Uttam Gupta

Uttam Gupta

FDI in retail: The way forward

FDI in retail: The way forward

Tuesday, 08 January 2019 | Uttam Gupta

Only a 100 per cent FDI can create good market dynamics that can address concerns of predatory pricing and market dominance Retailers’ associations have complained to the Government against e-commerce majors such as Amazon and Flipkart giving deep discounts on sales on their platform which is detrimental to the ubiquitous ‘mom-and-pop’...

GST: An unfinished project

GST: An unfinished project

Friday, 17 August 2018 | Uttam Gupta

It’s encouraging that the regime contains provision for the inclusion of petroleum products but it’s harrowing that the Government is reaping benefits without full implementation Replying to a debate in Parliament on July 20, 2018, during the no-confidence motion against his Government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a comprehensive account of...

Poll sops derail fiscal consolidation

Tuesday, 31 July 2018 | Uttam Gupta

The Government must shun the practice of giving sops through loan-waivers or the country will plunge into a fiscal disaster, inviting miseries for the poor In elections-after-elections, it has become normal for political parties to promise farm loan-waiver in order to swing votes to their favour. last year, in Uttar Pradesh,...

The myth around joblessness

Monday, 16 July 2018 | Uttam Gupta

Contrary to popular belief, the Modi Government has not failed to deliver on job creation. It’s just that we need to get reconciled to the idea of self-employment Prime Minister Modi (allegedly) failed on his pledge to create around 20 million jobs annually. To demonstrate the point, critics have often point...

Achieving self-reliance in oil and gas

Wednesday, 30 May 2018 | Uttam Gupta

For fresh exploration efforts — in both conventional and unconventional hydrocarbons — the emerging policy and regulatory environment is conducive. However, Team Modi needs to walk an extra mile to reduce regulatory hurdles for existing operators under production sharing contracts A hike in the price of crude oil (courtesy, the US’s...

Has Government run out of options?

Monday, 14 May 2018 | Uttam Gupta

GST Council — the all powerful body that considers changes in the tax structure/rate — should consider inclusion of oil and gas products in the GST, putting them under the 18 per cent slab with the aim of eventually shifting them to the 12 per cent slab Some time back, three...

Fledgling fertiliser reforms

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 | Uttam Gupta

Successive Governments have lamented an increase in fertiliser subsidy and its destabilising effect on the fiscal situation. Yet, they have failed to address the real issue The price of domestic gas has been increased from the existing $ 2.89  per million British thermal unit (mmBtu) on net calorific value basis to...

Another empty promise to farmers?

Monday, 19 March 2018 | Uttam Gupta

The Government’s commitment to ensure a MSP for crops that is equal to 1.5 times the cost of production is much ado about nothing. Interests of farmers are well protected under the existing mechanism of fixing MSP. The need is to focus on ensuring that they get it on ground...

State Editions

Recalling “Humanist” MN Roy’s Deep bond with Doon

21 January 2019 | JASKIRAN CHOPRA | Dehradun

Divorcee’s body found in home

21 January 2019 | PNS | Dehradun

Migration from the mountains & how to check it

21 January 2019 | Ashish Joshi | Dehradun

Opp condemns BJP MLA’s remark against Mayawati

21 January 2019 | PNS | Lucknow

BJP MLA apologises for remarks on Mayawati

21 January 2019 | PNS | Lucknow

Sunday Edition

Globe Trotting

20 January 2019 | Agencies | Sunday Pioneer

Sharif not completely well, says special medical board

20 January 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Bangladesh PM Hasina says Govt will work for all

20 January 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer