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Spending limits

Centre needs to re-evaluate its expenditure priorities. States should have the autonomy to decide on theirs

Bibek Debroy interview | 'The key question is: are we on a trend economic growth rate of 6% or 7%'

The government can increase efficiency of overall government expenditure (both states and the Centre), cut direct tax rates, and harmonise Goods and Services Tax rates, to spur growth, says Bibek Debroy.


PM Economic Advisory Council: Need to set up GST Council-like body for public spending

The Prime Minister’s Office and the Finance Minister have been meeting various stakeholders over the last week to discuss the slowdown which is adversely impacting various sectors now.

In new NITI Aayog, Bibek Debroy dropped

The panel’s current members V K Saraswat, Ramesh Chand and V K Paul find a place in the reconstituted Aayog, with the only change being economist Bibek Debroy’s name not figuring in the new list.

Citizens must take matters into their own hands if they want to prosper: Bibek Debroy

Debroy said there was a distinction between government and governance and that citizens needed to take matters into their hands if they wanted to prosper.

Have not suggested rethink on complete electrification of railways, says Bibek Debroy

"I have not written any note suggesting a rethink on the electrification of the railway network. Let me categorically state that the things that are floating around about my having written a note are completely wrong," Bibek Debroy said.


PM panel chief Bibek Debroy red-flags Indian Railways electrification plan: Rethink

The Railways’ total electrification drive and talk of phasing out diesel completely stem from a Power ministry policy proposal — Piyush Goyal was Power minister then — two years ago, pushing 100 per cent conversion to electric traction.

Policy framework needed for logistics sector: Bibek Debroy

The report says while the government is taking all the right reform measures, the involvement of multiple departments and agencies is somewhere limiting the efficacy of these reforms.

PM’s economic advisory body returns — at a time of both continuity and change

Express Economic History Series: 40 months into the government’s term, a new PMEAC has been announced, headed by NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy, to advise the Prime Minister at a time of increasing concern over the economic slowdown

Bibek Debroy to be chairman of PM Modi's Economic Advisory Council

The other four members in the committee are: Surjit Bhalla (part-time member); Rathin Roy (part-time member); Ashima Goyal (part-time member) and Ratan Watal (member-secretary)