NITI Aayog and the emperor’s clothes
Instead of letting the government set the agenda, NITI Aayog needs to inform the government of its failings
About 180 years ago, in 1837, popular Danish author Hans Christian Andersen wrote the famous short story, The Emperor’s New Clothes. The story reminds us of the duties of advisers to the king, who are expected to present a clear picture to the king, and give fair and frank advice, without fear or favour. It is pertinent to revisit the story now when the Narendra Modi government is celebrating three years in office.