houses International Monetary Fund's Asia and Pacific Department. At IMF, Anand is a respected economist who has written a number of serious working papers concerning India and Sri Lanka. “Structural Transformation and the Sophistication of Production” is one of such papers which he has authored along with two other economists. And in all probability, Anand has already taken a calculated risk weighing the fact that he may be sacked by the government any day.
According to reports, Himachal Pradesh government gave an ultimatum to this officer directing him to report by June 30, 2013, but he did not do so. A news report in Indian Express quoted state principal secretary (personnel) and 1985 batch IAS SK Bhim Sen Negi, to say that Anand is no longer an IAS officer so far as the state government is concerned. Now, the DoPT is likely to take the final call on his termination.
Those who know Anand personally say he is obsessed with economics and its applications in society. A PhD from Cornell University and Masters from Harvard University, Anand is well armed to be a specialist rather than a generalist IAS who could be posted in any department, be it sports or fertilizer. Is Anand a story of a generalist wishing to be a serious economist?
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