Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicPrivate Sector

Topic: Private Sector

Budget: Govt may favour gradualism over sudden change, pragmatic tinkering over clear plan

Combination of constrained fiscal situation, slowing economy and an extraordinary electoral mandate can provide the push for experimentation.

Private projects have been declining, and India’s new govt needs to reverse this trend

Investment is an important driver of growth in India, but the number of private projects announced and under implementation has been declining steadily since 2011-12.

One step India can take to make private sector jobs more inclusive. And it’s not quota

Caste-based reservation not the only way to bring inclusivity in India's private sector.

Private companies have caught up with India’s public sector on delinquent behaviour

Market-oriented reform is the only way forward for the Indian economy. But the failures of private businessmen have set back that process.

Govt opens door to private sector talent, wants specialists to join ministries as joint secys

DoPT ad for applications gets mixed reactions - some welcome the move but others are apprehensive, say may increase scope for political appointments

Talk Point: Is Nitish Kumar’s proposal for caste-based quotas in the private sector feasible?

Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar spoke in favour of 50 per cent job reservation in the private sector on the basis of caste, experts weigh in on the feasibility of this suggestion.

Talk Point: No job quota, but private sector should focus on voluntary action

Since Nitish is being seen as a villain among a large sections of Dalits, and is also an ethically beaten public figure right now, everything he says might appear bad. When India Inc is slowly but steadily moving towards integrating Dalit/Adivasis in their workforce chain, why is this man barking private sector quota at this juncture?    

Talk Point: Political will necessary to implement quota in private sector

Whether reservations in the private sector are feasible or not depends on the political will of the governments. It is a globally proven fact that institutions with greater diversity are more successful and innovative and endure longer.

Talk Point: Demand for private sector job quota is more rhetoric than substance

Nitish Kumar finds himself in a fix as he ditched the backward class constituency in jumping onto the BJP bandwagon. As an astute politician, he realised that all his rhetoric would not work with people. Therefore, he has come out with this trick of demanding a 50 per cent reservation in private sector.

Talk Point: A vibrant private sector key to empowering disadvantaged groups

Private sector reservations are a bad idea and step in the wrong direction, because growth and job creation are driven by private entrepreneurs reacting to the profit motive.

On Camera

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File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.