Disappointing Budget With no Device For growth And Job Creation: P. Chidambaram

February, 2017

Shri P Chidambaram


The Finance Minister presented the budget for 2017-18. It was his, and his government’s, fourth budget. I read through the 37-page, 184-paragraph budget speech and the 21-pages containing five appendices and an untitled section. It was a painful duty. At the end of the day, our conclusion is that the elaborate exercise has turned out to be a damp

Economic Mismanagement

November, 2016

Shri Anand Sharma


Due to demonotisation there has been economic mismanagement across the country for the last two days. Crores of people are standing in queues in front of banks. There is not a single bank branch where the poor

Anti-Higher Education and Anti-Employee Policies of Modi Government

30/10/2016


When the whole teaching community was agitating against the dangerous UGC 3rd Amendment Gazette Notification 2016, Modi government announced UGC Pay Review Committee for implementing 7th Pay Commission for college/university teachers as a diversionary tactics. Its terms of reference itself was giving strong signal that the government is strongly pushing for privatization of higher education and drastic cut in teaching jobs. The questionnaire sent by the UGC Pay Review Committee to Vice Chancellors and Principals (overlooking teachers) clearly reflects the anti-higher education approach of the present regime.

WEALTH CREATION AND EMPLOY MENT's STEEP DECLINE IN MNREGA

20/07/2016


In May 2004, Dr. Manmohan Singh-led Congress had started working on economic reforms and the effect of globalization could be seen clearly on the whole economy. Earlier, about 8 years ago when the country was being ruled by non-Congress governments, the flow of growth during and after the congress regime between 1991- 1996 then Finance Minister

Anti-Farmer and Anti-Poor Policies of Modi Government

17/06/2016


Two years ago, the man called Narendra Modi, rising high on the tide of lofty rhetoric and tall promises of ushering India in a new era (Achhe Din) caught the fancies of gullible Indians and drove to power with a majority. But with two years down the line, those who believed Modi would really lead the country in the secure hands of destiny
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