2002 Can We Reform Babudom?
It is probably RBI Governor Bimal Jalan’s favourite story. In 1963, A. H. Hanson— a scholar besotted with planning and an admirer of Indian planners — visited India. Soon, ground reality hit him hard. He was compelled to ask, “The men are able, organisation is adequate, procedures are intelligently devised. Why then do the plans run into crises?” I NDIA TODAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2002