Articles: May 2018

By: Ajit Ranade
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Taxes, Global, RBI, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth, GST
The PM after his unprecedented electoral victory in May 2014, was soon blessed with an unexpected bounty, in the form of a steep fall in oil prices. This led to considerable saving in the current account, in the oil subsidy and in bringing down inflation. The fiscal benefit to the government during... read more
By: Ranjit K Pattnaik, Jagdish Rattanani
Category: Common citizen, Inequality, Sustainability, Taxes, China-India, Global, RBI, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, GST
It was less than a year ago that the government put out some sure shot views that in sum said: “oil prices are broadly capped”. The words came in the Economic Survey 2016-17 Vol. 2 of Aug.2017, which reported with rather uncanny surety, “Shale technology will ensure that prices cannot remain above... read more
By: Ajit Ranade
Category: Common citizen, Inequality, Taxes, China-India, Global, RBI, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth, GST
The economy is heading into adverse macro winds as we begin this fiscal year of 2018-19. By the end of this year or later, we will also have national elections, which are always a disruptive factor for the economy. The current adverse macro winds have four reasons. Firstly, the rupee is... read more
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Inequality, Sustainability, Inclusive growth
Ordinary people must have the right of way, they come first, and that this is the only way Mumbai can thrive as a remain the city that recognises the contribution of all sections of society. And this is a message that can be taken across all of urban India. We may still take ideas and support from... read more
By: Ajit Ranade
Category: Common citizen, Inequality, Taxes, Global, RBI, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth, GST
The constitution of India laid out clearly in its seventh schedule which legislative and policy areas would be with the Centre and which would be with the States. There are three lists in the seventh schedule, called the Union list, the States list and the concurrent list. This demarcates not only... read more
By: Ajit Ranade
Category: Common citizen, Inequality, Sustainability, Taxes, China-India, Global, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
India’s female labour force participation rate (LFPR) has fallen steeply in the past thirteen years. This is the ratio of females who are doing paid work as a proportion of the total women of working age. The decline is actually a longer term phenomenon. As per a report from the International... read more