• Mar
    By KM Chandrasekhar, Former Cabinet Secretary, Vice-Chairman, Kerala State Planning Board

    When we talk of budget 2013-14, we must never lose sight of the fact that finance minister P Chidambaram started on a very weak wicket. With growth rate plummeting

  • Mar
    By Sanjiv Bajaj, Managing director, Bajaj Capital

    The Union budget is set out with an obj­ective to curtail fiscal deficit, narrow the current account deficit, jumps­tart the savings rate, inc­r­ease the flow of household savings towards

  • By Sanjay Chamria, Vice Chairman & MD, Magma Fincorp

    Contrary to the entire pre-budget hype the budget was without any big announcements. While containing the FY13 fiscal deficit at 5

  • By Sandesh Kirkire, CEO, Kotak Mutual Fund

    the core takeaway of the FY14 Union budget was the reaffirmation of fiscal prudence and growth orientation. The fiscal deficit in FY13 was managed by slashing the non-plan expenditure

  • By Ravi Pandit, Chairman & Group CEO KPIT Cummins

    every budget has to be seen in the context of the prevailing economic environment, the challenges and the opportunities faced at the time. The current budget has to be

  • By Rajesh Sud, CEO & MD, Max Life Insurance

    Given the current fiscal and economic constraints the fin­ance minister was facing, this Union budget is a bala­n­ced one with no major surprises. The fiscal deficit of 5

  • By Sundeep Sikka, CEO, Reliance Capital Asset Management

    we see the budget presented by finance minister as pragmatic, at same time encouraging, as the focus was slightly more on small investors to revive the investment landscape.
    The budget

  • By Shachindra Nath, Group CEO, Religare Enterprises

    the budget 2013-14 came in the backdrop of a sharp slowdown in growth, fears of a rating downgrade, a tight fiscal position and looming general elections. For any finance