Opinions

G20: How Relevant is it for Development?

Employment News

  • 8 March, 2014

The G-20 rose to prominence during the global financial crisis of 2008-2009, when it played an arguably influential role in coordinating international responses to the crisis. Overtime, G20 has also focused on ...

Fund Utilisation in Development Schemes

Employment News

  • 15 February, 2014

The article illustrates that India's total budgetary spending on social sectors is not adequate. Citing examples of some flagship schemes, it highlights the problem of poor utilization of funds in these schemes...

Issues Related To Black Money

Employment News

  • 8 February, 2014

The article gives an overview of some of the issues related to Black Money in India. It also contextualises these issues in relation to global debates on illicit money currently being discussed. The author sugg...

Issues and Challenges for the 14th Finance Commission

Employment News

  • 18 January, 2014

The 14th Finance Commission announced in 2013 has already embarked upon its task for formulating recommendations for the transfer of resources to states and local bodies for the period 2015-16 to 2019-20. One o...

Policy Debates on Subsidy

Employment News

  • 11 January, 2014

Subsidy refers to a transfer of resources by the government to the buyer or seller of a good or service that has the effect of reducing the price paid by the buyers, increasing the price received by the sellers...

Goods and Services Tax: Challenges and Opportunities

Employment News

  • 21 December, 2013

India has witnessed a number of reforms in indirect taxes over the last two decades with the replacement of State Sales Taxes by Value Added Tax (VAT) in 2005 marking a watershed in this regard. A Modified Valu...

Misogyny and Bollywood

Vikalp

  • 15 December, 2013

Sexism comes naturally to Bollywood and blatantly so within the ‘item numbers’ which it has so easily and unashamedly adopted and institutionalized in its mainstream commercial films. Almost all the mainstr...

Provisioning of Electricity

Employment News

  • 14 December, 2013

India as a developing economy has made considerable progress in provisioning of electricity over the last few decades. India's total installed capacity stands at 2,29,251 MW (megawatt) as on 31st October 2013.T...

Rural Infrastructure

Employment News

  • 16 November, 2013

Infrastructure plays a crucial role for not just the country's economic growth but also its progress in human development. Rural areas account for a larger part of the geographical area in India. Census 2011 re...

Foreign Direct Investment

Employment News

  • 9 November, 2013

Foreign investment in India has two components, viz., Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and foreign portfolio investment. According to the notion referred to globally, FDI relates to a long-term relationship with...

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