Thomas Isaac

Decentralisation sustained despite change of govts only in Kerala: Thomas Isaac

The idea was that of EMS and we worked out the actual framework of planning. 

published on : 17th August 2021

Thomas Isaac notable absentee as govt set for People’s Planning silver jubilee gala 

The success achieved by the Left in the last assembly elections was resounding, but as if not satisfied, they seem to be erasing landmarks to suit vested interests.

published on : 15th August 2021

BJP, CPM spar as case count for COVID-19 remains high in Kerala

The southern state on Wednesday alone recorded 22,056 fresh COVID-19 cases -- more than half of India's total coronavirus tally of 43,654.

published on : 29th July 2021

Union Cooperation Ministry and the States

Cooperatives is a state subject as per the Constitution. The new ministry’s mandate could not have been described in more vague terms than given in the Union government order

published on : 29th July 2021

It’s time to revisit the basics of GST

The standard tax rate for states has come down sharply compared to the VAT regime. Merging the present multi-rate system into a single rated one would further reduce revenue

published on : 29th June 2021

Isaac’s allocation fails to satisfy Chellanam folks

 Pious Albi Kalluveetil,  panchayat member, said.

published on : 16th January 2021

Last ball six for Thomas Isaac!

FM Isaac showers sops in LDF regime’s sixth and last budget.Increases support price for rubber, coconut and paddy.Hikes welfare pension, promises 20 lakh jobs

published on : 16th January 2021

Kerala floods one month after: Government staff can still take part in salary challenge, says Thomas Isaac

The salary challenge was announced by the government to fund flood rehabilitation activities.

published on : 23rd September 2018

Kerala Budget 2018: Our aim is to achieve 25 percent growth once GST is free of initial glitches

The state Budget 2018-19 presented by Finance Minister Thomas Isaac has a heavy accent on welfare coupled with fiscal prudence.

published on : 3rd February 2018

Kerala Budget 2018: Good balance between welfare and fiscal prudence

The capital expenditure as a percentage of state output has increased which will help in improving productivity and ensure sustainable growth of the state economy.

published on : 3rd February 2018

Kerala Budget 2018: Kerala women will  laud Thomas Isaac

The fact that the Budget presented by Finance Minister Thomas Isaac finally addressed some of the burning issues of women in the state is a welcome step towards women’s empowerment.

published on : 3rd February 2018

On a fair note: Women’s welfare is highlight of Kerala Budget 2018

The woman-friendly nature of the budget also includes several general schemes boasting of female-oriented special components which have been allocated R1,960 crore - 8.8 per cent of the total outlay. 

published on : 3rd February 2018

Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala says Kerala Budget 2018 is a flight of fancy

There is not even a mention of the crisis-hit natural rubber sector which is a core area of agriculture of the state, he said.

published on : 3rd February 2018

Kerala Budget 2018: Booze prices to rise; Bevco to sell foreign-made foreign liquor

The Budget also announced plans to market foreign-made foreign liquor (FMFL) in the state alongside IMFL.

published on : 3rd February 2018

Financial crisis, a result of Kerala's inept fiscal management: Former finance minister K M Mani 

Mani said the minister was rueing over the big gap in revenue receipts and expenditure of the state, but he made no sincere attempts to cut down the wasteful expenditure.  

published on : 2nd February 2018
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