Monthly Archives: February 2015

From the Editor

I met a senior Secretary in the Government of India last year. Belonging to a middle-class family in Uttar Pradesh—his father was a school teacher in a small town and mother was a housewife—he was in a mood for introspection. … Continue reading

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Modi’s mission for transforming India

six-decade-old Planning Comission has been disbanded and the new Niti Aayog has been launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the target of giving more autonomy to the States to plan and utilise the resources in a true sense of … Continue reading

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Define the nuts and bolts

The functions of the Niti Aayog and how it will proceed to transform India need to be spelt out clearly and without much delay In his first flush of governance reforms, the Prime Minister announced the abolition of the Planning … Continue reading

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From Planning to Transformation: An uphill task!

The task is cut out for the new avatar of the now disbanded Planning Commission At The Economic Times’ Global Business Summit in mid-January, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid out his Transformation Agenda in no uncertain terms. After presenting a … Continue reading

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Niti Aayog or Atithi Aayog?

Simple solutions lie buried in the reports of a myriad Commissions and Committees. All we need is implementation When I first heard the policy pronouncement of the new government that the Planning Commission was going to be abolished, I felt … Continue reading

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