Circular No. ES/230/2021-22 1st February, 2022
To: Members of the Council
Sub: Union Budget 2022-23
The Council is pleased to inform you that the Government has announced the Union Budget for 2022-23 on 1st February, 2021 in the paperless form. The Key Features of the Union Budget 2022-23 are as follows:
60 lakh new jobs to be created under the Productivity Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme in 14 sectors.
PLI Schemes have the potential to create an additional production of Rs 30 lakh crore.
GOALS OF AMRIT KAAL
Focus on growth and all inclusive welfare
Promoting technology enabled development, energy transition and climate action
Virtuous cycle starting from private investment, crowded in by public capital investment
Driven by seven engines: Roads, Railways, Airports, Ports, Mass Transport, Waterways, and Logistics Infrastructure.
National Master Plan aimed at world class modern infrastructure and logistics synergy
4 Multimodal Logistics parks through PPP to be awarded in 2022-23
Integration of Postal and Railways Network facilitating parcel movement.
National Ropeways Development Plan as sustainable alternative to conventional roads.
Digital Ecosystem for Skilling and Livelihood (DESH-Stack e-portal) will be launched to promote online training
Startups will be promoted to facilitate Drone Shakti for Drone-As-A-Service
MSMEs & startups
Raising and Accelerating MSME performance (RAMP) programme with outlay of Rs 6000 Crore to be rolled out.
MSMEs such as Udyam, e-shram, NCS & Aseem portals will be inter-linked, their scope will be widened
They will now perform as portals with live organic databases providing G2C, B2C and B2B services such as credit facilitation, enhancing entrepreneurial opportunities
Startups will promoted for Drone Shakti
130 lakh MSMEs provided additional credit under Emergency Credit Linked Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS)
ECLGS to be extended up to March 2023.
Guarantee cover under ECLGS to be expanded by Rs 50000 Crore to total cover of Rs 5 Lakh Crore.
Rs 2 lakh Crore additional credit for Micro and Small Enterprises to be facilitated under the Credit Guarantee Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises (CGTMSE).
Special Economic Zones Act to be replaced with a new legislation to enable States to become partners in ‘Development of Enterprise and Service Hubs’.
Introduction of Digital Rupee by RBI starting 2022-23
To incentivise exports, exemptions are being provided on items such as embellishment, trimming, fasteners, buttons, zipper, lining material, specified leather, furniture fittings and packaging boxes that may be needed by bonafide exporters of handicrafts, textiles and leather garments, leather footwear and other goods (Refer Notification No. 2/2022-Customs dated 1st February, 2022).
Incentives for Start-ups
Period of incorporation extended by one year, up to 31.03.2023 for eligible start-ups to avail tax benefit.
Previously the period of incorporation valid up to 31.03.2022.
Incentives under concessional tax regime
Last date for commencement of manufacturing or production under section 115BAB extended by one year i.e. from 31st March, 2023 to 31st March, 2024.
Health and Education Cess
Any surcharge or cess on income and profits not allowable as business expenditure.
Project imports and capital goods
Gradually phasing out of the concessional rates in capital goods and project imports; and applying a moderate tariff of 7.5 percent – conducive to the growth of domestic sector and ‘Make in India’.
Certain exemptions for advanced machineries that are not manufactured within the country shall continue.
A few exemptions introduced on inputs, like specialised castings, ball screw and linear motion guide - to encourage domestic manufacturing of capital goods.
Special Economic Zones
Customs Administration of SEZs to be fully IT driven and function on the Customs National Portal – shall be implemented by 30th September 2022.
Review of customs exemptions and tariff simplification
More than 350 exemption entries proposed to be gradually phased out, like exemption on certain agricultural produce, chemicals, fabrics, medical devices, & drugs and medicines for which sufficient domestic capacity exists.
Simplifying the Customs rate and tariff structure particularly for sectors like chemicals, textiles and metals and minimise disputes; Removal of exemption on items which are or can be manufactured in India and providing concessional duties on raw material that go into manufacturing of intermediate products – in line with the objective of ‘Make in India’ and ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’.
Ease of Business
25,000 compliances were reduced and 1486 Union laws were repealed to make it easier for businesses
Next phase of Ease of Doing Business 2.01 and Ease of Living to be launched
Voluntary exit for corporates to be cut down to 6 months from 2 years
ePassports will be rolled out in 2022-23 for convenience in overseas travel
E-passport with embedded chip will be rolled out
Customs Reforms and duty rate changes
Faceless Customs has been fully established. During Covid-19 pandemic, Customs formations have done exceptional frontline work against all odds displaying agility and purpose.
Allowing taxpayers to file Updated Return within 2 years for correcting errors
Extending period of incorporation of eligible startups for providing tax incentives
Any Surcharge or Cess on Income and Profits not allowable as business expenditure
Customs administration to be fully IT driven in SEZs
Phasing out concessional rates in capital goods and project imports gradually and apply a moderate tariff of 7.5%
Review of customs exemptions and tariff simplification
Customs duty rates are being calibrated to provide a graded rate structure to facilitate domestic electronics manufacturing
Unblended fuel shall attract additional differential excise duty
Members may refer the Relevant Customs Notifications for more information -
Notification No. 2/2022-Customs dated 1st February, 2022 - Prescribe effective rate of Basic Customs Duty (BCD).
“Sr. No. 257B (regarding trimmings and embellishments) has been inserted after Sr. No. 257”.
Notification No. 3/2022-Customs dated 1st February, 2022 - Amendments have been in Notification No. 11/2018-Customs dated 2nd February, 2018 so as to exempt certain goods from Social Welfare Surcharge (SWS) and to withdraw SWS exemption on certain textile items
Notification No. 7/2022- Customs dated 1st February, 2022- Amendments have been made in Notification No. 82/201-Customs dated 27th October, 2017 to prescribe effective rate on certain Textile items upto 30.04.2022
Detail of the other matter related to the Budget can be viewed by following the link https://www.indiabudget.gov.in/.
Members are requested to kindly send us your suggestions / views on the Union Budget provisions latest by 7th February, 2021 (Monday) to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org so that the same can be included in the Post Budget Memorandum which the Council will be shortly forwarding to the Government.