Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Articles By Rajeev Chandrasekhar

15 Articles

Why PM Narendra Modi is Asia’s leading moderniser

The first Budget of Modi 2.0 is the harbinger of a New India. At the same time, it is just the beginning of the process of transforming and modernising our economy. There is a clear need for many more steps beyond the Budget,

Narendra Modi, asia leading moderniser, investments in india, NBFC, ILFS, NPA, direct benefits transfer, Aadhaar,  Jan Dhan Yojana News

To ensure India stays ahead of curve, time to ring in new telecom policy

All achieved with private capital. Clearly, the FDI in telecom witnessed its lowest in 2012-13 under the UPA Government—marred by 2G scam which led to SC intervening and cancelling 122 licences, significantly deterring any

telecom policy, FDI, telecom, NDA Government, GDP, telecom policy, FDI inflow, FDI, India GDP, FDI in telecom, National Telecom Policy, NTP News

Right to privacy crucial element of consumer rights in Digital India; here is why it is not absolute

Entities authorised by the state have the right to seek information and data from citizens. But this also means that, if the custodian of the user data misuses, leaks, or fails to protect, the data, it would be legally liable

Right to privacy, Digital India, consumer rights in Digital India, Narendra Modi, PM Modi's Digital India, UPA government, Aadhaar, Section 66A of the IT act News

How to address Aadhaar flaws? Audit database to weed out fakes

Since the past seven years, I have been a consistent critic of Aadhaar, drawing attention to several issues and concerns relating to flaws in Aadhaar and its weak architecture.

How to address Aadhaar flaws? Audit database to weed out fakes

Outlaw disruptions before Parliament loses credibility

In 2016, it was completely undermined as an institution by a strange kind of meaningless me-too politics of disruption

Opinion News

Demonetisation and black money: Next step is to target benami property, bullion

The demonetisation move by the government and its resulting political reaction has triggered a much-needed debate and focus on black money. Amid all the political rhetoric, it is worth reiterating some basic facts.

Opinion News

GST Bill: Belated reforms dawning?

A less than perfect GST is better than no GST

Opinion News

Call drops: Why Trai needs to dial the future

It is attempting to regulate one of the most disruptive and rapidly changing sectors with a legislation that was enacted way before current landscape emerged. That, in itself, is a pressing argument for a complete re-look at

Opinion News

Digital India and privacy

There is an urgent need for an overarching comprehensive law in India on privacy and data protection

Digital India and privacy

Real Estate Bill is boon for home buyers, makes builders accountable

Real Estate Bill formally enshrines consumer rights and builder obligations in law and also boosts the industry by creating a framework of competition, efficiency and investments for the sector.

Opinion News

Differential Pricing for Data Services: Telcos’ stance will earn them consumer distrust

They must adapt to the disruptive changes that technological innovations are bringing to the commercial landscape.

Differential Pricing for Data Services: Telcos’ stance will earn them consumer distrust

Telcos dropped the ball on call drops

Trai and the govt must establish strict Quality of Service norms, with punitive measures for operators that breach these

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Column: Fix equity flow, rate-cuts will follow

If interest rates are lowered without foreign equity flows, the risk of the flight of foreign portfolio capital is high

Column: Fix equity flow, rate-cuts will follow

Column: Maximum governance for tackling poverty

JAM, Mudra Bank, Make-in-India and Digital India can work together to do this

Column: Maximum governance for tackling poverty

Auctions best for natural resource allocation

The govt will get R3 lakh crore from the spectrum and coal auctions. However, the more important gain is a transparent and equitable allocation process

Kapil Sibal, Arun Jaitley, Narendra Modi, coal auction, mines auctions, natural resources auction News