Anil Sasi



Anil Sasi is a Senior Editor with the Indian Express and writes on business and finance issues. He has worked with The Hindu Business Line and Business Standard and is an alumnus of Delhi University.

Digital push: Demonetisation propels ramping up cyber safety
Fri, Jan 06, 2017

A National Cyber Coordination Centre, A CERT-In’s Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis Centre and the RBI’s circular to banks on phishing attacks are some of the key steps being undertaken to ensure safe and secured digital transactions.

After Jharkhand toll, 2016 one of deadliest years for mine workers
Tue, Jan 03, 2017

Eastern Coalfields, where the latest accident has taken place, is a subsidiary of State-owned Coal India Ltd (CIL), the world’s largest coal miner.

Aviation safety: Before two close shaves, many compliance violations
Wed, Dec 28, 2016

Data from the DGCA shows that during the first ten months this year, a total of 38 pilots and 113 cabin crew were tested alcohol-positive during the pre-flight medical examination for consumption of alcohol

Nuclear projects in third countries: Indian cog in Russia’s nuclear apparatus
Wed, Dec 21, 2016

Rosatom’s Mumbai centre to play a role in Russian efforts to increase its competitive edge in the nuclear plant construction market across geographies

Demonetisation day 35, Order No. 51: Banks told to keep CCTV tapes since note ban
Wed, Dec 14, 2016

This was the 51st communication issued by the administration — RBI and Finance Ministry — in the 35 days since the demonetisation policy was announced on November 8.

Tax prosecution cases witness a spurt in April-October
Tue, Dec 13, 2016

Direct tax cases during the period higher than FY16.

Digi-banking: Despite incentives, regulatory gaps may hold up digital payments
Sat, Dec 10, 2016

Move towards rationalising MDR and aligning its estimation on the ‘work done’ principle could be in the offing.

RBI on demonetisation: Rationing cash, rationing words
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

The silence of the top brass of the RBI, especially Governor Urjit Patel, who has spoken once since demonetisation, has become a subject of debate.

67.4 kg gold missing from Delhi airport in 7 months
Mon, Dec 05, 2016

Over the last three years, around 130 kg of gold has been “misplaced” from Customs vaults in key airports and cities.

Back to crawl at toll plazas today: Lessons from the 24-day fast lane
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

Experts say this silver lining highlights just why the country needs to aggressively push through electronic tolling.

Nuclear energy: Widening the scope of collaboration
Wed, Nov 30, 2016

ONGC and Indian Railways are the latest addition to the list of PSUs which are being considered for future joint ventures.

Crude oil reserves: Filling the strategic gap
Wed, Nov 23, 2016

As the project undertaken to build underground facilities meant to store crude oil to be used during emergency situations nears completion, ANIL SASI writes on the importance of these structures.

Demonetisation effect: Unbanked villages, small businesses badly hit as currency crisis continues
Mon, Nov 21, 2016

Huge pressure on rural banks; 55% of unregistered MSMEs in villages where cash rules

India-Japan nuclear deal: Pact to plug gaps in N-plan
Wed, Nov 16, 2016

The agreement is going to be a key factor in helping India achieve its nuclear energy targets.

Demonetisation: Govt mulls separate banking window for labour-intensive units
Mon, Nov 14, 2016

A representative of the Federation of Small and Medium Industries said that small and medium units typically need to make worker payments almost every alternate day, which makes cash the preferred mode.

Make sure Jan Dhan accounts are not misused, RBI tells govt banks
Fri, Nov 11, 2016

Banks have been told to set up a Security Operations Centre and beef up the role of the chief information security officer.

Inside India’s mines: Between Jan and June 2016, a death every third day
Wed, Nov 09, 2016

The actual numbers for accidents or fatalities are higher and there are challenges for the survivors or the victims as far as seeking compensation is concerned

‘Significant headway’ on final text before PM Narendra Modi’s Japan visit
Mon, Nov 07, 2016

During the last meeting between the two prime ministers in New Delhi last December, it was announced that the two sides have agreed “in principle” on inking the civil nuclear agreement.

Plan to hike short-term open access charges: Short-circuiting industrial consumers
Wed, Nov 02, 2016

Hike in the levy may add to the increasing tendency among states to raise protectionist barriers against open access.

Spell out cyber hygiene measures: RBI to banks after security breach
Sun, Oct 23, 2016

Banks have also been specifically directed by the RBI to put into action a security policy enlisting their strategy on combating such threats.

Interview with CBDT chairperson: ‘India’s tax-to-GDP ratio on the lower side, we’re working on it’
Mon, Oct 10, 2016

After getting declarations of Rs 65,250 crore under the Income Disclosure Scheme (IDS), the tax department is planning more measures to curb black money in the economy. In an interview with Sunny Verma and Anil Sasi, Rani Singh Nair, chairperson of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), discusses the steps being contemplated to widen […]

Paris climate agreement: N-power push to meet green commitment
Wed, Oct 05, 2016

Increasing the share of clean energy in the total power generation bank lies at the core of achieving a low carbon economy and the govt is working on an actionable plan.

With Raghuram Rajan gone, idea of ‘bad bank’ is back on policy table
Tue, Oct 04, 2016

Rajan had opposed the idea suggesting that it would make sense for the banks themselves to recover the dues.

In tolls and foreign players, roads sector eyes new funds
Wed, Sep 28, 2016

With the toll collection revenue on the rise, the government has plans to monetise completed stretches.

To cut litigation among own, Cabinet Secretary says keep disputes within
Mon, Sep 26, 2016

Through a letter dated June 16, the Cabinet Secretary wrote about the need to resolve internal differences within the government.

Nuclear-power projects: PSU leverage for imported reactors
Wed, Sep 21, 2016

The call to leverage JVs for new projects under the foreign collaboration route marks a departure from the current strategy.

Digital technologies: Able tools need varied application
Tue, Sep 20, 2016

Payment Bridge (APB), backing government’s claim of the immense utility of this system in combating frauds.

In fact: Renault signals a trend, why VW emissions scandal could lead to end of road for diesel
Mon, Sep 19, 2016

Renault is likely to stop offering diesel engines in most of its cars sold in Europe. The move by the French major, according to a September 6 Reuters report, is a result of the increase in the anticipated cost of ensuring that diesel engines comply with tighter emissions regulations following the crackdown on diesels launched […]

Technology in financial sector: Intelligent banking to firewall online threats
Fri, Sep 16, 2016

Rising reliance on technology for financial services is a promising development for consumers but inadequate safety measures against cyber crimes may spoil the party.

Jammu & Kashmir: An economy in turmoil
Tue, Sep 13, 2016

Tepid industrial growth, limited job opportunities, declining local businesses and deferred liability practice in government accounting are impacting the finances of the strife-torn state.

The balancing act: A tough task cut out for grid managers
Sun, Sep 11, 2016

With a massive deployment of renewable capacity, the thermal plants will need to undergo a paradigm shift, which could be testing for grid managers

Gaining momentum: Private players hit the road as new model fuels project pace
Wed, Aug 31, 2016

Progress on the resolution of stuck projects along with the adoption of new model for engagement of the private players, the hybrid annuity model, has resulted in a pick-up in average pace of road construction.

In the mines: Where death is a weekly affair
Wed, Aug 10, 2016

Trend in fatalities shows the situation has worsened. While, last year, on an average a death was reported every 10 days, it has come down to 7 days this year.

Infrastructure: CIL’s ‘mining on the shelf’ at the centre of core sector spurt
Wed, Aug 03, 2016

The growth in cement output, meanwhile, was driven up by a pick-up in two infrastructure segments — road projects and housing, along with an urban development push across cities focussed on metro rail infrastructure and flyover construction.

MOOCs platform: Not all is open or SWAYAM about it
Tue, Aug 02, 2016

The HRD ministry’s decision to partner with an affiliate of Microsoft Corp for developing a web-based education platform, experts say, has some loose ends, majorly the choice of a proprietary software over the open source ones, despite their proven track record at premier institutions

Solid waste management: It takes a fire to ignite action
Sat, Jul 30, 2016

Solid waste management is a major challenge posing multiple threats and calls for putting in place safeguard mechanisms