GST

Posted on 02 April, 2019 , No Comments admin

Sitting in Opposition from 2004-14, I used to listen to the tall promises in the Congress Budgets.  An early lesson that I gave to myself was “Don’t go…

Posted on 20 March, 2019 , No Comments admin

Yesterday, the 19th March, 2019, the GST Council held its 34th meeting. The GST was enabled by a Constitution Amendment which was unanimously approved by both the Houses…

Posted on 18 March, 2019 , No Comments admin

Five year is not a long period in the life of a nation. It can, however, be a turning point in its direction for progress.  1991 was an…

Posted on 17 January, 2019 , No Comments admin

In the run-up to the 2014 General Elections there were many who never expected Prime Minister Narendra Modi to come to power with an absolute majority. There are…

Posted on 11 January, 2019 , No Comments admin

Reservation for the Economically Weaker Sections The Constitutional Amendment Bill to provide reservation to the economically weaker sections has been passed by both Houses of Parliament.  It will…

Posted on 24 December, 2018 , No Comments admin

The Goods and Services Tax was implemented w.e.f. 1st July, 2017.  It hasn’t completed eighteen months of implementation as yet.  The GST has been at the receiving end…

Posted on 01 November, 2018 , No Comments admin

The World Bank each year, in the month of October, announces its rankings on the ‘Ease of Doing Business’ for the next year.  The performance of each nation…

Posted on 30 August, 2018 , No Comments admin

The Reserve Bank has twice released its reports stating that the demonetised Notes of `500 and `1000 have been substantially deposited in the Banks. A widely stated comment…

Posted on 27 July, 2018 , No Comments admin

The last week witnessed two significant economic reforms: The GST rate reduction In the pre-GST regime, India had a complicated, inefficient, multiple Indirect tax system where each assessee…

Posted on 21 July, 2018 , No Comments admin

A Vote of No Confidence against the Government is a serious business. It is not an occasion for frivolity. The lead participants in the debate are normally senior…