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Gautam Sen

Gautam Sen is ex-Additional CGDA and had served in the High Commission of India in Colombo during 1988-1990. Presently he is serving as Adviser (Finance) to Government of Nagaland.

For Successful Implementation of the Land Boundary Agreement with Bangladesh

December 29, 2015

It is essential in the interest of economic development and smooth rehabilitation of the affected people that funds as part of a comprehensive financial package be devolved to the West Bengal Government at the earliest.

The Continuing Political Stalemate in Manipur

December 14, 2015
The Continuing Political Stalemate in Manipur

Without going into the merits of the Inner Line Permit issue, the Centre should harness its resources and political and administrative skills adroitly to ensure that the State Government maintains the status quo in the matter till the next Assembly elections.

Meghalaya High Court Calls for Invoking Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Garo Hills

November 17, 2015
Meghalaya High Court Calls for Invoking Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Garo Hills

The Meghalaya High Court’s order directing the central government to consider invoking AFSPA in the Garo Hills is more like an advisory premised on a number of High Court and Supreme Court judgments.

Restoration of Inherent Financial Powers of Defence Services

November 12, 2015
Restoration of Inherent Financial Powers of Defence Services

The MoD Order mentions that the IFAs are expected to give due attention to macro- management issues, highlighting the need for them to be involved in the planning and plan-review process. These are laudable objectives, but a well-knit mechanism for their implementation does not seem to exist at present.

Aftermath of the Enactment of Controversial Statutes in Manipur

September 29, 2015
The political imbroglio in Manipur has to be analysed through the prism of likely political gains and losses for the State`s major players, in juxtaposition to the scenario prevailing in adjoining States as well as inclinations of the Central Government.

The political imbroglio in Manipur has to be analysed through the prism of likely political gains and losses for the State`s major players, in juxtaposition to the scenario prevailing in adjoining States as well as inclinations of the Central Government.

The Jeremy Corbyn Phenomenon in Britain

September 14, 2015

Corbyn’s mandate includes popular support from many centrist and left-of-centre citizens, apart from a substantial number of traditional Labour Party members.

The Rajapakse Factor after Sri Lanka’s Parliamentary Elections

September 07, 2015
The Rajapakse Factor after Sri Lanka’s Parliamentary Elections

Notwithstanding the UNP victory, Rajapakse and his supporters will continue to wield substantial influence within and outside parliament.

Deployment of Central Forces in the North East: Need for a Realistic Security Audit

July 15, 2015
Deployment of Central Forces in the North East: Need for a Realistic Security Audit

The security audit should be done in a realistic frame and may include some interlocutors and officers of the C&AG`s department given their understanding of the functioning of the state government machinery at various tiers as well as their independence of approach.

How Workable will Consultants be in the Existing Framework of the Ministry of External Affairs?

July 06, 2015
How Workable will Consultants be in the Existing Framework of the Ministry of External Affairs?

There are also grey areas to the extent that the professional and hierarchical relationship which the Consultants will have with regular IFS officers is yet to be clearly outlined.

Adequate Empowerment of the Services and Financial Oversight Yet to be Achieved

June 23, 2015
Adequate Empowerment of the Services and Financial Oversight Yet to be Achieved

Converting the Services` HQs as departments of the government within the scope of Allocation of Business Rules, with responsibility to Parliament for obtaining defence appropriations, may be in the long-term interests of the country.

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