Asia’s Regional Tax Wars Indicate That It’s Time to Review Tax Incentives

Sakshi Rai

  • 22 September 2017
  • The Wire

Revelations like the Panama Papers, Bahamas leaks and the recent Azerbaijani Laundromat scandal have seen countries adopting “global” transparency standards endorsed by the OECD and G20....

Legally Enforceable Systems of Redress

Inayat Anaita Sabhikhi

  • 9 September 2017

Recent orders by the Supreme Court and Delhi High Court direct governments to strengthen in-built transparency, accountability and grievance redress mechanisms of rights based welfare legislations...

How Gorakhpur was choked

Abhay Shukla, Ravi Duggal and Richa Chintan

  • 1 September 2017
  • The Indian Express

Discussion on the recent tragic deaths of children in the BRD Medical College Hospital at Gorakhpur has, so far, been focussed on the apparent immediate cause — the interruption of oxygen supply to...

Is Hong Kong's Reputation for Financial Secrecy About to Change?

Neeti Biyani

  • 28 August 2017
  • The Diplomat

Hong Kong is currently one of the fastest growing international financial centers in the world. Between 2008 and 2013, Hong Kong’s wealth management industry witnessed a growth rate of 146 per...

Scheduled Tribe Component Monitoring System: A Step Forward?

Saumya Shrivastava

  • 23 August 2017

Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) and Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) were the twin strategies introduced in the 1970’s to ensure flow of funds for the development of Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Scheduled...

जीएसटी एवं उपभोक्ताओं पर इसका प्रभाव

सूरज जायसवाल

  • 4 August 2017

क्या है जीएसटी   सरकार राजस्व उगाही के लिए अनेक प्रकार के कर लगाती हैं l...

India’s Transparency Reforms to Curb Illicit Financial Flows

Neeti Biyani

  • 17 July 2017
  • Global Daily

Domestic resource mobilization is crucial for a state to finance development, provide social security and redistribute wealth. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) regard domestic revenue as...

Transparency in Corporate Ownership Key to Breaking India’s Financial Secrecy

Sakshi Rai

  • 19 May 2017
  • The Wire

Financial secrecy deprives countries, especially developing ones, of key revenue resources by eroding their tax base. India must thus build a robust legal system to lift the veil of secrecy on both...

Is the Union budget still relevant?

Happy Pant

  • 5 April 2017
  • Down To Earth

Concerns are being expressed over important economic decisions being taken outside the process of budget formulation. The Union Budget, also referred to as the annual financial statement, is a...

Budgeting for quality education

Protiva Kundu

  • 11 February 2017
  • DNA

A long-term policy on teachers’ appointment and teacher’s training, backed by increased spending, is needed. The Union Budget 2017-18 has not shown imagination in planning for many sectors,...