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Finance Minister P Chidambaram's report card is a mixed bag

Finance Minister P Chidambaram's report card is a mixed bag

The finance minister championed a rapid narrowing of the exploding fiscal deficit, in particular, by successfully introducing a regular monthly increase in diesel prices.  Assessments of the United Progressive Alliance’s (UPA’s) performance in its two terms are flying thick and fast. It is important to evaluate, in particular, P Chidambaram’s six and a half years as finance minister. In a recent public appearance, Mr Chidambaram was quite candid in saying that UPA-II ..., 2 months ago

The 'veshti' culture and code

The veshti controversy in Tamil Nadu is not about the dress -- but a dress-code, which seems permissible in private homes and offices, but not in private clubs that are open only to well-heeled, and well-paying private members, observes N Sathiya Moorthy. At the height of the post-poll scenario in 1996, then Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram declared in Chennai, thus: “Two veshti (dhoti)-clad Tamils would decide the fate of the nation.” Subsequent developments proved Chidambaram ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

April-May fiscal deficit exceeds 45% of FY15 estimate

The Centre’s fiscal deficit for the first two months of this financial year has already touched about half the amount estimated for all of 2014-15 in the interim Budget. In the run-up to the Union Budget, expected to be presented on July 10, this paints a grim picture for Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. In April and May, the fiscal deficit, or the government’s expenditure in excess of its receipts, accounted for 45.6 per cent of the interim Budget estimate for the full year. By ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

The Aadhaar tragedy

The BJP would seem just the sort of party that would embrace Aadhaar. Every other page of its manifesto makes some reference to changing governance in this country. So why is there no discernible difference in the positions of the BJP-led government towards Aadhaar and the dysfunctional approach of Chidambaram under the United Progressive Alliance, asks Rahul Jacob.  There has been a recent surge in very satisfied customers at Food World supermarkets in Bangalore who praise the staff ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Rahul tries to infuse some new, young blood in the Upper House

In his attempt to revive a beleaguered Congress, Rahul Gandhi is trying to bring in new leadership in the form of Rajeev Gowda and B K Hari Prasad, whose names have been nominated for the Rajya Sabha, says Renu Mittal. He may have led the Congress to its worst ever defeat in the recently-concluded polls, but it appears that Rahul Gandhi is still calling the shots within the party. With the approval of his mother, Rahul is continuing his trend of bringing younger leaders and removing those over ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Govt calls PSU bank chiefs for performance review on May 13

  The finance ministry has called a meeting of the chiefs of public-sector banks (PSB) and financial institutions to review their performance in FY14 on May 13 - just three days before the counting of votes for the Lok Sabha elections. This will be the last performance review of PSBs under the Congress-led the United Progressive Alliance government. Many large public-sector banks including State bank of India, Punjab National Bank and Bank of India, are yet to declare results. Notably, ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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