Workshop on VAT
In view of lack of clarity on the
forthcoming design of State-VAT and prevailing apprehensions on the
impact of VAT on business process model and the resultant cost of
compliance, the Foundation decided to hold a one day
information workshop on VAT for the taxpayers for general public
information. The workshop was organized on October 14, 2004 at the
India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. It was attended by 27
senior executives of companies.
As part of the activities of the
Foundation, it has organised the following International Seminars:
Seminar on Tax Reforms and Tax Administration in India:
To commemorate the completion of a decade of the existence of the
FPEPR an International Seminar was held at the India Habitat Centre
on Saturday the 8th December 2012. It was inaugurated by Dr. C.
Rangarajan, Chairman, Prime Ministerís Advisory Council. More than
50 delegates from different organizations including some Finance
Secretaries of the State governments, academicians from different
universities, research institutes, viz. Indian Institute of Public
Administration, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,
existing and former Member-Secretary of the Empowered Committee of
State Finance Ministers and officials of Central Government and
World Bank attended the Seminar. This seminar brought together
experts with research interests in the fields of tax policy and tax
administration. It provided an opportunity to exchange ideas among
practitioners, academicians and government policy makers.
International perspective was added by the experts from different
countries. The seminar was sponsored by M/s Image Public Relations
Private Limited, Delhi.
International Seminar on Issues before the Thirteenth
An International Seminar was held at the India
Habitat Centre on Saturday,
the 17th May 2008. It was
inaugurated by Dr. Vijay Kelkar, Chairman, Thirteenth Finance
Commission. More than 67 delegates from different organizations
attended the Seminar. Important among these were the delegates from
the Finance Commission, Delhi University, Jawarhar Lal Nehru
University, Jamia Milia University, Reserve Bank of India offices of
Delhi and Mumbai, experts from Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Chennai.
Dr. Anwar Shah, Lead Economist, World Bank Institute, Washington D.
C. was the special invitee. He is a renowned expert on federal
finance and also presented a paper on the subject. Present members
of the Thirteenth Finance Commission and the past members of the
Twelfth Finance Commission also participated in the Seminar. Dr.
Arvind Virmani (Chief Economic Advisor, Government of India); Dr.
Pulin Nayak, (Director, Delhi School of Economics, University of
Delhi); and Dr. B K Chakrabarti, (Member, Planning Commission) each
chaired a session. Seminar was sponsored by the Reliance Industries
International Seminar on Reforms in Fiscal and
Monetary Policies: The
The seminar was organized on 9th December
2006 at India Habitat Centre. It was attended by a large number of
Indian and foreign delegates. Dr. Anwar Shah, Lead Economist, World
Bank Institute, Washington D C chaired one of the sessions. The
other two sessions were chaired by Dr. Saumitra Chaudhuri of ICRA
and Prof. B L Pandit of Delhi School of Economics. The Seminar was
sponsored by Reliance Industries Ltd.
Seminar on International Taxation:
receive and have presentation of views of the visiting international
experts to the FPEPR from the OECD, a seminar was organized on
International Taxation on Monday the 21st November 2005,
at India Habitat centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003. The
seminar aimed at having exposition of views of Dr. Jeffery Owens,
Head of the OECD Centre on Tax Policy and Administration and of Mr
Bill McCloskey, Chairman of the Committee of Fiscal Affairs, OECD.
The seminar was attended by 38 persons from government, private and
Seminar on E-commerce and Economic Development:
An International Seminar on E-commerce and Economic
Development was organized on Saturday the 11th December
2004 at India Habitat centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003.
The seminar was inaugurated by Dr. C. Rangarajan, Chairman, Twelfth
Finance Commission of India. The seminar aimed at fulfilling the
objectives of analysing the role of information and communication
technologies (ICT) as an important infrastructure of growth in
the Indian economy; highlighting that e-commerce is one of the most
important factors that would revolutionise the economic growth in a
country like India; emphasizing the growth and potential of
e-commerce, which at present is far below the levels achieved in the
USA, Australia, China, South Korea and Hong Kong; analyzing
developments that have influenced business prospects by altering the
ways of conducting business, and examining the issue of how the rise
of e-commerce will affect the suitability of various concepts and
practices in tax systems and in the long run, the overall economic
development. The Seminar mainly concentrated on issues related to
economic development and micro-foundation of e-commerce and evolved
suitable policies for development of information highway and
e-commerce. The Seminar was sponsored by Reliance Industries Ltd.