Articles by S Murlidharan
Nov 23, 2017
Linking Aadhaar to real estate deals: Why it is need of the hour to bring benami transactions to lightImmovable properties remain impervious to Aadhaar scrutiny which is why the Urban Development Minister has mooted this suggestion
Nov 22, 2017
Cheque book ban now will be hastier than GST rollout; India is woefully ill-equipped for full digitisationIn a way, therefore, we will be killing the cheque at its infancy in rural areas where large swathes of India still is.
Nov 18, 2017
GST pricing diktat: Didn't govt indulge in profiteering too by not cutting petroleum prices?The charge of profiteering will not stick unless the government promulgates a price control order across the board for all commodities and services which is well nigh impossible
Nov 16, 2017
FASTags mandatory from 1 Dec: Glitches in electronic payment device can be removed with the help of cameras, tooThere are quite a few apparent shortcomings in our extant FASTag system which was lapped up during the harrowing days of demonetisation when cash became a scarce commodity
Nov 16, 2017
GST: Arun Jaitley's work in progress may bring India closer to universal norm of a single rate tax regimeit is impossible to achieve the ideal of a single unified GST given the strong federal character of the nation
Nov 07, 2017
Before railing against Narendra Modi, will Manmohan Singh take onus for 2g and coal blocks scam?Coalition compulsions or the more lofty euphemism coalition dharma, the fact is Manmohan Singh has to live down the severe strictures tacitly passed against him by the Supreme Court
Nov 06, 2017
Demonetisation: Crackdown on shell companies is a frontal attack on black moneyCritics forget how the government kept tabs on bank officials, launderers, sundry goldsmiths and crooked lawyers who played the handmaiden role during the tense demonetisation period.
Nov 03, 2017
Demonetisation anniversary: Narendra Modi govt has won the perception war despite carping criticsCash is no longer insisted upon or offered much less rules the roost. This is the single most important achievement of demonetization.
Oct 31, 2017
Persona non-grata status for NRIs in PPF, NSC: A baffling rule even as we welcome them with Pravasi DivasThe loss to post offices would be the gain of banks because banks mercifully are not loath to dealing with NRIs
Oct 30, 2017
GST: Lower tax rates would not solve the problems of small businesses entirelyThe truth is the government and its ministers are clueless about the nature of difficulties faced by the small businesses under GST