Articles by Seetha
Nov 01, 2018
India ranks 77 in Ease of Doing Business: Between World Bank ranking and RBI-govt turf war, economy needs careful watchThe government is understandably preening over India having moved up 23 places to rank 77th in the World Bank’s Doing Business rankings of the World Bank.
Oct 05, 2018
Petrol, diesel excise cut: Fiscal stress staring at India; can Centre, states have the guts to tackle it?Post the petrol, diesel, excise cut, how the Centre manages to stick to the fiscal deficit target of 3.3 percent is going to be interesting to watch
Sep 26, 2018
Supreme Court's Aadhaar verdict is sensible, nuanced: Here's what the govt needs to do to address the pain pointsAs the Supreme Court's Aadhaar verdict gives the government and UIDAI a slap on the wrist on several issues, the Centre now needs to be open to suggestions to end the inconvenience.
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.