India’s Transparency Reforms to Curb Illicit Financial Flows

Global Daily

  • 17 July, 2017

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 fundamental fo...

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

The Wire

  • 19 May, 2017

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 onshore and ...

Is the Union budget still relevant?

Down To Earth

  • 16 February, 2017

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 comprehensive sta...

Budgeting for quality education


  • 11 February, 2017

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, especially schoo...

Women’s safety: More rhetoric than reality


  • 11 February, 2017

Without adequate central funding for the schemes for women’s safety in the Budget, implementation will suffer. The need to address the high levels of crime against women in different parts of the country has ...

A Mixed Bag For Social Sectors

Outlook India

  • 6 February, 2017

A push to the rural and digital economy but not much for the rest With the budget for 2017-18, the Union Government has continued adhering to the path of fiscal consolidation, which has res­ulted in the magnit...

Union Budget 2017: Swachh Bharat Abhiyan gets good funds but what about water?


  • 6 February, 2017

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA), one of the flagship programme’s of the government, has heralded a change in the sphere of sanitation programmes in the country. Though India has made strides in improving sanitati...

राजस्व बढ़ाने के साथ ही संसाधनों के प्रभंधन का प्रयोग


  • 5 February, 2017

राजस्व बढ़ाने के साथ ही संसाधनों के प्रभंधन का प्रयोग

Budget 2017: Here are a few black money steps Arun Jaitley did not spell out on Wednesday


  • 3 February, 2017

The Union Budget 2017-18 tabled in Parliament yesterday was one of many firsts. The Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley began his speech on taxation by acknowledging that the country’s tax-GDP ratio, as well as th...

Why Union Budget 2017 proposals fall short of Modi govt’s commitment towards farmers


  • 2 February, 2017

Hardly anybody would quibble over the fact that rural India has been severely impacted with the sluggish agricultural activities and other means of livelihood in the post-demonetization phase. Some of the impor...