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Will Kumar eventually fit in the government's out-of-the-box idea of Make in India at NITI Aayog

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With reference to the editorial, “A pointless debate” (August 10), I endorse its observation that there was no need for Vice-chairman-designate to invoke the phantom of the foreign hand.
Kumar said “the grip of Indian-American economists is fading as part of the ongoing policy transformation in the government” while naming outgoing vice-chairman and former Reserve Bank of India governor to supplement his ideas.

Kumar places himself in the category of key “home-grown” economists, who better understood “India’s ground realities” than their foreign-educated counterparts. He also warned that the government might soon get rid of many these “foreign-grown” economists.
The question is: How could he make such national policy-related claims even before opening his innings at Isn’t it tantamount to the pre-emptive leakage of key policy matters to the media?
The editorial argues that the real issue is not the economists’ past “karma bhoomi” (their earlier workplace) but their “axiomatic” approach to the much needed policy transformation in government circles, as its action plans can’t ever be devoid of benchmarking against international best practices.
Will Kumar eventually fit in the government’s out-of-the-box idea of Make in India at Let’s wait and watch.
Kumar Gupt   Panchkula
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First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 22:32 IST