Blogs by "Sudhir Singh"
Sudhir Singh
Sudhir Singh

Sudhir Singh, is a Fellow at iSPIRT, working as a Policy expert. He was additional Director STPI. In his 25 years of experience he equally contributed to both the “trade and Industry policy” and technology development in Government and later Private sector.

  • How GST will work for software exporters

    March 17, 2017

    GST council has yesterday cleared all the bills required to implement the GST. Finance minister wants to kick-start from July 1 2017. This can be easily achieved is the model laws can be enacted in… MORE >>

  • Place of Effective Management (POEM) of a business

    February 23, 2017

    Finance minister had announced during budget 2016 that place of effective management (POEM) will determine if a company is resident in India or not. Accordingly, this was notified in Finance ACT 2016 as under. The… MORE >>

  • A budget for “Digital Economy” sake

    February 03, 2017

    Looking deeper in to the budget 2017. [An immediate official iSPIRT response to the budget was issued as a Press release on 1st FEB 2017. It is placed in media section. You can access it… MORE >>

  • RBI allows convertible notes for Startups from foreign sources

    February 01, 2017

    As part of policy hacks, we covered the issue of Convertible notes being recognized by Ministry of Company affairs (MCA) in our earlier blog here. For benefit of users to start, the convertible note has… MORE >>

  • What to expect from draft National Policy on Software Products?

    December 08, 2016

    Ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY) has released the draft of National Policy of Software Product (NPSP) for public consultation. Click here to see the announcement and how to respond to the consultation process…. MORE >>

  • External Commercial Borrowing norms for Startup (ECB)

    December 05, 2016

    What is ECB? External commercial borrowings(ECB) imply borrowing (debt) from a foreign (non-resident) lender. ECB is an attractive financing route as it generally offers access to finance with low rate of interest available from overseas… MORE >>

  • RBI relaxes FVCI norms

    November 18, 2016

    RBI relaxes Foreign Venture Capital Investor (FVCI) norms for Startup investment One more announcement to the stay-in-India check list has come from RBI with respect to registered under SEBI (FVCI) Regulations, 2000. RBI has announced… MORE >>

  • National Software Policy 2.0 needed

    November 13, 2016

    A recent article by Andy Mukherjee, predicting the end of India’s IT industry has caused lot of commotion. Though, the ‘end’ is an exaggeration, the warning of the ground slipping is not new. The declining… MORE >>

  • GSP at GSTN what we know till now

    November 07, 2016

    Recently GSTN invited application for becoming GSTN Suvidha Provider (GSP) under GSTN for enabling much awaited Goods and Service Tax. GSTN received total 344 applications. CEO GSTN reported in GSP workshop on 25th October that… MORE >>

  • The payment gateway friction in cross-border trade of Software products

    October 17, 2016

    The payment gateway problem in exporting online from India It is not easy for Indian Software product companies to export products online and receive payments in India.  This is true for both the downloadable Software product or Software… MORE >>

  • Recurring Billing for SaaS. Is it available in India?

    September 13, 2016

    Recurring Billing  – demystified for SaaS companies Abstract For any SaaS Startup with India market focus, the biggest bottleneck today is recurring billing. It is not available as an open, over the counter service from… MORE >>

  • Taxes on Imported Services

    September 01, 2016

    Tax on Services procured from foreign service providers Startups and SMEs in a digital world use many services from across the world. Skype, Google ADwords and hosting services from foreign hosting providers are some examples. So also… MORE >>

  • Company Incorporation further Simplified by MCA

    August 11, 2016

    Ease of doing business – Some new additions in Company Incorporation rules Ministry of corporate affairs (MCA) has announced the Companies (Incorporation) Third Amendment Rules,2016. The set of announcements made will replace or change the the… MORE >>

  • ESOP provisions get a booster from MCA for Startups

    August 10, 2016

    ESOP another Stay-in-India checklist item gets MCA nod Ministry of corporate affairs (MCA) has recently relaxed sweat equity issuance norms for startups. These new relaxations are for limited to Startups recognized by Department of Industrial Policy and… MORE >>

  • Cloud Telephony Startups seek support from TRAI

    August 09, 2016

    This write-up should be read along with the previous blog – The Value Added Service Providers in Cloud Telephony. These blogs help us to accumulate the progressive development in discourse on policy for this segment of… MORE >>

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