May 6, 2024

What is Crime in Business Laws?

Operating a business entails potential consequences if documents requested during an inspection are not provided, potentially leading to imprisonment for up to three months for the employer. This situation is common in the country, which is on its journey to […]
April 26, 2024

Can doing business in Kerala lead to imprisonment?

Kerala, over the past few years, has undertaken various measures to improve its business ecosystem. The government has initiated improvements through legislative modifications, as seen in  the Kerala Investment Promotion Facilitation Act, 2018, amending seven State Acts. Moreover, the enactment […]
April 22, 2024

EP 60 | Business Regulations: Decriminalisation, Simplification and Digitisation | Policy Beyond Politics

In this episode, we explore the need for decriminalisation, simplification, and digitisation in business regulations. We dissect the implications of the Jan Vishwas Act and proposed amendments and delve into the progress of decriminalisation across the nation, identifying states leading […]
February 26, 2024

Do welfare fund boards in Kerala maximise welfare benefits?

Kerala’s budget for 2024-25 was presented amidst the economic stress that the state grapples with. The finance minister, in the budget speech, criticised the hostile attitude of central government towards the state, he feels has contributed to its current financial […]
February 5, 2024

Union Budget 2024-25: Infrastructure Allocation and Economic Corridors in Focus

The focus of the budget has been on the continued thrust on visibility outcomes, which are mostly infrastructure in nature. The interim budget, as anticipated, did not have any major announcements or surprises, yet it effectively lays the groundwork for […]
January 10, 2024

It’s Time for Kerala to Decriminalise its Business Laws

There are approximately 113 state laws that affect businesses in Kerala, of which 74 have imprisonment clauses that provide jail terms for non-compliance with procedures or trivial acts/omissions. Kerala’s Business Environment Kerala has unveiled its Industrial Policy for 2023, which […]