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Chasing Some Very Wild Geese

Chasing Some Very Wild Geese AFTER protracted deliberation, the Sarkar Commission seems at last to be going into action, judging from its recent advertisement in the Press seeking information and evidence on its terms of inquiry. The terms of the inquriy are broad, The inquiry has not been restricted to the Birla group, as its original proponents had sought; it is to cover what the Dutt Committee calls "large" and "larger" industrial houses and "large independent companies". They were responsible, purely in industrial licensing terms, for 30 per cent of the industrial licences issued between 1956 and 1966, according to the Dutt Committee. Obviously, they represent a large segment of the corporate sector and an inquiry which covers all of them is surely a tall order The scope of the inquiry is no less wide. The Commission is to inquire into all allegations listed in the Dutt Committee's Report. There are 11 allegations concerning all houses and companies listed in Schedule A to the notification and another 8 plus 14 concerning specifically the Birla Group listed in Schedules B and C, Inquiry into these allegations involves scrutiny of files and, since "file" notings and decisions are not always self-explanatory, an inquiry into subjective factors governing these decisions. This is a labyrinth one can easily get lost in.

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