Articles by Sindhu Bhattacharya
Mar 23, 2017
SAIL, BSNL, Air India together account for 41% of total public sector units' losses in FY16Some common problems for losses in CPSEs include old and obsolete plant and machinery, outdated technology, low capacity utilization, excess manpower, weak marketing strategies, stiff competition, heavy interest burden, high input cost, resource crunch etc
Feb 13, 2017
Infosys no longer bellwether of corporate governance: Why founders must share the blameThe recent war of words between its promoters and the management is sullying a reputation hard earned, never mind the actual missteps which may have occurred.
Feb 10, 2017
Air India revival plans: Banks may have to get ready for more red ink on their balance sheetsThe only question is, should the government be forcing PSU banks – who are already over burdened with NPAs – to take on more through this S4A scheme? Why should the banks suffer for historical mismanagement of Air India?
Feb 04, 2017
Budget for Bharat: Large investments but only a mild push to rural consumptionThe real push needed is in rural spending through government investment. Has the Budget 2017-18 actually helped this cause?
Feb 02, 2017
Union Budget 2017 is for Bharat, let India take care of itself; is this what Jaitley's thinking?The focus on MSMEs while cutting corporate tax rate could, some argue, enable massive job creation in the economy as the MSME sector has borne the worst impact from cash squeeze post demonetistaion
Feb 01, 2017
Budget 2017: Taxing farm income remains a political hot potato, middle class bears the bruntAs for the middle class, the bulwark of India’s economic growth, there is little to cheer in the tax proposals which Jaitley outlined his Budget proposals for 2017-18
Feb 01, 2017
Budget 2017: RaGa may be right, Jaitley's proposals unlikely to create enough jobsJob creation will get a boost when the government spending is boosted in those sectors that are labour intensive and agriculture is unlikely to provide the required growth trajectory
Jan 20, 2017
As Budget nears, hopes of the salaried run high; will the government deliver?If the government raises the basic exemption limit and also eases the slabs at which tax is collected, it will need to announce measures to widen the tax base significantly
Jan 19, 2017
Udaan scheme set for take off: 43 ghost airports to see subsidised flights soonAir passengers departing from bigger metro airports have to cross subsidise UDAN fares as airlines have been asked to pay a small levy for each departure from big airports – the money so collected will offer subsidy for the Udan scheme
Jan 17, 2017
Demonetisation may be the trigger for any increase in service tax rate this budgetTaxation experts have slammed any move to hike the service tax rate just months before GST comes into effect, saying industry will need to change its systems and the transition process itself will take months.