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Sonia Gandhi called shots on appointments, policies: Arun Maira in his book

After books by a former media adviser to the PM and a top bureaucrat, a member of the outgoing Planning Commission has added grist to the mill saying it was Sonia Gandhi who called the shots on all appointments and policies of UPA governments.

`Spending 2% on CSR won`t help if cos keep damaging environment`

Planning Commission member Arun Maira today said that making it mandatory for corporates to spend 2 per cent of their profits on CSR will not benefit the society if they continue to adopt corrupt practices that are damaging to the environment.

New pay commission is outcome of election force: Maira

Constitution of the 7th Pay Commission is an "election force", Planning Commission member Arun Maira said on Wednesday.

Institutions facing trust deficit: Maira

Institutions in India are facing a crisis of `trust deficit` and it is causing unrest in some pockets of the society, said Arun Maira, Member, Planning Commission here on Friday.

Growth at 9-10% possible if manufacturing accelerates: Maira

Indian economy can grow at 9-10 percent by the end of the 12th Five Year Plan if the coordination and collaboration of stakeholders accelerates the manufacturing sector by 2-4 percent, Planning Commission member Arun Maira said Tuesday.