CPI protests disparaging 'Economist' report about India

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New Delhi, Mar 20 (UNI) An article in the Economist published from London making disparaging comments about the Indian civil services, policy of reservation and the efficiency of the public sector today evoked objections from the CPI in the Rajya Sabha.

Raising the issue during the Zero Hour in the House, CPI Member D Raja said the objective of the write-up, carried in the March 8 edition of the Economist, was to undermine India's capabilities in various sector.

Quoting some portions from the article, Mr Raja said the writer had said that the malfunctioning public sector of the country was the biggest obstacle in the growth. It also said that the part of the problems lay in the falling quality of the IAS officers, falling education standards, increasing political interference and above all the caste-based reservations.

Moreover, all these analyses and assesemnts are ascribed to ''some critics' and ''some economists'', an unethical style of writing not becoming of a newspaper of the standard of Economist, said Mr Raja.

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