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.

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

Uranium Imports: A critical dose to step up generation
Wed, Jul 27, 2016

The performance and success of India’s nuclear power generation hinges on the import of the fuel to a great extent. A steady supply of uranium is good news.

Cyber crime: With vulnerability rising, RBI calls for a safety net
Fri, Jul 22, 2016

The central bank has directed lenders to put in place a security policy enlisting the strategy to combat such threats by Sept 30.

New laundering route: Rs 1 crore in labourer’s account, RBI wakes up to ‘money mules’
Thu, Jul 21, 2016

Money mule is a term used to describe victims who are duped by fraudsters into laundering illegal money via their bank accounts.

Service quality of banks: RBI, regulators step in to ease customer woes
Fri, Jul 15, 2016

With rising customer complaints, RBI is working on a series of steps to make banking easier for the masses.

Surface Transport: Make in India hinges on ‘move in India’
Wed, Jul 13, 2016

The presence of a smother supply chain is a pre-requisite for the success of the government’s ambitious ‘Make in India’ initiative.

MSME registrations: For small units, Bihar & UP enroll in big numbers
Tue, Jul 12, 2016

The two underdeveloped states account for close to 40% of registrations across states, UTs till June 2016.

Hinterland thrust and rural schemes major drivers for employment generation: ILO
Mon, Jul 11, 2016

Decline in India’s female labour force participation rate an area of concern.

Export boost: Govt eyes updates from embassies, missions abroad
Mon, Jul 04, 2016

Centre also pushing states to work on developing their own export strategy, addressing infra hurdles.

Russia at Kudankulam: Local input for faster output
Wed, Jun 29, 2016

Russia has indicated that its Rosatom is open to shortlisting some Indian vendors. This could start with the localisation of mechanical engineering production to manufacture components and equipment in India to avoid time and cost overruns.

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana data till april 25: Of 17.58 lakh candidates skilled, 81,978 get placed
Mon, Jun 27, 2016

Ministry cites ‘incomplete data’ as primary reason for low placement numbers.

Regional connectivity scheme: Govt plans to levy departures on trunk routes
Sun, Jun 26, 2016

A likely imposition of Rs 7,000 to Rs 8,000 per domestic departure is estimated to generate Rs 500 cr per year

Westinghouse AP1000 reactors: Patchy record, cost concerns loom large
Wed, Jun 22, 2016

While nuclear power construction has been subject to significant cost escalation and regulatory delays, adding a new reactor technology only serves to make the cost estimation even tougher.

Simply put: What Brexit could mean for Indian business
Tue, Jun 21, 2016

Some UK-based factories, IT firms may be hit but the overall impact will be largely muted,

Arun Jaitley meets state FMs on GST: All states oppose GST cap, his message to Congress
Wed, Jun 15, 2016

Cong wants rate ceiling specified; Govt hopes to push Bill in monsoon session

Green power policy: Scaling up hydel’s share in energy mix
Wed, Jun 15, 2016

The government is redoubling its efforts to scale up the share of the hydro energy sector in the country’s overall energy mix. Two new sub-committees have been formed to specifically look at ironing out the legal and regulatory framework that is throttling the sector.

RBI’s asset quality review: Deep surgery starting to show results
Tue, Jun 07, 2016

Even in tier II-III towns, promoters realise that banks will come hard if they do not observe discipline.

Safety concerns: Inside India’s mines, a worker dies every 10 days
Wed, Jun 01, 2016

Mining has the distinction of being the most dangerous profession in India. Industry insiders concede that official numbers could be much lower than the actual deaths that take place deep inside the mines.

PMO bats for states’ bigger role in Motor Vehicles Act
Tue, May 31, 2016

The direction by the PMO to roads ministry to adopt a more inclusive stand on new legislation replacing the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 could possibly nudge Centre to do the same in future engagements.

Beyond IT/BPO, new jobs not being created: 2/3 of record FDI only in services
Fri, May 27, 2016

A significant share of the record foreign direct investment (FDI) equity inflows — at an all-time high of $41 billion in 2015-16 — have largely been routed to the services sector, which is reflected in employment buoyancy in these sectors, while most manufacturing sectors are faced with a progressive contraction in labour numbers, according to […]