Indian economy, which expanded at 7.7 percent between 2003 and 2014 has the potential to clock 8 percent growth in the near future, Planning Commission's former deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said Thursday.
Just days after announcing "a new institution with a new spirit" soon in the place of the old centralised model of Planning Commission, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday will meet the experts to discuss alternative to the panel.
Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Sunday exuded confidence that whoever forms the next government would be in a position to implement key reforms, including the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
Coming in defence of former SEBI chief C B Bhave and its former member K M Abraham, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia today said that they are officers of "terrific integrity" and CBI has not charged them with anything.
India Tuesday raised its concerns to China over "unsustainable" trade deficit of USD 35 billion per year as their top planners worked out strategies to join hands in upgrading Indian railway tracks to operate high-speed trains.
Attributing declining growth to global and domestic factors, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Tuesday said efforts to revive infrastructure investment would help in reverting to 8 percent growth in next three years.
Planning Commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Friday said operationalisation of the model code of conduct would delay spectrum sharing and trading by three to four months though the government had in principle approved the concept.
Odisha does not have any "special disadvantage" to get special category status and it should focus on "other windows" to get more assistances from the Centre, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia has said.
The new government will inherit a better economy with comfortable inflation and stable external sector which would revive growth and investments, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said Friday.