A Missed Opportunity
The Morning Standard|December 05, 2021
The only thing which is worse than an aborted reform is a stillborn one.
SATYA MOHANTY

BY INVITATION

Satya Mohanty Former Secretary, Government of India

That is why in advanced democracies, reforms are introduced off and on, but more time is spent in preparing the ground for it and evangelical marketing thereafter. Instead, when laws like the recently withdrawn farm laws are created and foisted in a hurry, they inevitably meet with resistance and attract the appellation of black laws. Laws dubbed as black laws emerge from the dark echo chamber of no debate, no discussion and no consultation.

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