Sunil Jain, Managing Editor of Financial Express, writes extensively on regulatory failure and uses data to expose policies such as those on reservations in education
and employment. He has written two books using NCAER’s annual household surveys of income and expenditure and is a co-author of Caste in a Different Mould which examines the role of education, location and occupation in determining the difference in incomes across various caste groups.
Correcting history books to give students a pride in their past is critical, but when is the last time you heard any BJP leader worry—with even a fraction of the passion—about the poor quality of the physics or the maths
While the govt, not just CAG/CBI/CVC focus on L-1 bids, no one bothers about the loss in market value caused by the L-1-itis. Sure, CAG needs to evolve as PM says, but when will govt focus on such issues instead of its obsess
BSNL-MTNL subscribers will have to increase their monthly-spend considerably if they move to 4G; while it is not clear they can afford to do that, they will also need to buy new handsets since they cannot use their current fe
While BSNL’s sales fell 33% in the last 4 years, govt projects this as rising 66% in the next 4 four in the belief that once it has 4G spectrum, users will flock to it. Not fixing AGR-definition for 6 years means broke telc
If there is a crime, the authorities are empowered to attach property. But, this was always known, and since many IBC cases involve allegations of funds-siphoning, why were these even sold via the IBC? This is how governments
Ironically, when a committee of chief ministers was formed to examine how agriculture could be given a boost, one of the proposals mooted was to ease, if not altogether eliminate, any restrictions on agriculture.
For one, if deficits rise too much—the tax targets were always aggressive, and Friday’s giveaways add up to 0.7% of GDP—interest rates can start trending up again; certainly, the hope of a continued fall in rates looks
The move should stimulate investment levels since one of the big hurdles to investment has been higher tax rates in India, apart from issues like labour laws and unfriendly policies in various sectors like telecom and mining.