• Mar
    01
    By Moorthy Uppaluri, CEO, Randstad India

    Largely neutral in its approach the budget stems from a broad-based thinking with most initiatives aimed at the long term. Out of the nine key pillars highlighted by

  • By Mayank Ashar, CEO, Cairn

    With the government addressing the long pending issue of cess in the Union Budget, it is a step in the right direction. Given the global scenario of mounting oil

  • Giving an income orientation to farming is probably the most significant announcement made by the finance minister. He has said that the aim of government will be to double

  • By MS Unnikrishnan, MD & CEO, Thermax

    One has to appreciate the finance minister’s resolve to contain the fiscal deficit to 3. 9 per cent in the current year and for sticking to his earlier commitment to

  • By N Hiranandani, MD, Hiranandani Group

    The finance minister has tried to come out with a balanced budget that would give a boost to growth sentiments and revive domestic economy. But, I would say that

  • By Nitin Bhasin, Head of research, Ambit Capital

    Overall capital spending did not surprise positively in the 2016 Budget—plan and non-plan capital expenditure is penciled to increase by only 4 per cent in FY17 vs 21 per cent

  • By NR Bhanumurthy, Professor, NIPFP

    The big question that the Budget was expected to address was how to revive growth at the same time stick to fiscal consolidation road map.
    While the Budget, on the

  • By Rajesh Aggarwal, Co-founder, Micromax

    The growth focused Union Budget 2016-17 is announced in the light of stressed global slowdown, yet it is heartening to see how the growth has accelerated to 7.6 per