Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today presented her third Union Budget in the Parliament this year. The Budget 2021 is based on the six pillars as physical, financial capital and infrastructure, health and well-being, inclusive development for aspirational India, reinvigorating human capital, innovation, and R&D, and minimum government and maximum governance.
Calling the current Budget an active and not a reactive budget, the FM stated that India is moving from Covid-related reforms to Atmanirbhar resolve. All eyes were set on the Union Budget 2021 and besides the parliamentarians, it was seen by both domestic and foreign investors, middle class, and corporates, along with various interest groups like farmers.
The 2.5 % duty hike is also applicable on parts of manufacture of PCBA (Printed Circular Board Assembly)of cellular mobile phones, camera modules, and manufacture of connectors and raw materials.
In a bid to improve the manufacturing sector in India, the government has increased the customs duty for up to 10% on mobile chargers, sub-parts of phones. This step could lead to a rise in the cost of mobile phones by 3-4% from February 2, 2021.