ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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From 50 Years Ago: Baggage Allowance: Status Symbols for U-Sector

Vol VI, No 7 february 13, 1971

Baggage Allowance: Status Symbols for U-Sector

The elections to Parliament and the consequent political uncertainty have been made the excuse for putting off decisions on a wide variety of economic issues, major and minor. But, it appears, the bureaucrats in New Delhi are never too stricken by political uncertainty to pass up an opportunity to help themselves. Take the recent decision to once again revise the rules governing import of articles as personal baggage of Indians returning from abroad. This is the second time in less than a year that these rules are being chopped and changed. From the amount of time that is apparently devoted to it and the fine details which are carefully worked out, one would imagine that this is a matter of the highest, importance to the economy!

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