December 10, 2005, The Hindu
New Delhi, India

A “Parliamentarians’ Forum on Economic Policy Issues”, comprising 45 members of various parties, has been launched here.

Meant to be a bipartisan platform to address economic issues, it has been set up by CUTS International, a research, advocacy and networking group, working on policy issues.

The MPs, who were present at the launch, felt that India needed a stronger regulatory framework and that regulators should be made accountable to Parliament instead of to ministries.