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The Indian Constitution does not guarantee the right to privacy as a fundamental right. However, the Supreme Court, in two recent rulings, has included the right to privacy within the ambit of the...
The institutional framework for improving the fiscal situation through incentives for reduction in the revenue deficit has already been put in place in some states and is expected to be done in the...
Even as the cost efficiency and profitability of the public sector banks have improved significantly, recent research suggests that financial deepening involving banks may have suffered on account of...
The bill intended by the UPA government as a replacement for POTA retains some of the bad features of the repealed legislation. Moreover, in some major ways, as in the onus placed on organisations...
The debate about 'using' up to $10 billion of the country's foreign exchange for investment in infrastructure is at a stage where all major players, the RBI, ministry of finance and Planning...
In view of the demand-and-supply constraints created by the existing and proposed regulations for independent directors on corporate boards, it is necessary to choose the right set of recommendations...
The market solution in insurance for the small farmer demands payment of very high premium. An alternative is possible, one that can be implemented by NGOs who will have a low transaction cost of...
The Indian Constitution assigns matters of legislation related to 'theatres and dramatic performances' exclusively to state governments; this function, in some instances, has been delegated to the...
There are certain regulatory and fiscal issues facing investors in the emerging NPA business. These in their current form would deter investors from investing in the business. This article highlights...
It is easy to force-fund infrastructure by persuading the banks and the RBI to lend money, but this is only likely to result in a fragile banking system. The gains will be greater if the projects are...
The extent of liquidity of financial claims (in particular, that of corporate bond markets) in an economy affects its ability to withstand systemic risk. What mechanisms are available to improve...
Most people in India might be adversely affected by the monsoons, but the rest of the world is hardly so. What seems like a huge aggregate uncertainty when seen from the point of view of one country...
In September 1996, a Bench of the Supreme Court quashed 15 scandalous allotments of petrol pumps by Satish Sharma, then minister of state for petroleum and natural gas, and ordered him to pay...
Notwithstanding the impressive record of the regulatory authority, there remain several areas in which the regulator needs to quickly move forward. A lot more still needs to be done before the Indian...
When markets are behaving in a highly irrational manner governments/regulators often try to send appropriate signals to calm down market sentiments. The problem is to intervene in the markets without...

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