Uttam Gupta

Uttam Gupta

Directing the retail investor to G-security

Directing the retail investor to G-security

Tuesday, 23 November 2021 | Uttam Gupta

Under this centralised system, customers will have a single point of reference to file their complaints, submit documents, track status and provide feedback On November 12, 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched two innovative customer-centric initiatives of Reserve Bank of India — Retail Direct Scheme (RB-RDS) and the Reserve Bank-Integrated Ombudsman...

Banks’ bailout —  Make it transparent

Banks’ bailout — Make it transparent

Tuesday, 28 September 2021 | Uttam Gupta

The proposed ‘bad bank' scheme by the Government is merely an attempt at using taxpayers' money for bailing out NPA-afflicted banks In the Union Budget for 2021-22, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had proposed setting up of a bad bank. Crafted as National Asset Reconstruction Company Limited (NARCL), it will bundle up...

Asset monetisation: Will it take off?

Asset monetisation: Will it take off?

Tuesday, 21 September 2021 | Uttam Gupta

The biggest bottleneck is the cumbersome procedures involved in striking such deals and the accompanying bureaucratic red tape In her maiden budget presented to Parliament on in 2019, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman laid a roadmap for catapulting the Indian economy to $5 trillion by 2024-25, its most crucial component being investment...

Shun duopoly in telecom industry

Shun duopoly in telecom industry

Tuesday, 14 September 2021 | Uttam Gupta

The real problems are the policies and regulatory environment that have favoured one player even while targeting others Telecom operators including Airtel, Vodafone Idea or Vi and Reliance Jio have submitted a charter of demands to the Centre. They primarily relate to licence fees: reducing the license fee from three per cent...

Fuels under GST: Illogical proposition

Fuels under GST: Illogical proposition

Tuesday, 07 September 2021 | Uttam Gupta

Given the yawning gap between the existing tax rate and the maximum that can be levied under GST (28%), the shifting of fuels to the new regime is impractical In a recent discussion with economists and industry experts on transition of energy products into the Goods and Services Tax (GST),NITI Aayog...

Self-reliance in gas is the way forward

Self-reliance in gas is the way forward

Wednesday, 01 September 2021 | Uttam Gupta

The objective of gas-based economy is laudable but the existing regime of gas allocation and administered prices has to be dismantled first Delivering the 75th Independence Day address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi set the country a target to achieve self-reliance in energy production through a mix of electric mobility, gas-based economy...

Farm loan waiver: An unhealthy practice

Farm loan waiver: An unhealthy practice

Wednesday, 25 August 2021 | Uttam Gupta

Such sops largely benefit the undeserving, bring the Union and States' budgets under stress and increase NPAs of banks The reports of a district administration ordering the auction of the land of several farmers in Rajasthan to recover their dues to public sector banks are shocking. Land is the only asset...

Sun-set on LPG subsidy

Sun-set on LPG subsidy

Tuesday, 17 August 2021 | Uttam Gupta

The overarching focus of the Government should be on giving relief to consumers sans subsidy as that will be in sync with fiscal consolidation From June, 2020, the Union Government stopped depositing LPG subsidy in the accounts of eligible beneficiaries and the position continues till date. Even as the budget for...

State Editions

Transformed schools in S'garh have no HMs, required teachers

27 November 2021 | MAlAY RAY | Bhubaneswar

Jajpur’s renowned poet D Mallick honoured

27 November 2021 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Folk artists felicitated in Talcher

27 November 2021 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Binka farmers spending sleepless nights

27 November 2021 | SRIKUMAR MAHANTA | Bhubaneswar

Sunday Edition

Mapping the Indian travel trend

21 November 2021 | Rajeev Kale | Agenda

Power of Kindness

21 November 2021 | Sant Rajinder Singh | Agenda

Fix your mental health

21 November 2021 | Anamika Yaduvanshi | Agenda

Soul conscious helps

21 November 2021 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Astroturf | Can destiny be defined?

21 November 2021 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

SOME MOTHERS DO ’AVE IT

21 November 2021 | SUPRIYA RAMESH | Sunday Pioneer