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Indian Rupee

Is Indian Government’s Divestment Plan Losing Sheen?

Despite Indian government's push to divest stake in several public enterprises, the Centre continues to miss its targets year after year. Some economists suggest that the plan has lost its sense of urgency

20 June 2023

Stuck in a dust bowl: Artwork titled The Black Truth (2017) by Ranjeet Singh, courtesy Gallery APRE

Privatisation In Healthcare And Education Will Be Catastrophic For Women

Equal opportunities for women need to be supported by a number of policy measures, including creation of jobs, better infrastructure, safety and security and access to childcare facilities. The aggressive push for...

21 October 2022

A Brief History Of Privatisation In India: Policy, Politics and Failures

The major thrust to privatisation arrived in the era of neoliberalism in the 1980s, and soon a policy argument emerged that saw privatisation a necessary step to strengthen the economy. It was perhaps a political tool to...

21 October 2022

Indian Stock Market

Govt To List SCI's Non-Core Assets On Bourses This Month; Invite Bids For Privatisation Thereafter

The government currently holds a 63.75 per cent stake in SCI

11 June 2023

Deconstructing A Phenomenon Called Privatisation

The dictum that ‘government should not be in business’ is fine, but while giving a push to privatisation the government should also fulfill its primary responsibility toward citizens: ensure its citizens are provided an...

21 October 2022

Social Justice: Privatisation Is All About Dalits Losing Out On Opportunities

With the state withdrawing from social sector responsibilities, privatisation of public sector and higher education—in both conventional and professional segments—has drastically curtailed the socio-economic mobility of...

21 October 2022

Privatisation Fears Of Railways Is Making Young Job Aspirants Restive

With the recruitment process beset with inordinate delays, leaked papers and questionable results, fears of the Railways, the largest employer after the Central government, going under the hammer only add to anxieties among...

21 October 2022

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English-Medium Private Schools Fail To Deliver What They Promise

There is widespread disenchantment with and disdain for government schools not only among affluent or middle-class people but also among poorer people, who feel an English-medium education would help their children’s...

21 October 2022

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21 October 2022
Despite A Head Start, Privatisation Of PSUs Loses Steam

Despite A Head Start, Privatisation Of PSUs Loses Steam

The government is like the millstone that hurts PSUs. Its demand for dividends is unrelenting and the pressure on PSUs to go beyond their primary task to serve...


21 October 2022
Trade Union Movement In India: Glorious Past, Uncertain Future

Trade Union Movement In India: Glorious Past, Uncertain Future

To promote private investment and disinvestment, the government in 2020 passed three labour codes—Industrial Relations Code, 2020, Code on Social Security...


22 July 2022
No Proposal To Privatise Railways: Govt In Parliament

No Proposal To Privatise Railways: Govt In Parliament

Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said the railways currently has no proposals to privatise the national transporter, after it had unveiled plans to hand over...


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