Tagged: Thomas Isaac

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The Unique Case of Kerala’s Treasury System

By Deepthi Mary Mathew* Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement on November 8, withdrawing the legal tender status of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes has received sundry response from different quarters. Even though various...

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Fall of Remittance Economy ?

By Deepthi Mary Mathew* The South Indian state of Kerala is often slated for its low level of industrialisation and deteriorating agriculture sector, subduing employment generation in the state. The unemployment rate of Kerala...

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All Eyes on GST: How Will Kerala Benefit?

By Dr Martin Patrick* The implementation of the long-pending indirect tax reform – Goods and Services Tax (GST) – has become closer to reality with the passing of the GST Constitutional Amendment Bill in the Rajya...

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Kerala Budget: More Political Than Economic?

By Deepthi Mary Mathew and D Dhanuraj* Even before presenting the first budget of the LDF government, Finance Minister Thomas Issac took an anticipatory bail by publishing a White Paper on the State’s finances. It...

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The Case of Taxing the Poor Burger in Kerala

Rahul V Kumar, Research Consultant at Centre for Public Policy Research, writes about the recently introduced fat tax by Finance Minister of Kerala in the Kerala Budget 2016-17. In this blog he asks the...

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Downsize Kerala Government to overcome Fiscal Crisis!!

Deepthi Mary Mathew, Research Associate, CPPR-Centre for Comparative Studies, comments on the present fiscal crisis encountered by the Kerala State and suggests downsizing the Government to overcome this crisis. admin http://www.bjcorps.com

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Budget Analysis

Tomorrow’s budget is expected to give pointers on the LDF government’s approach to tackling the fiscal challenges that the state is confronting with for the last two decades. The big question is whether the...