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7 Economists and 2 Members of Statistical Commission Resign ! : क्या अनाड़ी अफसर ही झूठे आंकड़ों की अर्थव्यवस्था चलाएंगे ?

7 Economists and 2 Members of Statistical Commission Resign ! : क्या अनाड़ी अफसर ही झूठे आंकड़ों की अर्थव्यवस्था चलाएंगे ?

राजीव उपाध्याय

चुनाव अब समाप्त हो चुके हैं . नयी सरकार का गठन हो चुका है . देश को सुनहरे भविष्य की नयी आशाएं हैं . बालाकोट के  निर्णायक प्रधान मंत्री से खुश देश की जनता ने उन्हें फिर सरकार का दायित्व दे दिया है . परन्तु इस बात को भी याद रखा जाय की सब के आर्थिक विकास के नाम पर आयी पिछली सरकार कुछ सब को दीखने वाले या बताने लायक कोई बड़ा विकास नहीं कर सकी . भारत की वास्तविक आर्थिक विकास दर वाजपेयी काल या यूपीए के प्रथम काल से कम रही .नौकरियों का अकाल पड़ गया . नये उद्योग नहीं लगे . परन्तु पिछली सरकार के वित्त विभाग ने अपनी असफलताओं को छुपाने के लिए एक के बाद एक नए झूठ बोल कर देश को भ्रमित किया . देश की जनता को सब दीख रहा था . नए उद्योगों के अभाव में नौजवान इंजिनियर डिग्री के बाद नौकरी  नहीं ढूंढ प् रहे थे . सिर्फ डिलीवरी बॉयज की नयी नौकरियां बन रहीं थी .इंजीनियरिंग व् मैनेजमेंट कॉलेजों ने सीट कम कर दीं . परन्तु पूर्णतः असफल वित्त विभाग ढिठाई से अभूत पूर्व प्रगति की बात करता रहा .अब तो सरकार के पुराने आर्थिक सलाहकार ने भी झूठे आंकड़ों की पोल खोल दी है .

सरकार के वित्त विभाग की दखलंदाजी से त्रस्त मोदी जी द्वारा ही चुने रिज़र्व बैंक के गवर्नर ने इस्तीफा दे दिया . राष्ट्रीय स्टैटिस्टिकल कमीशन के दो गैर सरकारी सदस्यों ने दुःखी हो कर इस्तीफा दे दिया . अब रिजर्व  बैंक के डिप्टी गवर्नर ने इस्तीफा दे दिया . यह हो सकता है की अपने पूर्ण बहुमत से आश्वस्त यह सरकार किसी संकट मैं नहीं आये . परन्तु यह सब जानते हैं की किसी भी सरकारी कर्मचारी के किये इस्तीफा देना बहुत कठिन व् साहसिक कदम होता है . क्या कारण है की सरकार किसी मन मोहन  सिंह य मोंटेक सरीखे ज्ञानी  व्यक्ति को ऊँचे पद पर नहीं रहने दे रही व् जिन्होंने हमारी अर्थ व्यवस्था को पाँच साल जैम कर बिगाड़ा था उनको ही ऊपर ला रही है . अपने पुराने विश्वस्त परन्तु महा अज्ञानी चमचों के हाथ में सत्ता का उस्तरा देकर यह सरकार देश के भविष्य को फिर दांव पर लगा रही है .हो सकता है २०२४  मैं सशक्त व् निर्णायक प्रधान मंत्रि फिर कुछ नए शगुफे से चुनाव जीत जाए परन्तु जिस प्रधान मंत्रि पर देश ने इतना विश्वास किया हो और जो प्रधान मंत्रि गुजरात की अर्थ व्यवस्था इतनी सुदृढ़ कर सकता है वह क्यों अब केंद्र में झूठ की बैसाखी के बिना नहीं चल पा रहा है ? इसका मुख्य कारण वित्त विभाग मैं पूर्णतः असफल व् अज्ञानी बाबुओं व् अफसरों की नियुक्ति ही  है .बाबू सारी सता अपने हाथों में रख कर दूसरों को सिर्फ उँगलियों पर नचाते  रहते हैं जो कुछ समय बाद उनके सम्मान को छीन लेता है और वह नौकरी छोड़ने को मजबूर हो जाते हैं .बाबुबों ने पाँच साल में देश की सारी रिज़र्व बैंक सरीखी स्वायत्त संस्थाओं को या खत्म कर दिया या उनपर काबिज़ हो कर बैठ गए हैं और घुन की तरह उन्हें खत्म कर रहे हैं .प्रधानमन्त्री को यह फिर कुछ नए झूटों की घुट्टी पिला देंगे .

सरकार को इन नौकरी छोड़ने वालों अफसरों की मजबूरियों को जग जाहिर करना चाहिए जिससे देश बाबु राज के दुष्परिणामों को जान सके . देश का भविष्य व् आर्थिक विकास इन अज्ञानी बाबुओं के हाथ गिरवी नहीं रखा जा सकता .

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Viral Acharya and 7 economists who quit

June 25, 2019 09:24 IST

Dr Viral Acharya, who quit as Reserve Bank of India deputy governor on Monday, is the second high-profile exit at the central bank since Dr Urjit R Patel resigned as RBI governor in December.
Syed Firdaus Ashraf/Rediff.com lists the economists who left their perch in the last couple of years.

Dr Raghuram Rajan

Dr Rajan decided to step down as RBI governor in September 2016, clearly lacking support for his fiscal measures from Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi.

Dr Rajan was unpopular with the ruling regime not only for his unwillingness to cut interest rates, but also for his remarks about the nation’s mood since the Modi government took office.

Two months after he left the RBI, on November 8, 2016, demonetisation was sprung on India, a measure which Dr Rajan has been critical about.

Dr Rajan, a former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, returned to teaching at the Booth School of Business in Chicago.

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Dr Urjit R Patel

It was on his watch at the RBI that Prime Minister Modi announced demonetisation — Dr Patel has not so far revealed if he or the central bank were on board before the decision to outlaw Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes was made.

The RBI was accused of lax oversight when the Punjab National Bank scam, worth Rs 12,600 crore/Rs 126 billion, was unearthed.

What further brought matters to a head was Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ideologue Swaminathan Gurumurthy’s appointment to the RBI board in August 2018.

On October 3, 2018, reports stated that the government would invoke Section 7 of the Reserve Bank of India Act which empowers it to issue directions to the RBI.

While Section 7 wasn’t invoked, the mild-mannered Dr Patel probably decided that enough was enough and resigned ‘with immediate effect’ on December 10, 2018, citing personal reasons, nine months ahead of the end of his term as RBI governor.

 

Dr Arvind Subramanian

On June 20, 2018, Dr Subramanian, the government’s chief economic advisor resigned, citing his desire to return to the United States due to family commitments.

Dr Subramanian commenced his 3-year term as CEA on October 16, 2014, and on completion of three years was asked to continue for a year more.

After he returned to the States, Dr Subramanian published Of Counsel: The Challenges Of The Modi-Jaitley Economy in which he noted that demonetisation was a draconian move.

He also questioned the Goods and Service Tax later, saying it had slowed down the economy.

Earlier this month, he rattled the Modi government when he stated in a paper at Harvard University that India’s GDP growth rate between 2011-2012 and 2016-2017 should be about 4.5% instead of the official estimate of close to 7%.

‘The Indian policy automobile has been navigated with a faulty, possibly broken, speedometer,’ Dr Subramanian said in the paper.

 

Dr Arvind Panagariya

The first vice-chairman of the NITI Aayog, Dr Panagariya resigned on August 31, 2017, stating that Columbia University had not extended his leave beyong August 2017.

A native of Rajasthan, Dr Panagariya has a PhD degree in economics from Princeton University and is the professor of Indian Political Economy at Columbia University.

He was one of the first economists to endorse then chief minister Modi’s Gujarat model of development.

During his tenure at the NITI Aayog, Dr Panagariya came under constant fire from the Swadeshi Jagran Manch, one of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s units.

 

Dr Surjit Bhalla

Dr Bhalla, an early cheerleader for the Modi government, resigned from the prime minister’s Economic Advisory Council in December 2018.

Dr Bhalla did not cite the reason for his departure, but reiterated that the four years of the Modi government were the best years for the Indian economy, adding that he was only concerned about the bad loans for which he squarely placed the blame on the RBI’s monetary policies.

 

P C Mohanan and Dr J V Meenakshi

P C Mohanan resigned as acting chairman of the National Statistical Commission along with member DR J V Meenakshi in February 2019 to protest against the non-publication of the Periodic Labour Force Survey. Their term was to end in June 2020.

In television interviews, Mohanan said the delay in the release of the National Sample Survey Office’s report on employment was among the reasons for him and Dr Meenakshi to quit the National Statistical Commission.

Mohanan said the data must be released whether the government likes the data or not.

It was later revealed in the report that India’s unemployment rate in 2017 rose to 6.1%, its highest level in 45 years.

 

Dr Viral Acharya

On June 24, 2019, Dr Acharya resigned as RBI deputy governor six months before the scheduled end of his term.

‘A few weeks ago, Dr Acharya submitted a letter to the RBI informing that due to unavoidable personal circumstances, he is unable to continue his term as a deputy governor of the RBI beyond July 23, 2019,’ the RBI said in a short statement on Monday.

In October 2018, Dr Acharya first alerted the nation to the RBI-government tussle in a speech where he warned about the ‘great risk to nations from undermining the independence of the central bank’.

SYED FIRDAUS ASHRAF / Rediff.com

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  1. June 25, 2019 at 1:10 pm #

    Cleansing operation is on.
    Good that these imported fools are out.

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