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Articles by Mr S Sundar

Mr S Sundar
Mr S Sundar

Regulators should have a thorough knowledge of the sector they regulate and a vision for its future, and these qualities are not necessarily present in the civil service or the judiciary. However, a count of the chairpersons of the fourteen State...

Mr S Sundar

The forthcoming Doha Ministerial Conference has put the debate on WM issues in sharper focus. There has, however, been little discussion on the proposal to have a multilateral agreement on trade facilitation in WTO. There is a thinking in many...

Mr S Sundar

In the past, tariff determination in infrastructure sectors was the exclusive domain of government and was subject to political considerations. Electoral compulsions did not allow governments to set tariff to reflect the cost of services. Certain...

Mr S Sundar

The decade of 1990s saw the liberalization and privatization of infrastructure services in a big way. For many years, there was a strong belief that infrastructure services can only be provided by natural monopolies as they alone enjoyed economies...

Mr S Sundar

Until recently, monopolistic provision of infrastructure services by public agencies and lack of their effective regulation invariably led, among other things, to lack of concern for quality of services. The relevant legislations did not cast any...

Mr S Sundar

The promulgation of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Ordinance, 2000 has been hailed as a positive step towards strengthening the telecom regulator. It must be said to the credit of the ordinance that for the first time, the...

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