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Asked how she managed a highly talented crew, signing Paul Pogba last year as well as capturing Eric Bailly, the match much better. Long before Anna Hazare struck a chord with the aam aadmi in the cityJaspalthrough his Nonsense Clubhad turned the streets of Chandigarhespecially the Sector 17 Piazzainto his stagehighlighting the issues confronting people through spoofs and satirical plays Politiciansespecially those from Punjab and Haryanawere always dreading his next statementwhich he made through his street plays God took him away prematurely because he needed somebody to tickle his funny bone What other explanation can there be RIPmy dear friend [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Ila Patnaik | Published: November 26 2013 2:56 am Related News There are no more stroke-of-the-pen economic reformsno shortcuts That a change in government in 2014 will bring back the higher rate of GDP growth that we experienced a few years ago is an increasingly popular view While there may be an upturn in exportsdue to the recent depreciation of the rupee and the pick up in the US economyand some improvement in domestic investmentsustaining a high rate of growth requires longer-term solutions These solutions are not difficultbut could take some time to put in place In the meanwhileGDP growth may still pick up a little in 2014-15 There are two components of the slowdown: the trend growth rate and business cycle conditions While the business cycle conditions may improve in the coming monthsthe trend growth rate remains a problem Has Indias trend growth rate slowed down Long-term trend growth rates of economiessuch as a 30-year average growth ratehave been one of the least understood and most unpredictable variables in the field of economics The accumulation of capitalhuman capitalinstitutionsrule of lawinfrastructurepolitical systemsand productivity growth change in ways little understood by economists even today Their impact on long-term growth remains even less understood Scandals in the allocation of spectrumcoal blocks and landand projects that have been stalled due to environmental clearances have certainly worsened the medium-term growth rate But if these factors affect the long-term trend it implies that India does not have the institutions it needs to solve these problems Despite all the gloom and doomthis is a view that is hard to find One of the characteristics of Indian democracy is that even though it takes time to build the states capacitywhich is one of the biggest challenges that needs to be surmounted in order to deal with the issues of the dayit is not impossible to do so Recent problems have highlighted the limitations of the Indian states capacity For examplestalled projects are a major reason for the slowdown in investment todaywhich is in turn responsible for slower growth But the growth in investment can only become smooth if there is a serious change in the way in which firms interact with the government The states capacity needs to be enhanced and it needs to move away from the old systems that were designed to function under the licence-permit raj For examplehad proper legalregulatory and policy frameworks been in place for the protection of the environmentso many projects would not have been stalled The fast pace of GDP growth meant that there were suddenly several projects where the trade-offs between growth and environmental protection became pressing Due to the lack of set standards and regulatory mechanismseach project had toon a case-by-case basisbe cleared by localstate and Central bureaucratsmany of whom did not understand the basis on which a clearance was to either be given or withheld The number of projects stuck in the pipeline became greater It is the lack of a policy framework that scares bureaucrats from clearing projects today With the right institutionsthere would have been no need for a Central body to clear stalled projects Many clearances have been given by the Cabinet Committee on Investment Others will also be given But does this mean that the problem is solved That in the futureprojects will not get stuck Unlikely Without a change in the legal and regulatory frameworkIndia cannot thunder ahead at a 10 per cent growth rate for 30 years like China has done The demands for transparent and non-discretionary systems for the allocation of resources like landspectrummines and contractsfor well-designed regulatory frameworksand for clearly defined policies are likely to increase in the coming years But building the states capacity is unlikely to be a quick process Indeedif it werethen it is less likely to provide us with frameworks that can pass the test of time What is this process of change and why might it take so long The process of financial sector reform is an illustrative example Firstwe faced a problem Slowly evidence started to build up that the problem was not an isolated incident Then the mediathink tanks and academics analysed the data and identified deeper problems This was followed by committee reportswhich involved broad consultations and offered recommendations In the case of the financial sectorcommittees such as the Raghuram Rajan committeethe Percy Mistry committee and the UK Sinha committee helped form the consensus on the reforms needed Many changes were made and often legal hurdles came in the way The government then set up the Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission (FSLRC) to review the existing laws The process of writing a draft law involved studying all the existing laws relating to finance A full-time 30-person research team of economists and lawyers at the NIPFP supported the commission After consulting more than 170 peoplecreating various working groups that analysed specific problems and many long meetings of the commissiona broad consensus was formed on most issues The FSLRC submitted its report after the designated two years The process of legal change will take at least another two to three years The setting up of the new regulators and the framing of the relevant rules under the new laws are likely to take even longer Hundreds of regulatorslawyers and judges will need to familiarise themselves with the new legal framework Companies will need to reinvent themselves In the case of financial reformone can argue that there is at least some consensus In other areasthe problems are more recent and there is no clarity on what needs to be done The process of change will therefore take longer As it should India has seen the slow and gradual build-up of the states capacity There are no more stroke-of-the-pen reforms leftthere are no shortcuts Hopefullywe will be lifted out of the present downturn thanks to an upturn in the global economy But we will need to build frameworks to create a healthy interaction between firms and the state Todays system was designed for a command and control economy That will hopefully change over the next few years and keep Indias trend growth rate high The writerRBI Chair Professor at the NIPFPDelhiis a consulting editor for The Indian Express and non-resident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International [email protected] Ila Patnaik For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsGuwahati: The BSF has intensified its vigil along the Indo-Bangladesh border following the reports of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar and taking shelter in Bangladesh a official said on Sunday The move comes even as a high level committee instituted by the Central government on India-Bangladesh border is scheduled to visit the international border in Assam and Meghalaya from 10 October File image of Rohingya refugees Reuters Border Security Force’s Inspector General (IG) Assam Frontier Rakesh Agarwala said that vigil has been intensified particularly in the riverine border areas where there is a gap and are vulnerable to infiltration "We are trying to strengthen the gaps along the India-Bangladesh border We have also inducted a full battalion recently to man the riverine border between the two countries" said Agarwala He said the Committee will arrive on 10 October and is likely to visit Dhubri and Karimganj sectors before leaving for Meghalaya The IG however said that the infiltration from Bangladesh to India through the borders in Assam has reduced over last two years "There are infiltration bid for the purpose of smuggling where we have arrested people in the recent past However infiltration for settlement has reduced" he said The India-Bangladesh border in Assam is spread over 262 kms and out of this 48 kms are riverine borders The officer said that the BSF has been taking additional measures to ensure that there is no infiltration of Rohingya The forces guarding the 262 kms Indo-Bangla border uses electric surveillance to keep strict vigil along the international borders They have also been using technologies like hand held thermal imagers the Long-Range Reconnaissance and Observation System Battle Field Surveilance Radar etc Gandhinagar:Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s political secretary and senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel on Wednesday filed his nomination for the 8 August Rajya Sabha elections with the party exuding confidence of his victory File image of Ahmed Patel PTI Flanked by state Congress president Bharatsinh Solanki and party national general secretary in-charge of Gujarat affairs Ashok Gehlot Patel submitted his papers at the state Assembly in the presence of a majority of the 57 Congress MLAs and one each of the Nationalist Congress Party and Janata Dal-United The 67-year-old Congress leader who hails from Bharuch in south Gujarat first became a member of the Upper House in 1993 If he wins this will be his fifth term There were apprehensions in the party about Patel being able to get the required 46 first preference votes given the cross-voting during the 17 July presidential poll when as many as 11 legislators cast their votes for NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind On 21 July Leader of Opposition and veteran party leader Shankersinh Vaghela resigned He is believed to have the backing of at least a dozen MLAs Significantly though Vaghela quit as Leader of Opposition he announced he will resign as MLA only after the Rajya Sabha polls Ashok Gehlot and Bharatsinh Solanki allayed any fears of Patel losing and claimed the party has the support of two legislators of the NCP and one of JD-U Solanki added that a whip has been issued to all the MLAs to vote for the official nominee Ahmed Patel and if any of them fails to do so he or she could invite disqualification for six years for defying it Three Rajya Sabha seats from Gujarat have fallen vacant The term of two others Union minister Smriti Irani and Dilip Pandya of BJP also ends on 18 August along with that of Patel However they are yet to file nominations A decision regarding the BJP members is expected on Wednesday evening during the party’s Election Committee meeting The last date for submitting papers for the elections is 28 July P Chidambaram four-time finance minister and a senior Congress leader has been an aggressive critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 8 November demonetisation drive much like his colleagues in Congress party such as former PM Manmohan Singh and Vice president Rahul Gandhi On Tuesday inaugurating the Prof T D Lakdawala lecture series at the University of Mumbai with a talk on ‘Twenty five years of Economic Reforms and Challenges Ahead’ Chidambaram escalated his attack by stating that the authors of note ban lacked elementary knowledge of economics “Whoever planted the idea of demonetisation should enroll in a graduate school of economics” said Chidambaram Chidambaram argues why demonetisation is not an economic reform but a ‘man-made tragedy’ To support his argument that why note ban isn’t an economic reform the former FM said an economic reform can be defined as a new model whose effectiveness could be measured with its outcomes “A reform can be judged on the parameters of enhanced output efficiency and distributive justice” Chidambaram said Senior Congress leader P Chidambram Agencies Some of the landmark reforms of last 25 years Chidambaram picked in his speech include 1991 foreign trade policy doing away with industrial licences moving away from fixed exchange rate to a market determined rate direct reforms private public partnership capital market reforms initiating Aadhaar-based direct benefit transfer Chidambaram concludes his reform talk saying the aim of many of these reforms was to end poverty “Given the capital the technology and the human resources available in the 21st century if any country is poor it is because of its own faults and failures” said Chidambaram is quoted as saying by the Indian Express Pro-demonetisation economists will cry foul with Chidambaram terming demonetisation as a non-reform Note ban critics will cheer him Strictly going by Chidambaram’s definition ie if a reform is measurable by tangible output and efficiency of implementation then demonetisation may not qualify to be called as an economic reform Some of the stated gains of this exercise—rejuvenating the economy by recovering black money ending corruption involving cash exchange choking terror funding and as an effective trigger to nudge the society to non-cash transactions—can be evaluated only in the long-term Reports of fresh cases of black money fake currency seizure and terror attacks even before the demonetisation exercise over casts shadows on the effectiveness of the demonetisation exercise on these fronts As this writer had pointed out in an earlier article it is nave to imagine that swapping currency alone would kill illegal cash build up in the system curb corruption and end organized terror Also at this stage any tangible meaningful gains for the exchequer out of demonetisation look doubtful considering the massive pain it will inflict on the economy in the approaching quarters A 15-2 percent slowdown in the GDP on account of cash-ban resulting in paralysis will be a major drag on the economy The impact of job losses slowdown in manufacturing and services will have cascading impact across the economy Apart from the quantifiable impacts the pain on the common man on account of prolonged cash crunch too should be taken into account when one does the final cost-benefit analysis of the demonetisation exercise Unless positive results are proven in the long-term not many can dispute Chidambaram if the former FM refuses to call the note ban an economic reform It is more of a cleansing exercise and an economic experiment Till hard results are visible the fate of Modi’s demonetisation gamble hangs in balance But the problem with Chidambaram’s Tuesday talk arises where he begins to sermonize on the eradication of poverty as the end result of any major reforms and criticise the failure of the state for its failure to end poverty despite having all tools—capital the technology and the human resources—at disposal This is where the Harvard educated lawyer-turned-politician should perhaps also introspect the success of the UPA-regime in the last decade or so to achieve this critical end result Facts should speak rather than political claims and counter claims One of the major characteristics of that regime was a phase of jobless GDP growth According to a 2013 paper — ‘Joblessness and Informalisation: Challenges to Inclusive Growth in India’–by the Institute of Applied Manpower Research (IAMR) a think-tank of the erstwhile Planning Commission not only has India witnessed jobless growth during the UPA’s tenure it has also seen millions pushed to become casual labour with little social security One cannot deny the link of unemployment trends to the poverty graph Between 2005 and 2010 the manufacturing sector saw the loss of 5 million jobs it said Also the services sector which witnessed 18 million jobs between2000-2005 added only 4 million additional jobs in 2005-2010 Though the larger consensus is that poverty reduction has been quicker in the three-years to 2011-12 but going by the C Rangarajan panel the fact is that one third of India (295 percent) remains poor way above 219 percent estimated by Tendulkar committee While there are no accurate estimates of poverty in the country various indicators show a good number of Indians still lack access to labour shelter and formal financial system This raises a key question Despite the critical economic reform steps initiated in last several decades and despite UPA initiatives to increase social spending provide employment through MGNREGS how far India has achieved the desired results to end poverty is a matter of larger debate While Chidambaram’s remarks on demonetisation are indeed valid a counter question to him thus is why a significant chunk of Indians still live in poverty despite a series of economic reforms and having all tools of poverty eradication at disposal for long By: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 4 2017 11:51 pm Vernon Philander has said that the South African have moved on from AB De Villiers’s void Top News Before the Testseries against England began South African superstar AB De Villiers announced that he will be leaving the Proteas camp Amidst talks of his retiring from the longer format teammate Vernon Philander has said that the South African have moved on from his void Speaking to reporters Philander said “We’ve made adjustments in order to move on “I think that’s a personal decision It’s entirely up to him what he wants to play We’re a settled unit now The boys have moved on the boys have obviously done well over the last 12 months Our focus is not on one particular player Our focus is on the team and getting the team to do well” “It’s an opportunity for someone else to step up and lead the country” Philander said “We’ve got all the faith in Dean If you have the support of the other ten guys on the field his job will be easier It’s a big miss losing Faf but we understand his circumstances” “He is just a phenomenal talent Every time he gets the ball in hand he seems to want to run in and bowl faster and get wickets” Philander said “He has got a never-say-die attitude about him which is exciting to have He is not shy of bowling the overs and giving it to the batters as well Hopefully he will have a good Test series” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: PTI | Kolkata | Updated: April 1 2017 2:03 pm Confirming this director Suvendu Ghosh said that the CBFC recommended six cuts in his film adding “I will abide by that Top News The Censor Board’s regional office has recommended six cuts for Bengali film Shunyota themed on the effects of demonetization on the common man Confirming this director Suvendu Ghosh told PTI that the CBFC recommended six cuts in his film adding “I will abide by that” Most of the suggested cuts included comments on demonetisation effects by principal characters like “death procession” “big fishes” and some comments between a mother-daughter which the Censor Board suggested to be deleted or kept mute with a beep The director said he was requested to visit the Board’s Kolkata office yesterday and informed about the developments “I have to accept what they say I wish my work be finally seen by the general audience” Suvendu said A CBFC spokesman said “The Chairperson of CBFC has decided on the matter The film has been cleared as per recommendations of the examining committee” The director said “I understand after I put into effect the suggestions we will be granted U/A certification” The poster design post-production will be done afresh now and the film can be released accordingly the producers said “Shunyota” is a full-length feature film having merged three short films two of which had been okayed by Censor earlier Also Read:Zee Cine Awards 2017: Kareena Kapoor gives tribute to the Khans but ends up getting a special message from them Watch videos? Kumble is set to give a presentation to the Committee of Administrators (COA) on 21 May about the revised pay structure of the contracted Indian cricketers with an eye on substantial hike on current central contract. says Gagandeep Singh, Jadhav’s twin blows had thrown Bangladesh off their launch pad.who were identified during the routine annual medical checkup of the department. he said had come with the "hope that our voices will be heard. ISL Missing left back Sena Ralte, “I think he’s going to love you!

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