police:  Networking of police stations  Strengthen Investigations, making them Swift, Transparent, Fair, Clear and Decisive  Overhaul intelligence set up  Modernize Prison system  Improve working conditions and welfare of police personnel Electoral: Evolve a method of holding Assembly and Lok Sabha elections simultaneously  Look at revising expenditure limits realistically

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Empower each and every Indian through health and education. Basic level of Infrastructure to all - Home, Electricity, Water, Sanitation Job creation central to our economic model.

Poor are Left behind – Bridge the gap
100 most backward districts of the country to be brought at par with other districts  Gainfully employ rural poor in agriculture and allied activities  Develop skills of urban so that they take advantage of the emerging opportunities

Food Security:  Incorporate best practices of successful PDS models and revise the existing PDS  Address the issue of under-nutrition and malnutrition  Radically transform the Food Corporation of India (FCI)

Scs, STs, OBCs and Other weaker sections
Social Justice and Empowerment
An ecosystem for education and entrepreneurship for SC, ST, OBCs and other weaker sections  Eradication of untouchability at all levels  Eliminate manual scavenging

Tribal development  ‘Van Bandhu Kalyan Yojna’  Electrification of tribal hamlets and provision of all – weather roads  Network of rural Haats (markets)  National Centre for Tribal Research and Culture

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Minorities – Equal opportunity
Unfortunate that a large section of the minority, and especially Muslim community, continues to be stymied in poverty. Ensure that the young and the girl child in particular get education and jobs without discrimination  National Madrasa modernization programme  Branding, market linkages, access to credit to traditional artisans in cottage and small-scale industry  Curate rich heritage and culture; digitization of archives; preservation and promotion of Urdu

Neo-Middle class – Meet their aspirations
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Educational scholarships and educational facilities Medical insurance and quality healthcare services Middle-income housing Efficient public transport systems

Rural areas – High priority
Idea of Rurban - urban amenities to rural areas while retaining the soul of the village  Improve village level infrastructure in terms of roads, potable water, education, health, supply chain, electricity, broadband

Urban areas–High growth centres
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100 new cities Twin cities and Satellite towns Wi-Fi facilities in all public places and commercial centers

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LEAP FORWARD - l
Give the taste of a developed country to this very generation

Social Security
A caring Government; Passionate society
Effective implementation of Right to Education, Right to Food Security Act  Strengthen the Child and Adolescent Labour Act, 2012 ICPS  Focused efforts to address issue of anaemia  Reduce the burden of books on children

Senior citizens  Financial support, exploring ideas like additional tax benefits  Engage the senior citizens as volunteers Specially abled  Enact the ‘Rights of the Persons with Disabilities bill’ (RPWD)  Web based disability registration  Higher tax relief for the family member taking care of the disabled.

Youth – Making India Unstoppable
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Young Leaders programme National Youth Advisory Council Nation-wide ‘district level incubation and accelerator programme’ Neighborhood Children’s/ Youth Parliament across India

Promotion of Sports
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‘National Sports Talent Search System’ Mandate all new housing colonies to include sports facilities

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Women – The Nation builders
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33 % reservation in parliamentary and state assemblies National campaign of Beti Bachao – Beti Padhao Comprehensive scheme, incorporating best practices of Balika Samruddhi, Ladli Laxmi and Chiranjeevi Yojana  Dedicated Women ITIs  All Women Mobile Bank  Dedicated W-SME cluster in every district

Education - Enroll and Excel

Public spending on education would be raised to 6% of the GDP

School education  ‘Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan’: Remove illiteracy  Universalization of secondary school education  National E–Library Higher and Professional education  UGC will be restructured into a Higher Education Commission  Facilitate youth to Earn while they Learn Vocational training  Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)  Courses for self -employment, family run businesses, entrepreneurship etc. Free to women Skills – focusing on Productivity and Employability  Skill Mapping - scientifically plan national human resource  Launch a “National Multi-skill Mission”  Give vocational qualifications of Academic Equivalence

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Health Services
“Swachh Bharat” by Gandhi ji’s 150th birth anniversary in 2019
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‘National Health Assurance Mission’ AIIMS like institute in every state Public investment to promote Yoga and AYUSH “National eHealth Authority” Universalization of emergency medical services-108 Sanitation Ratings of cities and towns; rewarding the best performers

Economic Revival
Fiscal discipline, without compromising on funds availability for development work  Link programmes like MGNREGA to asset creation

NPAs  Necessary steps to reduce NPAs in Banking sector  Regulatory framework for the non-banking financial companies Taxation Trusting, non adversarial and conducive tax environment Rationalize and simplify the tax regime Bring on board all State governments in adopting GST

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Foreign Direct Investment  Barring the multi-brand retail sector, FDI will be allowed in sectors wherever needed for job and asset creation  FIPBs functioning made more efficient and investor-friendly

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Agriculture - Productive, Scientific and Rewarding  Ensure minimum 50% profits over the cost of production,.  Mobile soil testing labs  ‘Agro food processing clusters’  ‘Organic Farming and Fertilizer Corporation of India’  Farm insurance scheme  Cluster based storage systems (e.g. Rice cluster)  Reform the APMC act  Seed culture labs in each district  Regional Kisan TV channels  Genetically Modified (GM) foods will not be allowed without full scientific evaluation ‘National Land Use Policy’, - scientific acquisition of non-cultivable land; implementation would be monitored by the National Land Use Authority Industry - Modern, Competitive and Caring  Conducive, enabling environment is created making ‘doing business’ in India easy  Ensure logistics infrastructure, including stable power  Single-window system of clearances both at the centre and also at the State level  World class Investment and Industrial regions as Global Hubs of Manufacturing  Task force to review and revive MSME sector; better access to formal credit and technology for modernization

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Manufacturing  Interest rate rationalization  Ensure power supply and undertake labour reforms  Trade facilitation to ensure easier customs clearances and visas for business travel Handicrafts  Market linkages - both national and international  Access to credit and information and skills upgradation  Value addition – branding, packaging and technology Services - driven by Quality and Efficiency Build world class Ports Export Promotion Mission CAD will be brought down Embark on path of IPRs and Patents Review obsolete and multiple laws to reduce and simplify them

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Tourism – untapped potential 50 tourist circuits around themes: Archaeological and Heritage, Cultural and Spiritual, Himalayan, Desert, Coastal, Medical

Physical Infrastructure - Better than the best
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Freight Corridors and attendant Industrial Corridors expedited N-E and J&K connected through world class highways and rail Every village connected through all-weather roads Economic model of Port-led development Sagar Mala project

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Next Generation Infrastructure
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Gas Grids to make gas available to households and industry National Optical-Fibre Network Wi-Fi zones in public areas

Transport  Integrated Public transport project  Waterways for passenger and cargo transport  National logistics network for faster movement of goods Railway  Strategic new Rail networks to connect Hinterland to ports  Agri Rail network  Tourist Rail including Pilgrimage Rail  Diamond Quadrilateral project – Bullet train network

Labour force - the pillar of our growth
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Introduce concept of ‘Industry Family’ Identity cards to the unorganized sector labourers Option of setting up a dedicated Workers Bank Review Labour laws which are outdated & complicated Pension and Health Insurance safety nets

Housing - no longer a Mirage
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75th year of Independence - Pacca house to every family Low cost Housing programme

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Water - Reach to all homes, farms and factories
‘Pradhan Mantri Gram Sinchayee Yojana’ with a motto of ‘har khet ko paani  Inter-linking of rivers based on feasibility  Facilitate piped water to all households

Energy - Generate more, Use rationally, Waste less
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Comprehensive ‘National Energy Policy’ Harness oil, gas, hydel, ocean, wind, coal and nuclear Small-hydro power generation projects Expand and strengthen the national solar mission

Science and technology – India innovates and India leads
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Establish an Intellectual Property Rights Regime Autonomous technology transfer organizations Institute of Big data and Analytics Institutes of Technology for Rural Development

Flora, Fauna and Environment – safeguarding our Tomorrow
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Concept of Pro-active ‘Carbon Credit’ Guidelines for Green buildings will be brought out

The Himalayas  ‘National Mission on Himalayas’  Create a ‘Himalayan Sustainability Fund’  Central University dedicated to the Himalayan Technology

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Natural & National Resources
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National policies on critical natural resources Auction of precious resources including e-auction

Secure Indians
Zero tolerance on terrorism, extremism and crime
Military security; economic security; cyber security; energy, food, water & health security; social cohesion and harmony. Internal security Revive the anti-terror mechanism, strengthen NIA Swift and fair trial of terror related cases National plan to address Maoists insurgency

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External Security- its boundary, beauty and bounty Implement one rank, one pension Build a War Memorial Set up the National Maritime Authority Deal with cross border terrorism with a firm hand Four dedicated defence universities

Defence Production  Strengthen the DRDO  Private sector participation; FDI in selected defence industries Independent Strategic Nuclear Programme  Revise and update India’s nuclear doctrine  Maintain a credible minimum deterrent

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Foreign Relations
Nation First, Universal Brotherhood
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Strengthen Regional forums like SAARC and ASEAN Continue to engage with BRICS, G20. IBSA, SEO and ASEM States will be encouraged to play a greater role in diplomacy Expand and empower pool of diplomats Indian professionals is working in key positions across the world will be harnessed for strengthening Brand India

Cultural heritage
Ram Mandir: Explore all possibilities within the framework of the constitution to facilitate the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. Ganga  Pure waters of Ganga essential for the spiritual as well as physical well being of India  Ensure cleanliness, purity and uninterrupted flow of Ganga Cow and its Progeny  Necessary legal framework to protect cow and its progeny.  National Cattle Development board Heritage Sites  Digitization of archives Languages  Promote Indian languages for creating a knowledge society Uniform Civil Code Draft a Uniform Civil Code to ensure gender equality
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The only philosophy & religion of a Government should be

INDIA FIRST
The only epic of a Government should be

INDIA’S CONSTITUTION

THE POWER OF THE PEOPLE THE WELFARE OF ITS PEOPLE
The only way of a Government should be The only prayer of a Government should be

The only power of a Government should be

‘SABKA SAATH, SABKA VIKAS’

India First simply means nurturing and protecting all the elements, which India is made of. It does not exclude anyone or anything – it only includes everything and everyone, which India is made of. It is complete India; without exclusion, without exception

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