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Should India have a deputy PM? Gurcharan and Sanyal air different views

Former P&G CEO Das, who proposed the idea, said this individual should be a leader who would coordinate among different entities to raise competitiveness of the economy

Vijay Chowk and Raisina Hill, New Delhi
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Indivjal DhasmanaArup Rouchoudhury New Delhi
Should India have a deputy prime minister to coordinate among different entities to raise competitiveness of the economy? Former Procter and Gamble India chief executive Gurcharan Das and Sanjeev Sanyal, member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM), on Tuesday aired differing voices on the subject. The suggestion was made by Das, who said the current government departments at the Centre and state governments were working in silos.

"The competitiveness touches every central ministry, and every state government. We know that these are silos and these are unwieldy structures. The only coordinator in our system is the prime

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First Published: Aug 30 2022 | 8:37 PM IST

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