“Why a sovereign bad bank is a bad idea” as part of series on “Expectations from the Budget”.

By | March 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Business Insider published op-ed on "Why a sovereign bad bank is a bad idea" as part of series on "Expectations from the Budget" authored by Mandar Kagade, Analyst, Bharti Institute Of Public Policy. The mainstream business media is abuzz with reports that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will announce the proposal for establishing a sovereign asset [...]

“Why a sovereign bad bank is a bad idea” as part of series on “Expectations from the Budget”.

By | March 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The article is authored by Mandar Kagade, Policy Analyst with the Bharti Institute of Public Policy ("Bharti") at the Indian School Of Business Going against the expectations, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley did not allocate more than the proposed Rs 25, 000 crore towards public sector bank recapitalization. Given the structural issues India is facing with [...]

Minimum Government Maximum Governance; Fixing Deliverables

By | September 30th, 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 [...]

Who Gains from Parliamentary Disruptions?

By | September 7th, 2015|Executive, Law, Legislature, Policymaking, Political|

By Kaushiki Sanyal, Senior Analyst, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, ISB The end of the 2015 Monsoon session of Parliament with one of the worst records in its history—productivity of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha were 9% and 48% respectively—has resulted in the usual hue and cry over such disruptions (PRS Legislative Research 2015). But [...]

Comments on the Revised Draft Indian Financial Code

By | August 10th, 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. https://drive.google.com/a/isb.edu/folderview?id=0B_r-cIWDAf-eflFUelpTRnRXaEVZd081RDMwRVctb3A2a2hVWTFnX3VHMHJBbEJPbWVQZ28&usp=sharing# Disclaimer: The views expressed in this comment paper [...]

The Indian Financial Code Draft II: Catalyzing “Too Big to Fail” In India?

By | August 4th, 2015|Financial Policy, Law|

By Mandar Kagade, Analyst, Bharti Institute of Public Policy The Indian Financial Code has proposed to constitute the Financial Stability & Development Council (“FSDC”) pursuant to Chapter 76 of the Code with the objective of fostering the stability and resilience of the financial system by identifying and monitoring systemic risk and taking all required action to eliminate [...]

India needs a realistic debt restructuring framework

By | July 23rd, 2015|Financial Policy|

By Mandar Kagade, Analyst, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, ISB The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently announced the Strategic Debt Restructuring (SDR) scheme in furtherance to the framework for revitalizing distressed assets in the economy that was notified in February this year. The SDR scheme empowers a group of lenders (called the joint lenders’ [...]

Repeal of the “Swaps Push Out” Rule— An Evaluation

By | December 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|

By Mandar Kagade, Analyst, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, ISB The United States Congress recently passed the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 that made headlines for reasons not at all related to appropriations; it was in the news rather for including provisions that repealed the so-called “swaps push-out” rule (“Rule”) introduced in the Dodd-Frank Act, [...]

Sex Work and the Law: A Case for Nuanced Debate

By | December 22nd, 2014|Law, Policymaking, Social|

By Kaushiki Sanyal, Senior Analyst, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, ISB The debate over legalization vs decriminalization of prostitution is in the public domain with reports that the National Commission for Women has recommended legalization to the Supreme Court appointed panel for rehabilitation of sex workers. The panel, formed in 2011 when the Supreme Court [...]

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