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

Budget 2017-18

Even for those sceptical about the government’s declared policy intentions—varying from cleaning the Ganga to doubling farmers’ incomes by 2022—the subdued and insubstantial Union Budget 2017–18 was a....

The renowned economist Joan Robinson (1962) had referred to the view that the government’s budget should always be balanced, as the “humbug of finance,” namely, as a false proposition with no....

The Union Budget 2017–18 was presented under the shadow of the impact of demonetisation that was sprung on the Indian economy in November 2016. The consensus among most economists is that....

After the high economic drama of demonetisation and the resulting shocks to the economy, the 2017–18 budget, the fourth one presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, could be seen as an attempt to....

In a departure from the regular practice of relying on advance estimates of gross domestic product (GDP) provided by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the Union Budget 2017–18 has relied on its own....

The presentation of the Union Budget in India, unlike in most other countries, is a big event. The reason for this has to be found in the legacy of a planned development strategy in which the budget....

In a multilevel fiscal system, the federal dimensions of the Union Budget cannot be ignored. Though discussions have so far concentrated on the macro-stabilisation aspects of the budget in terms of....