ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Commentary

Commentary
The dynamic transmission and the effectiveness of the Indian public expenditure shock are analysed. The article uses a time-varying parameter vector autoregressive model with stochastic volatility to...
What are the implications when one takes the individual as the basic unit of analysis? Specifically, how does such an analysis relate to notions such as caste and race? If human beings are assumed to...
This article builds an argument upholding the significance of the minimum support price, increasing the representation of farmers in the 29-member committee notified by the government, the...
Punjab’s education budget, over the last 42 years (1980–2022), was less than the recommended norms and requirements and, hence, inadequate. It also experienced slower growth in per capita and real...
This article analyses the track record of Justice N V Ramana as the Chief Justice of India on the metrics of judicial appointments, progress on major constitutional challenges, and transparency in...
There is a dearth of literature about fi scal marksmanship beyond total revenue expenditures and defi cits at the central or state level. It is of utmost importance to elicit a debate on the...
This article argues that based on constitutional provisions and prudent fi scal management principles, freebies can be classifi ed into two broad categories, namely legitimate freebies and...
The recent Chennai Labour Court verdict puts the focus back on the applicability of labour laws for the information technology sector. The dominant narrative is that labour laws do not cover the IT...
The draft Development of Enterprises and Services Hub Bill, 2022 refl ects signifi cant policy ambivalence and contributes to legal ambiguities for business fi rms. It is not only incoherent with...
The issue of the massive dropouts of Scheduled Caste students from colleges and universities in Punjab is investigated in this article. For understanding the dropout rates of the SC students, it has...
Focusing on two texts—Ismat Chughtai’s “Dust of the Caravan” and Ashapurna Devi’s The First Promise (Prothom Protishruti in Bengali)—this article studies the mechanism and consequences of Farsi’s...
The educational status of the Pangal minority community in Manipur is not portrayed sufficiently in the available literature. Why are their educational levels lagging behind the Meitei community?...
More than three decades of reforms in Kerala’s drinking water sector have neither resulted in greater decision-making autonomy nor improved the fi nancial status of public utility. In addition to...
This article evaluates the challenges of the Institutions of Eminence scheme from the feedbacks received from the faculty, heads, deans, and directors/vice chancellors of the institutes/universities...
Kerala is among the few states that have a successful record in fi scal decentralisation. This study qualitatively analyses primary data from three gram panchayats in Kerala to identify the factors...

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