Monday, 27 June, 2022
TopicPublic Sector

Topic: Public Sector

India is understaffed. PM’s nudge to fill lakhs of public sector job is affordable and doable

From teachers to doctors to IAS officers, India has lakhs of vacancies. Keeping them empty hurts our Sustainable Development Goals.

The LIC way or the Air India way — that is the multi-crore disinvestment question

The real argument against disinvestment is that any sale of a large firm is likely to fall into an oligarch’s lap. No one would want to make them more powerful than they already are.

SubscriberWrites: Government subsidies for private sector enterprises drain Indian tax payers

An economic environment made up of ruthless taxation structure, corrupt government systems and public sector enterprises drain the economy, writes Shantha Kumar.

Success of Modi govt’s monetisation plan won’t be about money but whether infra is affordable

Modi govt's Rs 6 lakh crore monetisation plan involves leasing out public assets to the private sector. These include roads, railway stations, airports, gas and oil pipelines, warehouses, sports stadiums, etc.

Private sector filled the gap in health that govt created. Don’t ask for the moral price

Healthcare costs in private hospitals are a problem of regulation, not so much of the business model. Businesses can't sustain without profits.

Maharatna & Navratna PSUs are involved in tax disputes worth nearly Rs 17,000 crore

Data collated by ThePrint shows around 20 large PSUs are involved in disputes over levy of service tax, or GST, or income tax, or entry tax by states.

Private projects have been declining, and India’s new govt needs to reverse this trend

Investment is an important driver of growth in India, but the number of private projects announced and under implementation has been declining steadily since 2011-12.

Air India debacle shows Modi doesn’t get business

For a government that was supposed to be business-friendly, the Modi administration has shown little or no understanding of what businesses actually want, as proved by the conditions set for AI sale.

What the PNB scam reveals: The need for Human Resource management in India’s bureaucracy

Worldwide, there has been a shift from 'personnel' to 'HR' and focus on performance development, appraisal systems and employees’ professional development.

Creating new winners

We can no longer argue simplistically that, if the government or public sector can’t do the job, call in the private sector.

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Airbus emerges as front runner to win Jet Airways’ order worth $5.5 billion

Once India’s top private airline, Jet Airways is returning to the skies. The company is trying to acquire A320neo jets and A220 planes from Airbus SE, Boeing Co. and Embraer SA.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.