All stories by T N C Rajagopalan
Amid Covid, exports could come as a saviour for IndiaRediff.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 growthRediff.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 numbersRediff.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 ideaRediff.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 ModiRediff.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 governmentRediff.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 evasionRediff.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 lawsRediff.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References to the repealed laws for service tax, purchase tax, etc, continue in the SEZ laws.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 promisesRediff.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 lawRediff.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 laterRediff.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!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 refundRediff.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 FYRediff.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 countriesRediff.com4 Jan 2017
T N C Rajagopalan on the new year and new worries.
Improving on the GST lawRediff.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 nowRediff.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 exportersRediff.com11 Apr 2016
RBI should monitor export credit offtake and how well banks implement its instruction.
Thoughts for the Budget DayRediff.com23 Feb 2015
For growth in export, continuous gain in productivity is essential.
Why RBI should curb rise in rupeeRediff.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