Tagged: Ease of Doing Business

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Cold Storages as Shops –A Game Changer?

By Madhu S* The Model Shops and Establishments(S & E) Act enacted by the Centre is touted to be a game changer in the retail sector. By allowing shops to be open 24/7 with...

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Is Communist Kerala apathetic to Ease of Doing Business?

By Madhu S* “Economic progress cannot be achieved without industrial progress.” The saying of the great social reformer Sree Narayana Guru was quoted by the Finance Minister (FM) of Kerala, Dr Thomas Issac, during...

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Making Sense of Ease of Doing Business Rankings

By Madhu Sivaraman* The latest of World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) Rankings has given a rude shock to the Government of India. It has belied the Centre’s year long efforts to improve...

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Developing Commercial Dispute Resolution in India

Commercial Dispute Resolution (CDR) as part of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has received renewed interest in India after Singapore International Arbitration Centre entered the Indian space through the Gujarat International Finance Tech-city (GIFT),...

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The 24/7 Rule and the safety question

By Madhu S* The Centre has placed the reform ball in states court pushing for a liberalised regime through the model Shops and Establishment Act to allow shops to open 24/7. PM Modi has...

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Opening up Higher Education Sector in Kerala: A Way Forward

  Date: 22/03/2016, Tuesday Venue: BTH,Kochi   “I feel private universities must be allowed in Kerala,” says TP Sreenivasan, Vice-Chancellor, Kerala Higher Education Council. He was speaking at a panel discussion session titled Opening up...