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Central Value Added Tax

Excise taxes were, till 1998, the most disappointing feature of the entire tax reform process. But the substantial progress made in the last two years must now be brought to fruition by completing the move to a comprehensive central producer VAT (CENVAT). A simultaneous reform of the central service tax system would lay the ground for its integration into the CENVAT, perhaps a year or two later.

A Communications Policy for the 21st Century

A communication-information revolution requires a complete transformation of approach, from one which views telecommunication as a monopoly to be used for extracting rents for the government, to one which sees it as a revolutionary instrument for transforming India through empowerment of its citizens. A communications policy embodying such an approach can make India into an information technology power in the next two decades.

India Crisis, Reform and Growth

Arvind Virmani Sectoral analysis of the performance of the Indian economy demonstrates that growth has accelerated where reforms have been most extensive and has regressed where they have been slow. Individual sectors do not, however, grow in isolation. Slowly growing non-tradable service sectors eventually tend to slow-down the faster growing ones. We need, therefore, to broaden and deepen the reform process if the momentum of higher growth is to he maintained.

Demand and Supply Factors in India s Trade

Arvind Virmani If reliable estimates of the causative factors in export performance are to be made and used as a guide to policy formation, demand and supply functions must be carefully specified. And controversies regarding the role of prices versus aggregate demand in the case of imports also need to be addressed. This paper aims to estimate aggregate export and import functions for India.


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