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Re: monopolies - excellent point!!



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amar rao wrote:

> Does DOT, VSNL etc not come under perview of the MRTP.
> What the telecom dept in India is doing is clearely a
> monopoly act.

This is an excellent point.  MRTPC (Monopolistic and Restrictive Trade
Practices Commission), however, does not have enough powers to go after GoI
(Government of India) sanctioned monopolies.  Lack of transparency is one of
the main reasons why administrative costs within GoI are high (when weighed
with PPP).

In essence, the GoI has one set of rules and the rest of the country has
another.  No such special privilege is granted by the constitution!!

Sincerely,
Vamsi M.


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