Uttam Gupta

Uttam Gupta

Booster for corporate India

Booster for corporate India

Friday, 04 October 2019 | Uttam Gupta

Much will depend on how the surplus in the hands of companies resulting from tax cuts is apportioned among them and equally importantly, how it is spent In a flurry of announcements made on September 20, 2019 (also described in media circles as a third Union Budget in less than three...

Change the narrative

Change the narrative

Monday, 22 July 2019 | Uttam Gupta

Asking the super-rich to pay a little extra is a modest step in reducing inequalities. Instead, the Government must work towards bringing such citizens under a tax net In the Union Budget 2019-20 presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on July 5, the Government levied a new surcharge on individuals, Association...

Opt for a reformist approach

Opt for a reformist approach

Saturday, 13 July 2019 | Uttam Gupta

The Government’s failure to bring a comprehensive set of reforms for the fertiliser sector is a missed opportunity. Glaring anomalies need to be fixed to harness long-term potential Having returned to power for a second term with a thumping majority, it was expected of the Modi Government to kick off immediate...

Growth a priority, finally

Growth a priority, finally

Thursday, 04 July 2019 | Uttam Gupta

The RBI has lived up to people’s expectations by cutting the repo rate. It should avoid being glued to inflation. Instead, the interest rate policy should propel growth In its bi-monthly monetary policy report, announced on June 6, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) reduced the repo rate/the policy rate (rate...

Some merit in ‘one poll’ idea

Some merit in ‘one poll’ idea

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 | Uttam Gupta

Both the Centre and States should focus on governance for a full five years without any distraction and implement structural reforms for sustainable development besides saving tens of thousands of crores in election expenses. Let’s at least debate the idea The Prime Minister’s idea of “one nation, one election” is...

Draw the line on tax evasion

Draw the line on tax evasion

Monday, 17 June 2019 | Uttam Gupta

While there can be no two opinions on the overarching need to increase funding for start-ups, the Government must not do anything which compromises its fight against black money. The DCF valuation method is not sustainable and must be challenged In a major ruling that will have a profound impact on...

Imperatives for a new India

Tuesday, 04 June 2019 | Uttam Gupta

Now that the BJP Government has received mandate for another term, will it will play hard ball and bring the much-needed reforms in crucial sectors? During his first term (2014-19), Prime Minister Modi focussed on governance reforms, cutting bureaucratic red tape, simplifying procedures, expediting approvals and ease of doing business. The...

Bridge the gap on patent rights

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 | Uttam Gupta

It’s unfortunate that the USTR, the US trade body, has put India on a ‘priority watch list' for intellectual property rights violations. For now, the rift appears too wide and requires adjustments by both sides. Protection of IP rights isn’t always inimical to public interest The US Trade Representative (USTR) has...

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