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Bibek Debroy


The NEP reboot: Mother tongue versus English isn’t the real issue

September 10, 2020 9:59 am

Bibek Debroy writes: The home language/mother tongue versus English isn’t the real issue. The real issue is the amnesia about our history, roots, culture, legacy and language and the production of interpreters and clerks. That is what NEP seeks to reboot.

Imagine COVID-19 information being disseminated through the beating of drums rather than Aarogya Setu

June 05, 2020 9:32 am

In 2020, farmers have beaten drums and utensils, used DJ-s and burst firecrackers to ward off locusts — in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Punjab, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. But that’s not the same as disseminating information about locust invasions through the beating of drums.

Bibek Debroy: ‘Said two services only if you have two separate exams... that’s the caveat’

December 30, 2019 5:09 pm

His report is being cited by the government and all stakeholders to argue both in favour of and against the recent controversial move to unify all eight Group A services into one Indian Railways Management Service.

Spending limits

August 21, 2019 12:14 am

Centre needs to re-evaluate its expenditure priorities. States should have the autonomy to decide on theirs

PM Economic Advisory Council: Need to set up GST Council-like body for public spending

August 19, 2019 6:42 am

The Prime Minister’s Office and the Finance Minister have been meeting various stakeholders over the last week to discuss the slowdown which is adversely impacting various sectors now.

Bibek Debroy interview | 'The key question is: are we on a trend economic growth rate of 6% or 7%'

August 19, 2019 9:48 am

The government can increase efficiency of overall government expenditure (both states and the Centre), cut direct tax rates, and harmonise Goods and Services Tax rates, to spur growth, says Bibek Debroy.

In new NITI Aayog, Bibek Debroy dropped

June 07, 2019 3:17 am

The panel’s current members V K Saraswat, Ramesh Chand and V K Paul find a place in the reconstituted Aayog, with the only change being economist Bibek Debroy’s name not figuring in the new list.

Citizens must take matters into their own hands if they want to prosper: Bibek Debroy

February 09, 2019 2:52 am

Debroy said there was a distinction between government and governance and that citizens needed to take matters into their hands if they wanted to prosper.

Have not suggested rethink on complete electrification of railways, says Bibek Debroy

February 22, 2018 11:29 am

"I have not written any note suggesting a rethink on the electrification of the railway network. Let me categorically state that the things that are floating around about my having written a note are completely wrong," Bibek Debroy said.

PM panel chief Bibek Debroy red-flags Indian Railways electrification plan: Rethink

February 15, 2018 7:31 am

The Railways’ total electrification drive and talk of phasing out diesel completely stem from a Power ministry policy proposal — Piyush Goyal was Power minister then — two years ago, pushing 100 per cent conversion to electric traction.