Ad Here  
May
June
July
August
September
October
 
 
Reform this licence to…kill Breaking news or breaking credibility? After all, customer is the king Sowing seeds of hope They add lustre to Padma Awards Tax evaders’ get out of Jail-Free Card Policy Makers CSR, tech revolution and bank crisis Much ado about nothing If not Tamil Nadu, where else? BJP can now hasten its thrust for reforms A gratifying record Trail-blazing Tamil Nadu Better relations with UK... Welcome Measures. Work for 10X Change Truce at Kasturi Buildings How will it PAN OUT Land, land everywhere, but... Industry can’t get it from Mars, yet Wanted: decentralised financial system Why throw baby with bath water? What the big B should offer? Jobs - Lost, Changed or Gained You too T M Krishna? A dual GST that will protect prosperous states Deming awardees galore! The Great Fall An eventful week with VVIPs of Delhi Public investments and welfare will surge Strategic planning the missing link Two welcome measures from the chief minister... Sustainably developing manufacturing sector… Kudos to GIM organisers... Chennai Airport-Ready for a rapid take off... The deluge and the several kindly souls A blueprint for the future Outward ho A tale of two Bihar babus Weaving wealth of western Tamil Nadu Rail-road Rajaraman South India’s 100 most valuable companies When the examiner cheated... Miles to go... Need for radical RBI reform A historic indirect tax reform Babes In the wood-RBI North block has little clue to curb inflation Little surplus after salaries, subsidies and debt servicing Welcome rains for damaged roads... Sardar Sarovar – the seventy year itch Need plan over the long term planning MS Installed Focus on agriculture and human resources Star of the South Pool energy prices Indian GST – Between extremes… Oh my GOLD An eco-friendly commute in Mysuru Make way for Make in India... TN - so much to offer... Much can be done by us Babes In the wood-RBI North block has little clue to curb inflation Cleansing Indian retail Focus on southern TN... Skewed Economic Zones? 1800 parties registered with EC – Less than 60 contest elections It’s raining funds for states. Really? No groundnuts in groundnut oil! Healthy finances of the Chennai Corporation A Fine division of responsibilities Why (not) abolish? INDIA keeps its date with destiny Economy through the month Technology and economic development should be linked PC please be our Santa Ganesh’s mantras CAD and the emergency thereof Research for survival... In the horns of a dilemma Well-administered State Low profile moves Tryst with GST Welcome move to widen the tax net…
 
Rail-road Rajaraman

Days were when North Block, the home for finance ministry, used to be crowded with Tamil IAS officers. In the 1990s we had K P Geethakrishnan (Finance), M R Sivaraman (Revenue) and K Venkatesan (Expenditure).  Their number has thinned down. 

I met with K Rajaraman in the Expenditure Secretariat, in-charge of large projects (exceeding Rs 500 crore). A former MD of Chennai Metrorail, Rajaraman pointed to the large number of road projects, part of Bharat Mala, getting ready for clearance.

Another officer from the Tamil Nadu cadre, is S Gopalakrishnan, now with Electronics & IT department. While most policymakers-ministers and bureaucrats didn’t respond to mails requesting for meetings, vital for distant countrymen like me on short visits to Delhi, he responded by inviting me to drop in any time during the visit! n



Reported On :
Sector :
Shoulder :
RELATED NEWS
ABOUT IE
IE, the business magazine from south was launched in 1968 and pioneered business journalism in south. Through the 45 years IE has been focusing on well-presented and well-researched articles. When giants in the industry stumbled to keep pace with the digital revolution, IE stayed affixed embracing technology.
Read more
 
PRIVACY POLICY
Economist Communications Ltd is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.
Read more
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
You agree that your use of this Website and the purchase of the magazine will be governed by these terms and conditions.
Read more
 
CONTACT US
S-15, Industrial Estate,
Guindy,
Chennai - 600 032.
PHONE: +91 44 22501236
EMAIL: indecom1968@gmail.com