K Jayakumar

Neglecting reforms in governance thwarts progress

Instead of delegating powers and enforcing greater accountability, centralisation of powers and expectation of compliance define today’s administrative culture.

23 May 2023

NEP: Change is way forward for public universities

The decisive influence of organised unions to stall crucial academic and administrative reforms can be tamed only with political will.

29 Mar 2023

Apathy for institutional autonomy

Loss of trust and confidence in professional investigative and regulatory agencies is a double-edged weapon.

23 Dec 2022

Lok Sabha elections 2019: What talking points did our politicians ignore?

Political parties conveniently forgot to address five major issues during the election campaign, writes K Jayakumar.

22 May 2019

Bureaucracy in Kerala must be flexible

After the devastating floods, the daunting task of rehabilitation remains. How should the state government go about it?

05 Sep 2018

Relevance of ambedkar in today’s India

The social and economic justice that Dalits and tribals should’ve got long ago have still not reached them as facts show

18 Apr 2018