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  • 1991 reforms paved a new path for India’s economic policy: Manmohan Singh Jul 23, 2021 07:20 PM IST

    1991 reforms paved a new path for India’s economic policy: Manmohan Singh

    Singh, who as finance minister presented the 1991 budget, said that in the 30 years since, nearly 300 million fellow Indians had been lifted out of poverty and hundreds of millions of new jobs were provided.

  • India improves ranking in trade facilitation aided by reforms Jul 23, 2021 11:58 AM IST

    India improves ranking in trade facilitation aided by reforms

    India has scored 90.32 per cent in United Nation's Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific's (UNESCAP) latest Global Survey on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation, a finance ministry statement said.

  • Lakshadweep Crisis | Residents in Union Territories must enjoy the same rights as those in full-fledged states Jun 02, 2021 01:13 PM IST

    Lakshadweep Crisis | Residents in Union Territories must enjoy the same rights as those in full-fledged states

    The fact is the ‘reforms’ carried out in Lakshadweep would not have happened in Tamil Nadu or Rajasthan or Assam — simply because an elected government needs to return to its constituents every five years 

  • Centre looks to improve on ease of doing business, reducing compliance for education sector: Report Apr 03, 2021 04:11 PM IST

    Centre looks to improve on ease of doing business, reducing compliance for education sector: Report

    The education ministry in a statement said the areas identified for reform will streamline and reduce compliance burden and ensure that only information that adds value if insisted upon from higher education institutions.

  • An unresponsive bureaucracy is weighing down Modi’s push for reforms Feb 12, 2021 02:13 PM IST

    An unresponsive bureaucracy is weighing down Modi’s push for reforms

    Modi has reasserted that he wishes to go down in history as the harbinger of change. The bureaucracy needs to align its focus with that of the government’s agenda for change

  • PM Modi’s defence of the much-demonised private sector comes at the right time Feb 11, 2021 03:18 PM IST

    PM Modi’s defence of the much-demonised private sector comes at the right time

    It is strange that the current Congress leadership should decry the role of corporates when its own government in 1991 made the economy leapfrog, thanks to decisive liberalisation measures that unshackled entrepreneurs

  • Why PM Modi's private sector defence is a watershed in India’s political economy Feb 11, 2021 12:20 PM IST

    Why PM Modi's private sector defence is a watershed in India’s political economy

    The government no longer thinks it’s necessary to camouflage reforms. That is a momentous change

  • Why police reforms never took off Feb 08, 2021 08:31 AM IST

    Why police reforms never took off

    A 2019 report by Common Cause found that a third of policemen had experienced political pressure while investigating a crime and two thirds felt that the cost of incurring the wrath of the political masters was transfer

  • GST reforms a must to help real estate sector sustain growth momentum Dec 18, 2020 11:29 AM IST

    GST reforms a must to help real estate sector sustain growth momentum

    The sale of a ready property is outside the purview of GST and an under-construction property is taxed at 1 percent (for affordable housing) and 5 percent (other residential) without any input tax credit.

  • Sustained COVID-19 spread poses risks to growth: Finance Ministry Oct 04, 2020 02:17 PM IST

    Sustained COVID-19 spread poses risks to growth: Finance Ministry

    India seems to have crossed the peak in COVID-19 cases, as per available data, the Finance Ministry's Monthly Economic Report for September said.

  • Congress, states, Planning Commission all wanted agri reforms; what changed now? Sep 18, 2020 12:50 PM IST

    Congress, states, Planning Commission all wanted agri reforms; what changed now?

    Politicking aside, it will all boil down to whether India’s millions of small and marginal farmers end up securing a stronger bargaining power.

  • Modi 2.0: Five stocks more than doubled while 20 rose over 50% in first year of Modi's second stint May 30, 2020 01:36 PM IST

    Modi 2.0: Five stocks more than doubled while 20 rose over 50% in first year of Modi's second stint

    There are 20 stocks that rallied more than 50 percent since May 30, 2019 in the S&P BSE 500 index that include names like Dhanuka Agritech, Granules India, AstraZeneca Pharma, etc. among others.

  • Govt CEOs  I Transfer powers of DMs to mayors to solve urban issues May 21, 2020 10:27 AM IST

    Govt CEOs I Transfer powers of DMs to mayors to solve urban issues

    A huge change to urban local bodies can be expected if the powers enjoyed by the district magistrates during the lockdown are transferred to the mayors

  • The reset of globalisation: How big is it an opportunity for India Inc? (Part 2) May 20, 2020 09:17 AM IST

    The reset of globalisation: How big is it an opportunity for India Inc? (Part 2)

  • FM’s stimulus package a non-event for the market May 18, 2020 09:15 AM IST

    FM’s stimulus package a non-event for the market

    The market needed steroids and what the FM delivered are homoeopathic medicines

  • A huge step forward in agriculture May 15, 2020 09:54 PM IST

    A huge step forward in agriculture

    These reforms will not only professionalise the entire value chain but also allow the farmer to access both capital and technology to modernise farming.

  • Coronavirus lockdown | As states move fast to bring about reforms in labour laws, industry looks towards Centre​ May 12, 2020 01:42 PM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown | As states move fast to bring about reforms in labour laws, industry looks towards Centre​

    With states going about with bringing reforms to labour laws, the focus is now on the Centre and its proposed codification of a host of overlapping labour laws into four codes, them being Industrial Relations (IR) Code Bill, Wages Code, Occupational Safety Code, and Health and Working Conditions Code

  • Govt open to further reforms: Nirmala Sitharaman Dec 03, 2019 11:15 AM IST

    Govt open to further reforms: Nirmala Sitharaman

    The government has taken various steps, including reduction of corporate tax, she said at India-Sweden Business Summit here.

  • Policy | What will drive the rebound in economic growth? Oct 21, 2019 09:27 AM IST

    Policy | What will drive the rebound in economic growth?

    The IMF’s World Economic Outlook database forecasts that India’s GDP growth will be well short of 8 per cent even by 2024. To beat this rather depressing forecast, it’s time for radical reforms

  • Macro Matters | How does India score on structural reforms? Oct 10, 2019 09:35 AM IST

    Macro Matters | How does India score on structural reforms?

    Countries with a large informal sector benefit the most from reform

  • RBI annual report: India going through broadbased cyclical slowdown Aug 29, 2019 06:34 PM IST

    RBI annual report: India going through broadbased cyclical slowdown

    According to RBI, India's external sector outlook is vulnerable to downside risks from global developments like global downturn, uncertainty on international crude oil and volatility of capital flows.

  • Govt bringing in new model law for water reforms Jul 18, 2019 12:06 PM IST

    Govt bringing in new model law for water reforms

    The law is likely to be called the model water resources regulatory authority bill and only Maharashtra has such a body functioning since 2005, an official said, requesting anonymity.

  • Budget 2019 | Directionally positive budget, but devoid of firepower and short-term stimulus Jul 05, 2019 05:58 PM IST

    Budget 2019 | Directionally positive budget, but devoid of firepower and short-term stimulus

    While the Budget has several things going for it, the budgetary arithmetic is to be taken with a pinch of salt

  • Govt moves to chart five-year road map for power sector Jul 01, 2019 03:21 PM IST

    Govt moves to chart five-year road map for power sector

    Power ministry proposes a ‘power sector council’ to address issues between the Union and states as part of a 100-day plan

  • Budget 2019 must take aim at long-term growth, not just cyclical recovery Jul 01, 2019 02:11 PM IST

    Budget 2019 must take aim at long-term growth, not just cyclical recovery

    The case for fiscal stimulus is well presented. But that’s not all. For India to become a $5 trillion economy by 2024, doubling down on fiscal reforms cannot be overstated

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