It impacts the lives of millions of unbanked. The strict guidelines and statements emanating from the RBI can affect the business of NBFCs and non-formal institutions on the one hand. While on the other, as a report by the European Foundation for Financial Inclusion warns, the new payment systems can lead to financial exclusion of vulnerable groups such as people with low income or high debt, migrant labour, old and disabled people. We will contribute in the formulation of the right policy mix by providing a medium for the affected parties to share their problems and views with the policy formulators.
Direct and indirect tax laws are undergoing changes. The Direct Taxes Code is being overhauled and GST is set to be introduced. The Vodafone tax row once again revealed the dangers of unforeseen problems cropping up. We will make sure the law makers, government and the tax authorities hear your side too.
The market remains largely untapped and offers unlimited opportunities for those ready to be patient and adapt to Indian conditions. The government realises the important part the sector can play in funding the India Growth Story. We will compile and analyse the risks and benefits along with you and ensure your interests are protected.
Indians have invested in gold and silver from times immemorial. Policy changes, such as higher import duty in a bid to control current account deficit, and restrictions on loans to buy gold and loans against gold, have hurt consumers, corporate entities and traders. The Winsome Diamonds’ episode reveals the impact of other unforeseen circumstances. We will endeavour to polish your plans so that you are not impacted by the uncertainties and share them with the policy makers.
The mom-’n’-pop stores fear they will be wiped out by FDI, and want the big companies, Indian or foreign, to be kept out. The multinationals want less of red tape. The existing big retailers want the option to divest. You can pick a solution that fits your requirements from our supermarket of ideas and we will assist you in hard-selling it to the policy makers so that the final rules benefit all market participants.
The Real Estate (Regulation and Development), Bill 2013 has evoked sharp responses. The industry protests it will mean more inspector raj while consumer advocates and realty service firms welcome it. Our experts will help you build your case with the policy formulators.
The impending law on Food Security is set to open new avenues in the field. The opportunities in food processing, storage and transportation are waiting to be exploited. Let us help you sow the right seeds so that all stakeholders can reap the benefits.
India is lagging when it comes to infrastructural facilities. Not only does the country need new warehouses, roads, ports and airports but even the old infrastructure must be upgraded. There are many government schemes that encourage PPP projects but there is also red tape which acts as an impediment. It will be our undertaking to smoothen the bumps on the policy routes by letting you share your ideas with the law makers.
Solar, wind and other renewable energy sources hold the key to India’s energy problems as well as energy security. For the economy to grow uninterrupted power supply is a necessity. Rising prices of imported coal and gas, environmental roadblocks to hydro-power projects and shortage of coal and gas at home provide an exciting opportunity for renewable energy companies and consumers. We will advise you on how to power your and nation’s growth.
Providing drinking water remains a challenge not only in rural areas but even the metros. Water distribution, recycling and reuse, along with sewage management and treatment are providing new impetus to public-private partnerships. We will assist in unhindered flow of your business plans.
Indian companies have made an indelible mark in the field of generic medicines. The business for pharmaceuticals, medical devices and healthcare products will grow as the world population demand better healthcare and also gets greyer. Biotechnology is the new sunrise sector. Many code writers found redundant in the IT industry have found employment in this sector. We will diagnose and prescribe tailor-made panacea for your ills. The prescription will be shared with the government agencies so that the policies take cognisance of items flagged by you.
Shrinking margins and tax benefits at home, rising competition abroad, increase in regulations, and global uncertainties have rocked the IT industry. On the other hand, the IPO of Justdial and Nasper picking up stake in Redbus show the digital world’s potential. The rules of the games in the virtual world are changing. We will facilitate sharing of your concerns with the government and regulators.
Digitisation promises to change the face of Indian cable TV sector. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is set to propose curbs on cross-media ownership. Bollywood is spreading its global footprint by leaps and bounds. The Indian film industry is no longer at the mercy of local market but piracy and new platforms such as DTH remain a challenge. We will help you adapt to the landscape of media and entertainment industry. Our role will be to assist you in having a dialogue with the policy makers so that your business plans live happily ever after.
An impediment to India reaping its demographic dividend is the lack of skill-preparedness of the youth entering the workforce. The competition for existing institutions will increase as India opens its education sector to foreign universities. There is unlimited growth potential from K-12 to higher education, and even in skill update programmes. Our guidance will help you recommendations pass all tests with flying colours.
The SMEs are major contributors to the Indian export basket. Many of them such as the textile units have been mauled in the global slowdown. Today when India is opening its retail sector to FDI, the government is trying to give the SME sector a boost by planning to make it mandatory for retailers to source 30 percent purchases from SMEs. The multinationals are trying to get this watered down. The government has set up an inter-ministerial panel to write easier entry and exit norms for the sector. A partnership with us will provide you access to the right people so that the final policy takes care of your business interests. Also, MSMEs often fail to defend their intellectual property (IP) rights because of lack of awareness. We will tell you how to use IP tools and technology to safeguard your interests and retain competitive edge.
As India gets younger, more and more people are getting bitten by the travel bug. The number of people embarking on discovery of India will only grow. The shortage of infrastructure means an entrepreneur or a corporate entity can be part of this. We will assist in making the journey of your plans in the corridors of power a smooth one.
Cricket and IPL have added to India’s global fame but the country cuts a sorry figure when it comes to Olympics sports. The existing facilities are inadequate to meet the needs of the rising health-conscious and youth population. We will help you get a level-playing field so that your viewpoint does not get entangled in the red tape and reaches the people who matter.
The animal spirits have been awakened and you have a business plan but are apprehensive of the bureaucratic maze. We will navigate you through the regulatory labyrinth so that your dreams can become a reality.
The Companies Bill, 2012 mandates that companies above a certain threshold spend at least 2 percent of average net profits made during the three preceding years on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). We will shortlist the initiatives your company can undertake, identify local people and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) who can assist in your CSR efforts, advise you on how to handle government-related issues and monitor the implementation of the programme.
Developmental and welfare schemes funded by state and central governments encourage participation by non-governmental organisations (NGOs). We will handle the groundwork so that your efforts to serve the less-privileged fructify.