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by System Administrator - Tuesday, 13 January 2015, 1:34 AM

By : M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bangalore : Reportedly Modi can do wonders to lift India and its people run a welfare state and make every citizen employable and profitable . Modi is not a seller and citizens are not byers of Indian government.Modi is requested not to sell everything and every resource available with government. Modi ji you are prime minister of India and not CEO of a commercial company .Government should act as facilitator and not as profiteer. Do not take advise from CAG about what the government should do .If CAG is allowed to dictate government then they will say that Modi has made loss of RS 100 lakh CR by notauctioning river and mineral water and Indian Air as Indian companies are making money out of it..Will government heed such a advise and auction river water and Indian Air as this is precious natural resource. The spectrum auction may fetch govt RS 1 lakh CR but MODI will loose leadership for long term as when people will be directly affected at large and everybody get the pinch of raising price raise in mobile tariffs people start remembering the UPA government and Dr Manmohan Singh which has not auctioned the spectrum for the benefit of its general public as every citizen uses today mobile whether he is rich or poor and tariff is affordable . There may be and may not be lapses and in allotments of spectrum as still courts have to decide on allegations of corruption but it was a presumptary loss calculated by CAG .Anybody can make presumption and may make accurate presumptions for running business but one should not forget that government running is not a business for profit otherwise it has shut everything which is not earning profit.

As per views expressed by many the idea that government should be run like a business is a popular one with many of business persons and few CAG officers . But this betrays a basic misunderstanding of the roles of the private and public sector. We should no more want the government to be run like a business than a business to be run like the government. Hence, to ask that the government be run like a business is tantamount to asking that the government turn a profit. The problem in a nutshell , is that not everything that is profitable is of social value and not everything of social value is profitable. To reiterate, the key issue is this: not everything that is profitable is of social value and not everything of social value is profitable. The proper role of government is the latter. Those arguing for a business model for government must necessarily be ready to shut down all government functions that do not earn a profit, regardless of their contribution to our well being. And, if the public sector is being run properly, that should mean every single one. If it's profitable, they shouldn't have been doing it in the first place. There is no need for the government to start a chain of hamburger stands, hardware stores, or coffee shops. Rather, they run child protective services, the National Park Service, and the Air Force. Profit is the realm of business, while unprofitable but socially useful tasks is the responsibility of government.

As per press reports mobile rates may go up in coming months after spectrum auction. People will definitely remember Dr Manmohan singh and UPA chairman Smt Sonia Gandhi Government as it did not sell the spectrum and made people pay for it .When institutions other than the executive try their hand at policymaking and about discretionary powers of government, the consequences can be disastrous. The government is accountable to the people through legislature. Governments are not in the business of maximizing revenues. Instead of filling its own pocket, it is obliged, in a welfare state and particularly if government recognizes public convenience and reward them benefits to its people common people and its duty of Government. You cannot have three executives running the government. Spectrum allocation and pricing are complex issues, given the nature of the telecom industry in India, and it needs far better capability than what exists. Which one is better FCFS or direct auctioning of spectrum and other natural resources?.