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Budget 2016: Are New Digital Payment Forms Getting Left Out?

Slowly but surely, there is a cashless and digital payments revolution underway in India and it deserves a lot more attention than it is currently getting. Tax benefits are the proverbial carrot to make the transition from a heavily cash-led economy to a digital India. Even in urban areas, it encourages new influential segments like young adults, homemakers and dependents to shift from cash.
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It's Time To Call Off The Annual Budget Tamasha

In the midst of the budget brouhaha we should pause and ask ourselves: Is reform a singular annual event? Should the government have to wait for the end of February to prescribe remedies for the failings that plague our economy? Is it necessary to waste political and human capital over what is in effect the announcement of the fiscal vision for the country?