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speaking on more than one occasion on the issue. one international conference on Nehru or one oath taking moment.Maan Singh, The work allotted to the contractors involved had to be cancelled. What did they give you? The first was the killing of two innocent boys in Chattergam by a unit of Indian Army in a case of mistaken identity.An Army inquiry into the incident held at least nine members of the unit guilty recently The killing had triggered a fresh debate on the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) which grants forces involved in counter-insurgency operations powers to kill with impunity The act has become a source of much suffering among the people in Kashmir PTI The second was the recent attack on the Army base in Uri where eight Army jawans including a lieutenant colonel were killed in a daring strike allegedly by Pakistani terrorists on which Modi was expected to make some remarks Instead the Prime Minister kept a curious silence on these issues and instead focused his speech on corruption and development in the state “When I became chief minister of Gujarat” he told the rally “A devastating earthquake struck Kutch When I met people there they told me that when politicians visited them they always talked about the border with Pakistan and what was going on there No one talked about their troubles I asked them what they wanted They wanted to talk of Kutch and I made this my mantra I never spoke of Pakistan I constructed roads factories shopping malls and whenever I spoke I spoke about the grief of people in Kutch not Pakistan” he said Prime Minister Modi said if Kutch was able togrow Kashmir couldalso grow and move forward But the development mantra hasn’t worked in Kashmir; be it for Congress or the BJP given that there are many seeds of discord sown in the state which can’t be resolved by economic development Had that been the case the Kashmir issue would have been resolved under benevolent chief minister Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad Development and corruption have become symbols of power that serve the rich of the state not its ordinary and bruised people The issue of human rights abuses and daily harassment by armed forces lie at the heart of hatred against India in Kashmir While Prime Minister Modi was speaking at the podium inside the Sher-e-Kashmir Stadium many residents of Srinagar were asked to stay indoors There was a complete shutdown in most parts of the city The man who had come to talk to the people had them caged even long after he had left the venue So it can be asked: if the people of Kashmir were forced to stay indoors who was PM Modi addressing He claimed that the Army taking responsibility for the death of two boys in Chattergam was “proof of his good intentions” but he didn’t utter even one word of comfort to the bereaved families That is where the proof of the matter lies You have to begin by addressing these wounds That would be mark a significant change in Srinagar Everything else is pure rhetoric Written by Neelkanth Mishra | Published: September 9 2014 12:14 am Just to put size in perspective a company with tens of thousands of people is considered large by global standards and three to five years for a turnaround is par for the course Related News Criticism is good It keeps people on their toes But too often we end up measuring what can be measured easily instead of what should be measured The government’s role in an economy is to define its organisation as well as efficiently discharge the duties assigned to it While all performance evaluations of the Indian government focus on flashy reforms its daily functioning being harder to measure gets ignored Let’s start with the organisation of the economy The Central government’s role in it has shrunk dramatically since 1991 Relative to the size of the economy Central expenditure is near the lowest in three decades Its extractive presence in economic transactions has gone down — rates of excise and customs are only a fraction of those in 1992 and income tax rates are also lower Further the number of large sectors that it dominates is down from 18 in 1991 to five now — railways coal mining banking defence production and nuclear energy Of these only the first three are critical for growth and each has powerful vested interests that prefer the status quo Taking them on requires strong political will and a high level of preparedness for brinkmanship For example how do you reform coal mining when a large number of your power plants are running with less than four days worth of coal inventory Even a flash strike would cripple India let alone a prolonged confrontation At this point in the debate critics of the government point to the strong electoral verdict: if it cannot summon the political will now then when But such simplistic arguments ignore the enormity of the problems and the consequences of brinkmanship gone wrong I recall the CEO of a fast-growing Indian company confessing to me in early 2009 that “at the time of the 2008 financial crisis as loans dried up and global trade was screeching to a halt 70 per cent of my senior management was less than one year into the company I didn’t know who could perform under pressure and who would wilt” Without understanding where the strengths and weaknesses in the team are the new captain of a ship cannot start risky manoeuvres Just to put size in perspective a company with tens of thousands of people is considered large by global standards and three to five years for a turnaround is par for the course This is when an employee’s career progression and compensation are linked to her performance The Indian government employs more than three million people who are mostly not incentivised to work hard even if some do out of a sense of duty To be fair to the critics the government hasn’t given any indication of big reforms in coal banking or railways yet But it is too early to conclude that it lacks intent Another frequent criticism of the government is that subsidies and fiscal deficits are too high These are problems but not really showstoppers: fiscal deficit ratios have rarely been lower than they are now and the economy has fared well enough With general government expenditure on salaries as a percentage of GDP much lower than in most major economies (India: 6 per cent US: 10 per cent UK: 11 per cent France: 13 per cent) it is hard for it to shrink further The burning problem isn’t that the government is too large but that it doesn’t work well That brings us to the second part of its role — making more than three million employees discharge their duties effectively This is hard to measure but is far more important than flashy reforms particularly given the deterioration on this front in the recent past Take the Jan Dhan Yojana for example Few oppose doubling the number of Indian households with bank accounts But banks were unwilling to reach out to the unbanked without people wanting to transact And the unbanked could not transact because there were no banks near them This deadlock continued till the government chose to launch this scheme and break the vicious cycle It will take two years or more to assess whether financial inclusion improves But at least an attempt has been made Not a new thought but good execution By most accounts bureaucratic appointments are being made on merit and lobbying for positions is being discouraged Files are moving clearances are flowing and with inter-ministerial debates more or less devoid of personal ego clashes for now the government is working as one organisation Within two weeks of the weak start to the monsoon administrators of the districts most at risk met in Delhi to plan for drought Running through the “to-do list” of the petroleum ministry published in an industry journal I encountered “Investigate how the Myanmar-China gas pipeline was allowed to happen when India was a stakeholder in the gas fields” National interest seems to be back in focus again Many small steps have been taken — news of which has been relegated to the inside pages of papers — that can over time add up For example putting the process for getting environmental and forest clearance online significantly improves transparency Permitting self-attestation of documents can save tens of millions of people several hours — and money The process to repeal outdated laws if followed through would obviate misuse against innocent citizens Till the proposal to give bail to undertrials who have already served half the maximum sentence they could get was announced I doubt many knew that two-thirds of India’s incarcerated were undertrials So to say that the government isn’t working is like blaming a batsman for not hitting sixes when singles are nicely moving the score along At this early stage a high-stakes move that goes wrong could destroy the government’s credibility — like getting out stumped going for a six As competitive money printing in developed markets floods global markets with liquidity even the “foreign investor” whose attention emerging markets seem to crave doesn’t have too many options But the other extreme of this cautious approach is “tough reforms will be taken up in the first year of the government’s second term” Such a strategy could easily boomerang as voters hate being taken for granted Even on the more strategic changes the government must stay true to its promises and take advantage of opportunities that arise serendipitously For example the recent Supreme Court decision on coal blocks might provide the Centre the opportunity to push through substantial reforms in mining This together with PSU bank recapitalisation could demonstrate the resolve of the government to mend things for good not just devise patchwork solutions The writer is the India Equity Strategist for Credit Suisse [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sana Farzeen | Mumbai | Updated: August 11 2017 12:20 am Pehredaar Piya Ki brings to the audience a never-seen-before story of a nine-year-old boy getting married to an 18-year-old girl Related News Pehredaar Piya Ki is back in news The show brings to the audience a never-seen-before story of a nine-year-old boy getting married to an 18-year-old girl The marriage is not for love nor any compromise but only because the girl has promised the boy’s dying father to be his lifelong pehredaar (protector) The recent episodes that highlighted the suhaag raat and how the young kid enjoys filling his wife’s forehead with sindoor has raised many eyebrows The cringe-worthy scenes have caused a public outcry and recently a petition has been filed against Pehredaar Kiya Ki demanding a ban on the show Unmoved by the developments the team of the show still believes that people should give the show time before judging The petition that describes the show as obnoxious and perverted has been filed by a woman named Mansi Jain Addressed to the I & B Minister Smriti Irani it states “Pehredar piya ki A 10-year-old impressionable little kid(“piyaa”) caressing and stalking a lady who’s more than double his age and filling sindoor in her “maang” is being telecasted at prime time 8:30pm on Sony (Family time) It is to be devoured by the entire Nation Imagine the kind of influence it will steadily and perpetually infuse in the viewers mindset We want a ban on the serial We do not want our kids to be influenced by such TV serials Join us in signing the petition to ban this serial (sic)” It has already received 48465 supporters and is just short of a thousand before it reaches Smriti’s office The show has been facing backlash ever since the promo hit the tube And now with the two embarking on a new journey things seemed to have gone overboard The team of Pehredaar Piya Ki though is unmoved by the act as they believe that their show is not what people are assuming it to be A source close to the show told indianexpresscom “It is such a futile attempt by people The show is nowhere promoting child marriage nor it’s showing anything objectionable The suhaag raat sequence that people have been bashing had the lead Diya (Tejasswi) actually standing up against the ritual She also mentioned that the marriage is for a cause and not to enjoy the marital pleasures When we are giving out such strong messages why do people need to file petitions It’s an unnecessary criticism and completely unjustified” When we reached out to the lead actor Tejasswi Prakash who plays Diya she refused to talk about it stating “I have no clue about the petition and can’t comment on it” The young lead Afaan Khan’s dad Jameel also tried to evade our queries stating “I am in a meeting now Let me call you soon” Suyyash Rai another actor from Pehredaar Piya Ki has always been vocal about his support for the show He told us “How much time these people have to start such petition Tell me did we show them having sex that there’s such a hullabaloo over the suhaag raat sequence And there is no honeymoon sequence It’s all imagined by these critics to pull our show down The producers have been in the industry for a long time and do know their job well It is not just an entertaining show but it is also helping so many people earn their living People are only targeting us because it’s a different show I can only say that don’t watch the show if you don’t like it but don’t put so many people’s hard work down We are not here to preach but only present a fictitious entertaining story” As of now the production house and the channel are refraining from talking about the developments stating that they don’t want to give it undue importance Sumeet Mittal the producer of the show in an earlier interview with indianexpresscom had mentioned about the criticism that followed post the promos of the show “I completely enjoyed and cherished the backlash This has never happened with us and it was a first-time experience The audience is yet to know the real concept and storyline and they are bound to judge you” said Sumeet He had also assured that the show is not promoting any social evils “First and foremost it is a fiction show It is a story of a girl who has been given the job to protect this royal prince from the impending threat To be with him 24X7 she decides to marry her She is a pehredar (protector) and the bond that they share is a very pure one” Apart from the aam janta popular actor Karan Wahi had also shared his disgust regarding the show through a Facebook post Telling the makers to not sell stupidity in the name of content he had written “Dear producer and channel . and getting her pregnant in June 2013. an applicant had threatened to “throw ink” on the commissioner.

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