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Saturday, December 21, 2002
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Politically correct
IN CLAIMING THAT Ministers are not to be blamed, the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) which probed the Rs 5,000-crore stock scam and the UTI fiasco has followed a politically correct path. It has unanimously chosen not to assign any ... More


Alternative structure of investments
Certain fundamental factors have gone wrong in the economy. To identify what they are, we have to go deeper into the malaise. A consistent macro-theoretical perception is necessary. The policy-makers are being goaded to provide ad hoc and patchwork solutions from a temporary angle. This will not help, says P. R. Brahmananda. More


Broken bottle brawl
T. C. A. Ramanujam on a case where ex-gratia payment made for destroying an asset was considered a balancing charge and, therefore, taxable More

Give a push to reforms
The Kelkar proposal on computerisation would help end much of the friction that currently exists between taxpayers and the Department, says R. Anand More

Why this bravado?
S. Murlidharan on two bald suggestions in the Kelkar report More


Regulatory waters run deep
THE Joint Parliamentary Committee that went into the Rs 5,000-crore stock scam has addressed the issue of regulators and their role. In this context the recent public debates in the US and the UK on the role of regulators in the various corporate ... More


Can committee reports jolt you off the bed?
THE answer is `no'. If you are already awake, you should remember that employees who outlive their utility get kicked upstairs. Board members who are too senior to be dropped get the chairman post. News items that are not too exciting get buried ... More
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