Tag: GOI

View: Realising the economic value drones bring, India now has to play catch-up

On Thursday, the civil aviation ministry released the draft of the national drone policy. The rules, after public inputs close on August 5, are supposed...

Education policy: It is a higher class act

‘Educate and raise the masses and thus alone a nation is possible,’ Swami Vivekananda had stated, highlighting the necessity of education as a vital force...

View: It’s time for CMIE to rethink how they determine labour market data

Given the importance of high-quality data on the labour market in India, we had posed a question on this page via our article, ‘A Tale...

View: Some fiscal incentives are necessary to motivate people to buy health insurance

Covid-19 has exposed the fact that health insurance penetration is woefully low in India. The ratio of domestic gross direct premium income (GDPI) underwritten by...

States deny asking GoI for policy to buy jabs directly

Several states have clarified to ET that they did not request the Union government to allow them to procure Covid-19 vaccines, following Thursday’s statement by...

View: A basic pandemic healthcare model should be expanded to other healthcare services

Need for oxygen, ventilators, ICU beds, hospital beds — the demands on India’s healthcare are not abating, even as there is a decline in Covid...

View: How India can minimize the use of ‘discretion’ in public policy

Despite the economic reforms of the 1990s, the Indian economy remains heavily regulated. As a result, the ordinary citizen has to expend considerable time, money...

GoI ‘left the ball’ by not becoming an early stakeholder in Covid vaccine production

In the otherwise sporting game of cricket, I find the practice of giving the benefit of the doubt quite irksome. This isn’t because I don’t...

Congress highlights shortage of COVID-19 vaccines in country, asks Centre to focus on issue

The Congress highlighted a shortage of COVID-19 vaccines in the country on Saturday with party leader Rahul Gandhi asking the Centre to focus on the...

Covid-19: Govt’s 4-pronged strategy for vaccine development

The government, under the directions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has adopted a four-pronged strategy on a state-private sector partnership model for speeding up vaccine...

View: Why aspects of game theory must be applied in our policymaking

Much has been written and discussed about corruption having a negative impact on economic growth, with malfunctioning government institutions affecting investments, entrepreneurship and innovation. In...

Budget 2021: It’s a five-minus-four-year plan

For many entering the debate about the (undue) importance given to the annual Union budget exercise presented by GoI every February 1, one aspect seems...

View: Mega plans unleashed in the Budget to spur growth, now it’s all about execution

India’s first budget of this decade was presented with the clear-cut agenda of stimulating growth on the back of government-led capital expenditure and incentivising investments,...

View: How this Budget offers incentives for all stakeholders to propel growth

Given that healthcare has taken centre stage due to the Covid pandemic, Budget 2021, naturally, has enhanced its outlay by about 2.4 times year-on-year. More...

View: A Budget that sets sail and template for the decade

Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.’ There could have been many quotes from Rabindranath Tagore...

View: Economic Survey lays out the intellectual foundations of India’s Covid response

An important theme of this year’s Economic Survey is about how to make policies and decisions under circumstances of radical uncertainty. Given the impact of...

Tech tonic for growth: Will Sitharaman’s bahi-khata have what’s been missing from Budgets so far?

Millions lost their jobs, walked thousands of miles to get home, starved, got sick, died. The lockdown following the Covid-19 pandemic was the worst catastrophe...

Budget 2021: Why easing taxpayers’ load is a good idea

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher famously said that there is no such thing as public money, only taxpayers’ money. Every Union budget is important not...

View: How the Competition Commission of India can play a crucial role in India’s post-Covid economic recovery

By Ashok K GuptaWith every industry undergoing ‘new age’ transformations, mergers and acquisitions (M&As) have become a significant tool for establishing systemic efficiencies in many...

Summoning of top functionary by SIT of Nagaland police is ill motivated: National Socialist Council of Nagaland

GUWAHATI: Miffed with summon of Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Nagaland police, National Socialist Council of Nagaland/K-Khango summoning of top functionary at its office at...

labour reforms in India: Why Indian economy needs swift and robust labour reforms

By Ravi Shankar Jha Last week, the government of Uttar Pradesh announced the suspension of some of labour laws to facilitate industry that has practically...

View: Industrial districts, turn the key

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) poll of about 100 CEOs conducted on May 4 has revealed that most of them expect the economy to contract...

Foreign Direct Investment: View: Why India needs a robust FDI regulatory body

By Rajat Mukherjee & Siddharth Marwah Covid-19 has hit corporate India hard. Valuations have fallen, and fire sales and distressed acquisitions may well be common...