1. Govt open to tweaking start-up policy: Jayant Sinha

Govt open to tweaking start-up policy: Jayant Sinha

The government is open to tweaking its start-up policy as it aims to encourage enterprenuers to start new companies and provide employment to a larger number of people, minister of state for finance Jayant Sinha said on Wednesday.

By: | New Delhi | Published: February 11, 2016 1:29 AM

The government is open to tweaking its start-up policy as it aims to encourage enterprenuers to start new companies and provide employment to a larger number of people, minister of state for finance Jayant Sinha said on Wednesday.

“Policy making is a dynamic process. There are no full stops,” Sinha said while speaking at the India Digital Summit, the annual event of Internet and Mobile Association of India. “If there is a problem, let us know, we’ll fix it, ” he added.

Sinha’s comments come in the backdrop of the new start-up policy unveiled late last month being criticised for not having enough insights into the industry and lack of clarity for encouraging entrepreneurs. For instance, the policy says the government would exempt start-ups from paying income tax for the first three years, while critics say no start-up makes money in the

first three to five years, and there is no question of paying taxes. Clarity on issues of definition of start-ups and tax incentives are likely to be spelt out in the forthcoming Budget.

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