[ESB16] Economic Survey → Budget-2016→Fiscal Capacity, Direct-Indirect Taxes, PoEM, Voluntary Disclosure of Black Money

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IAS Mock Interviews
  1. Prologue
  2. ESB162/P01: Fiscal capacity- meaning, implications, how to raise it?
  3. ESB162/P02: Consolidated Fund, Contingency Fund & Public Account
  4. ESB162/P03: Direct Taxes- IT, Corporation Tax, MAT, DDT, CGT, STT in Budget-2016
  5. ESB162/P04: Panama Papers, PoEM, Voluntary Black money disclosure
  6. ESB162/P05: Indirect taxes: TCS, Krishi Kalyan Cess, Infra Cess, Gold Excise


  • Directly jumping to budget (pillar#2). Reason- finance portion of pillar#1 has hardly half lecture worth developments. Will come that Pillar#3 BoP (which is again hardly half lecture worth new development).
  • Powerpoints available under Mrunal.org/download (goto mediafire folder=>Economy=>Budget)

ESB162/P01: Fiscal capacity- meaning, implications, how to raise it?

fiscal Capacity Economic Survey

  • Fiscal Capacity is the ability of the government to generate revenue from households and industries. The latest economic survey has observed that India is less than its desirable level. This first part of the lecture covers why is this happening and what are the remedies?
  • Democracy is contract between states and citizen – taxation serves as the economic glue that binds them together.
  • But when government is more focused towards redistribution of wealth rather than providing quality essential public services, then uppermiddle class and rich people will either become free riders or exit from the public system. What are the negative consequences when this happens?
  • Hardly 4% of the Indian voters are taxpayers, compared to about 90% in Norway Sweden and Netherlands. What are the negative consequences of this anomaly in human development of India?
  • Why do USA and UK have higher fiscal capacity than India, despite the fact that they are also democracies?
  • Three reforms suggested by the economic survey improve the fiscal capacity of India 1) don’t raise the income tax ceiling. 2) reduce leakages in subsidies and tax exemption 3) build a robust property tax regime.
  • Goods and services tax – GST will improve the fiscal capacity of India but will play limited role in improving the democratic accountability of the states- says the economic survey, why?

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/FyyBrwXLThA

ESB162/P02: Consolidated Fund, Contingency Fund & Public Account

Public Account Consolidated Fund

  • Theory recap: Consolidated fund of India, public account of India and contingency fund: the components and procedures related to withdrawal of money from them
  • controller general of accounts belongs to which department of finance ministry?
  • The two components of appropriation Bill –1) demand of grant. 2) charged expenditure
  • difference between vote on account and interim budget

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/GDkxXUL5z9E

ESB162/P03: Direct Taxes- IT, Corporation Tax, MAT, DDT, CGT, STT in Budget-2016

Direct taxes in Budget-2016

  • the list of past and present direct/indirect taxes of the union and the States, their merits-demerits and descending order of collection amount.
  • Brief look at the tax /revenue projections from the annual financial statements of Gujarat, Bihar and the and Madhya Pradesh.
  • Revenue shortfall in the financial year 2015-16
  • budget 2016: income tax slabs, tax rebate, cess and surcharge provisions
  • understanding the difference between cess and surcharge.
  • Why Additional dividend distribution tax introduced in budget 2016?
  • Budget-2016: corporation tax on various types of companies.
  • Statutory tax vs effective tax rate, revenue shortfall, tax Expenditure.
  • Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) and its application on foreign companies
  • Securities transaction tax (STT), Capital Gains Tax (CGT)- new provisions in Budget-2016

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/y4btIyDCli8

ESB162/P04: Panama Papers, PoEM, Voluntary Black money disclosure, Tax Litigation reduction in Budget-2016


  • Geography: Location of Panama in World Map, Suez Canal and Panama Canal.
  • What is “Panama Papers” controversy?
  • Global measures to combat tax evasion and tax avoidance- OECD: Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (Beps), Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI); USA: Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (Fatca), FATF: Financial Action Task Force and India
  • Income disclosure scheme for domestic tax payers and Krishi Kalyan Surcharge.
  • Measures taken in budget 2016 to reduce tax litigation in both direct and indirect taxes
  • E-Sahyog and E-Assessment in income tax
  • Justice (retired) R.V. Easwar- Expert Committee to simplify income tax laws and TDS reduction in Budget-2016 to increase the cash flow to small taxpayers
  • relief to foreigners in budget 2016 – no more harassment over retrospective tax, GAAR and place of effective Management (PoEM) to be implemented from 1 April 2017

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/02A5OE2ECb4

ESB162/P05: Indirect taxes: TCS, Krishi Kalyan Cess, Infra Cess, Gold Excise in Budget-2016

Indirect taxes in Budget-2016

  • Budget-2016: excise, service and customs duty- various provisions, cess and surcharge.
  • Measures taken in excise and customs to boost make in India project
  • justification is behind the position of one percent excise duty on gold and other non-silver jewelry
  • reasons behind imposition of 1% tax collection at source (TCS) while purchasing cars above Rs.10 lakh and cash payment above 2 Lakh
  • Service tax: negative list and exempted list.
  • Why is Central board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) demanding Rs.75 crores from SEBI as service tax?
  • Gross tax revenue versus net tax revenue.
  • Nontax revenue receipts of the union government: profit in this dividend, grass received, payment for various services.
  • Sources of income for the reserve bank of India (RBI), and RBI’s dividend to union government.

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/UMd3ZjCk4Aw
Next lecture: Capital part of the budget-2016.

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53 Comments on “[ESB16] Economic Survey → Budget-2016→Fiscal Capacity, Direct-Indirect Taxes, PoEM, Voluntary Disclosure of Black Money”

  1. Thank you so much sir…:)

  2. thanks u so much sir

  3. Thank you Sir.

  4. thxs,n regard sir.

  5. thank you very much sir….. thank you once again… you are just incredible….

  6. sir
    pls whoever take class is it possible for you to provide the gist in english?

  7. does any body have any idea how precious this article is ?? mrunal sir .. thanks a tonne ..this thing is treasure a very valuable article here … i was watching some videos in roman sir’s unacademy .. its good though .. . see i dont want to mention any compete type of thing here .. clash n all etc etc … … both are remarkable in their respective work they do for us , they help us in making our preparation achieve great heights … we will always be indebted to our both gods .. but mrunal sir there’s something which makes your blog different .. maybe some of us dont visit hindu sometimes but first we visit Mrunal.org .. there’s no such other thing like our Mrunal.org thats a sure thing .. thank you so much sir ..\,,/ all hail king mrunal sir ..

  8. The thing is ! if the government somehow made it possible to make a 15 % increase in salaries then it will be a huge beneficial thing for the growth of the economy. By the way ! love how you explained all this. Thanks for sharing

  9. ppt files not able to locate …. may be they are not uploaded in tht folder.. as previous videos files exist though

    1. even i cant find it….sir please load ppt files asap….we all need it badly…

  10. thank u sir for this incredible support

  11. sir, aap bhagwan ho…. keep posting sir….

  12. nice article sir

  13. very good analysis & explanation

  14. Simply d bst 2 bestes

  15. thanks a ton sir for these wonderful videos..
    but sir, when will u upload ppts for these lectures?

  16. pl check mediafire is not working.

  17. Please keep up the humor content in your style of teaching us. That eases the entire process. Thanks.

  18. That is too helpful for my understanding about Indian and world economy. …..I feel better and more analysis approach towards current status of economic

  19. sir not able to find ppt in mediafire..further date of updating files and folders not corrected

    1. yes.. true even i was not able to find them….

  20. Could you please provide the PPT link ?

  21. Kindly mention & discard the obsolete last year’s economy lecture videos that have no relevance for upsc-16! Would be a great help in saving our time… Thanks

  22. Thanks sir ji

  23. i am not able to find PPTs of new lecturers..only old PPTs listed at site…can any one pl help..thanks

  24. thank you sir

  25. Panama is the only country where Pacific is on the east and Atlantic on weas

  26. Upsc Pre-2016 k liye sare economy videos dekhne h kya? Ya fir kuch lecture topics iss year nhi puchhe jaenge? Kindly mention ki kon se nhi dekhne..I hv seen till L-3 and recent economic survey videos…

  27. Please sir tel which videos of previous year important for 2016.. after l-3..thanks

  28. Wah mrunal bhaiya…thank you so much :)

  29. was any of you able t find the powerpoint slides… plz share the path… they are not available in the folders mentioned..

  30. L-3 ke baad ke videos ki UPSC-2016 ke liye koi utility hai ki nhi?? :-/
    Koi toh btao please.. Is it enough to watch L1-L3 and then recent ESB161 videos only?

  31. Sir please guide us that which old video lectures we have to watch before ESB161, As we have covered till L3, In Rest i am really confused about infra, HRD, sectors of economy

  32. Unable to find PPTs ,please share link

  33. Thank you Mrunal for covering Economy Survey and bringing back Economics lectures. I really appreciate your hard-work.

  34. Instead of proposing 15%increase in salaries of already well paid employees if govt decides to disburse this money to farmers, it would greatly help both economy and farmers.

  35. Please upload next lectures

  36. Sir plz upload ESB162 slides.. heart felt thanks for the kind of effort you are puttin in..

  37. Good information .so many points r cleared… thank u…..

  38. sir
    please give public admin notes in hindi soft copy or either for hard copy of notes give me a addres where i can find your notes

  39. Dear All,

    In Mrunal Economy earlier videos , It was said that out of seven pillars some will be discussed after Eco survey & Budget.
    I just want to know whether those videos are now relevant or updated videos are available for current year under above head.

  40. I can’t find PPTs at the mentioned path.
    Could someone help?

  41. Sir, last year the methord of calculating the GDP growth and Collecting data have been changed.
    iam unable to understand the difference between the GDP growth, Gva..etc.
    Iam afraid about, I may loose marks if any question in prelims and mains comes from this new methord and it’s difference from previous methord of calculation.etc.
    so, sir please expalin me the difference or else direct me to any source where I can get a thorough knowledge about such questions.
    thenking you Mrunal sir
    yours sincerly

  42. thank you sir your lectures r very much helpful in approaching economic survey i would like to know when would be releasing your next lecture on economic survey since im eagerly waiting since 2 weeks

  43. I m not able to find ppt of eco survey lectures.Did anyone get?please help.

  44. Thank you sir for your valuable support. Sir, please upload ppt file of Budget and survey. we badly need this.

  45. Please do post articles….. Instead of videos.

  46. Please upload ppt Sir

  47. Sir, economic survey k me baki k videos kab tak ayenge. Abhi 26 videos hain YouTube par

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