Articles by Seetha
Aug 18, 2018
GDP back series calculation: Mundle committee has shown the way but more work needed; politicising statistics must endThe NDA government needs to come out with a back series sooner rather than later.
Aug 15, 2018
DBT savings of Rs 90,000 cr: Narendra Modi govt must build on this in battle against a leaky welfare delivery systemDid DBT really save the exchequer a colossal Rs 90,000 crore, and was this entirely due to elimination of 6 crore ghost beneficiaries, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his Independence Day speech?
Aug 14, 2018
Withdrawal of cash pilot scheme in Jharkhand: More pilots needed with focus on convenience of beneficiariesArray
Aug 09, 2018
IMF says India can simplify GST structure without hurting the poor; changes won't compromise principle of progressivityA simpler GST structure will reduce compliance and administrative costs, which tend to burden smaller firms.
Jul 23, 2018
Research on agrarian distress is inadequate; we need some proper indicator, says Ramesh Chand of NITI AayogMost researchers are arriving at this conclusion of agrarian distress by citing farmers suicides. We are just using this emotional indicator, says Ramesh Chand of NITI Aayog
Jul 12, 2018
Arvind Subramanian's three principles to ease formalisation woes: It's time these suggestions are acted uponWhy should a government that pushed demonetisation allow tax officials to set the taxation agenda that affects lakhs of small enterprises?
Jul 03, 2018
Revamping agriculture: Govt scores high on intent, patchy on implementation; litmus test will be persuading states to reformIf PM Modi is really serious about doing his bit for agriculture, he and Amit Shah must push BJP governments to execute the needed agriculture reforms.
Jul 02, 2018
One year of GST: To be a game changer, structural, compliance issues need to be addressedThere is no getting away from the fact that India’s current GST structure is extremely flawed. The four-slab structure has to give way to a maximum of two, writes @Soorpanakha
Jun 18, 2018
Without competition in the markets, there won't be any real value realisation for farmers: Pravesh Sharma tells FirstpostFarms that are less than a hectare will not benefit from commercialisation unless efforts are made to consolidate land parcels
Jun 12, 2018
Sugar package: Most mills are bad in quality and some need to be rationalised, Abhijit Sen tells FirstpostSugar package announced by govt has invited criticism for going back on limited deregulation that has been attempted by the current and previous governments