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Annual General Meeting and National Conference 2014
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·   Crony capitalism that appears to have hijacked the ongoing narrative is a wrong perception that cannot be sustained, industry and commerce minister Anand Sharma said, delivering the inaugural address at the annual session of the Confederation of Indian Industry in the capital on Wednesday. "I refute the perception created with theatrical colors of crony capitalism. This is untrue and it must not be sustained," Mr Sharma said adding that new changes demand electoral reforms where a national corpus could be created for political parties to ensure transparency in the political process.

While ,India, like any other country in other parts of the world has its share of frauds like the Satyam case, the one by chit funds or even the latest Sahara case, there is a robust system that demands accountability. "Yes there are aberrations but corrections do take place," the minister said elaborating on the theme set by CII "Managing change: role of leadership and institutions."

Leadership, according to Mr Sharma, would need to adapt and innovate to meet the new changes and challenges. Hinting at the negative narrative that has clouded the investment climate he said that the government has to keep its responsibilities of a welfare state in mind while framing policies. Citing an example, Mr Sharma said that while a lot is made out of scams particularly in natural resources, the government is guided by the philosophy of welfare state where natural resources have to be shared and profit maximisation cannot be its objective. 

The government's job is to provide services in crucial areas like health, education and ensure that citizens rights' are protected. The UPA government had worked towards enabling citizens with rights like the right to information, right to education, right to livelihood and right to food among others, he said while emphasising that the judiciary has to ensure that rights are protected and is affordable and accessible. 

Touching upon key areas of reforms the industry minister spoke of the need for electoral and judicial reforms that could bring in transparency and increase accountability in the political process. "Policy makers have to make policies and be accountable to the people who elect them," while the judiciary should work towards reducing pending cases so that justice is delivered in time. 

In his last address as Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Mr Anand Sharma lauded the role played by industry in spearheading and managing change in the past 10 years. He was speaking at the CII national conference and annual session in New Delhi on Wednesday. Presenting virtually a score-card of the past two regimes of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, the minister underlined the fact that progress on every front had been impressive – government funding of education had increased eight times, foreign direct investment (FDI) had gone up by 15 times and the expenditure on health had jumped six times. Commenting on the aptness of the theme “Managing Change: Role of Leadership & Institutions”, he said leadership was important at every level in business, administration, judiciary and media.

Elaborating on changes and reforms, Mr Anand Sharma said a that any government will have to be led by liberalisation coupled with a sustainable regulatory system. The minister also emphasised the role of a free and vocal media he also cautioned that there was a need to have regulatory mechanisms in this sector as is the case worldwide.

Welcoming Mr Sharma at the annual session, CII President Mr S Gopalakrishnan said CII was fortunate to have benefited from the guidance of the minister with whom its leaders travelled to 11 countries and he was also the chief guest at 24 of the chamber’s events. Employment generation, working with labour unions, education, skill development, modernisation of manufacturing sector, taxation, governance and competitive solutions for medium,small and micro-enterprises (MSMEs) were among the areas which he said CII was working on.

·      `President-designate Mr Ajay Shriram thanked the minister for  the policy initiatives of his government which he said had  borne fruit. Stability of the rupee and approval of 16 new manufacturing corridors were initiatives which were going to be of tremendous benefit to industry. He also lauded the New Manufacturing Policy which incorporates several recommendations of CII and ended by saying that the chamber looked forward to working with the minister in his new avatar.

 
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"I Refute the perception of crony capitalism" Industry Minister Anand Sharma says Calls for national corpus to fund political parties and increase transparency
A Session on Accelerating Growth: The Role of Bureaucracy
A Session on Can Activist Media be Responsible?
A Session on Delivering Better Governance: Perspectives
A Session on Economy, Institutions and Change: The Promise
A Session on Indian Economy: Is a Recovery in Sight?
A Session on Indian Infrastructure: Realizing the Trillion Dollar Opportunity
A Session on Managing Business in Adversity
A Session on Managing Elections in India
A Session on Role of PSEs in the Modern Indian Economy
A Session on Women and Effective Leadership
Government should form Holding Company to manage its ownership in PSUs -
Inaugural Session of CII National Conference and Annual Session 2014 and presentation of CII Foundation Women Exemplar Awards 2014
Need for an Integrated Transport Ministry - Rakesh Mohan
Mr S Gopalakrishnan, President, CII at the Inaugural session of the National Conference and Annual Session 2014
Mr Anand Sharma, Minister of Commerce & Industry, GOI at the Inaugural session of the National Conference and Annual Session 2014
Presentation of the CII Foundation Women Exemplar Awards 2014 by Mr Anand Sharma, Minister of Commerce & Industry, GOI
Mr Ajay S Shriram, President-Designate, CII at the Inaugural session of the National Conference and Annual Session 2014
Dr Janmejaya Sinha, Chairman-Asia Pacific, The Boston Consulting Group on “Indian Economy: Is a Recovery in Sight?”
Dr Subir Gokarn, Senior fellow and Director of Research, Brookings India on “Indian Economy: Is a Recovery in Sight?”
Mr Nimesh Kampani, Chairman, JM Financial Group on “Indian Economy: Is a Recovery in Sight?”
Dr Surjit S Bhalla, Chairman, Oxus Investments Pvt Ltd on “Indian Economy: Is a Recovery in Sight?”
Dr Janmejaya Sinha, Chairman-Asia Pacific, The Boston Consulting Group on “Indian Economy: Is a Recovery in Sight?”
Mr Subodh Bhargava, Chairman, Tata Communications Ltd on “Economy, Institutions and Change: The Promise”
Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad, Deputy Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha & MP (RS), BJP on “Economy, Institutions and Change: The Promise”
Dr Abhishek Manu Singhvi, MP (RS), Indian National Congress on “Economy, Institutions and Change: The Promise”
Mr Sitaram Yechury, MP (RS), Communist Party of India (Marxist) on “Economy, Institutions and Change: The Promise”
An open house discussion on “Economy, Institutions and Change: The Promise”
Mr Subodh Bhargava, Chairman, Tata Communications Ltd on “Economy, Institutions and Change: The Promise”
Mr Ajay S Shriram, President-Designate, CII on “Managing Elections in India"
Mr H S Brahma, Election Commissioner, The Election Commission of India on “Managing Elections in India”
Mr Ajay S Shriram, President-Designate, CII on “Managing Elections in India”
Dr Naushad Forbes, Director, Forbes Marshall Private Ltd on “Managing Business in Adversity”
Mr Sanjiv Goenka, Chairman, RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group on “Managing Business in Adversity”
Mr T V Narendran, MD, Tata Steel-India and South East Asia on “Managing Business in Adversity”
Mr G V Sanjay Reddy, VC, GVK Power and Infrastructure Ltd on “Managing Business in Adversity”
An open house discussion on “Managing Business in Adversity”
Dr Naushad Forbes, Director, Forbes Marshall Private Ltd on “Managing Business in Adversity”
Mr Sumit Mazumder, Vice Chairman & MD, TIL Ltd on “Women and Effective Leadership"
Ms Vanitha Narayanan, MD, IBM India Private Ltd & Regional GM for India/South Asia, IBM on “Women and Effective Leadership”
Mr Ritu Kumar, Leading Fashion Designer & Director, Label Ritu Kumar on “Women and Effective Leadership”
Ms Shobana Kamineni, ED - New Initiatives, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd on “Women and Effective Leadership”
Ms Neeru Abrol, Chairman and MD, National Fertilizers Limited on “Women and Effective Leadership”
Ms Vandana Luthra, Founder & Mentor, VLCC Group on “Women and Effective Leadership”
Ms Madhu Purnima Kishwar, Professor, Centre for the Study of Development Societies & Founder, Manushi Sangathan and Manushi Journal on “Women and Effective Leadership”
Mr Sumit Mazumder, Vice Chairman & MD, TIL Ltd on “Women and Effective Leadership”
Mr Chandrajit Banerjee, DG, CII on “Accelerating Growth: The Role of Bureaucracy”
Mr S Gopalakrishnan, Executive Co-Chairman, Infosys Ltd on “Accelerating Growth: The Role of Bureaucracy”
Mr Ajit Seth, Cabinet Secretary, Government of India on “Accelerating Growth: The Role of Bureaucracy”
Mr Madhav Lal, Secretary, Ministry of MSME on “Accelerating Growth: The Role of Bureaucracy”
Mr M F Farooqui, Chairman, Telecom Commission & Secretary, Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology on “Accelerating Growth: The Role of Bureaucracy”
Mr Amitabh Kant, Secretary-DIPP, Ministry of Commerce & industry on “Accelerating Growth: The Role of Bureaucracy”
Dr Anup K Pujari, Secretary, Ministry of Mines on “Accelerating Growth: The Role of Bureaucracy”
Ms Sindhushree Khullar, Secretary, Planning Commission on “Accelerating Growth: The Role of Bureaucracy”
An open house discussion on “Accelerating Growth: The Role of Bureaucracy”
Mr Chandrajit Banerjee, DG, CII on “Accelerating Growth: The Role of Bureaucracy”
Mr Vinayak Chatterjee, Chairman, Feedback Infra (P) Ltd on “Indian Infrastructure: Realizing the Trillion Dollar Opportunity”
Dr Rakesh Mohan, ED, International Monetary Fund on “Indian Infrastructure: Realizing the Trillion Dollar Opportunity”
Mr Anil Swarup, Additional Secretary & Chairman, Project Monitoring Group, Cabinet Secretariat on “Indian Infrastructure: Realizing the Trillion Dollar Opportunity”
Mr Ashok Lavasa, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation on “Indian Infrastructure: Realizing the Trillion Dollar Opportunity”
Dr Vishwapati Trivedi, Secretary, Ministry of Shipping on “Indian Infrastructure: Realizing the Trillion Dollar Opportunity”
Mr Pradeep Kumar Sinha, Secretary, Ministry of Power on “Indian Infrastructure: Realizing the Trillion Dollar Opportunity”
An open house discussion on “Indian Infrastructure: Realizing the Trillion Dollar Opportunity”
Mr Vinayak Chatterjee, Chairman, Feedback Infra (P) Ltd on “Indian Infrastructure: Realizing the Trillion Dollar Opportunity”
Mr Arun Maira, Member-Industry, Planning Commission on “Role of PSEs in the Modern Indian Economy”
A penal discussion on “Role of PSEs in the Modern Indian Economy”
An open house discussion on “Role of PSEs in the Modern Indian Economy”
Mr Arun Maira, Member-Industry, Planning Commission on “Role of PSEs in the Modern Indian Economy”
Mr Uday Shankar, CEO, Star India on “Can Activist Media be Responsible?”
A panel discussion on “Can Activist Media be Responsible?”
An open house discussion on “Can Activist Media be Responsible?”
Ms Zia Mody, Founder & Senior Partner, AZB & Partners on “Delivering Better Governance: Perspectives”
Mr Pradeep Kumar, Central Vigilance Commissioner, The Central Vigilance Commission on “Delivering Better Governance: Perspectives”
Mr T S Krishna Murthy, Former Chief Election Commissioner of India on “Delivering Better Governance: Perspectives”
Mr Ranjit Sinha, Director, Central Bureau of Investigation on “Delivering Better Governance: Perspectives”
Mr Gurcharan Das, Author, Management Guru and Public Intellectual on “Delivering Better Governance: Perspectives”
Prof Dipankar Gupta, Director, RBI on “Delivering Better Governance: Perspectives”
An open house discussion on “Delivering Better Governance: Perspectives”
Ms Zia Mody, Founder & Senior Partner, AZB & Partners on “Delivering Better Governance: Perspectives”
 
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