Black money hunt: India-Switzerland pact to share details of tax cheats is weak; it's no game-changer

Suraj Jaiswal

  • 26 December 2016
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On November 22nd 2016, the NDA government signed an agreement with Switzerland for exchange of financial information, which will provide India details of the financial assets held by its citizens in...

Demonetisation: More important to address deeper problems in war against black money

Happy Pant

  • 17 November 2016
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As the post demonetisation scenario plays out, within the first four days, total cash flow to the banks had touched Rs 3 lakh crore. So, if the main rationale behind this drastic step is that large...

Long-term Measure Or A One-time Move Against Black Money?

Happy Pant

  • 10 November 2016
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The decision to ban the existing Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes as legal tender in one stroke is a bold measure taken by the government. While estimating the scale of black economy in the country...

BRICS Goa: Can the summit drive discourse on international taxation and lead black money chase?

Sakshi Rai

  • 14 October 2016
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Marking the beginning of new geopolitics in 2006, BRICS has managed to maintain its relevance on global matters. The BRICS coalition represents about 40 percent of the world’s population and 17...

GST law should ensure benefits of lower prices are passed on to common people

Malini Chakravarty

  • 23 August 2016
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Many have heralded the introduction of the GST as the single most important reform that has been initiated in the arena of indirect tax system in India. The main objective of GST is to simplify the...

Comprehensive, but not Complete

Manzoor Ali

  • 8 August 2016
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For a vast developing country like India with layers of governing institutions, a policy framework on water has been long due. Although, India has a National Water Policy since 1987, the current...

Is India close to passing a law to identify true ownership of corporates

Neeti Biyani

  • 27 July 2016
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While Pascal Saint-Amans, head of tax at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), has once again emphasised the need for beneficial ownership and corporate transparency,...

Budgetary hurdles and gender equity

Kanika Kaul

  • 16 June 2016
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Omission of women's schemes from 'Core of the Core' category of highest priority schemes is a concern. The draft National Policy for Women brought out by the Union Ministry of Women and Child...

Chasing black money: Need for universal information framework to track illicit fund flows

Suraj Prasad Jaiswal

  • 15 June 2016
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There is much anger among the people with regard to black money, also known as Illicit Fund Flows (IFFs). The revelations of Panama Papers, based on the leaked information about the business of...

The Panama documents are not the tip of the iceberg, they are a mere speck; here's why

Neeti Biyani

  • 12 April 2016
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The deepening scandal initiated by a massive leak of financial documents from a Panama-based law firm, Mossack Fonseca and Co. has once again highlighted the glaring loopholes in the global financial...