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Somasekhar Sundaresan: Focus on how to man institutions

Every appointment is the prerogative of the government of the day. However, an appointee simply needs assurance of tenure and a fair assessment of performance coded into the law

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Somasekhar Sundaresan 

Somasekhar Sundaresan

It perhaps takes a controversy over the re-appointment of a "rockstar" central bank governor to highlight attention to a serious problem - the problem of how we effect appointments to institutions that run the republic. A republic functions through its institutions. Institutions function through the people who man them. And yet, the weakest link in governance is how we appoint men who staff the institutions. Acknowledging the existence of a problem is the first and biggest step towards solving it.

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First Published: Mon, June 20 2016. 21:47 IST
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