Challenges of Unemployment: A Deep Dive

By | October 19, 2020|Public Policy|

According to Periodic Labour Force Survey,2017 and 2018, India’s unemployment rate in 2017-18 was 6.07% and it came down to 5.8% in the 2018-19. This declining trend may not continue further because of the slowdown of economic activities that occurred in the last quarter of 2019-20 due to outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. The countrywide lockdown [...]

Policy Coherence Matters Now – More than Ever!

By | August 6, 2020|Public Policy|

“I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit”. "Remarks at a Closed-circuit Television Broadcast on Behalf of the National Cultural Center (527)," November 29, 1962, Public Papers [...]

Lockdown: A threat to livelihood

By | May 4, 2020|Public Policy|

Covid19’s spread has become a major threat not only to life but also to livelihood. The Government of India and the State Governments have undertaken several measures to check Covid’s spread since the first confirmed case on 30th January 2020. One crucial and significant decision taken by the Government of India, was of a 21 [...]

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 : Any comments, speeches, articles, blogs, podcasts, videos/vlogs, [...]

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 [...]

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