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my objection is that it’s not automatic. the system creates warped incentives. There are risks to taking a bold decision It may or may not work When I know that vigilance offices are always watching me I won’t take a bold decision Why Because if I do and it does not work and somebody gains as a result of the decision not working then there will be an ostensible case as if I took the decision deliberately to profit that man Whereas if I take the non-risky but low-payoff decision the company doesn’t gain much but I save my skin which one will I take This obsession with affixing blame is part of the problem of why say public sector enterprises are inefficient We don’t incentivise bureaucrats to make bold decisions This is in contrast to China where the local official’s promotion depends on certain well-specified criteria One is the economic performance of the district you are in charge of Suppose I am a corrupt local official I will still steal but not too much because if I do that then my district’s performance suffers And I won’t get promoted So it is in my self-interest to ensure the district does well Indian district collectors have no such incentive If the district goes to the dogs it doesn’t matter he’ll be transferred in two years anyway The Chinese system is non-democratic but they think in terms of incentives we are not Q: You mentioned earlier that there are no jobs being created But the jobs that are created go unfilled because of a skills deficit How can that be addressed A: For me the skill-formation question is a major issue one that goes to the much larger issue of how to restructure the education system No government seems to have given enough thought to this They announce more universities more IITs and IIMs but that’s not the way to address this very real problem I have suggested that we borrow ideas from Germany and the US In Germany after you leave school or even Grade 8 this whole population is streamed towards vocational training acquiring specialised skills These vocational training centres collaborate with firms that are potential employers who also fund them By getting involved in vocational training they can catch good workers early so these students are like trainees in the company That is a model that is highly imitable in India In the US the overwhelming majority of high school graduates go to community colleges which are local They are funded entirely by local taxes are almost free and extremely accessible The tiny percentage of people who do very well can transfer to universities That’s how it should be How many people are really cut out for good university education Most people go into jobs for which you don’t need a bachelors or a masters degree We need to adapt these models to our circumstances and restructure our education system to encourage skill formation It’s also important to link up to potential job-givers and involve them in the process We should be setting up skills-training centres in villages and small towns rather than expanding universities Q: There have reports that growth rates in China are coming down and that we don’t know what’s going on there A: There is no doubt that China’s growth rates are slowing For one it is ageing I expect the growth rate to decline over time but not that much because its savings rate is very high and with that kind of savings rate you cannot do too badly Indeed the reason I think India’s growth rate will also rebound is that the savings rate is reasonably high The other reason for China’s growth rate to remain high is that they are spending a large part of the GDP on R&D which will lead to innovation and growth China is already beating the US on green technology and they’re looking for sectors they can enter Q: There’s a perception that we can’t trust Chinese data A: That’s true but there are indirect ways of checking on industrial growth like electricity consumption etc So those checks largely show that there is only a little gap between official statistics and independent estimates Either way Chinese growth rate is very high Having said that India’s service sector growth is very badly recorded and India’s data are only slightly better than Chinese data Q: But the sense is that the poor quality of Indian data is due to incompetence while Chinese data is political A: Sure But Indian data can also be political State government may change their data because of the criteria of fund allocation So I would not be surprised if there were corresponding manipulations in Indian data also No doubt it’s much more in China though I expect that by 2020 their growth rate will come down to 6-7 per cent Q: Do you think a lower growth rate will stress the political system and force the communist party to make political concessions A: Well 6-7 per cent is not all that low I think the political unrest will come from other reasons As a result of growth property prices have gone up and as a result even the middle class cannot afford houses That is a source of resentment Secondly eventually the middle class will start questioning the government’s actions as is already happening on microblogs But it’s difficult to predict The government knows socialism doesn’t hold the country together It is trying to substitute — the glue now is nationalism Every Chinese learns in school of a century of humiliation — that 19th century on from the Opium War they’ve been humiliated And now is the time to reclaim their position in the world So they’ve cleverly used nationalism I wouldn’t be surprised if things explode but if I were to bet the party will probably manage to control things for some time to come For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Komal RJ Panchal | Mumbai | Published: May 10 2017 9:55 am If Saba Qamar happens to make it to India to promote Hindi Medium it will be a positive sign for all the Pakistani artistes who have had to stop performing in India because of the ban Related News There has been an ongoing controversy following the ban on Pakistani actors singers and technicians from working in Indian films by the Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association This ban was implemented in the wake of Uri attacts and the volatile situation with Pakistan Today in a candid chat with Irrfan Khan when we asked him about what would be his reaction to the ban since Saba Qamar is not allowed to promote her own film here Khan said “I was told that she (Saba Qamar) has applied for the visa and she will be arriving soon I am not sure when she will come but she is expected to be here soon” Also read |Hindi Medium release postponed to clash with Half Girlfriend on May 19 If Saba Qamar happens to make it to India to promote the film it will be a positive sign for all the Pakistani artistes who have had to stop performing in India because of the ban The last time this ban was in news when Raees actor Maheera Khan couldn’t come to India to promote the film with Shah Rukh Khan and the Raees team Irrfan Khan is busy promoting Hindi Medium alone The film which was first supposed to release on May 12 2017 will not release on May 19 2017 It is a story of the plight parents have to go through for their children to get the best of modern education in posh schools of big Indian cities and how they would do anything and everything to make sure they give their children the best For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Balbir Punj | Updated: July 21 2015 12:23 am The insertion into the debate of the interests of lakhs of poor Muslim students is obfuscation Under the Right to Education Act governments are obliged to provide free education to all students Related News Both the supporters and critics of the Maharashtra government’s move to declare madrasas that do not teach modern science mathematics and English as “non-schools” are missing the crux of the issue The Maharashtra minority affairs minister says: “Madrasas are giving students education on religion and not giving them formal education… We have asked them to teach other subjects as well Otherwise madrasas will be considered as non-schools and will not be eligible for government funding” The state has sought to be even-handed: The term “non-school” will also apply to vedic schools that only teach religion The data on how many schools are classified as madrasas in the state is unclear According to one estimate there are 600 institutions affiliated to the state madrasa board But there are also many private institutions beyond government grants and regulations There are said to be some one lakh “poor” Muslim students enrolled in these institutions who mostly receive education in Islamic theology Though it is also claimed that there are many among these institutions that teach modern subjects including science and mathematics However these one lakh students are only 4 per cent of Muslim children of school-going age The rest are apparently in regular schools Critics accuse the state government of interference in Muslim religious matters discrimination against a minority and violation of Article 30 which guarantees minorities the right to establish and administer their own educational institutions and forbids discrimination against them Admittedly even 4 per cent of the total is important and they can’t be denied the right to education prescribed as compulsory How absurd is it to claim that modern subjects are only for secular schools not religious institutions that are to be recognised as schools If Muslim-run institutions for religious education are recognised as “schools” and given grants from public funds can we leave other religious institutions out Can one imagine the chaos if every community set up its own religious education institutions and demanded they be recognised as schools eligible for public funding Should public funds be used by a secular state for modern education or religious instruction The insertion into the debate of the interests of lakhs of poor Muslim students is obfuscation Under the Right to Education Act governments are obliged to provide free education to all students The poor are also entitled to free textbooks and uniforms Why insist on madrasa education for poor Muslim students Is it that the ulemas fear questioning a shift from passive acceptance that threatens tradition and transforms societies into liberal innovative thinking machines In educational institutions attended by children of a single community students know about only one religious text learn about only one part of human history and are never exposed to children of other communities After 10 or more years of this these students are then made to go into the open where there are others of their age with different educational cultural and linguistic backgrounds who are better able to handle the challenges of modern life Recruiters from Taliban-like organisations like to fish in such waters where entire communities feel pushed backwards and a sense of victimhood grows in the mind A lesson must be learned from the example set by other communities whose schools even though administered as minority institutions teach modern ideas and insist on a mix of students But the belief that just the inclusion of English math and science in the curriculum of madrasas would enable students to better deal with the contemporary world and help them develop a “modern” mindset is fallacious Mere access to technology cannot help a person become “liberal” These subjects are only tools It is the mindset of the person that determines to what use these tools will be put to In the absence of a catholic mindset these modern tools usually end up promoting a medieval agenda of hate and bigotry The sooner we realise this danger the better The “victim mindset” is the inevitable product of a ghettoised learning process and persistent poverty its signature tune The writer is national vice president BJP? 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