The telecom minister also said the process of proper implementation required learing through experience.
“In 1994, the telecom sector was fairly new. Most decisions were taken in the absence of any prior experience. We, as an economy, were not conversant with how the sector works. But later the sector took off and the number of subscribers went up sharply,” he added.
According to Sibal, the decision makers may not have solution to every problem, but state governments should also take the blame for failing in implementation of plans, programmes and laws.
The telecom minister also said that good governance involves a vision for the future. “Considering the country’s current political structure, the vision has to be collaborative. It must be transparent for all to see. It should also have an element of accountability,” he added.
In a separate session, the new telecom secretary M.F. Farooqui said that there are “aspirational gaps” and “we need to dream, and dream big” for a better tomorrow.