Readership: Policymakers; management professionals; students and teachers of economics, business studies, and strategic studies; anyone interested in the Indian economy
Sudhir Kumar, Current Joint Secretary, Ministry of Powers, and Shagun Mehrotra, Columbia University
Sudhir Kumar, IAS, was Officer on Special Duty to the Minister of Railways. Kumar's most significant contribution in the recent transformation of the railways was his pioneering work in assisting the minister in crafting a reform strategy for the railways that did not burden the poor consumers. A student of Delhi School of Economics, he belongs to the 1982 Bihar Cadre. Currently he is the Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Powers, Government of India.
Shagun Mehrotra is currently pursuing doctoral dissertation at Columbia University, New York. He has done research on infrastructure, economic development, and urban poverty in South-East Asia, China, and India. He has worked with the World Bank, and his advice has been sought for the United Nations Human Development Report (2006) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, among others.
List of Figures and Table
Foreword by Manmohan Singh
1.: Bankruptcy to Billions!
2.: Political Economy of Reforms
3.: The Market
4.: Milking the Cow
5.: Service with a Smile
6.: Outcomes, Sustainability, and Replication