Kumar was a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research. He holds a DPhil in economics from Oxford and a PhD from Lucknow University.
In 2013, Rajiv Kumar had advocated that a troubled Indian economy should approach the IMF for help. Today he believes that India is better off without foreign academic and institutional help.
The success of Rajiv Kumar’s tenure, who has moved from the left of the ideological spectrum to the right, will depend whether he succeeds in moving the Aayog away from being a government mouthpiece and creating a shared narrative around job creation.
If deregulation of hiring and firing is desirable, then greater regulation of working conditions is also necessary.
Kumar, a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, will take up the reins from economist Arvind Panagariya, who put in his papers four days ago.
New Delhi: Arvind Panagariya, a top economic adviser to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has resigned from his post at the government’s main policy think tank NITI Aayog, according to reports on Tuesday. TV and other news outlets cited the veteran supply-side economist as saying he was standing down […]
The prime minister also urged states, local governments and NGOs to decide goals for 2022 and work towards achieving them.
Bhatkar is president of RSS-affiliated outfit Vijnana Bharati and was formerly chair of IIT Delhi’s board of governors.
Just days after Nalanda University said Gopa Sabharwal would remain as vice-chancellor, extending her term till the appointment of new head, the president overruled the decision.
The negative growth in overall investment in April-June also knocks the bottom out of the government’s oft repeated claims that India is attracting unprecedented FDI flows because of new policy measures.
There is a deliberately biased and limited understanding of ‘international’ faculty partly based on the rankings of India’s universities, the best of which are outside the list of world’s top 200 institutions.
Panagariya’s claims that the Modi government is responsible for an “infrastructure turnaround” are irrelevant, misleading or simply false.
The agricultural sector has been neglected when in fact it has the potential to reboot the economy. Arun Jaitley’s focus should therefore be on revitalising agriculture. Budget 2016 provides the opportunity to do this.
New York: At the end of this week, the leaders of over 190 countries will gather at the United Nations to adopt a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – an updated and greatly expanded group of global development targets meant to replace the previous Millennium Development Goals – […]