("TIOL"), established in May 2000, is a reputed and FIRST Govt
of India (Press Information Bureau) recognised ONLINE MEDIA and
resource company providing business-critical information, analyses, expert
viewpoints, editorials and related news on developments in fiscal, foreign
trade, and monetary policy domains. Our
business has enabled our growing audience and subscriber-base, comprising of
multinational and domestic corporations; service providers such as lawyers,
consultants, and accounting firms; Governmental ministries and departments;
officials connected to revenue, taxation, and commerce; and a growing number
of foreign users who are active or keen to do business with India, to have
access to accurate, and understandable analyses of essential but otherwise
complicated and difficult-to-obtain information.
salient feature has been its ability to bridge ongoing communication gaps
that exist between policymaking, policy interpretation, and policy application. We
interpret, simplify, and effectively disseminate in-depth analyses of not
only policies and notifications from the various fiscal departments of the
Government, but also of precedent-setting tax and trade case judgments from
the various courts and tribunals in the country. Due to the widening net
of taxation and compliance, ongoing modifications in trade policies, and
onerous penalties for non-compliance, the durability of our core business
proposition continues to be strengthened. Our business is positioned to grow
in tandem with the urgent requirements of a rapidly enlarging audience not
only in India, but abroad as well.
are the acknowledged pioneers in our field, regarded as the legitimate
online resource provider in our domain. Our credibility and leadership position
has been steadily earned over almost one-and-half decade since
we commenced operations, and has been achieved through our proven ability
to deliver resource information on a timely basis, along with meaningful
editorial content which includes commentaries by a number of high-ranked
experts available on TIOL Panel.
Our approach emphasizes good ethics, characterized by its neutrality and
fairness; this key ingredient has contributed to our loyal viewer-ship, our
growing base of customers, and our overall business reputation. Much of our
audience and customers believe, on account of the wide compass and depth
of our coverage and services, that we are a large corporate entity - our
public perception is indeed larger than our actuality.
the value of our business premise is the fact that we have amongst the active
users of our services, the Ministry of Finance which sets the fiscal policies
for the country, The Ministry of Commerce which sets the trade policies for
the country, the Reserve Bank of India which tailors the Monetary Policy,
and the Big accounting firms, including the 'Big Four' who subscribe to our
information packages and use these as a critical resource tool in order to
effectively provide their services. Our
services are used by key policy decision makers for inputs on policy-making;
by corporate management for airing their grievances caused by flawed policies;
and by journalists and other media companies as a research tool.
pride ourselves as a dynamic, adaptive & learning organization. As individuals
and as a company we operate within our values, on account of which we have
enjoyed our ten-year journey, and have made an impact. Our values may be
encapsulated as follows:
and maintain an environment of trust, everyone counts, everyone contributes;
innovation to results through teamwork.
To form strategic
relationships with partners who share our values, bring intellectual
capital to support our vision and ideals;
always take the high road.
Vijay K. Kumar enjoys a substantial reputation in issues
pertaining to indirect taxation. He has written several articles
on Central Excise, Customs, Service Tax and allied matters for the
Excise Law Times and for TIOL. He has also authored popular books
in their field titled "Guide To Excise Valuation" and "Excise
on Textiles". Prior to joining TIOL, his experience includes
22 years with the Central Board of Excise & Customs. He is a
practicing tax lawyer and assists TIOL in handling client issues
pertaining to legal tax consulting as well. He holds a Master
in Arts, and Degree in Law. He also authors a Daily column, popularly
known as DDT (Daily
Dose of Taxation). His DDT Column has found a place in the Limca
Book of Records as the longest running Daily Column on Taxation.
CEO & Managing
Editor: Shailendra Kumar, founder
and CEO of TIOL started his career with The Indian Express Newspaper
in 1990 and then moved on to The Economic Times where
he worked for more than five years before taking the entrepreneurial
route to launch TIOL, an idea based on business needs which he
realized as a financial journalist. His vision was to create a
knowledge-driven company which eased the burden on corporations
& acted as a media watchdog for Indian tax and trade policies.
He spearheads the business in all of its facets, including regular
interactions with various policy makers and administrators, and
managing the editorial and news gathering team at TIOL. Mr. Kumar
holds a Bachelor of Economics Honours degree from the University
of Delhi, and has a Post Graduate Degree in Mass Communication
from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication. He was the recipient
of the 2001 Outstanding Media Professional Award presented by the
India International Professionals Forum. He is also the First Recipient
of CERTIFICATE OF MERIT conferred by the World Customs Organisation headquartered
at Brussels. He
writes a much-awaited and widely-acclaimed weekly column for TIOL - The
Editor: Sumit Dutt Majumder, one of our most respected tax experts,
joins TIOL as Honorary Consulting Editor. He is former Chairman of the
CBEC and a former Ombudsman of the CBEC. He had a distinguished service
of 37 years in the Revenue Department and had added value to every post
he held, be it the Additional Commissioner of Customs in Mumbai or the
DG of DRI. He has represented India in several International Customs
fora including the WCO. He has authored two scholarly books - one on
Customs Valuation and one on GST. He has studied the GST extensively
and is perhaps the best expert on the subject.
Consulting Editor: Sunil Achutan, a Chemistry Graduate with a Diploma in Business Management and a Law degree is a prolific writer and has contributed erudite articles for TIOL as well as ECR & ELT. As a faculty member at NACEN, Bhandup, Mumbai, he has delivered lectures on the intricacies of the Central Excise law for the past many years. He was also a prominent speaker at the workshops conducted by the Settlement Commission, Customs & Central Excise. With a deep understanding of the indirect tax law and more than two decades of experience in the department, Sunil brings with him immense analytical skills to add value to the editorial worth of TIOL.
Consulting Editor: R. Raghavendra Rao, a graduate in Engineering and worked for twenty years in the Central Excise Department before joining TIOL. He is a prolific writer and has contributed many thought provoking articles in ELT and TIOL. He is the co-author of the book "Guide to Excise Valuation" with Vijay.K.Kumar. Known for his incisive analysis and precise conclusions, he has in-depth understanding of Central Excise, Customs and Service Tax laws. He also heads our consulting wing at Hyderabad.
Editor: Naresh Minocha has about 25 years
of experience in reporting, analysing and commenting on a wide range
of economic, business and technological issues. He has worked with
various print and electronic media organisations in different capacities.
The organisations include Financial Express, Indian Express, Business
India, Business Standard and Nimbus. He has vast experience in doing
specialised writing for global readers and is currently associated
with Chemical News & Intelligence, Asian Chemical News, Asiatele.com.
Head: Shikher R. Singh has been with
TIOL since its inception and manages the technology issues of the
company, constantly interacting with external software and web designers
to improve the interactivity of the taxindiaonline.com portal.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University
of Delhi and IBM certification in web
design and programming. He has also attended several IT-related courses related to internet technologies and e-commerce.
Head: Richa Nigam has been with TIOL
since 2005, and is responsible for coordinating marketing and sales
for the company. She has contributed significantly to revenue growth
by achieving sales through the development and implementation of
focused marketing efforts. Previously she was with India Bulls where
her responsibilities included providing investment advice to clients
for their investment portfolios. She holds a Masters in Commerce
from Kanpur University and has an MBA from The Indian Institute of
Planning and Management (IIPM), Delhi.