Just came across this very good critic on India's National Telecom Policy 1999.
I guess we need to have more public reviews of such policies.
BTW http://www.deeshaa.org/ is the weblog of Prof. Atanu Dey from Berkeley, and the site has a lot of insightful articles. He is off to India to implement a model called "Rural Infrastructure and Services Commmons (RISC)" which was his Ph.D. thesis.
Some other articles worth reading there:
The Hype: India as a IT superpower