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Raghav Chandra

Former Secretary Government of India

Latest Articles By Raghav Chandra

Infrastructure Projects, Transparency and Pragmatism

Raghav Chandra

An injunction causes the government and its citizens to suffer a double whammy – firstly by paying escalation costs for the project and, secondly – by being deprived of the multiple benefits from the timely development of infrastructure

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In-App Payment Mechanisms Of Google And Apple

Raghav Chandra

Clearly, both Google and Apple are using their duopolistic stranglehold over the mobile operating system market to dictate their terms. This is an unfair business practice that should not only be challenged but also undone.

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Climate Leadership In Scotland

Raghav Chandra

Cities across the world have much to learn from their peers in Scotland. In India, too, we must encourage cities to think green and act smart – by using clean energy.

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PPPs And Lessons From DMRC Vs DAMEPL Case

Raghav Chandra

Public authorities should anticipate and apprehend from the beginning – the huge legal and financial implications – of their own acts of omission and commission.

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Green Aviation And Space Industry

Raghav Chandra

The days ahead will be different – exasperating and also exciting – for the aviation and space industry. Read here

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Pandemic, Policing And Processions

Raghav Chandra

Ultimately, it is our humanity that is crucial for survival – more than any religion. Every government, in the Centre or in the State should push through reforms – to ban religious processions for the next one to two years and encourage virtual puja.

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How To Make The Indian Civil Services Market-Friendly

Raghav Chandra

The Indian private sector, too, has changed – driven by intense market pressures, the regulatory influence of the new Companies Act and SEBI Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements – emerging as smart, methodical and transparent, albeit in an exclusivist way.

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The Need for a Uniform Employment Code

Raghav Chandra

Apart from falling foul in terms of constitutionality, this law will cause compliance issues to arise.

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Need to Deregulate Indian Agriculture

Raghav Chandra

More market-marked contracts and involvement of private companies are needed both in agriculture and agro-forestry.

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Google, Gatekeeping And Government

Raghav Chandra

The US action against Google charges it of locking up deals with giant partners like Apple and throttling competition through exclusive business contracts and agreements, for instance to make its search engine the default option for users.

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