The department of performance management has created a pool of about 30 experts drawn from different fields and recently conducted a workshop for them on their functions. These experts are available for the ministries, depending on their area of work, for consultation. The facilitators include eminent professors from the Indian Institutes of Management, Ahmedabad and Bangalore and other reputable Indian consultants working abroad.More here.
The pool was drawn up by Prajapati Trivedi, secretary, department of performance evaluation, cabinet secretariat and Arun Meira, member, Planning Commission.Amongst the facilitators include A Arindam Bhattacharya, managing director of Boston Consulting Group, business strategy advisor Ramesh C Jain, strategy expert Shankar Venkateshan and Jagdeep Chhokar, former dean and director-in charge of IIM, Ahm-edabad.
'Facilitators' To 'Help' Ministries
Update: The main worry I have about this development is this: the revolving door phenomenon. It has caused considerable problems of governance in the US where it is prevalent. Will it do the same here? Would the Boston Consulting Group MD be a impartial dispenser of advice? Or will his day-job influence his government recommendations?