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Subhomoy Bhattacharjee


Subhomoy writes on finance and government policy, especially all regulatory issues. He has travelled across Business Standard, Economic Times and the Financial Express before landing at The Indian Express. A former government officer, he has authored India’s first book on the Special Economic Zones.

Spectrum and ‘fabrication’: How CBI got a sharp 2G rap
Fri, Oct 16, 2015

In a Facebook post, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has attacked Sibal directly, and asked, “What about the Ministers who conspired to create a fabricated chargesheet, and a retired Judge who, for the sake of a post-retirement assignment, agreed to lend his offices for the same?”

2002 spectrum case dismissed: My faith in the judiciary has been vindicated, says Ex-telecom secy
Fri, Oct 16, 2015

The case frankly gained mass attention because the UPA-II government was facing the heat from the clearly messy allocations made by its telecom minister A Raja to all sorts of companies in 2008.

The actual impact of flash sales of online companies
Wed, Oct 14, 2015

Companies including Amazon, Flipkart, and Snapdeal have gone on a frenzied build up of inventory

NSDC CEO, COO resign on differences with SkillMin
Sat, Oct 10, 2015

The resignation follows a tussle between the skill development ministry and NSDC on who will hold the pilot position on Centre's skill development agenda.

Push for vocational education: Govt plans separate skill development service cadre
Wed, Oct 07, 2015

The Cabinet is expected to clear the proposal this week. Sources said all the officers of the Directorate General of Employment and Training (DGE&T) will be subsumed in the cadre.

How the World Bank found fewer poor in the world
Tue, Oct 06, 2015

Any drop in poverty is a great story so to that extent it is a cause for cheer. It is also an attractive story because the total has a way of raising hope—the number of those living on $1.90 a day has slipped to less than 1 billion.

RBI repo cut: 7 years after Dow Jones crash, September brings cheer
Sat, Dec 26, 2015

When Rajan took over at the RBI in September 2013, the Fed made noises that it was about to reverse that accommodative monetary policy sparking a huge reversal of dollar inflow into India.

Modi in US: What scares CEOs about doing business with India
Fri, Sep 25, 2015

Indian taxes are not so much administered by laws as by the rules these officers take it upon themselves to write when the political masters have completed drafting the broad strokes.

Only 20 of top 500 companies account for 60 per cent capital expenditure in India
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

On a positive note, the Ind-Ra report notes that the low level of 2014-15 is expected to be the bottom and the economy is expected to turn around in another two years.

Federal Reserve rates unchanged: What it means
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

Inflation would climb only if some of the excess capital in the global markets can be yoked with labour to produce goods and services that people would buy.

World Bank’s state business rankings: Corruption still exists
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

The states which have pushed into the top flight are the relatively poorer states but it has taken little to clean up their act.

Signs of economic revival: Why the key is improved government functioning
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

A Goldman Sachs report released on Monday such changes could help economy leapfrog a generation of creating physical infrastructure and boost GDP growth.

Govt. raise of DA by 6 % — only a short term gain
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

The Modi government’s offer of a 6 per cent rise in DA does indeed matter, but only in the short term.

WEF report’s thumbs down for India on inclusive growth, provides no roadmap for solutions
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

What India’s policy makers need is guidance and information on how more successful countries have managed to do so.

Inflation or deflation? A quick guide on how consumer prices are behaving in India
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

Prices of goods in the wholesale market including those imported from abroad principally crude, were also rising in goose step.

No MAT on FII: Why issue of taxing foreign investors flares up repeatedly?
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

The sections of the tax manual that come up for examination differ, the political provenance of the governments differ, but the final results do not differ.

Govt likely to ask telcos to pay users Rs 1-5 per call drop
Thu, Sep 03, 2015

Plan to come up in the consultation paper to be released by regulator Trai.

Smart Cities: Location key for selection of first 20
Wed, Sep 02, 2015

If one looks at the geographical spread of the 98 shortlisted cities it can be witnessed that a large number of them are clustered around the freight corridors the government plans to build.

EPF takes a hit, but it had no option: Here’s why
Tue, Aug 25, 2015

The huge plunge in the stock market on Monday was not generated by a few brokers' cartel in India. It was a global seize-up.

Drop Calls: who’s to blame? Everybody
Mon, Aug 24, 2015

The government is checking out if all call drops are due to congestion as claimed by the telecom companies.

Simply put: Why calls drop, what telecom firms and govt can do about it
Thu, Aug 20, 2015

It makes sense for a telecom company to pitch for a 900 MHz band instead of 2,100 MHz or even 1,800 MHz.

Call drops: A towering challenge for Centre, telecom companies
Tue, Aug 18, 2015

The government, keen to project India as the place of choice to do business has called up the telecom companies to ensure more calls get through in key office buildings in the heart of New Delhi.

Indian Railways jumps on OROP bandwagon
Sat, Aug 15, 2015

The specific mandate for the pay commission, however, does not include the examination of OROP even though its award will cover military personnel too.

Rs 3,000-cr ‘fraud’: Insurance companies to approach Arun Jaitley over tax raids
Mon, Aug 10, 2015

Insurance companies claim the seizures are unjustified and that officers of the Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence (DGCEI) treated employees “inhumanly” and “harassed them” during search operations.

Backlogs weigh down tribunals as settlements take years to conclude
Tue, Aug 04, 2015

In the CESTAT the number of pending cases as per finance ministry data is 97,672 as on May 31, 2015.