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Indranil Rajguru challenges sitting Chief Minister of Gujarat

Congress reposes faith in youth leader Indranil Rajguru for grand success in Rajkot WestCongress reposes faith in youth leader Indranil Rajguru for grand success in Rajkot West

  • He has repeatedly highlighted grave issues of Rajkot like Deteriorating Law & Order, Rising Unemployment, High Inflation, Demonetization, GST and high Education Fees *
  • Issue of stepmotherly behaviour meted out by subsequent State Governments towards Rajkot even though 3 Chief Ministers were chosen from this constituency has been raised by him time and again

Mr Indranil Rajguru's nomination day programme

showed the support base he commands. The day began with a Puja at Rajguru Wadi (Neel's City Campus) where his family and close associates were in attendance to see him taking God's blessings.

 

 

Thesynergyonline EConomics Bureau

RAJKOT, NOVEMBER 20:
Mr Indranil Rajguru, the sitting MLA of
Rajkot East, on Monday filed his nomination as the Congress (I) candidate from*
Rajkot West Constituency (Gujarat Vidhan Sabha Constituency No 69).*

The Congress Party has reposed full faith in the youth leader to fight the
sitting BJP MLA and Chief Minister of Gujarat Mr Vijay Rupani
successfully. Shri Indranil Rajguru has chosen this constituency himself to
display the level of disillusionment of the citizens of the constituency
towards the ruling BJP government and its weak Chief Minister.

According to various surveys conducted by some independent agencies, Shri
Indranil Rajguru is all set to successfully challenge BJP's Rupani in these
elections.


The Congress has a proven track record in successfully controlling inflation, improving law and order while bringing policies to support industrial units and through it generation of employment, which we will continue to do when we come to power. I believe that with right ideas and insights for the citizens, we can make a positive impact to the city".

Indrani Rajguru


 

 

In his five years as MLA of Rajkot (East) and even before while
in Municipal Corporation or otherwise, Mr Rajguru has had the welfare of
Rajkot City close to his heart. He has repeatedly raised issues of the city
like deteriorating law and order situation, high unemployment rates, rising
Inflation, high fees being charged by educational institutions, breakdown of
local healthcare system, no new industrial area for the city, no further
work on new Rajkot airport, flooding of underbridge, inadequate dams, etc.
And most of the city's citizens feel that if he is their representative he
will continue to raise their issues in the Vidhan Sabha and bring much needed
relief to Rajkot and its citizens.

He has continuously challenged Mr Vijay Rupani to an open debate with
him.

He has said that despite having elected two chief ministers in recent
past, including the present Prime Minister Mr Modi and current CM, Mr
Rupani, Rajkot West, has suffered more negligence than any other city in
Gujarat.

Mri Indranil Rajguru, the Congress (I) candidate from Rajkot
West, says, "In the last 32 years of continued patronage of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) by this constituency and in sharp contrast to Ahmedabad, Surat and Baroda, this
city has practically been devoid of any big developmental programme. Roads,
Parks and such small cosmetic beautification are in no way real
development.

Starting of industrial areas or big governmental projects where employment alongwith business opportunities get created would be real development and on this count, Rajkot has been meted out with the worst stepmotherly behaviour possible.

"The Congress has a proven track record in successfully controlling inflation,
improving law and order while bringing policies to support industrial units
and through it generation of employment, which we will continue to do when
we come to power. I believe that with right ideas and insights for the
citizens, we can make a positive impact to the city".

Mr Rajguru elongates, " It is clear that Mr Rajguru has some concrete ideas that would
steer the city's economy towards a conclusive, constructive and progressive
future. His views and objectives have always been in line with Congress
Party's strategies which are feasible and sound.

He also pointed out that the BJP candidate and their campaigners are still
harping on issues like liquor ban, cow slaughter ban, etc i.e. laws which
were passed half a century back (changing the severity of punishment does
not make them new laws) because they have run out of issues. If that was
not all, false promises and pompous style of BJP leaders who build castles
in the air for the electorate while making speeches, will also backfire
this time, since the electorate now remembers what happened to Dholera
airport, huge promised Investment MOUs which never materialised, Lok Kalyan
Mela (where huge amounts are spent on branding) and the poor receive paltry
amounts.

Mr Rajguru has been aggressive in his campaign in the last few months,
including a very successful Public Outreach Programme named *'Coffee with
Congress'*.

He had scaled up the initiative as an effective tool to understand
local Rajkot issues and find solutions to them. It started off as a small
get-together of diverse people from the city discussing issues of concern
of the city over coffee. To make sure the opinions expressed were devoid of
any partisan biases, members of the Congress Party were not allowed to be part
of these discussions. Each of these meetings had more than 100 participants
with sizable number of youth and women participating with enthusiasm.

Mr Rajguru's amiable character and ever helping behavior has helped him
garner a major support base cutting across class, caste and religious
groups.

His earlier stint in public administration while he was the MLA for
Rajkot (East), his tenure in Municipal Corporation and also because of the
myriad and hugely successful businesses that he manages. Mr Rajguru knows
what it takes to be a true leader and a complete team member.

He is confident and aggressive, yet ensconced in tradition and humble and this
has touched a vital nerve of all Rajkot residents and they are looking
forward to him winning this coveted constituency.

Mr Indranil Rajguru's nomination day programme showed the support base
he commands. The day began with a Puja at Rajguru Wadi (Neel's City Campus)
where his family and close associates were in attendance to see him taking
God's blessings.

Next at 11 am, he addressed a Sabha comprising of around 50 thousand supporters at Kisanpara Chowk. And finally, his entourage ended up at the District Collector's Office at 1 PM where he filed his nominations.

Hiring prospects to remain subdued in short term

Things to look up in 2 quarters: ASSOCHAM

 

The hiring outlook in the private sector , is expected to stay muted till beginning of fiscal 2018-19, an ASSOCHAM assessment , based on its feedback from members has indicated

Outlook

The focus , right now is how to deleverage , consolidate, exit from non-core businesses and achieve a lean and mean balance sheets

Focus

Under these circumstance, the fresh hiring prospects do not look bright maybe, for the two quarters

Pain points

But things would then improve and some of the pain points of the present like high debt, slow consumer demand, should ease from April, 2018. In any case, barring any untoward event, the fiscal 2018-19 would be better than the current financial year".

 

Hiring prospects to remain subdued in short term; things to look up in 2 quarters: ASSOCHAM


NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 19 : With corporate India placing most energies on rationalising costs, including the wage costs , and trying to deleverage its balance sheet, the hiring outlook in the private sector , is expected to stay muted till beginning of fiscal 2018-19, an ASSOCHAM assessment , based on its feedback from members has indicated.


"The focus , right now is how to deleverage , consolidate, exit from non-core businesses and achieve a lean and mean balance sheets. Going forward at least in the next quarter and a half, the corporates would be busy improving their margins and reducing their debt costs, even as the top line growth may take a back seat," said the paper.


"Under these circumstance, the fresh hiring prospects do not look bright maybe, for the two quarters; however, things should look up in the next fiscal," the paper noted. The wage cost control would remain a key area of priority in the short term.

It noted that most of the churning is taking place in telecom, financials (including private sector banks, non-banking finance companies), Information Technology, realty and infrastructure. " "Significantly, as the PSU banks would also bring down their employee cost to their operation ratio, post re-capitalisation by the government, the fresh hiring may also come down there as well," .


ASSOCHAM Secretary General Mr D S Rawat said, "Though the Moody's upgrade has given a sentiment boost, the next two quarters would be challenging for the private sector. But things would then improve and some of the pain points of the present like high debt, slow consumer demand, should ease from April, 2018. In any case, barring any untoward event, the fiscal 2018-19 would be better than the current financial year".
In fact, the boom in the stock market, though being triggered by a huge liquidity play, is also reflective of the uptick in the economic growth going forward. The market is at ease even with higher valuations, riding on the hopes of a pickup. The GST related problems should be settled in the next few months.

The optimism also stems from India' s sound macro indicators like moderate inflation, stability in foreign exchange, robust foreign exchange reserves and an improving trend line in exports. "However, a thing to watch would be crude oil prices which could be a spoiler if they move up significantly from the present level.
Some of the issues relating to agriculture like price fluctuations for the crops and farmers' vulnerability are likely to be addressed in the coming Budget with a focus on the rural landscape

 

 

 

SCOPE for developing global leaders in public sector

Leaders need to be equipped with competencies to enable them become  globally competitive
 

 
Thesynergyonline Economics Bureau

NEW DELHI, AUGUST  28 :
Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) organised the 6th  Advanced Global Leadership Program  with the objective to develop global leaders in public sector enterprises here. Mr Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, MMTC, Mr Atul Chaturvedi, former Chairman, Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) and  Prof Sougata Ray, Program Director addressed the inaugural session. The program was organized in academic collaboration with Indian Institute of Management - Calcutta.

SCOPE's Advanced Global Leadership Program aims at igniting the thought process of senior executives of public sector enterprises to prepare and groom them for higher leadership positions in the future. In today's time when the world is a global village, leaders need to be equipped with competencies to enable them become globally competitive. Mr Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE and CMD, MMTC


In his opening address  Mr Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE and CMD, MMTC said SCOPE's Advanced Global Leadership Program aims at igniting the thought process of senior executives of public sector enterprises to prepare and groom them for higher  leadership positions in the future. In today’s time when the world is a global village, leaders need to be equipped with competencies to enable them become  globally competitive.
In his special address  Mr Atul Chaturvedi, former Chairman, PESB said that the  leadership in public sector need to be conscious of the economic environment, hone their skills to meet competition and rise above short term perspective for the future of their organizations. Leaders need to think of future and act today to create impact for future, added Mr. Chaturvedi.


Giving the program perspective  Prof  Sougata Ray, Program Director, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta said that the program has been designed keeping in mind the need to prepare senior level executives for Board level positions in the Indian public sector.

Aadhaar based DBT results in
over Rs 83,000 cr disbursals

SC ruling on privacy leaves scope for biometric usage in social schemes: ASSOCHAM
 

Thesynergyonline Ecoomics Bureau

 NEW DELHI, AUGUST  27 :
Amidst the debate on possible fallouts of the Supreme Court judgement pronouncing privacy as fundamental right, on Aadhaar related government schemes,   an ASSOCHAM–Thought Arbitrage Report Card of three years of the Narendra Modi Government has noted that the biometric cards have facilitated as much as Rs 83,184 crore to beneficiaries of the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) schemes, without the notorious leakages of the past.

 

“Real benefit of Jan Dhan and Aadhaar is finally reflected in the number of beneficiaries of government DBT schemes. The amount of funds transferred under DBT schemes between 1st January 2013 and 31st March 2017 is Rs 83183.79 crores but the real achievement lies not in the amount disbursed, rather in the fact that these amounts were disbursed with minimum leakages or malpractices and that is important in terms of good governance,”  the study said.

 

Coincidentally, the ASSOCHAM –Thought Arbitrage study has been released just about the time when the nation would now be debating  about the impact of the Supreme Court judgement on privacy on Aadhaar cards –based schemes.

 

Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) schemes have resulted into weeding out 3.34 crore duplicate consumers under PaHAL and a further 2.33 crore ration cards being deleted, bringing transparency in governance of subsidy. Total savings under DBT has been  Rs 49,500 crores till December 2016. DBT savings have been highest under the PaHaL scheme, amounting to Rs 26,408 crores till December 2016.

 

 

 

 

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