Budget In Brief

The Finance Department budget proposal for the next financial year is a step up over earlier allocation with a focus on infrastructure and certain concessions to sunrise horticulture In the first bureaucratic budget for the...

Pushing Spending

At the core of state budget is a serious push to public spending so that the economy moves out of the shadows of GST-demonetization impact. Basic arithmetic suggests the employees of the state government are...

#Budget2018-19: FinMin Dr Drabu’s Complete ‘Panchayat Budget’ Speech

Dr Haseeb A Drabu Thursday presented first ever separate Panchayat Budget of Jammu and Kashmir, an attempt to focus on rural governance.  Kashmir Life reproduces full Panchayat budget speech in the larger public interest. Hon’ble Speaker, ...

#JKBudget 2018-19: FinMin Dr Drabu’s Complete Budget Speech

Dr Haseeb A Drabu Thursday presented the fourth budget as Minister of Finance in the PDP-BJP government. Kashmir Life reproduces full budget speech in larger public interest. Hon’ble Speaker, I rise to present the Annual...

“Daily-wagers case was a social crisis”

Finance Minister Dr Haseeb Drabu explains the compelling factors that led him to regularize the services of tens of thousands of daily wagers and offered a brief overview of the public spending and the...

Missing Moneybags

State and the central governments would massively invest in incentives to the manufacturing sector, a process that GST has interrupted. As the policymakers insist they are negotiating a new model with the centre to...

Taxing Texts

After a stressful and rigorous debate within and outside the state assembly, J&K finally joined the GST regime. With constitutional debate over, the real tensions will now rise once the text takes over the...

Taxing Times

The pellet-powered government was so shocked by the reaction to new tax regime that it is unable to tell people that it wanted to create a historic precedence for the sake of autonomy otherwise...

Idealist’s Pragmatism

Though linked directly with budgeting J&K’s economy for various years, Finance Minister Dr Haseeb Drabu’s third consecutive budget in less than two years is rich in ideas that can change many things, if implemented...

#Budget2017-18: FinMin Dr Drabu’s Complete ‘Power Budget’ Speech

Dr Haseeb A Drabu Wednesday presented third budget as Minister of Finance in the PDP-BJP government. Kashmir Life reproduces full budget speech of power in larger public interest. Hon’ble Speaker, The world over, expenditure...

#Budget2017-18: FinMin Dr Drabu’s Complete Budget Speech

Dr Haseeb A Drabu Wednesday presented third budget as Minister of Finance in the PDP-BJP government. Kashmir Life reproduces full budget speech in larger public interest. Honorable Speaker, I rise to present the Annual Financial...

“You are living in the most uncertain economy in the world”

Kashmir Life (KL): You are busy in next budget. But there is an impression that a lot of promises you made in earlier budgets haven’t been kept. Dr Haseeb Drabu (HD): I don’t think that...

#Budget 2016-17: FinMin Dr Drabu’s Full Budget Speech

Dr Haseeb A Drabu Monday presented second budget as Minister of Finance in the PDP-BJP government. The budget, delayed by over three months due to death of former Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed in...

Packaged Oddly

Prime Minister Modi’s Rs 80068 crore TAMIER package has its intent rooted in the heart of the right-wing. But how will J&K use this investment to improve its capacities and maximize the cascading impact,...

Drabu Direction

Economist Haseeb Drabu’s maiden budget as Finance Minister is being projected as the new Bible of the PDP-BJP coalition. Given the rudimentary shifts effected, the two parties need to gear up to manage the...

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