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Modi sarkar's maiden budget today: Here's the speech FM Jaitley must make

Jul 10, 2014

Modi sarkar's maiden budget today: Here's the speech FM Jaitley must make

Despite high expectations, Arun Jaitley should do the right things in the budget rather than try to pretend he can be all things to all people. What matters is the direction of change, not its speed #fiscal deficit #Arun Jaitley #Subsidies #Reforms #Budget 2014 #Union Budget 2014-15 #Tax Proposals #IT Exemptions
Economic Survey highlights UPA mess: Will Jaitley follow its advice?

Jul 10, 2014

Economic Survey highlights UPA mess: Will Jaitley follow its advice?

There was no Chief Econmic Advisor guiding the Economic Survey put out today. But it clearly sees the mess left behind by the UPA and sets a strong reform agenda for the NDA government #Politics #Economy #India #UPA #Monetary policy #Arun Jaitley #Subsidy #Reforms #fiscal consolidation #Ajay Shah #Economic Survey #Economic Survey 2013-14 #Budget 2014 #Union budget 2014 #Union Budget 2014-14 #NIPFP #Arun Jaitlet
Economic survey favours direct cash subsidies for BPL households via biometric identification

Jul 09, 2014

Economic survey favours direct cash subsidies for BPL households via biometric identification

The government's pre-budget Economic Survey has suggested payment of subsidy in cash for those below poverty line through technologies like biometric identification, observing that such support lead to distorted resource allocation which hamper changes in prices.
#BPL #Subsidy #cash subsidy #Economic Survey 2013-2014
Union Budget 2014: Expect bold reforms but no major tax changes

Jul 09, 2014

Union Budget 2014: Expect bold reforms but no major tax changes

India will probably unveil bold reforms in its budget on Thursday in a bid to turn around an economy growing at decade lows, but major changes to taxes will be absent, a Reuters survey showed.
#Subsidies #Tax #GST #Reforms #DTC #Direct Tax Code #tax changes #Budget 2014 #Union budget 2014
Union Budget 2014: Expect bold reforms but no major tax changes

Jul 09, 2014

Union Budget 2014: Expect bold reforms but no major tax changes

India will probably unveil bold reforms in its budget on Thursday in a bid to turn around an economy growing at decade lows, but major changes to taxes will be absent, a Reuters survey showed.
#Subsidies #Tax #GST #Reforms #DTC #Direct Tax Code #tax changes #Budget 2014 #Union budget 2014

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Govt must spend more to make India a sporting superpower

Nov 27, 2013

Govt must spend more to make India a sporting superpower

The situation in our sports is similar to our education system. If govt facilitated creation of good and adequate education infrastructure, then we won't have so many people going abroad for studies. #Sports #Cricket #Government #Subsidies #LetterstoFP #Vikas Gowda #SAI
Intellectual gluttony: Why is it ok to subsidise gold and not food?

Jul 23, 2013

Intellectual gluttony: Why is it ok to subsidise gold and not food?

Why do we balk at food subsidy for the poor when we accept every other form of subsidy for the rich - from diesel to power to education? #Economy #India #Amartya Sen #Food security #Subsidy #Gold Duties

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Intellectual gluttony: Why is it ok to subsidise gold and not food?

Jul 07, 2014

Obama awaits another court ruling that could deal blow to health law

President Obama's healthcare law could be dealt a severe blow this week if a U.S. appeals court rules that some low- and middle-income residents no longer qualify to receive promised government subsidies to pay for their health insurance...
Intellectual gluttony: Why is it ok to subsidise gold and not food?

Jul 07, 2014

Obama awaits another court ruling that could deal blow to health law

President Obama's healthcare law could be dealt a severe blow this week if a U.S. appeals court rules that some low- and middle-income residents no longer qualify to receive promised government subsidies to pay for their health insurance...
Intellectual gluttony: Why is it ok to subsidise gold and not food?

Jul 03, 2014

Senator's Obamacare suit faces long odds, scholars say

Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson claims the subsidy members receive for insurance is illega...