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Political Economy of Privatisation in India

Anand P Gupta India's biggest failure in its economic reforms programme is that there has not been a transformation of public enterprises. While privatisation appears to be the only way out, it has not made much of a headway. This paper attempts to examine why this has been so specifically exploring the incentives that influence the decisions of India's politicians and policy-makers while dealing with the issue of privatisation of public enterprises.

Are Deficits Always a Bad Thing

Budget Deficits and Economic Activity in Asia by Kanhaya L Gupta; Routledge, London, 1992; pp xii +198. A MAJOR debate on the deficit issue has been on for quite some time, involving ques- tions such as the following: Do deficits really matter? If they do, how should they be measured? Are deficits always a bad thing? If so, how should they be reduced

Reforming Deficit Measurement The Indian Case

Reforming Deficit Measurement: The Indian Case Anand P Gupta This paper reviews the major issues in the measurement of deficit and addresses the problem of measurement of deficit in relation to India.

Financing Public Enterprise Investments-in India

Public enterprises account for substantial investment Yet little work has been done on how this investment is financed This paper reviews the way plan investments of central public enterprises have been financed in recent years, with a view to identify some of the main issues of public enterprise investment financing in India.

Management of Tax Expenditures in India

Anand P Gupta Tax expenditures represent government monetary assistance delivered through the tax system rather than the: direct budget. Tax laws in India including the Income Tax Act, are honeycombed with tax expenditures.

Tax Experience of Indo- American Joint Ventures

Anand P Gupta Why is the share of American equity investment in India's corporate sector low? Several explanations have been put forward for this, one of which relates to the tax burden in India, The perception among many US investors is that tax rates in India are: so high as to make potential investment in India unattractive.

Management of the Income-Tax Function-Is India a Tax Haven

Is India a Tax Haven? Anand P Gupta Many people believe that the corporate sector in India is probably the highest taxed in the world- On the other hand, some people argue that the present system of income taxation in India is such that it enables a large number of companies to manage their tax function such that they end up paying little or no taxes on their incomes.

Do We Have a Janata Finance Minister

be stunted and smothered unless de- weeding was immediately done. They were described as "faithless" and finally the voice of the elders won. The de- weeding was done only after Asadia, but more than a fortnight's delay con- damaged the crop.

On Recasting the Fiscal Structure

Anand P Gupta Unlike when he presented his first Budget last year, the Union finance minister has no excuse for not attempting in the budget for the coming year the task of recasting the fiscal structure to bring it in line with the declared objectives of the Janata party.

Growth of Government for What

Growth of Government for What ? Anand P Gupta The Trend of Government Activity in India since Independence: A Research Report by KN Reddy; Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts, M S University of Baroda, Baroda, 1976; pp ii + 85, Rs 12.50.

Who Benefits from Central Government Expenditures

Expenditures? Anand P Gupta Government expenditure has come to be accepted as a major instrument to reduce inequality and poverty and to change the pattern of consumption in a society such that it results in faster expansion of employment opportunities.

Central Government Taxes Have They Reduced Inequality

very limited programme of struggling for their own economic demands, and, on the other, the gloriously immense and distant aim of establishing a socialist society. We cannot expect that this call by Ranadive will in fact result in rousing the C1TU to rise above its past poor performance in involving women in struggle, for her view of the women's movement in no way differs from the view of the CITU on the relation between trade union and political struggles as a whole. Practice is firmly based on and confined to the struggle for economic demands, and support ol the CPI(M) in elections, while 'socialism' remains a subject for study circles and slogan-shouting. Small wonder that the former tends to dominate and pull the party away from a realisation of its ultimate aim.

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