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A sign thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for providing free vaccines displayed at a bus stop in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, June 28, 2021.(Bloomberg)

Reimagining role of govt in business

By Roshan Kishore, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2021 01:38 AM IST
Three decades after India began its economic reforms, more than a decade after global capitalism faced its biggest crisis after the great depression of the 1930s and even as the world battles a once-in-a-century pandemic, there is good reason to reimagine the role of the state in the economy.
Isher Judge Ahluwalia died on Saturday. She was suffering from brain cancer.(Jasjeet Plaha/HT Archive)
Isher Judge Ahluwalia died on Saturday. She was suffering from brain cancer.(Jasjeet Plaha/HT Archive)

Noted economist, Padma Bhushan awardee Isher Judge Ahluwalia dies

Mint, New Delhi | By Asit Ranjan Mishra
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 04:35 AM IST
Isher Judge Ahluwalia is survived by her husband Montek Singh Ahluwalia, former deputy chairman of the Planning Commission and their two sons. Her memoir “Breaking Through”, a testament of a career that broke many glass ceilings, was recently published.
Former deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia with his wife Isher Judge Ahluwalia. Economist and Padma Bhushan awardee Isher Judge Ahluwalia died on Saturday, September 26, 2020 after battling brain cancer for nearly a year. She was 74.(MANOJ VERMA/HT ARCHIVE)
Former deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia with his wife Isher Judge Ahluwalia. Economist and Padma Bhushan awardee Isher Judge Ahluwalia died on Saturday, September 26, 2020 after battling brain cancer for nearly a year. She was 74.(MANOJ VERMA/HT ARCHIVE)

Economist Isher Ahluwalia passes away after battling cancer

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2020 05:45 PM IST
Isher Ahluwalia was Chairperson of the think-tank Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) for 15 years and had stepped down last month due to ill health.
Manmohan Singh at the release of Montek Singh Ahluwalia’s latest book ‘Backstage’(HT Photo by Sanjeev Verma)
Manmohan Singh at the release of Montek Singh Ahluwalia’s latest book ‘Backstage’(HT Photo by Sanjeev Verma)

Manmohan Singh says government is in denial over economic slowdown

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 10:47 PM IST
Singh, also a noted economist widely credited with ushering in broad economic reforms as the finance minister in Narsimha Rao government in the 1990s, was addressing a gathering at the launch of Montek Singh Ahluwalia’s book, ‘Backstage’.
Former prime Minister Manmohan Singh with the ex-deputy chairman of the now-defunct Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia(HT File Photo)
Former prime Minister Manmohan Singh with the ex-deputy chairman of the now-defunct Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia(HT File Photo)

‘Should I quit?’: Manmohan asked me after Rahul ordinance episode, says Montek Singh Alhuwalia

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 07:05 PM IST
The incident has been mentioned in former deputy chairman of the now-defunct Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia, in his new book “Backstage: The Story behind India’s High Growth Years”.
A file photo of former Planning Commission deputy chairperson Montek Singh Ahluwalia(Mint)
A file photo of former Planning Commission deputy chairperson Montek Singh Ahluwalia(Mint)

Warned UPA of retrospective tax law change against Vodafone: Montek Singh Ahluwalia

Livemint, New Delhi | By Gireesh Chandra Prasad
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2020 08:21 PM IST
I-T Act was amended in 2012 with retrospective effect making offshore deals taxable in India.Vodafone's acquisition of Hutch Essar in 2007 ducked the Indian taxation laws
This decision to induct outsiders into the coveted Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is being hailed as a revolutionary step of the BJP government. But this is not the first time that lateral entrants have been inducted in senior positions in the government(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
This decision to induct outsiders into the coveted Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is being hailed as a revolutionary step of the BJP government. But this is not the first time that lateral entrants have been inducted in senior positions in the government(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

Why lateral entries may not impact governance

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2019 01:40 AM IST
But if any political dispensation is really serious about improving the IAS, policymaking and governance, it has to go beyond the recruitment of lateral entrants
Union minister Jitendra Singh told Parliament on Wednesday that the decision to fill joint secretary-rank posts through ‘lateral entry’ was aimed at bringing in fresh ideas to governance.(PTI)
Union minister Jitendra Singh told Parliament on Wednesday that the decision to fill joint secretary-rank posts through ‘lateral entry’ was aimed at bringing in fresh ideas to governance.(PTI)

Govt receives 3,000 applications for joint secretaries’ post to be filled via lateral entry

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2018 09:23 PM IST
A contentious Union government scheme to hire 10 specialists from the private sector in key decision-making roles otherwise reserved for career members of the Indian civil services has attracted more than 3,000 applications for the 10 posts on offer, according to officials familiar with the matter.
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