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PSU Banks Privatization: Govt needs to step on the gas

PSU Banks Privatization: Govt needs to step on the gas

The 1991 reforms opened the banking sector for competition that has helped create world-class private institutions in the banking space. Almost three decades on, now is the right time for the government to start moving out of the banking space to achieve “More governance and less government”. About the Authors: Nilaya Varma is CEO, Primus Partners while Shravan Shetty is MD at the same firm.

View: Current power sector transformation places India as a global leader in climate action

View: Current power sector transformation places India as a global leader in climate action

India has made remarkable strides to ensure universal access to electricity for every household, even as it is moving on a reforms agenda for affordable and sustainable energy systems. The success of energy policy and implementation is gauged along the touchstones of availability, access and sustainability. This has demonstrated lessons for global energy transitions and climate actions.

Digital India needs robust cybersecurity practices

Digital India needs robust cybersecurity practices

The time to act against cyber crime and cyber incidents is now. The intent of the Government has been right in this aspect with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi highlighting the need for a robust cybersecurity framework in his Independence Day speech in 2020 and laying down the need to amend the 2013 policy to be at par with international standards in data protection and creating a safer digital community for people. Authored by Devroop Dhar, Co-Founder & MD, Primus Partners

Work in progress: GST 4 years down the line not able to make avoidance costlier than compliance

Work in progress: GST 4 years down the line not able to make avoidance costlier than compliance

India has been comparatively successful in its rollout of GST, considering its size and complexity. But the real advantage of this reform can only be realized if both the state and central government start thinking differently and works towards making avoidance costlier than compliance. Authored by Nilaya Varma, CEO Primus Partners and Shravan Shetty, MD, Primus Partners.

Health, tourism focus of fresh relief booster

Health, tourism focus of fresh relief booster

In order to provide relief to 2.5 million small entrepreneurs, the finance minister also announced a new credit guarantee scheme with a corpus of ₹7500 crore to facilitate loans up to ₹1.25 lakh through micro finance institutions (MFIs). “Interest rate on loans from banks will be capped at MCLR [Marginal Cost of Funds Based Lending Rate] plus 2%,” she said. “The measure is designed to provide a safety net, especially to small borrowers. However, the coverage at only 2.5 million individuals will need to increase to generate the desired impact,” said Shravan Shetty, MD at consultancy firm Primus Partners

The tale of Cryptocurrency – still up in the air?

The tale of Cryptocurrency – still up in the air?

While cryptocurrencies like bitcoin have not been able to serve their intended purpose of being a medium of exchange, they have emerged as an alternate asset class over the last few years. Given the limited availability and interest, especially among the millennials, their value is expected to increase. This has attracted significant capital flows towards this asset class. Given this, we believe the more prominent cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc. are here to stay. At what value? That seems to be a trillion-dollar question. – authored by Nilaya Varma, CEO, Primus Partners and Shravan Shetty, MD, Primus Partners.

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