Apr 07, 2012 04:40 PM IST | Source: CNBC-TV18

India needs a committed bureaucracy: DMRC's E Sreedharan

With no government functioning and everybody just playing politics, E Sreedharam the Principal Advisor at DMRC believes that politicians are not acting as statesmen and thus the country suffers.

With no government functioning and everybody just playing politics, E Sreedharam the Principal Advisor at DMRC believes that politicians are not acting as statesmen and thus the country suffers.

He thinks that policy decisions need to be taken by politicians and the bureaucrats have to implement it. But the bureaucracy is reluctant to do so for the fear of scandals and thus what we need is a very committed bureaucracy. He is doubtful that any bureaucrat today will stand up for the principle the way he had during the period of the setting up of the Delhi Metro.

 Below is the edited transcript of his interview on CNBC-TV18. Also watch the accompanying videos.

Q: Before you share with us about what you learnt along your journey at DMRC, at Konkan Railways, I want to talk to you about the current state of affairs in the country. This is with regards to this whole business of policy paralysis and lack of decision making. Are you afraid that this is going to impact India

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