No mandate for drastic change: UB2K
Singh, J. P.
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In a brief comment on the Union Budget 2000, the article looks at the accumulated baggage over the decades that is needed to be dealt with. While acknowledging it as a politically correct budget, the article argues that forces beyond the control of a Finance Minister are operating that make it difficult to initiate rational steps, or even begin a dialogue to build a consensus in the country, for fiscal recovery. Thus, at best, the Union Budget 2000 only highlights the problems facing the nation without grappling with any one of them.
- Working Papers