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Rs 1 Trillion Freebies By State Govts

'The power sector accounts for much of the financial burden of state governments in India.' Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com   State governments have announced over Rs 1 trillion in......

Can Jagdeep Dhankar Handle The Rajya Sabha?

Running a fractious House full of members every bit as well versed in parliamentary law as the chair, has, in the past, reduced several Rajya Sabha chairmen to tears. IMAGE: Jagdeep Dhankar, left,......

Freebies Making States Cash-Strapped?

While the likelihood of these states going the Lanka or Greece way may be an alarming assessment, the financial situation of some states such as Punjab and West Bengal is indeed quite weak.......

Opposition against extending Parliament session: Sources

The opposition parties told the government on Monday that it was against extending the ongoing session of Parliament, sources said. During a business advisory committee meeting chaired by Lok......

Govt likely to extend Parliament session by 2-3 days: Source

The government is considering extending the ongoing session of Parliament by at least two to three days to complete its legislative business, sources said on Friday. At the Bharatiya Janata......

The growing tussle between the govt and CAG

Over the past decade, rapid structural changes in the economy have radically altered what was once a low-profile department. With the private sector playing an ex­panding role in public service......

Codes give more power to states to be flexible on labour laws

The move will help industries in pushing authorities for exemption under various labour laws at a micro-level, along with demanding changes to bring greater flexibility in their operations related......

Does pan-India launch of Rythu Bandhu scheme make sense?

Telangana govt currently provides the state's 5.83 million farmers an income support of Rs 4,000 per acre per season, irrespective of the size of their land holding Illustration: Uttam......

How GST is stifling states' autonomy

Higher reliance on GST receipts for revenue reduces states’ autonomy as these receipts depend on tax rates decided by the GST Council, a report by Delhi-based non-profit, PRS Legislative......

How to get Parliament to debate the Budget

Let there be a rule that if the Budget is not passed and funds cannot be drawn from the Consolidated Fund of India, there will be a government shutdown as it happens in the United States, says A K......

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