Uttam Gupta

Uttam Gupta

Fertiliser DBT an illusion

Fertiliser DBT an illusion

Tuesday, 24 November 2020 | Uttam Gupta

Despite tall claims made by the UPA and the NDA dispensations since 2012, a gradual transition to direct cash or benefit transfer of subsidy to the farmers has not been done The additional provision of Rs 65,000 crore towards fertiliser subsidy (over and above the Rs 71,000 crore allocated in the...

Don’t bank on banks

Don’t bank on banks

Tuesday, 22 September 2020 | Uttam Gupta

There’s no pressing need for a firm hit by the crisis to rush to banks for relief. To enjoy the fruits when the going is good and come to the bank or Govt for help when in crisis is unacceptable On March 27 the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor, Shaktikanta...

Open doors for trade

Open doors for trade

Tuesday, 15 September 2020 | Uttam Gupta

The Govt should shed its current protectionism. Instead, it should go for an open trade policy by slashing import duties and eliminating non-tariff barriers While presenting the Union Budget for 2020-21, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had renewed the commitment of the Modi Government to “Make in India.” She saw this as...

The GST quagmire

The GST quagmire

Tuesday, 08 September 2020 | Uttam Gupta

The Centre and States must try to fix all void in GST implementation to achieve buoyancy in tax revenue, thereby obviating the need for continuing with the compensation mechanism Faced with a dwindling tax revenue since the last financial year of 2019-20, the issue of “full” and “timely” compensation for the...

Bite the BIC bullet

Bite the BIC bullet

Tuesday, 01 September 2020 | Uttam Gupta

The ailments afflicting PSBs won’t go away so long as majority ownership and control remain with the Government. There is a dire need to unshackle them and grant autonomy to the management The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recommended to the Centre a reduction in shareholding of the latter in...

Snap the stranglehold

Snap the stranglehold

Tuesday, 25 August 2020 | Uttam Gupta

The only way to avoid delay and expedite the process of privatisation of Central PSUs is to unshackle them from bureaucratic red tape Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced the broad contours of the Narendra Modi Government’s plans on privatisation of Central Public Sector Undertakings (CPSUs). A CPSU is defined as...

Time to be honest

Time to be honest

Tuesday, 18 August 2020 | Uttam Gupta

Modi has done everything to make life easier for the taxpayer. Now, it is for the latter — especially those who have not been paying taxes as currently only 1.5 crore of 130 crore Indians comply — to reciprocate Dubbed as a transformative tax reform, on August 13 Prime Minister Narendra...

Bailout or blowout?

Bailout or blowout?

Tuesday, 11 August 2020 | Uttam Gupta

When the wheels of the economy on ground zero are stuck and there is little demand for credit, lowering of interest rates will not help in any way       Following marathon deliberations of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) over three days, the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) Governor, Shaktikanta Das, made...

State Editions

Pari murder: IG Bothra to lead 5-member SIT

29 November 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Now, pensioners can get digital life certificates

29 November 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

inbrief

29 November 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Locals block NH after minor’s death

29 November 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Fake notes of nearly Rs 1L seized in J’suguda

29 November 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Another Cuttack fake spice unit busted

29 November 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Sunday Edition

Working From Home? Beware of that cyber attack

29 November 2020 | Ajay Singh | Agenda

Pebbles of a dead sea

29 November 2020 | Somen Sengupta | Agenda

Astroturf | Mind balance is the key

29 November 2020 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Talktime | ‘Chhalaang was slated to do well’

29 November 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

no kidding

29 November 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

‘I’m enjoying the process of writing new songs now’

29 November 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer