Policy articles

Model Shift

After doing away with the traditional dichotomy in state’s income and expenditure, Dr Haseeb Drabu has silently started changing the system of development planning at the district level, reports Masood Hussain For decades,

Quarry Quarrels

As J&K implements new set of rules for the first time after 54 years to regulate mining, thousands of workers struck work and brought construction sector to a grinding halt. Whatever the outcome,

Revising PMSSS

At the peak of 2010 unrest, Union government initiated a policy that would help students from J&K to study in major educational institution in plains. Almost half a decade after the Prime Minister’s

Building A Partnership

Infrastructure deficit, under-utilization of available resources with banks, resource-scarcity in public kitty and size of private sector are the key factors contributing adversely to the growth in J&K. Now the government is volunteering

Shift The Mindset

Directly involved in power management in J&K since 2002, J&K’s Finance Minister Dr Haseeb A Drabu has restored dichotomy in state budgeting, separating power from the rest of the public finances. For the

Reserved Judgement

Landmark judgment by a Division Bench is path-breaking as it sees merit marred by reservations in promotions done in violation of the constitutions. The government requires courage to uphold merit, state’s constitutional exclusivity

Shaping Paradigms

    Since 2003 economist Dr Haseeb A Drabu is directly involved with the fiscal management and economic reconstruction of J&K, initially as economic adviser and later as chairman of the J&K Bank.

Unsustainable Affair

In five years, J&K government spent Rs 1204 Crore to acquire land for various infrastructure projects. But is this process sustainable for a place that has the lowest land holding per family in

Mere Occupation

The draft industrial policy being submitted to cabinet for approval later this month may link allotments in the shrunken industrial estates to the actual implementation of the project, reports R S Gull With