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Dear HR Fraternity,

Please find below is a clipping on news article on captioned subject:

May 14, 2015

Hours before his departure to China to woo more investment for Maharashtra, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis directed the state police to take stern action on local goons and union leaders who harass industrialists 'unnecessarily'. He also ordered the police to ensure safety of industrial areas across the state by overhauling the law and order measures.

In fact, the chief minister asked the home department to conduct a safety audit on all MIDCs in the state and establish a police station at every MIDC so as to restore the confidence of India Inc. in Maharashtra.

The development came after his meeting with ministers and top officials of the industries, home and labour departments on Wednesday morning. Industry sources claimed that a few industries have recently shifted their plants to neighbouring states due to constant harassment and extortion by local goons supported by political parties. The problems initially faced by industries in Thane and Pune said have reached the Vidarbha region. Opposition by locals over the pending issue of land acquisition was also faced by industries, said an official.

"We are seeking to attract more investment in the state for which all facilities are being extended to them. To make sure that this initiative succeeds, we will need to ensure good law and order in the industrial areas," Fadnavis has told Director General of Police Sanjeev Dayal, asking him to ensure safety of industrialists and mills.

The chief minister also directed the three departments — industry, home and labour — to constitute a committee to address these issues and facilitate the works in industries.
14th May 2015 From India, Mumbai
#Anonymous
Dear Korgaonkar k a
What your CM is going to do with harassment by govt officials?
Please tell your CM that we have no interest in doing business in Maharashtra. All government officials are MAHA corrupt in the State. We are fed up with the inspection raj. The officers they do concern with exacting money only and not with what compliances needed. Office of factory inspectors, labour commissioner, Gumasta have minimum fix rates which are exorbitantly high. Service Tax, Sales Tax, Professional Tax officers also have their fix rates for granting registration. Even the peons from those departments harass us. If you don't pay them, we are threatened with consequences.
CM assured licences in three days but many licences are pending since last 6 months time.
This government is elected on the key issue of corruption during the term of earlier government. This CM is following PM NAMO in making ghoshnabaaji only. I will say, this government is FEKU government. It lacks in implementing.
15th May 2015 From India, Mumbai
Dear Anonymous,

I came across one news article today on one survey which says "66% businesses believe some form of bribery acceptable".

With no comments by me, I am just reproducing the said article for information of you and other readers.

MUMBAI, MAY 20, 2015:

A whopping 66 per cent of businesses in the country believe that some form of bribery is acceptable, in spite of increased regulatory actions and public outcry against corruption, according to a survey.

As many as 80 per cent believe that corruption is still widespread, with 52 per cent saying offering gifts to win businesses is “justifiable to help a business survive”, while 27 per cent justify cash payments, the survey on fraud and corruption by Ernst & Young said.

Interestingly, 35 per cent of respondents also believe that “conformity to their organisation’s anti-bribery and anti-corruption policies would harm their competitiveness in the market”.

“As many as 80 per cent of respondents state that corruption is widespread in the country, while 66 per cent state that some form of bribery such as giving cash gifts is acceptable,” EY India said.

Further, 57 per cent said increased regulation in “is augmenting challenges for the growth or success of their business”.

The survey interviewed 3,800 people from 38 countries across Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa.

The findings revealed that 60 per cent of Indian respondents, however, “agree that regulatory activity in their sector had a positive impact on ethical standards”.

“The spurt of change being driven by regulators has undoubtedly made a positive impact on business environment,” said the survey.
22nd May 2015 From India, Mumbai
Pot calling kettle black.
Industry violates law and finds pliable officials to over look violations with under the table favours.
Officials want quick money and use innumerable clauses of law to pinpoint and then extract pound of flesh.
The country needs a radical change in attitudes and mental approach.
Shed jugaadu approach to life for real change to take place.
We also need a leader who can bring about change in a multicultural,linguistic and religious country with 1.3 billion people.
22nd May 2015 From India, Pune
This seems to be related to this: http://www.ndtv.com/mumbai-news/mumbai-at-rs-1-6-crore-mukesh-ambanis-bmw-is-rtos-costliest-registration-764382
At 1.6 Crores, Mukesh Ambani's BMW is Mumbai's Costliest Car Registration
Since 2013, Mr Ambani has been provided with Z-category security because of threats received by mail. He reimburses the government for the cost of the armed commando squad that guards him.
22nd May 2015 From India
#Anonymous
Dear Anonymous,
You are equally a criminal when you give bribe to any officer. Don't you feel that citizen like you only made the officers MAHA corrupt in MAHARASHTRA?
My SALUTE to the owner of Hotel at Thane who made complaint to ACB when one of the GLOs (LEO) demanded money from him and helped the ACB to trap the said GLO red handed while taking the bribe from him in last week.
Last month, in Panvel Labour office, one of the GLOs was trapped by ACB.
Real fishes from the most corrupt labour department at BKC, Thane, Panvel and Kalyan should be trapped.
26th May 2015 From India, Mumbai
The whole system is corrupt.
Once you get a corrupt man arrested,the staff of the department close ranks and make your life miserable.
There are so many laws regulating industry that no industrialist can really comply with them in reality.
I am sure you have sometimes in protest government departments say they will work to rule-which means no work can eve be done.
Simplifying rules,cutting down need for sanctions is one way.
But for such steps the industry also has to play role of good practises and not money saving.
Whole thing boils down to attitude and greed.
This needs to change for our country to progress.
No amount of laws or no amount of speeches can change India.
Change has to start from each individual.
We need good role models.
India sorely lacks role models.
Film stars and cricketers by and large, are poor role models.
27th May 2015 From India, Pune
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