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After diesel, Modi govt wants to decontrol urea, but it won't work if done in small doses

Jan 20, 2015

After diesel, Modi govt wants to decontrol urea, but it won't work if done in small doses

The NDA government is working on a plan for the gradual phaseout of urea price controls. But an extended phaseout will be politically tougher than a quick one-shot affair. The government should do it quickly. #Subsidies #LPG Subsidies #Direct cash transfers #Union Budget 2015 #Urea Deregulation
LPG prices will be freed after Delhi polls in Feb; you could get cash upto Rs 6,800 p.a.

Nov 10, 2014

LPG prices will be freed after Delhi polls in Feb; you could get cash upto Rs 6,800 p.a.

The NDA is moving ahead on deregulating LPG prices by fixing a limit on the subsidy at Rs 568 a cylinder. The decontrol will be announced anytime in March or April. #ONGC #Oil India #OMCs #Direct cash transfers #cooking gas subsidy #LPG Deregulation
LPG deregulation is next: consumer may get fixed subsidy; prices will change monthly

Oct 21, 2014

LPG deregulation is next: consumer may get fixed subsidy; prices will change monthly

The shift to direct cash transfers for LPG cylinders makes it inevitable that the Modi government will decontrol prices and move towards fixed subsidy payments into consumer accounts #LPG Subsidies #Dharmendra Pradhan #Direct cash transfers #LPG Decontrol
The success of Modi's Jan Dhan Yojana depends on rapid expansion of cash transfers

Aug 30, 2014

The success of Modi's Jan Dhan Yojana depends on rapid expansion of cash transfers

There is enough money sloshing in the system to make PMJDY viable. All it needs to political will and an eye for execution. PMJDY's success hangs crucially on Modi's execution skills. #Finance #Banks #Narendra Modi #Direct cash transfers #Accounts #Jan Dhan Yojana
The success of Modi's Jan Dhan Yojana depends on rapid expansion of cash transfers

Aug 30, 2014

The success of Modi's Jan Dhan Yojana depends on rapid expansion of cash transfers

There is enough money sloshing in the system to make PMJDY viable. All it needs to political will and an eye for execution. PMJDY's success hangs crucially on Modi's execution skills. #Finance #Banks #Narendra Modi #Direct cash transfers #Accounts #Jan Dhan Yojana
Rahul's way: How to kill LPG reform with one sentence

Jan 18, 2014

Rahul's way: How to kill LPG reform with one sentence

The decision to raise the subsidised cylinder limit to 12 means 99 percent of LPG consumers will get cash in their bank accounts before then polls. The LPG reform is essentially dead. #Rahul Gandhi #Veerappa Moily #Aadhaar #Subsidies #AICC #LPG cylinders #Direct cash transfers
Why is Aadhaar being shoved down our throats?

Apr 15, 2013

Why is Aadhaar being shoved down our throats?

There is no legal mandate to issue Aadhaar to all Indian residents. But the Unique ID is being pushed without legal sanction or any privacy protection #Nandan Nilekani #Aadhaar #PolicyWatch #UIDAI #Direct cash transfers #UniqueID
Direct benefit transfer: nobody to take onus of frauds

Feb 13, 2013

Direct benefit transfer: nobody to take onus of frauds

It is surprising that the government launched a scheme, which has the potential to become a breeding ground of scams in the coming years, without putting in place a mechanism to take the responsibility of such an eventuality. #HowThisWorks #UPA #Aadhaar #Direct cash transfers #UDAI
How TN is demolishing the centre's cash transfer argument

Jan 17, 2013

How TN is demolishing the centre's cash transfer argument

Tamil Nadu's message to finance minister P Chidambaram that cash transfers instead of PDS amount to escaping from public responsibility is a line that all chief ministers should take. Here's how PDS can be made more efficient. #HowThisWorks #Tamil Nadu #Public Distribution System #Food security #PDS #Direct cash transfers
Cong being extra cautious in first phase of cash transfers

Dec 31, 2012

Cong being extra cautious in first phase of cash transfers

Despite an ambitious rollout plan, the government is being extra cautious in launching its direct cash transfers scheme in the first phase. #Politics Decoder #Direct cash transfers