A medley of out-of-box ideas. Let us debate them to better understand our democracy
Ashish Mehta | January 2, 2019 | Delhi
A few years ago, we could have suggested, why not do away with '1,000 notes. We could have also suggested that the planning commission is anyway founded on an executive fiat and can be done away with another since it does not serve any logical purpose. Or, that a separate railway budget is merely a tradition without a concrete justification. We would have been considered too imaginative. That was before the boldness of imagination became the norm.
Now, one can wonder if the government can do away with personal income tax, and others won’t be able to laugh it away.
(The article appears in January 15, 2019 edition)
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