T N C Rajagopalan

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Amid Covid, exports could come as a saviour for India

Amid Covid, exports could come as a saviour for India

Rediff.com26 Apr 2021

Developed countries are relaxing restrictions on economic activity at a faster rate than expected. Global demand for consumer goods, intermediates and commodities is growing at a fast pace. Most exporters are flushed with orders, says T N C Rajagopalan.

The second virus threatening India's economic growth

The second virus threatening India's economic growth

Rediff.com9 Mar 2020

Developing more sources of supplies to guard against disruptions may emerge as the next big trend. But that may not necessarily mean flow of more investments into India, unless investors are assured, besides important economic factors and impartiality of institutions, that social disharmony will not cause unexpected disruptions.

Budget: Government must explain the numbers

Budget: Government must explain the numbers

Rediff.com26 Feb 2020

'Nirmalaji's Budget announcements have long-term implications and are not backed by enough money when the short-term outlook looks bleak,' notes T N C Rajagopalan.

Why gifts from abroad are no more a good idea

Why gifts from abroad are no more a good idea

Rediff.com4 Feb 2020

The government can argue the change targets only those residing abroad but the fact remains that it does affect the kin and friends in India of non-residents.

Major issues facing Team Modi

Major issues facing Team Modi

Rediff.com3 Jun 2019

Falling private sector investment and farm distress are problems that call for immediate attention, says T N C Rajagopalan.

The main task before the next Modi government

The main task before the next Modi government

Rediff.com27 May 2019

Modi campaigned on the issue of national security, which cannot be ensured without a strong economy.

GST laws could see more changes, especially to curb tax evasion

GST laws could see more changes, especially to curb tax evasion

Rediff.com4 Jul 2018

With audits and greater emphasis on anti-evasion measures, more tax demands will lead to more litigation. So, it is a bit early to start celebrating. GST is still work in progress.

Even after 11 months, SEZ Rules not aligned with GST laws

Even after 11 months, SEZ Rules not aligned with GST laws

Rediff.com28 May 2018

References to the repealed laws for service tax, purchase tax, etc, continue in the SEZ laws.

Why Modi is under pressure to deliver on promises

Why Modi is under pressure to deliver on promises

Rediff.com9 Jan 2018

We have to wait and see whether Jaitley's Budget speech translates into actions and desired outcomes, says T N C Rajagopalan.

Why it makes sense to rewrite the entire GST law

Why it makes sense to rewrite the entire GST law

Rediff.com7 Dec 2017

Since the present law threatens to unleash an avalanche of litigation over a period of time, it makes sense to replace it with a simpler law and build complexities as more experience is gained, says T N C Rajagopalan.

GST: Rush job will cause more pain later

GST: Rush job will cause more pain later

Rediff.com29 Sep 2017

Simplifying the processes will lead to greater efficiencies. Bad processes will not help even if implemented well, says T N C Rajagopalan

It's the govt that is NOT ready to implement GST!

It's the govt that is NOT ready to implement GST!

Rediff.com29 Aug 2017

The confidence that GST Network is capable of handling the returns, payments, reconciliation, refunds, etc., has been badly shaken.

Exporters will have to wait longer for GST refund

Exporters will have to wait longer for GST refund

Rediff.com21 Aug 2017

It is after the GST Network tallies invoice details with shipping bills that the refund claims can be processed. So, the refund could be delayed by over a month.

Govt's cheery farewell to old FY

Govt's cheery farewell to old FY

Rediff.com3 Apr 2017

The surge in export, domestic demand and public spending in infrastructure projects might revive private investment during 2017-18.

2017: IT jobs could start moving to richer countries

2017: IT jobs could start moving to richer countries

Rediff.com4 Jan 2017

T N C Rajagopalan on the new year and new worries.

Improving on the GST law

Improving on the GST law

Rediff.com5 Dec 2016

The changes made in the revised GST draft throw up fresh issues but, overall, most of these look sensible, says T N C Rajagopalan.

What should the duty-free shops do now

What should the duty-free shops do now

Rediff.com18 Jul 2016

CBEC has said a duty-free shop in a Customs area should not be treated as a warehouse.

What RBI could do to help exporters

What RBI could do to help exporters

Rediff.com11 Apr 2016

RBI should monitor export credit offtake and how well banks implement its instruction.

Thoughts for the Budget Day

Thoughts for the Budget Day

Rediff.com23 Feb 2015

For growth in export, continuous gain in productivity is essential.

Why RBI should curb rise in rupee

Why RBI should curb rise in rupee

Rediff.com17 Mar 2014

The disturbing aspect about the fall is that it comes as the US and European economies are relatively more stable and improving