Currently, India is counted among the top-20 global medical devices market and is the fourth-largest market in Asia after Japan, China and South Korea. The government’s move to allow 100% FDI in the segment has also helped the industry attract foreign capital.
The states may tweak the NITI guidelines, and perhaps bring more diseases under the purview of the PPP facility later.
National Health Policy has merely paid a lip service to old-age related issues as nothing concrete has been specified in the policy in relation to the matters concerning old-age population
The bite in the insurance sector is of the recent rejection by the regulator—Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI)—of the proposed merger of HDFC Life and Max Life.
Financial services should include those activities that are regulated by a financial sector regulator
The Regulations require that the platform while displaying various products, cannot favour the products of any one insurer
Recently, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) issued a consultation paper on free internet .
Globally, there is no uniformity in regulation of P2P platforms
The president has given his assent to the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016. The Act seeks to introduce measures to safeguard the interest of consumers in commercial as well as residential real estate markets in India, by imposing certain obligations on real estate developers and agents.
According to a July 2014 report by the Migration Policy Institute, 2.6 million Indian immigrants live in the US, making it the third largest immigrant population in that country.
Payments banks can step ahead of traditional banks in the financial inclusion process
It is essential on the part of the government to implement policies that give a boost to urban household development
Sebi liberalised overseas investment norms for VCFs and AIFs, but left the overall cap for the ecosystem untouched
It should draft product recall guidelines as a supplement to the product approval regime it needs to set anew
The National Renewable Energy Act 2015 could be a catalyst for greater investment
The proposed amendments are central to the success of many of the govt’s policies to spur growth
Provisions of the Act should neither result in regulatory over-control nor should lead to bureaucratic witch-hunt
The so-called favourable investment regime promised to foreign venture capital investors is much like an optical illusion
A recent Bombay High Court ruling on the legality of transaction structures could make foreign investors cautious about India.
With one year of ‘minimum government, maximum governance’ already over, one would hope we have four years dedicated to establishing a certain regime, if not an investor-friendly regime
The Vishwanathan Committee recommendations can help clear the legal hurdles.
The amended real estate Bill will bring much-needed credibility to the sector and kick-start ‘housing for all’