Uttam Gupta

Uttam Gupta

Bank fraud: No fetters on CBI, please!

Bank fraud: No fetters on CBI, please!

Tuesday, 06 April 2021 | Uttam Gupta

A sweeping order that the CBI will look only at frauds involving a certain amount, or higher, will send out a wrong signal. It is tantamount to glossing over the wrongdoings Even as the Government is making all efforts to ensure that the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) — after witnessing 8...

How about reining  in food subsidy?

How about reining in food subsidy?

Tuesday, 09 February 2021 | Uttam Gupta

Even as the Govt has mustered courage to give a truthful account of the money it spends on food subsidy, there is nothing on the horizon to indicate that this will be reined in In the Union Budget for 2021-22, Finance Minister (FM) Nirmala Sitharaman has given a pleasant surprise. This...

Reinvigorating growth: Where is the money?

Reinvigorating growth: Where is the money?

Tuesday, 02 February 2021 | Uttam Gupta

The FM wants to boost growth, but it will be at the cost of fiscal de-stabilisation. One is not sure whether a sustained, rapid surge will come as a huge resource gap remains Taking a cue from the prescription that the Chief Economic Advisor (CEA), Krishnamurthy Subramanian gave in the Economic...

Paratroop reforms on the ground

Paratroop reforms on the ground

Saturday, 30 January 2021 | Uttam Gupta

Of crucial importance is the need to actually execute reforms and make them work on ground zero. Unfortunately, this is not happening Unlike the Economic Survey for 2019-20, which was prepared keeping in mind the ambitious target of achieving a $5 trillion economy by 2024-25, this time around, the overarching theme...

India must stand its ground

India must stand its ground

Tuesday, 19 January 2021 | Uttam Gupta

All objections raised by the USTR on the DST levied by India on foreign tech firms are baseless. The Govt must not yield to the pressure tactics of the US administration by withdrawing the tax In its findings on the Section 301 probe conducted under the US Trade Act, 1974, the...

Stop chasing a mirage

Stop chasing a mirage

Tuesday, 12 January 2021 | Uttam Gupta

The Govt needs to pursue disinvestment, including privatisation, as an objective by itself instead of linking it to revenue receipts and meeting the fiscal target The Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) is in a war of words with the Ministry of Finance (MoF) over the proceeds of disinvestment...

A taxing problem

A taxing problem

Tuesday, 05 January 2021 | Uttam Gupta

India’s sovereign taxation rights on capital gains cannot be held hostage to its bilateral investment treaties with other countries The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) tribunal in The Hague has rejected the back tax demands of Indian tax authorities in both, the Cairn and Vodafone cases. These back taxes relate to...

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