Events : Economic, Development & Social Issues

Discussion on the book "Complete Story of Indian Reforms : 2G, Power and Private Enterprise - A Practitioners Diary" by Mr. Pradip Baijal

Held on Monday, 17th August, 2015 at 6.30 PMM

Bangalore Bangalore International Centre had arranged a discussion on the book “Complete Story of Indian Reforms : 2G, Power and Private Enterprise – A Practitioners Diary” by Mr. Pradip Baijal, Former Chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Monday, 17th August, 2015 at 6.30 PM. The event was moderated by Mr. Aakar Patel, Executive Director of Amnesty International India, &Writer, Columnist and former Newspaper Editor

The story of the 2G scam, along with the other scams, is that of a sordid drama which played a crucial role in the political and economic scenario of our country in the last decade. Mr. Pradip Baijal who had a ringside seat during this period talked about it with candour.

As Mr. Baijal warmed up to the story of the reforms in the Indian Economy since 1991, one got a panoramic view of the distortions which came along with the policy changes. Concentrating on the changes in the telecom sector which brought about phenomenal growth during the period after 2002, he pointed out how vested interests within the government gradually led to aberrations and distortions within the sector and massive corruption.

The Q & A session brought out other facts about the persecution of Baijal as he resolutely fought against the aberrations. The audience heard him with rapt attention.