Budget 2018: Provisions of the proposed J&K Employment Code are not in public domain. Indeed, the Budget speech suggests it is still work in progress. But there are some clear principles that should drive any such initiative.
As the audits of IGI airport and SC show, often, layouts are designed to address the most obvious accessibility concerns, not the less apparent ones.
Perhaps it has something to do with the increased popularity of Feng Shui. Many people give gifts of Lucky Bamboo.
The states have been lethargic in getting rid of old statutes that need to be repealed—in fact, in recent years, just seven have moved on this.
“Even if assumingly no efficacious evidence nor any evidence of cogent worth may stand adduced qua the defendants raising any obstruction upon the suit land yet …
While ILO’s survey questions are a textbook example of how responses should not be elicited, NCPCR offers a nuanced perspective.
Research by Vidhi Centre for legal Policy shows framing of case flow management rules is absent for both high courts and subordinate courts in Delhi, Maharashtra, Goa, Manipur, Meghalaya, Odisha and UP .
Despite improvements, if one looks at scores, relatively weak areas are dealing with construction permits, registering property, enforcing contracts and resolving insolvency.
Linking job losses to demonetisation is trivialising the serious issue of unemployment by confusing correlation with causation.
We have been repeatedly warned against blindly believing everything we read or are forwarded. With that dash of sodium chloride, here is the gist of a message I was forwarded, not as a prospective job applicant, since I possess qualifications for neither.
While PISA 2009, in which India participated, and its methodology have been debated, in both English and vernacular, Indian students’ performance was sub-par. This is partly because of generic frailties in education delivery.
There can be a debate on teaching English versus the vernacular, though the postulated trade-off may be non-existent.
As of June 2017, in LIMBS database, there are 1,35,060 government cases pending, with 369 contempt cases. The Railways has the most and the Panchayati Raj the least
A recent government decision has the potential to blur the difference between public and private recruitment.
Estate factories that use their own leaf for processing run losses. Cultivation, as opposed to manufacturing, by organised tea estates will probably die out. Note that today, estates are rarely able to meet their obligations under the Plantations Labour Act.
Joseph Nye coined the expression “soft power” a bit later, in 1990. Several AB-s are supposed to provide content that can feed into India’s soft power aspirations. Perhaps that’s the reason why, until recently, they constantly faced soft budget constraints.
What is a good and simple tax and why is the present indirect tax structure bad and complicated? There are several reasons behind the bad, ugly and complicated visage—the constitutional structure, history and legacy, differential treatment of goods vis-à-vis services, multiple rates and exemptions. Exemptions mean loss in revenue.
GST has begun the process of unifying indirect taxes. Small saving rates have been reduced. For MSMEs, there is MUDRA and the Stand up India window. Labour laws are being unified under four codes… Many instances of inverted duty structure have been addressed.
The primary thrust of the 1981 Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act is on industrial and automobile-related pollution. But this doesn’t mean it can’t be used for burning of biomass and crop residue.
The next step is automation of supply-chain management— delivery orders, release orders, truck challans, gate passes, receipts and issuance of food-grains, monitoring of stock positions, payments and SMS alerts, when opted for.
The oldest existing statute is Bengal Districts Act of 1836. It is a statute with a single sentence and says the following.
Not realising there are thresholds, irrespective of whether it is agriculture or non-agriculture, is a deliberate attempt at obfuscation.
Most people have read, or heard of, the Lynne Truss book, Eats, Shoots & Leaves (2003), about importance of correct punctuation.
Supreme Court of India issued a notice on March 23, 2017.
There is a dashboard for Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) Gramin. This isn’t only about toilets. On toilets, at the time of writing (since it is a dashboard, the figure changes constantly), 36.5 million toilets have been built.
Every Finance Commission tries to “reward” good performance by a state on tax effort & fiscal discipline. But it also tries to factor in deprivation through indicators like distance of average income from mean
I have quoted from this book in the past, but there is no harm in quoting again. This quote is from Alexander Campbell’s The Heart of India, published abroad in 1958.