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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Sushil Kumar Modi

The writer is deputy chief minister of Bihar

MP quota for Kendriya Vidyalaya admissions must go
Thu, Mar 24, 2022

It undermines the quality of education, goes against constitutional provisions

Budget aims to create jobs and growth
Wed, Feb 09, 2022

Sushil Kumar Modi writes: Union budget has demonstrated commitment towards supply-side reforms. It strives to initiate a dynamic growth engine that shall sustain itself

Why online gaming in India needs regulation
Wed, Dec 29, 2021

🔴 Sushil Kumar Modi writes: This will open up economic opportunities, while also addressing its social costs

Why counting caste along with main census is impractical
Sat, Oct 09, 2021

There are many technical, logistical and operational difficulties for the Centre. However, states are free to conduct a caste census

How the Constitution was subverted during Emergency
Sat, Jun 26, 2021

Sushil Kumar Modi writes: Everyone seemed to be challenging Indira Gandhi’s authority. She opted to impose Emergency to silence her critics.

The dangers of arguing for special treatment of states with higher contribution to GST pool
Fri, Jun 11, 2021

Sushil Kumar Modi writes: It would set a bad precedent and open the floodgates to the undoing of the force that binds India.

How Supreme Court’s Maratha quota judgment could lead to a federal crisis on reservation
Sat, May 22, 2021

Sushil Kumar Modi writes: While upholding the 102nd Constitutional Amendment, it has failed to appreciate that Article 15 empowers the states to identify socially and economically backward classes of citizens.

GST on fuel: A price vs revenue trade-off
Mon, Apr 05, 2021

Bringing petrol and diesel under GST will not lower fuel oil prices by itself, unless both Union and state governments are willing to take deep revenue cuts.

New demands were placed on 15th Finance Commission. In difficult times, it rose to the challenge
Wed, Feb 17, 2021

It would be interesting to see the impact of these overarching and revolutionary recommendations in the times ahead.

On GST compensation, the way out requires states to come forward to work with Centre
Fri, Sep 11, 2020

Sushil Kumar Modi writes: It is heartening to note that the Centre has not reneged on its promise to find ways to compensate the states for loss of revenue. I think the states should come forward and work with the Centre in the true spirit of cooperative federalism that the Council has come to be known for these past few years.

As GST enters fourth year, biggest challenge would be to devise ways to compensate the states
Wed, Jul 01, 2020

As GST enters its fourth year, Covid has hit collections. It is time to take measures to prevent the states from slipping into a serious financial crisis. These measures will not only define the future of GST but also the course of the unique cooperative federalism that it has ushered in the country.

Fine-tuning GST: Steps are being taken to improve the compliance eco-system
Sat, Feb 15, 2020

In order to identify dealers posing a “hazard” to revenue and do a 360-degree profile of risky taxpayers, a system of regular data exchange with banks, CBDT, ED, RoC and other agencies is being put in place; fraudsters will find it almost impossible to game the system.

Jaitley brought together states with vastly different views on GST to ensure country’s economic integration
Thu, Aug 29, 2019

Arun Jaitley often let the states argue their position at length, heard every possible viewpoint patiently and resolved the issue by calling for some give and take, but never allowing matters to reach a flashpoint without compromising on the basic principles.

GST: Two years on, birth pangs have been addressed, the system has stabilised
Tue, Jul 02, 2019

Going by international experience, GST has taken between two to five years to stabilise. In this context, in terms of revenue yield, the Indian GST has done remarkably well.

1990s were the most violent years in Bihar’s electoral history, that gloomy picture has changed
Wed, May 08, 2019

The period must have a special mention in the Guinness World Records for registering the maximum number, and probably worst forms, of electoral violence perpetrated in this state.

Bound together by GST
Fri, Jun 29, 2018

One year on, GST regime has advanced cooperative federalism, helped unify India economically