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.
A modus vivendi that accepts the concept of federalism in principle as well as the devolution of administrative and financial powers in key functional areas is the need of the hour.
The Government of India may perform a catalytic role to activate community-cum-family based endeavours with particular emphasis on sports-related and youth activities—areas in which the Manipuris naturally tend to excel.
The delegation seems to have got its message across, that effective engagement with the TNA cannot be avoided by the Rajapakse government.
Entrusting the final appraisal of financial attributes to the Ministry of Finance may bring about a more open, dispassionate, integrative, and authoritative decision-making system.
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