There was a consensus, members said after the meeting, that there is a slowdown, and the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister will work to find its causes.
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.
The previously unreported figures will make uncomfortable reading for Prime Minister Modi who has ambitious plans for the modernisation of Indian railways.
The Modi government’s key economist believes the Rs 400 crore figure oft quoted is an old statistic and one spread by P. Chidambaram. He is wrong.
While citing the Wanchoo Committee’s recommendations on demonetisation, the prime minister conveniently left out that the committee was against voluntary disclosure and tax amnesty schemes.
Copyright laws the world over acknowledge the importance of access as a way to disseminate knowledge. Why are then people upset that Indian courts want the same?