19 October, 2020

'I Didn't Do It For Income'

The advisor on infrastructure in the Planning Commission on accusations of securing a personal copyright on what's described as a government document...

Narendra Bisht
'I Didn't Do It For Income'
outlookindia.com
-0001-11-30T00:00:00+05:53
As advisor on infrastructure in the Planning Commission, Gajendra Haldea is one of the most influential bureaucrats in the UPA government. With the Commission, headed by Montek Singh Ahluwalia, pushing key decisions in priority areas like the highways project, Haldea has ruffled many feathers. This has led to several allegations against him. He's been accused of securing a personal copyright on what's described as a government document and that his interventions have delayed projects. In this interview to Smita Gupta, Haldea presents his side of the story:

Is it ethical for a civil servant to take a personal copyright on a government document?

The Model Concession Agreement (MCA) on PPP (public private partnership) in National Highways is based on a volume previously published by me (which) carried my copyright. It was logical to carry forward the same, otherwise the earlier copyright would have lost effect. Secondly, I haven't written it as a government servant. Also, this copyright does not in any manner whatsoever operate against the government...
unsub

THIS ARTICLE IS PRICELESS...

To read this piece, and more such stories in India's most exciting and exacting magazine, plus get access to our 25-year archives goldmine, please subscribe.


In this article:

More from Smita Gupta


Latest Magazine

October 26, 2020
content

other articles from the issue

articles from the previous issue

Other magazine section