The company, which has decided to focus only on wholesale business in India owing to several restrictions in the multi-brand retail
segment, also feels that the Modi government's continued focus on 'Ease of Doing Business' will help the overall industry.
"Provision to provide social security
measures for the middle-class and the bottom of the pyramid will help improve consumer confidence and sentiment."
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"Over a period of time, the middle class will be able to live in the present without the worry of the future and this should drive domestic consumption
India President and CEO Krish Iyer said in a statement.
In the Budget
2015-16, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley proposed to work towards creating universal social security
system for all Indians, especially the poor.
Measures proposed by the FM includes creation of senior citizen welfare fund, increase in limit in deduction of health insurance premium and an additional Rs 50,000 contribution to pension under 80CCD to be allowed.
Commenting on doing business in India, Iyer said, "The government's continued focus on 'Ease of Doing Business' will help the industry
tremendously. I am sure this move will also encourage State Governments to bring in similar provisions and help in driving investment-led growth."
Earlier this year, Iyer had said that the government needs to work more on improving ease of doing business in the country as "the current perception is that it's not easy to do business here".
had decided focus on cash and carry business and said it will open 50 wholesale stores in the next four to five years to expand its footprint in the country.
Iyer also said that deferment of GAAR by two years, focus on ease of doing business and general long-term focus and expectations of double digit growth "will further renew the confidence of global investors in the country."
He also termed Budget
2015-16 as 'reformist and growth oriented" and welcomed the proposed roadmap to reduction in corporate tax from 30% to 25% over four years as well as removal of plethora of exemptions related to taxes which was causing complexity and litigation.
"Looking holistically, the Budget
presented by the Finance Minister is reformist and growth oriented. The measures outlined in the budget
for giving boost to the investment in infrastructure will surely benefit the economy and the retail
sector in the medium to long term," he added.