P Vaidyanathan Iyer

Articles By P Vaidyanathan Iyer

Govt readies plan for second wave of asset monetisation

The inter-ministerial committee has discussed hiving off the pipeline and tower businesses of GAIL and BSNL, for second wave of asset monetisation respectively, and leasing them out to private players.

Union Budget 2019-2020: Tight fist, fingers crossed

Union Budget 2019: Exercise in fiscal prudence, no new stimulus, small moves to spur growth

NBFC crisis: Government in no hurry to step in, will wait and watch

IL&FS had a total outstanding debt of Rs 99,354 crore April-end, and the quantum of DHFL debt recently downgraded to D category recently is Rs 1,02,563 crore.

Rahul Gandhi’s negative campaign didn’t work: Senior Congress leaders on eve of CWC

Amid the first voices of discontent within the party, Rahul Gandhi has convened a meeting of the Congress Working Committee Saturday. 

Lok Sabha Election Results Explained: Key takeaways from verdict that returned Narendra Modi to power

Lok Sabha elections 2019 results: How does the BJP triumph compare with the one in 2014, which it has bettered? Where does it leave the Congress and the Left, and what is its significance for the voter?

Explained: Understanding Pakistan’s IMF bailout

Even as Pakistan continues its brinkmanship with India, its sliding economy has required the International Monetary Fund to bail it out for the 13th time in 3 decades. How dire is its financial state, how did it get here?

In MP, Congress challenge: Just three months for delivery — and Modi

For the Congress, which won six of the eight Assembly segments in Rajgarh — wresting three from the BJP — time hasn’t been an ally.

‘If not Modi, they’ll back anyone… there is a BJP base… But not enough to win’

In the 2014 elections, the BJP had polled 31% of the votes. And they say they have a national mandate. Can they get the same 31% again? asks Kamal Nath.

‘Eroding independence’: Govt wants to probe complaints against former CICs, ICs too

The findings of the committee would be submitted to the President. If he is of the opinion there are reasonable grounds for inquiry, he would refer it to the Chief Justice of India, who may nominate a Supreme Court judge to conduct an inquiry.

RTI law does not allow, Govt wants powers to probe complaints against Information Commissioners

The Indian Express has learnt that the proposal envisages setting up of two committees — one, to receive and decide on complaints against the CIC and a second one for complaints against Information Commissioners.

Explained: Is the Indian economy slowing down?

Economists are looking at signals such as drop in vehicle sales and production cut, drop in consumption of food items, slower growth in core industry segments. A look at the possible reasons, and the concerns

Pinarayi Vijayan: ‘Nationwide pre-poll alliance bears no relevance; picture will be clear only after elections’

In an interview with The Indian Express, Pinarayi Vijayan talks about alliances, the Congress and issues with Kerala’s development.

Budget 2019: Half of households are target; PM Modi calls it trailer

In this budget, two critical voter segments were targeted: an estimated 12 crore farmer families and 3 crore middle-class taxpayers. It handed them more money that can spur consumption-led growth.

Explained: Why election economics is all about handouts and sops

Ambitions high, Congress leaps into welfare politics to counter BJP. It has worked at times, but not always.

Govt sits on post-noteban jobs report, two top statistics panel members quit

NSSO employment report on 2017-18 was expected to reflect job losses

What to expect in 2019, Economy: Some gains likely in poll year, but don’t count on growth spurt yet

Gains from GST and insolvency code will begin to accrue, but may not immediately translate into higher growth rates. The impact of the new government’s decisions will take a while to show. Major worries remain at home and abroad. Expect volatility in the stock markets.

Three years ago, key statistics panel revised UPA growth up, Niti Aayog rejected it

Then Chief Statistician T C A Anant confirmed that the release of data was withheld. “Niti Aayog had issues with a particular proxy we used for corporate sector growth estimates,” Anant told The Indian Express.

Simply Put: When a bank becomes a PSU

Governor administration has cleared a proposal to treat J&K Bank as PSU. How that happened, what it means

RBI: Why a ‘joint family’ story from the past is creating a buzz today

This story of a “joint family approach”, being shared in a small circle of past directors of the RBI Central Board, holds much relevance in the context of the current debate on the optimal level of reserves the Reserve Bank must hold. 

Decoding RBI’s Central Board

Ahead of a crucial meeting next week, a look at RBI board's composition, role and tradition followed so far