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 [...]

The right reforms to pursue for growth

By | December 1st, 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 11th, 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 [...]

Corporate Governance of Banks- About Time for Some CoCo?

By | August 4th, 2014|Economic policy, Policymaking, Regulations|

By Mandar Kagade, Analyst, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, ISB The recent report of the RBI committee to review governance of boards of banks (the P.J. Nayak Committee) recommends that non-executive directors at private-sector banks should be paid profit-based commissions so as to enable the private-sector banks to attract skilled professionals for their non-executive and [...]

Strengthening Corporate Governance — A Proposal for the New Companies Act, 2013

By | July 28th, 2014|Economic policy, Law, Policymaking, Regulations|

By Mandar Kagade, Analyst, Bharti Institute of Public Policy Principle 1 of the National Voluntary Guidelines states that businesses ought to conduct and govern themselves with Ethics, Transparency and Accountability.  One of the ways in which the law monitors that businesses actually conduct and govern themselves likewise, is through the institution of independent directors. Before [...]

Policy Workshop on Understanding Governance

By | April 22nd, 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 16th, 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 26th, 2014|Economic policy, Law, Public Policy, Regulations|

By Mandar Kagade, Analyst, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, ISB This article was first published in Moneycontrol.com 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 13th, 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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