Jaithirth Rao

Articles By Jaithirth Rao

21 Articles

Taxes and farm support important, but country needs administrative reforms

Will the Budget solve all woes of farmers? Certainly not. Reforms and structural changes are a continuous process and more needs to be done.

Budget 2019 News

A book JS Mill would have loved to read

Rudrangshu Mukherjee does not deal with all alternatives to liberalism in his book, yet it is worth reading and rereading. It clarifies our vocabulary. It presents liberalism with its glories and its warts. It urges vigilance

Opinion News

Explained: Data centres not required in India

From a Ricardian comparative advantage perspective, it makes sense for us to outsource these data centres to countries that can worry about electricity and warming the globe.

Opinion News

Modi acknowledging the value that businesspersons create should help end India’s hostility towards business

Having been active in businesses in at least a dozen countries across three continents, I must confess that the maximum hostility I have met is in India.

Opinion News

Budget 2018: Are we in danger of regressing?

Budget 2018: When a pro-business dispensation starts taking some steps, we worry. Remember that in 1966 Indira was also right-of-centre and pro-business.

Budget 2018: Customs duties are up a few percentage points here and there —electronic items, CKDs etc. Seems benign and perhaps supportive of Make in India. (Image: IE) News

Union Budget 2017- Affordable housing: Even our bureaucracy can’t halt power of an idea whose time has arrived, says Jaitirth Rao

Even our reactionary bureaucracy cannot halt the power of an idea whose time has arrived

Tata Steel, Wales, 280 homes,  planning committee, Ratan Tata, prone to flooding News

Here’s how Narendra Modi govt will restore sanity to the economy

The lower-level bureaucracy will no longer be able to disregard awards that call upon the government to make payments for construction. The government should now look at stalled payments in all sectors

Opinion News

Does Haider movie put Vishal Bhardwaj in same class as iconic Akira Kurosawa

Most of the coverage of Hindi film Haider—released in 2014—focused on the portrayal of Kashmir and its tortured politics.

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Farmers’ suffering: Here’s how to mitigate pain

The previous government gave in to Luddite, anti-development NGOs and deferred the introduction of GM food crops in our country.

Farmers’ suffering: Here’s how to mitigate pain

India-Mauritius tax treaty: Overhaul done by sensible agreement, with clarity in rules says Jaithirth Rao

The tax treaty overhaul has been done by sensible agreement with clarity in the rules

Switzerland, black money, tax havens, Narendra Modi, stolen data, swiss bank News

Budgeting for sustainable growth

By sticking to fiscal targets, Jaitley demonstrated faith in Indian economic growth based on sound factors

Budget 2016 News

Column: Budget 2016 – Waiting for just one sentence from Mr Arun Jaitley

Retrospective taxation hurts not just foreign investment, it discourages domestic investment too

Column: Budget 2016 – Waiting for just one sentence from Mr Arun Jaitley

Column: India’s tech adversity

If one takes a journey through the by-lanes of the last 69 years of our history, several interesting facts come to light—we were the last country in the world to introduce television, the last to introduce power-steering an

Column: India’s tech adversity

Avoiding tax policy blunders

Taxation, in a large measure, defines the relationship between the state and the citizen.

tax News

We need PoEM like we need a bullet in the head

With the Place of Effective Management rules, we are devising a new Permit-Licence Discretionary Raj that will successfully drive away both foreign and domestic investment

Opinion News

Column: Have no home? Take a law

An open letter decrying Indian policymakers’ penchant for piling on regulation instead of fulfilling citizens’ needs

Column: Have no home? Take a law

Column: Incentivise Swachh Bharat

An open letter to the prime minister on the need to get industry involved in recycle/re-use through CSR

Column: Incentivise Swachh Bharat

Column: Failing those start-ups

Policies that “prevent misuse” and “plug loopholes” must be reviewed for whether they choke business

Column: Failing those start-ups

Land acquisition: If the UPA-2 law had been in place…

An open letter to Sonia Gandhi, requesting her to withdraw support for the UPA-2 land law

Land acquisition: If the UPA-2 law had been in place…

Column: 70% provisions of the land acquisition law ensures our poor stay poor

Opposing the removal of the SIA and 70%-consent provisions of the land acquisition law ensures our poor stay poor

farmers suicide News

Column: End taxman’s endless appeals

An open letter to the finance minister on how the ill-considered appeals are affecting India’s business environment

Column: End taxman’s endless appeals