Santosh Tiwari

Articles By Santosh Tiwari

285 Articles

Corridors of Power: Meeting the Millennium Development Goals

India’s record has been less than satisfactory in eradicating hunger & providing sanitation facilities. The NITI Aayog must make MDGs an integral part of the new development plan

Corridors of Power: Meeting the Millennium Development Goals

RBI cuts interest rates by 25 bps to 7.5 pct, expect lower home loan EMIs now

RBI cutting key policy repo rate from 7.75% to 7.5% is a clear signal that central bank and Narendra Modi government are finally on the same page...

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Union Budget 2015: Black money steps must have checks and balances

Given that the Bharatiya Janata Party has been in the forefront of the agitation against black money, finance minister Arun Jaitley had to deliver on this count quickly, and he has tried to do exactly that in the Budget...

Budget 2015, Budget tax, Arun Jaitley, Super rich News

Union Budget 2015: 3 pct fiscal deficit in 3 years will help growth

Given the need for increasing public investment to push growth, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while presenting the Union Budget 2015...

Union Budget 2015, Union Budget, Budget 2015, Arun Jaitley, tax incentives, Crisil, social media, service tax, individuals News

Union Budget 2015: Confident beginning of a comprehensive tax reform model

Finance minister Arun Jaitley’s first full Union Budget has laid a roadmap for tax and expenditure reforms...

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Personal Income Tax exemption may go up to Rs 5 lakh

Budget also likely to give fresh clarity on retrospective law

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Budget session a litmus test for the NDA

How PM Modi deals with the opposition onslaught in the Budget session will decide, to a large extent, how far the NDA govt will be able to push reforms, growth, and jobs.

Budget session a litmus test for the NDA

Corridors of power: Forget the sops, focus on the tax gaps

The government must focus on bridging the gap between the effective tax rate of 21% in manufacturing and the statutory rate of 32%

Tax Department, Vodafone, Central Board of Direct Taxes, Tax Department officials, CBDT officials News

The NITI Aayog mirage

Panagariya’s challenge is to ensure the body plays an effective role in policy-making even without the Five-Year Plans

The NITI Aayog mirage

Corridors of Power: Arun Jaitley must revive the Disinvestment Commission

Needs to move away from looking at government stake-sale proceeds for bridging fiscal deficit

Corridors of Power: Arun Jaitley must revive the Disinvestment Commission

Corridors of Power: Getting the missing taxpayers

Reasonable tax rates with bare minimum exemptions is the best recipe, Jaitley should look at reviving the original DTC which had this as the basic principle

Corridors of Power: Getting the missing taxpayers

Taxman wants to challenge Bombay HC’s Voda ruling

Though attorney general Mukul Rohatgi has advised the government against appealing the Bombay High Court’s judgment...

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Corridors of Power: Railways needs more than just reports

Suresh Prabhu must find practical solutions to improve railway finances and funding

Corridors of Power: Railways needs more than just reports

Cleaning up the green clearance mess

The ministry of environment and forests is cutting out unnecessary procedural hassles. But it has to ensure there is no avoidable litigation.

Cleaning up the green clearance mess

Record Cafe: Commercial principles and social service must be cleanly separated in the railways, says Bibek Debroy

The committee set up by the government to reform the railways is travelling across the country this month, before it sits down to give a final shape to its draft report that will be submitted within six months for wide-rangin

Record Cafe: Commercial principles and social service must be cleanly separated in the railways, says Bibek Debroy