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Arvind P. Datar

The writer is a senior advocate of the Madras High Court

GST Council must uphold fiscal federalism
Fri, Jun 03, 2022

Arvind P Datar writes: It has received a nudge to do so from the Supreme Court, whose recent ruling has also given states greater say in making recommendations.

Jail should be the exception, not the norm
Wed, Nov 10, 2021

Arvind P Datar writes: Rushed arrests, denial of bail have upturned Constitutional principles and go against Supreme Court’s directions

How can we guarantee the Speaker’s impartiality?
Fri, Aug 20, 2021

Arvind P Datar writes: Either allow Parliament and state legislatures to descend into terminal decline or make the Speaker truly independent and let every legislature perform its constitutional function

Key lesson from farmers’ protest is that steamrolling Parliament backfires
Thu, Dec 24, 2020

The extraordinary haste with which the farm bills were pushed through both the Houses has created the present crisis, which can only exacerbate the economic woes caused by the pandemic.

On Tilak’s hundredth death anniversary, what governments can learn from his two trials
Sat, Aug 01, 2020

Bal Gangadhar Tilak's imprisonment by invoking the law of sedition failed to suppress the freedom struggle. The two trials teach us useful lessons in dealing with public protests.

Insolvency code should be suspended for six months to help companies recover
Fri, Apr 17, 2020

After the lockdown is over, several companies are likely to default on their dues to both operational and financial creditors. The latter include banks and others who have given financial assistance to a company in the form of loans and debentures.

An unreasonable levy: Government should grant relief to telecom companies, waive interest and penalty
Thu, Feb 27, 2020

The government has the necessary power to waive them if it is necessary to do so in public interest.

Now, Mission Economy
Sat, Jul 20, 2019

To achieve $5 trillion target, tax system, laws, attitude to private sector need overhaul.

More fiscal imprudence
Thu, Apr 04, 2019

Congress’s NYAY could add to mindless welfare schemes that abound

Righting reservation
Thu, Jan 24, 2019

New amendment undoes some of the Mandal flaws. But it will not address the merit argument.

Free for all voters
Sat, Jan 05, 2019

Ahead of general elections, EC must issue guidelines banning parties from doling out freebies.

Course correction
Thu, Sep 27, 2018

Apex court has upheld constitutionality of Aadhaar. But it has also struck down its ubiquitous deployment

A defence without aadhaar
Wed, Aug 01, 2018

R S Sharma misses the point: All critics ask is to not make the number compulsory

Harming the nation
Fri, May 04, 2018

The deliberate refusal to implement the decisions of the collegium is hurting the judiciary.

The Indira we must not forget
Mon, Dec 11, 2017

On her birth centenary, it is important to remember the dark period of constitutional history she presided over.

A GST good and simple
Thu, Sep 28, 2017

There is work to be done if the landmark reform is not to become a tryst with disaster.

Right to Privacy: A right for the future
Fri, Aug 25, 2017

Supreme Court upholds right of individuals to choose how and where they want to live and work, and pursue their dreams

Illegal and senseless
Wed, May 31, 2017

The proposed total ban on cattle slaughter goes against Supreme Court decisions on the matter since 1959

Judicial prohibition
Tue, Apr 11, 2017

Supreme Court curbs on sale of alcohol call for a clearer demarcation of separation of powers.

After the celebrations
Thu, Aug 11, 2016

Several problems and hurdles lie ahead in the implementation of the GST regime.

Section 124A should stay
Thu, Feb 25, 2016

It would be perilous to abolish it without analysing the empirical evidence on its implementation.

Making a money bill of it
Tue, Jan 12, 2016

The bankruptcy code, not a money bill, was introduced in Lok Sabha as one. Is this the first of a new trend?

The myth of Intolerant India
Fri, Dec 04, 2015

India’s Constitution and Parliament have always protected the rights of minorities

GST’s seven deadly defects
Sat, Sep 19, 2015

Government should abandon it, work towards a unified Central levy instead.

A tax hell on earth
Wed, Apr 22, 2015

The demand of Rs 40,000 crore minimum alternate tax is the latest example of Indian tax terrorism.