Entries by Subhash Pandey

Making Sense Of The Subsidy-Freebie Debate

Dr Subhash Chandra Pandey–Aug 11, 2022  A vendor processes the ration card of a woman at his fair price shop. (Representative image) (ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images) Snapshot Well-targeted subsidies actually reaching the poorest of the poor are necessary but who is poor is itself a hugely debatable issue. The Supreme Court is seized of an important […]

Lessons from the economic crisis in Sri Lanka

Dr Subhash Chandra Pandey (11 July 2022) Sri Lanka is facing its worst economic crisis since independence in 1948. It plunged into deep political crisis as protesters stormed Presidential palace after setting ablaze PM’s private home. Months of raging public anger against rising prices and shortages of food, fuel, medicines and other essentials culminated in […]

Defence Management reforms: AGNIVEERS on AGNIPATH

Dr. Subhash Chandra Pandey– 16th June 2022 Under the Agnipath scheme announced on Tuesday for restructuring the recruitment of soldiers/sailors/airmen into the 3 Defence Forces, about 50,000 persons in the age group of 17.5 to 21 years can expect to be recruited annually as AGNIVEERs initially for a four-years’ tenure with six months’ training. Of […]

Making sense of the debate on electricity supply crisis

Dr. Subhash Chandra Pandey (1st May 2022) A barrage of news about rising electricity consumption, rising international price of coal and shortage of coal with power plants have raised fears of an impending power crisis. Hundreds of regular passenger trains have been cancelled to fast track movement of coal. Post-pandemic surge in electricity demand, soaring […]