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Organising for the energy transition

Greater effectiveness will come from improved organisation design in the Union government


Illustration: Ajay Mohanty

Ajay ShahAkshay Jaitly
Sceptics about government bloat in India have long argued that the entire Union government ought to be fitted into 15 ministries and Raisina Hill. Every Cabinet formation is an opportunity to rethink the activities of the Union government. Many areas of mission creep are into areas where government involvement in the economy is unnecessary or even harmful. In the fields where the presence of government is required, the present organisation design often hinders performance.
The field of energy is one such. Multiple departments create an environment of silos. The Ministry of Coal pursues the objective of more coal. The Ministry
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First Published: Jun 09 2024 | 9:42 PM IST

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