The Economic Survey and the Union Budget: Legal and Policy Implications

Events by Public Law · February 12, 2017
Author(s): Vidhi Desk

Vidhi is happy to announce its second Vidhi Dialogue, featuring Dr. Arvind Subramanian and Mr. Arvind Datar, on “The Economic Survey and the Union Budget: Legal and Policy Implications .” The discussion will focus on

  • Trade and commerce in the Constitution vis-a-vis the World Trade Organisation
  • Interstate trade, specifically Agricultural Produce Market Committees and electricity cesses
  • Electoral bonds and political funding reform
  • Bad loans of banks, and the proposal for confiscating the property of wilful defaulters,

Dr. Arvind Subramanian is Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India. He has regularly published and been cited in leading news publications and academic journals, and is the author of Eclipse: Living in the Shadow of China’s Economic Dominance and India’s Turn: Understanding the Economic Transformation. Foreign Policy magazine named him one of the world’s top global thinkers in 2011.

Mr. Arvind Datar is a Senior Advocate in the Supreme Court of India, and has been a litigating lawyer for more than three decades. He has appeared in several landmark cases, including the Sahara case, and has several publications to his credit, including a commentary on the Constitution and a co-authored book on Nani Palkhivala.

The discussion will involve introductory remarks by each speaker, followed by a moderated dialogue and questions from the audience.

We welcome questions in advance from our guests registering for the event, of which we will select 5 to 7. Please ensure your question is relevant to the event’s theme, and do indicate which speaker(s) the question is addressed to. The questions can be emailed to

The event is scheduled for Wednesday, February 15th at 6 pm at Seminar Halls 1 & 2, India International Centre, Max Mueller Marg. Tea will be served before the event.

For admission to the event, we will prioritise guests who have registeredYou can register here.

We look forward to seeing you!

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