6 Telcos Under-Reported Revenues by Rs. 61,064 crore: CAG
6 Telcos Under-Reported Revenues by Rs. 61,064 crore: CAG The companies include Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India, Idea Cellular, Reliance Communications and Aircel. The period of audit extends from 2010-11 to 2014-15. Jio’s Prime offer has been extended, with another three months of free data thrown in as a sweetener. Credit: PTI New Delhi: Telecom companies, including Bharti… (0 comment)

Demonetisation and GST Will Widen Tax Base, Make Cash Transactions Difficult: Arun Jaitley
Demonetisation and GST Will Widen Tax Base, Make Cash Transactions Difficult: Arun Jaitley Finance, Defence and Corporate Affairs Minister Arun Jaitley gestures as he addresses ‘Delhi Economics Conclave-2017 ‘ in New Delhi on Saturday. Credit: PTI/Kamal Kishore New Delhi: Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said demonetisation and GST will make cash transactions a lot more… (0 comment)

The Truth Behind the Growing Number of India’s ‘Digitally Literate’
The Truth Behind the Growing Number of India’s ‘Digitally Literate’ The Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan, the 20-hour ‘free’ Aadhar-linked digital literacy certification course, has strict identification monitoring but fails on course delivery. A PMGDISHA training centre in Kalwar village. Credit: Shruti Jain Jaipur: “This digital literacy programme is just like any other literacy… (0 comment)

As India Gears up for Net Neutrality 2.0, Lessons From Ajit Pai’s ‘War on the Open Internet’
As India Gears up for Net Neutrality 2.0, Lessons From Ajit Pai’s ‘War on the Open Internet’ While the FCC and TRAI chairmen may share similar goals, India’s telecom regulator should pick and choose what it wants to take away from the US debate. TRAI’s R.S. Sharma should be careful when deciding what to take… (0 comment)

The Difference Between Promoting Competition and Curbing Anti-Competitive Practices
The Difference Between Promoting Competition and Curbing Anti-Competitive Practices The best approach to solve the turf war is to have mandatory consultation between the regulators, which can be achieved by revisiting the legal framework. Left: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India building. Right: Competition Commission of India. Credit: PTI Ever since economic liberalisation and deregulation in… (0 comment)

Govt Appoints Committee To Study Data Protection Framework for India
Govt Appoints Committee To Study Data Protection Framework for India The committee, headed by former Supreme Court judge B N Srikrishna, will also suggest a draft data protection bill. Credit: Nick Youngson, Creative Commons New Delhi: The Modi government has appointed an expert committee, headed by former Supreme Court judge B N Srikrishna, to “identify key… (0 comment)