Flipkart Owner Sachin Bansal Opinion on Rs.500 & 1000 Ban: E-commerce major Flipkart has said the intent behind the Centre’s demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes is “very good”, but there are challenges that exist with its execution. Flipkart executive chairman Sachin Bansal suggested that arbitrary problems and knee jerk reaction to the announcement could have been anticipated with more ground research and roping in of experts at the early planning stage.
“Firstly we should appreciate it….the idea behind it is very good, thought behind it is very good and the intent is very good. I’m hoping that this is not just one of thing and we get to see more often such things in the future,” Bansal said in response to a question on demonetization.
He claimed that this was going to be one of the important steps in reduction of black money. “I don’t think this is going to be the only step, there will be more steps, there is real estate where black money exists, also political funding and stuffs like that…..,” he said.
Bansal was speaking at a session during Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) here. Noting that there were challenges existing in execution of the idea, he said from the time of the announcement there has been some problems “which are arbitrary in nature or sort of knee jerk reaction which could have been anticipated.”
“At the hindsight, I would have done more research on the ground and roped in experts at the earlier stage, at the idea stage,” he said.
Adding that experts can anticipate things in advance, he said “bureaucrats in India do a great job in administration….but they lack subject matter expertise, and this being such a technically challenging problem….”