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From Jayalalithaa to Amarinder Singh, chief ministers throughout the years seem to have ignored the seniority principle in choosing chief secretaries.
If we compare Indian states to India’s neighbourhood, we find that only Goa, Sikkim, and NCT of Delhi have a GDP per capita higher than China’s GDP per capita of $16,772.
West Bengal and Rajasthan have remarkably improved the delivery of basic services to their poorest 20% population between 2005-06 and 2015-16, NFHS data show.
With his latest address to the nation, Narendra Modi once again projected himself as the messiah who swooped in to save Indians when state governments had seemingly failed.
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In the fourth quarter of 2020, Indian states were preparing for a post-pandemic world, without improving the readiness for a future Covid-19 wave.
Media reports from cremation sites claiming the central and state govts are hiding Covid deaths might be effective in setting a narrative, but they don't pass muster.
India will soon witness a blame game — the Centre will blame states, govts will blame private sector and citizens. But the gaming of political system won't be discussed much.
The government of India can profitably look at the N-LRSI experience as an instrument to secure improvement in the domain of land records and services.
We looked at the share of a district’s income in the state’s economy to bring out inter-district disparity for Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu.