Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh with EPFO pensioners in Lucknow/Photo: UNI

Hike in EPFO Interest Rates: A Baffling Move

Above: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh with EPFO pensioners in Lucknow/Photo: UNI It is fiscally imprudent to hike EPFO interest rates to 8.65 percent from...
Jet Airways, India’s second largest carrier, has piled up debts of over Rs 8,500 crore/Photo: UNI

A Swap with No Magic

Above: Jet Airways, India’s second largest carrier, has piled up debts of over Rs 8,500 crore/Photo: UNI The move by banks to take over...

GDP Figures: Gaming the System

Consumption, investment, government spending and exports were all higher under the Manmohan Singh government than under Modi. Yet, somehow, revisions of past GDP numbers...

RBI-Government Ties: Temporary Truce

Above: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addresses the Central Board of Directors of the RBI. In a meeting on Nov 19, the board acceded to...

India’s Doing Business Index: No Rocket Science

Above: PM Narendra Modi with US business leaders in Washington, DC/Photo: UNI While there is a modest improvement, it is still hard to do business...
In October 2017, a panel set up by the RBI recommended the establishment of a public credit registry to collate all loan info for individuals and corporate borrowers/Photo: UNI

Public Credit Registry: For a Few Pennies More…

Above: In October 2017, a panel set up by the RBI recommended the establishment of a public credit registry to collate all loan info...
GSTN Data Breach?

GSTN Data Breach?

Above: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley chairing the 27th GST Council meeting, via video conference, in New Delhi/Photo: PIB The GST Council has proposed that...
Amid rumours of early General Elections, Jaitley presents Union Budget 2018

Amid rumours of early General Elections, Jaitley presents Union Budget 2018

With the political grapevine abuzz with speculation that Prime Minister Narendra Modi could recommend advancing of the general elections scheduled for May 2019 to...
Restaurant guests and shoppers are hapless consumers to whom the GST rate cut benefit has not been passed on. Photo: Kh Manglembi Devi

GST Anti-Profiteering Authority: A Double-Edged Sword?

Above: Restaurant guests and shoppers are hapless consumers to whom the GST rate cut benefit has not been passed on. Photo: Kh Manglembi Devi While...
(Left) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley (10th in first row from left) in a group photo during the 23rd GST Council meeting at Guwahati. Photo: PIB

GST: Course Correction

Above: (Left) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley (10th in first row from left) in a group photo during the 23rd GST Council meeting at Guwahati....

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