Former RBI Deputy Governor Subir Gokarn has been appointed as an Executive Director on the board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Urban India is important to the Indian economy, society, polity and the environment in more ways than one. For instance, nearly 600 million Indians would be living in cities by 2030, while cities would generate nearly 70 per cent of new jobs by 2030 and also produce more than 70 per cent of IndiaÂ´s gross domestic product.
Amid the anxiety and the anticipation awaiting the next Union government, as the country goes into polling mode, the infrastructure sector got some news to cheer about. The decision of the Planning Commission to propose the setting up of a Cabinet committee on transport, a move that could lead to speedy decision making in the sector, is a welcome move.
The Planning Commission is firming up a proposal for setting up a Cabinet committee on transport. A decision will be taken only by the new Planning Commission, which will be constituted after the April-May general elections. The proposal is partly based on the recommendations of the National Transport Development Policy Committee, chaired by Rakesh Mohan.