Articles by: Rishi Anand

Agnipath Rebellion, Unemployment Crisis, and the Façade of ‘Sab Changa Si’

Agnipath Rebellion, Unemployment Crisis, and the Façade of ‘Sab Changa Si’

On June 14, Government of India announced the Agnipath Scheme for Indian armed forces. The scheme would recruit 45,000 to 50,000 people — between the ages of 17.5 to 21 years — every year. The service would be for a duration of four years, at the end of which one-fourth of the recruits would be awarded permanent commission in the[Read More…]

by 20/06/2022 0 comments India
Fuel Prices: Taxing The Poor, Subsidizing The Rich

Fuel Prices: Taxing The Poor, Subsidizing The Rich

Since the conclusion of recently-held assembly elections in five states, the fuel prices have undergone nine hikes in the last ten days, pushing the cost of petrol, diesel, and LPG to a record high. These prices were last revised in the month of November 2021, when the price of petrol had reached ₹100 per litre. Beyond the obvious concern of[Read More…]

by 01/04/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Privatisation Of India And Its Implications

Privatisation Of India And Its Implications

On July 22nd, 2021, Modi Government informed the Parliament of its decision to disinvest its stake in 23 Central Public Sector Units (CPSUs) [1]. On August 23rd, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a four-year asset monetization plan under the National Monetization Pipeline [2]. Both these decisions were already anticipated since their announcement in the Union Budget 2021, and neatly fits[Read More…]

by 30/08/2021 1 comment India