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‘We Should Focus On Four, Or Maximum Six, Sports Disciplines’

SAI Director General Injeti Srinivas on shortcomings in policies and why the government needs to embrace foreign expertise in administration.

‘We Should Focus On Four, Or  Maximum Six, Sports Disciplines’
‘We Should Focus On Four, Or Maximum Six, Sports Disciplines’
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2016-11-18T17:06:58+05:30

SAI Director General Injeti Srinivas adm­its to many shortcomings in policies. He sugg­ests India should embrace foreign expertise in administration. But the 56-year-old IAS officer may not be around to see the changes he is ushering in as he could be transferred out of SAI any day after being promoted as secretary. Exce­rpts from an interview with Qaiser Mohammad Ali.

I gather some review has taken place after the disappointing show at the Rio Olympics. How would you asses India’s below-par performance in almost all disciplines, barring wrestling and badminton, in which we won the only medals?

Our performance has very been disappointing at one level, in terms of getting medals. At another level, if you look at the performance -- you may be surprised by what I say -- but there has been some progression. For example, in archery, if you look at the performance across those events and compare it with last two Olympics there was some progression. But the progression loses its relevance because...

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