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

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Lack of Understanding on Memorandum of Underdtandung

No one can say that the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is a panacea for public sector ills, nor can anyone claim it is perfect in its design as well as in its implementation. But it is an improvement over all known previous efforts and represents a step in the right direction. Much work needs to be done to improve it further, notwithstanding the fact that it has achieved a great deal in a short period of time and is regarded to be in the vanguard of such efforts internationally INTRODUCTION THE recent article by Murthy [1990] on the policy of Memorandum of Understanding is a typical 'good news-bad news' story. The good news is that it signals an increase in the level of interest and awareness regarding the existence of the MOU policy' The bad news is that it is, unfortunately, factually quite inaccurate and betrays a surprising lack of clarity regarding the current status of the MOU policy. As we shall see later in this critique, the subtitle of the paper: 'More Memorandum than Understanding' is more true for the article by Murthy than for the MOU policy, if correctly understood.

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