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Articles by Mr S Sundar

Mr S Sundar

Sustainable transport requires us not only to ensure that the transport systems in place meet our mobility requirements, but are also sustainable in terms of energy efficiency and environment friendliness. The level of pollution in Delhi recently...

Mr S Sundar

The government?s ambivalence towards independent regulation comes out yet again in the Electricity Bill 2001 now before the Select Committee in the Lok Sabha. The Bill provides a framework for independent regulation, but introduces concepts that...

Mr S Sundar

Until recently, the quality of infrastructure service provided to consumers was of no concern, either to the government or to the service providers. The law regulating these sectors also did not address the quality of service. For example, while the...

Mr S Sundar

In our last article, we had argued the case for empowering the regulator. An autonomous regulator must, however, be accountable for his actions. It is only regulatory accountability that would make independent regulation acceptable to all...

Mr S Sundar

A constructive relationship between government and the regulator is essential for the success of regulatory reform. Such a relationship can develop only when governments empower the regulators so that they can hold their own. It is, however, not...

Mr S Sundar

Independent regulation involves the transfer of powers once exercised by governments to autonomous statutory agencies whose status in government is not clearly defined. This has naturally caused friction between ministries and regulatory...

Mr S Sundar

That market forces and competition can improve efficiencies in the delivery of infrastructure services without affecting economies of scale, and till such competition arrives, monopoly service providers should be regulated, have now been recognised....

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