ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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NEW DELHI- Making the Plan Irrelevant

NEW DELHI Making the Plan Irrelevant THE loud rhetoric indulged in with abandon by the Prime Minister during the so called 'centenary' celebrations of the ruling party is being treated with casual cynicism and even open contempt not only in political quarters of different or rival ideological persuasions but also among professionals and businessmen who are beginning to become concerned about the wisdom of the ruling establishment as welt as its reliability, credibility and stability. There is a marked concern in particular about the clarity and sense of direction in the process of economic policy-making and implementation in the government. Extremely disturbing in this context it the total absence of a measured response to and in-depth examination of any problem. Every policy initiative or admini strative action is supposed to stem from the youthful dynamism of the Prime Minister who is believed to be able to find solutions to all problems entirely by his impulsive initiatives.

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