And while the IITs have been in decline for many years now, some of the MHRD’s exclusivist policies are poised to drive them further into the ground.
If deregulation of hiring and firing is desirable, then greater regulation of working conditions is also necessary.
Concerning structural trends among the self-employed, gender disparity in employment and severe sampling flaws with the quarterly employment surveys should be tackled head-on and not ignored.
The entry of Chinese players into the market in the 1990s selling cheap hosiery dealt a severe blow to a once-thriving industry in eastern Uttar Pradesh, made worse by the rise of cotton prices and non-inclusion of weavers in economic policies.
Although the imperatives of liberalisation already play a huge role in the changes in education, no government or human resource development minister has explicitly advocated this path of reform.
Between Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge and Raja Babu, the Indian middle class had two versions of liberalisation to choose from – a metropolitan and a provincial.
Doctor Govinda KC has worked relentlessly to develop better medical care for ordinary Nepalis and has rallied against the commercialisation of medicine.
To defuse rising social tensions caused by obscene inequality, the government periodically intervenes to redistribute wealth equitably by passing laws to benefit the large indigent majority.