Uttam Gupta

Uttam Gupta

The ball lies in  the farmers' court

The ball lies in the farmers' court

Tuesday, 20 July 2021 | Uttam Gupta

The demand for repeal of the Central laws is unwarranted. They open up multiple options that farmers can leverage for increasing price realisation While staying the implementation of the three farm laws enacted by the Union Government in January 2021, the Supreme Court had hoped that this would create a congenial...

NEP: A bundle of pious intentions

NEP: A bundle of pious intentions

Tuesday, 11 May 2021 | Uttam Gupta

The Government should avoid overambitious targets that will result in gross underutilisation or even scrapping of the assets already created In yet another attempt to improve the power sector, the Modi   Government has come up with a new draft National Electricity Policy (NEP), the major objectives being to promote clean energy...

Make the COVID jabs free for everyone

Make the COVID jabs free for everyone

Tuesday, 04 May 2021 | Uttam Gupta

There is a dire need to vaccinate at least one billion people within a short time and, given the pitfalls of differentiated pricing, the Centre should opt for inoculating everyone free of cost Under the ‘Liberalised Pricing and Accelerated National Covid-19 Vaccination Strategy (LPANCVS)’, announced on April 19, which was  kicked...

A flawed idea that the US must abandon

A flawed idea that the US must abandon

Tuesday, 27 April 2021 | Uttam Gupta

Imposing a global corporate minimum tax will interfere with the right of a country to determine its tax policy and impair its ability to galvanise the policy to achieve certain objectives The Joe Biden Administration is pushing for a Global Corporate Minimum Tax (GCMT) rate under the new international tax rules...

Export subsidies face WTO challenge

Export subsidies face WTO challenge

Tuesday, 20 April 2021 | Uttam Gupta

The leeway to withdraw subsidies was meant for those developing nations which in 1995 had GNI in excess of $1,000 per capita. It can’t be availed by India, which is in a different category The Coronavirus pandemic played havoc with the economy of the country during the first half of last...

Nix sovereign guarantee clause for the NaBFID

Nix sovereign guarantee clause for the NaBFID

Tuesday, 13 April 2021 | Uttam Gupta

To bail out an entity majority-owned and controlled by private parties using the taxpayers’ funds is a bad idea In her Budget speech, Finance Minister (FM) Nirmala Sitharaman had proposed setting up of a new Development Financial Institution (DFI) termed the National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development (NaBFID). The Government...

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...

Vehicle scrapping needs more incentives

Vehicle scrapping needs more incentives

Wednesday, 31 March 2021 | Uttam Gupta

If the owner goes for scrapping, he is promised a total benefit of 11per cent, including scrap compensation of nearly five per cent, discount five per cent and one per cent rebate in road tax On March 18, 2021, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari announced in the...

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