Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh said that he would like to involve more intellectuals in the governance process. He himself is an economist turned politician. He said that former Infosys co-chairman Nandan Nilekani’s appointment as head of a government project National Authority for Unique Identity was only a beginning and there was room for more intellectuals in governance.
Manmohan Singh noted that the move to rope in the IT industry leader has been widely welcomed. He added that there was an enormous reserve of intellectuals available in the country who were outside the political system and their services should be appropriately utilized in governance.