ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By Santosh Mehrotra

Why Human Development Should Precede Economic Growth in the States

This paper presents a conceptual model of the relationship between human development and growth and between them and poverty. It then empirically tests the model. It is argued that to sustain economic growth, improvement in human development and income poverty reduction should be given the topmost priority in Indian states.

 

Social Security Code, 2020 and Rules

The Social Security Code, 2020 and the rules framed thereunder raise a number of issues regarding the working of the new legislation, which is the focus of the article. A major problem is the complex provisions that allow for dual authorities and overlapping of zones. Integration of the new code with the ongoing social security programmes and financing of new ones are other issues discussed.

 

The Reformed 'Planning Commission'

The government must recognise that one source of China’s strategic economic growth is an institution with strategic planning capacities, the National Development and Reform Commission. The success of China with the NDRC tells us that fiscal decentralisation, accountability mechanisms, experimentation, learning, and openness to expertise form the core of any institution that seeks to provide vision and strategic economic planning. Further, strategic planning institutions in Asian economies, like India’s Planning Commission, have helped deal with various regional and global economic crises; a lesson we must keep in mind.