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Concerns about how the Medical Council of India thinks about medical malpractice

04/07/2017

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[Co-authored with Shubho Roy] 

 
India has approximately 5.2 million medical negligence cases annually. A study for Mumbai showed that medico-legal cases, in courts, against doctors rose from 910 in the period from 1998 and 2006, to 150-200 cases every year. The responsibility to regulate the medical profession ...

MGNREGA: Has Direct Fiscal Transfer provided more jobs to women?

03/07/2017

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[Co-authored with Yadawendra Singh]

 

Globally, a direct employment transfer - a job guarantee programme - is an “employer of last resort” fiscal policy, which envisions the government bearing a guarantee to provide paid work opportunities of predictable duration at a predetermined wage for public works. Though many such job guarantee initiatives ...


Think-Act local, and Share global

14/06/2017

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- A simple approach to finding synergy between Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Climate Agreement.

 
Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement are treated as substitutable processes 
 
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement (PCA, henceforth) are, arguably, two of the most influential contemporary developments ...

The long wait for introduction of GST is over

09/06/2017

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The long wait for a harmonised indirect tax system in India will soon be over with the introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) system from July 1, 2017. After the passage of four GST Bills (Central GST, Integrated GST, Union Territory GST and GST Compensation to States), the state ...

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Grey market for IPOs: A case for regulation?

02/06/2017

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As SEBI cracks down on the business of P-Notes and the tax department follows up on the use of cash for generating unaccounted incomes, it comes as a surprise that the grey market for shares thrives unfettered.  It is fairly common for major newspapers to quote the premium offered on ...