Minimum Government Maximum Governance; Fixing Deliverables

By | September 30, 2015|Accountability, Policymaking, Public Policy, Regulations|

By Ritvik Mishra, Analyst, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, ISB We were all exhilarated with the wave of change that the Narendra Modi-led NDA Government promised to bring with it after winning the 2014 elections with a thumping majority. What followed was a string of catchy slogans like ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan’, ‘Namame Gange’, ‘Beti Bachao [...]

Comments on the Revised Draft Indian Financial Code

By | August 10, 2015|Financial Policy, Public Policy, Regulations|

The Ministry of Finance had recently  released the Revised Draft Indian Financial  Code ("Code") for  public comments. Mandar Kagade, Analyst at  the Bharti Institute of Public Policy submitted his comments on some of the salient proposals of the Code  with suggestions for reform. Please the submissions here. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this comment paper [...]

The right reforms to pursue for growth

By | December 1, 2014|Economic policy, Law, Legislature, Policymaking, Public Policy, Regulations|

By Prof Rajesh Chakrabarti and Dr Kaushiki Sanyal, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, ISB It was reassuring to hear the Union finance minister Arun Jaitley emphasize the government’s commitment to reforms across a range of sectors at the World Economic Forum’s recent India Economic Summit in Delhi. These include labour laws, land acquisition and foreign [...]

Importance of Public Policy In Indian Business Context

By | November 11, 2014|Budget, Economic policy, Executive, Policymaking, Public Policy, Regulations|

By Mandar Kagade, Analyst, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, ISB Public policy making in India in recent times epitomizes the famous opening lines by Charles Dickens.  Forces shaping policy are much more inclusive, thanks to a politically conscious youth and an accessible social media with a capacity to amplify the message several folds in a [...]

Policy Workshop on Understanding Governance

By | April 22, 2014|Executive, Institution, Judiciary, Legislature, Policymaking, Public Policy|

The Bharti Institute and the office of Shri Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda, Member of Parliament (MP), Kendrapara (Odisha), jointly organized a Policy Workshop in association with Young Indians (Yi), Chandigarh Chapter on February 15, 2014 at ISB's Mohali campus. The workshop aimed to provide a platform for youngsters to develop an understanding of important policy issues, the role of [...]

Why India needs a PBO

By | April 16, 2014|Budget, Economic policy, Public Policy|

By Kaushiki Sanyal, Senior Analyst, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, ISB This article was first published in Financial Express on April 11, 2014. The requirement for legislative approval of financial measures is a democratic instrument enshrined in the Indian Constitution. This allows the legislature to keep a check on the government’s spending of public resources. [...]

It’s The Incentives, Stupid!

By | March 26, 2014|Economic policy, Law, Public Policy, Regulations|

By Mandar Kagade, Analyst, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, ISB This article was first published in on March 25, 2014 In a recently held Board meeting, the Securities & Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) has decided to amend the Listing Agreement and disallow public listed companies from remunerating their Independent Directors using stock options. This move [...]

Wind energy auctions in India

By | January 13, 2014|Energy, Public Policy, Regulations|

By Prof. Gireesh Shrimali, Energy Economics and Business, Monterey Institute of International Studies; and a Fellow at Climate Policy Initiative’s CPI-ISB Energy and Environment Program at ISB Auctions for wind energy have the potential to bring down the costs of wind energy in India. However, these auctions have not happened due to opposition from wind developers. [...]

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