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Montek pitches for a panel to deal with corruption

The committee to combat corruption should recommend additional initiatives to deal with the problem while ensuring that "administration is not hamstrung".

Montek pitches for a panel to deal with corruption

The committee to combat corruption should recommend additional initiatives to deal with the problem while ensuring that "administration is not hamstrung".

Future growth prospects depend on new govt's policies

Growth prospects of the Indian economy will depend on the policies of the new government to be formed next month, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said Wednesday.

Price situation will be corrected soon: Montek

Terming October wholesale inflation "uncomfortable", Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Thursday said the price situation will get corrected soon as it is seasonal.

FM meets Rangarajan, Montek amid rupee breaching 64 mark

With the rupee breaching the 64 to a dollar mark intra-day, Finance Minister P Chidambaram Tuesday held a meeting with top government functionaries, including Prime Minister's key economic advisor C Rangarajan.

Montek feels govt should raise petroleum prices

He feels people must be educated on the importance of raising fuel prices so that petroleum sector does not go bankrupt.

India's long-term growth potential is 8-9%: Montek

Notwithstanding global credit rating agency S&P's lowering India's outlook to 'negative', the country remains bullish and its long-term economic growth potential is 8-9 percent, Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia has said.

Planning Commission to set up panel to measure poverty

Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Saturday said the committee would be announced shortly.

Plan panel to set up expert group on poverty in April

Planning Commission is likely to complete by next month the formation of a technical group to revisit the methodology used to arrive at the figure.

Montek hails Railways move to create tariff body

Plan panel Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Wednesday welcomed the initiative to set up a Rail Tariff Regulatory Authority for rationalising fare and freight rates, in the Railway budget.

Inflation likely to remain below 7% in March, says Montek

Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Wednesday projected the headline inflation to remain below 7 percent during March.