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  1. 1. from the editor-in-chief Reviving manuf(r)actured sector… A visit to National Highway-2 in Haryana will give a sight of indus- tries placed one after other like shops on both sides. Some big, some small but all contribute to the production index of the country and give employment to many Indians. Thousands of such industrial townships across the country these days are not only curbing their production rate like never before, but are also downsizing their em- ployees. The low manufacturing output has squeezed the Indian economy International rating agencies are lowering their ratings . for India. Leading Indian industrialists are fuming against the Gov- ernment over its policy inaction, foreign investors are shouting over the General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR), the FDI issue is on hold, and above all small and medium units are no longer as enter- prising as they were. In this edition Bureaucracy Today takes perspectives from the leading players of the industry Neeraj Kanwar, Chairman of the . FICCI Manufacturing Committee and Managing Director of Apollo Tyres Ltd, speaks exclusively to us and gives his outlook on the gloomy contemporary state of the sector. Speaking on almost sim- ilar lines is Indian Industries Association Chairman Jugal Kishore who has presented the SME perspective on the state of affairs. Other senior industry people have also contributed their valuable perspectives. Also this issue of Bureaucracy Today features five fervid police officers of Uttar Pradesh, recommended by DGP AC Sharma who himself believes in demonstrating administrative efficiency in policing with sensitivity and commitment to the State. In our State Watch column, the Mayor and the Commissioner of the EDMC talk to BT about the trifurcation of the MCD and the newly created East Delhi Municipal Corporation. The idea of the story is to understand and foresee the changes that are to come in an area of just 16% harnessing the one-third population of the na- tional Capital. Suhaib A Ilyasiwww.bureaucracytoday.com JULY 2012 ◆ BUREAUCRACY TODAY 1
  2. 2. BUREAUCRACY Ins id e Infor ma ti on 3 1 . 0 7 .2 0 1 2 Volume 4, Issue 2Editor-in-chiefSuhaib A IlyasiEditor-in-Charge / Investigation 34Ved ParkashArt DirectorShailani SrivastavaGraphic DesignersPankaj KumarNisha MallikSpecial CorrespondentsBB NagpalGB Bala SubramanyamJugal Kishore ChibPrincipal CorrespondentVandana VasudevanCorrespondentsShalini SinghGulshan KumarSupriya AggarwalSrikant PandeyAnil JainProduction ManagerWaseem KhanHR & AdministrationSonam GuptaMithilesh MishraSubscription & Corporate Sales contact:Geetika SharmaHemanti LakraAtif Hashmi011-23074386, 23073004Editorial Team can be contacted at:2, Big City House, Opp. CSOI (Civil ServicesOfficers Institute), Masjid Kasturba GandhiMarg, New Delhi 110001. Ph.: 011-23073004, 23073042 Telefax: 011-23074386info@bureaucracytoday.comFor marketing queries contact:S P SinghPhone: 011-23073004, 23073042Telefax: 011-23074386sales@bureaucracytoday.com 28 30Volume IV Issue 2 JULY 2012Printed & Published by Suhaib Ilyasi on behalf of SuhaibA Ilyasi (owner) and Printed at MP Printers, B-220,Noida, Phase-II (UP) and Published at 2, Big City House,Masjid Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi 110001Editor: Suhaib A IlyasiDELENG/2009/306652 JULY 2012 ◆ BUREAUCRACY TODAY www.bureaucracytoday.com
  3. 3. 16 Ins id e Infor ma ti on 3 1 . 0 7 .2 0 1 2 06 BUREAUCRACY SCAN 28 POLICE WATCH Appointments, exits, reshuffles; Uttar Pradesh Director General here are the major movements of Police AC Sharma and his that happened in the domain of team of five commandos are on a the bureaucracy throughout June mission to curb crime in the State. Bureaucracy Today details the highlights of their hard work 16 BUREAUCRAT OF THE MONTH Maharashtra State Excise Depart- 42 PEOPLE & PROFILE ment Commissioner Dr Sanjay Mukherjee gives an insight on the Bureaucracy Today features highest revenue of Rs 8,601.85 people from different walks of crore collected by his department life who are doing exceptionally well in their respective fields. 43 25 GUEST COLUMN 50 STUDENT SPACE Experts from different fields share BT speaks to some of the senior their views on the current topics bureaucrats for their suggestions being discussed in the country and experiences for aspirants of the Civil Services. 26 INTERVIEW 60 PERFECT COUPLE Department of Public Enter- Former Indian Ambassador to prises Secretary OP Rawat 18 COVER STORY speaks on major reforms in the Kazakhstan Rajiv Sikri and his wife Veena Sikri share their The Indian manufacturing sector offing in an interview with views about love, marriage and is experiencing a slowdown like Bureaucracy Today India’s foreign policy never before. The largest employ- ing sector is a source of liveli- hood for 17 million Indians and 54 PSU EVENTS their families. Bureaucracy Today analyses the challenges 57 PSU VACANCIES and silver lining in the ecosystem of the sector. 62 HEART TO HEART 64 ASTROLOGY 42 51 604 JULY 2012 ◆ BUREAUCRACY TODAY www.bureaucracytoday.com
  4. 4. B u re au c ra c y s c an VS Sampath, IAS, takes over as Vice Admiral DK Joshi new CEC appointed next Navy Chief Seniormost Election Commissioner The Government has appointed Vice Veeravalli Sundaram Sampath, IAS (AP: Admiral DK Joshi, presently Flag Offi- 73), has taken over as Chief Election cer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C), Commissioner (CEC). He replaced SY Western Naval Command, as the next Quraishi who demitted office on June 10. Chief of the Naval Staff with effect from the afternoon of August 31, 2012. Air Marshal A Raha takes over as AOC-in-C, Western Air Com- VS Madan, IAS, appointed mand Addl Secy & Financial Adviser,DIPP Air Marshal Arup Raha, AVSM VM, has Vijay Shankar Madan, IAS (UT:81), taken over as AOC-in-C, Western Air has been appointed as Additional Sec- Command, IAF. He has to his credit retary and Financial Adviser, Depart- nearly 3,400 hours of flying mainly on ment of Industrial Policy and fighter aircraft. Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry Neeraj Kumar, IPS, appointed K Ratnaprabha, IAS, appointed new Commissioner of Police, Addl Secy, WCD Ministry Delhi K Ratnaprabha, IAS (KN: 81), has been Neeraj Kumar, IPS (UT: 76), has been ap- appointed as Additional Secretary, Min- pointed as the new Commissioner of Po- istry of Women and Child Development. lice, Delhi. PK Das, IAS, appointed Joint A Goswami, IAS, appointed Secy, DoPT Secy, Department of SJ&E Pramod Kumar Das, IAS (MP: 86), has Anil Goswami, IAS (JK: 78), has been been appointed as Joint Secretary in the appointed as Secretary, Department of Department of Personnel & Training. Social Justice and Empowerment, Min- istry of Social Justice. He has also been given additional charge of Secretary, VP Bhardwaj, CSS, appointed Department of Disability Affairs. Secy, BIFR VP Bhardwaj, CSS (1980), has been Lt Gen Chachra takes over as appointed as Secretary, Board for Indus- trial and Financial Reconstruction Western Army Commander (BIFR), Department of Financial Serv- Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra has assumed ices, Ministry of Finance. charge as Western Army Commander. JK Banthia, IAS, appointed new P Narain, IAS, appointed Secy, Maharashtra Chief Secy WCD Ministry Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Prem Narain, IAS (UP:78), has been Jayant Kumar Bhantia, IAS (MH: 77), has appointed as Secretary, Ministry of been appointed as the new Chief Secre- Women and Child Development. tary of Maharashtra.
  5. 5. B u re au c ra c y s c an partment of Atomic Energy The orders of . AK Srivastava, IAS, appointed his appointment were issued on June 4. Addl Secy, DA Deptt Anoop Kumar Srivastava, IAS (AM: 81), S Kumar, IAS, appointed has appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of Disability Affairs. The Consultant in Planning Comm orders of his appointment were issued Snehlata Kumar, IAS (MP:79), has been on June 1. appointed as Consultant in the Planning Commission for a period of three months. The orders of her appointment S Hussain, IAS, appointed Addl were issued on May 31. Secy, Deptt of Agri and Coop Siraj Hussain, IAS (UP: 79), has been ap- Justice Lokur elevated to pointed as Additional Secretary, Depart- ment of Agriculture and Cooperation, Supreme Court Ministry of Agriculture. The orders of Justice Madan Bhimarao Lokur who his appointment were issued on June 6. was the Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court has been elevated to the Supreme Court P Joshi, IAS, appointed Joint Secy, Deptt of DA RN Choubey, IAS, appointed Pankaj Joshi, IAS (GJ: 89), has been ap- pointed as Joint Secretary, Department new head of DGH of Disability Affairs. The orders of his RN Choubey, IAS (TN: 81), has been ap- appointment were issued on June 1. pointed as new head of the Directorate General of Hydrocarbons. KA Ganai, IAS, appointed Joint Secy, HA Ministry EP Nivedita, IA&AS, appointed Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, IAS (JK: 82), has Asstt Dir Gen, UIDAI been appointed as Joint Secretary in the EP Nivedita, IA&AS (93), has been ap- Ministry of Home Affairs. The orders of pointed as Assistant Director General, his appointment were issued on June 5. UIDAI, in Bangalore. The orders of her appointment were issued on June 4. LM Vas, IAS, given addl charge as Secy, Ministry of Tribal Affairs R Sanjay, IPS, gets extension as Loretta Mary Vas, IAS (UP: 77), Secre- SP, CBI tary, Ministry of Panchayati Raj, has Ratn Sanjay, IPS(BH-1998), Superinten- been given additional charge as Secre- dent of Police, CBI, has been given an ex- tary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, for one tension for one year. The order of his year. The orders of her appointment appointment was issued on June 6. were issued on June 15 P Singh, IFS, appointed KAP Sinha, IAS, appointed Joint Ambassador to Jamaica Secretary, AE Deptt Pratap Singh, (IFS: 87), has been ap- KA Prasad Sinha, IAS (PB: 92), has been pointed as the next Ambassador of India appointed as Joint Secretary in the De- to Jamaica. Book your advertisement for this space call us now: 011-23073004/42
  6. 6. B u re au c ra c y s c an Ministry of Agriculture. The orders of G Singh, IAS, appointed his appointment were issued on June 5. Ambassador to Timor-Leste Gurjit Singh, IFS, has been appointed as LC Goyal, IAS, appointed Addl the Ambassador of India to the Demo- cratic Republic of Timor-Leste, with res- Secy, Cab Sec idence in Jakarta (Indonesia). IC Goyal, IAS, has been appointed as Ad- ditional Secretary in the Cabinet Secre- tariat, New Delhi. LT Muana, IFS, appointed Ambassador to Croatia Lt Gen O Prakash is GOC 15 LT Muana, (IFS: 77), has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Corps in Kashmir Republic of Croatia. Lieutenant General Om Prakash has taken over as General Officer Command- ing (GOC) of the Armys Strategic 15 Navdeep S Suri, IFS, appointed Corps which is based in the Kashmir Ambassador to Egypt Valley and is responsible for guarding Navdeep Singh Suri, IFS, has been ap- the Line of Control. pointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Arab Republic of Egypt. SC Khuntia, IAS, appointed AS&FA, Petroleum Min R Sanan, IRS, appointed Dr Subash Chandra Khuntia, IAS (KN: Director, Deptt of EA 81), has been appointed as Additional Rajesh Sanan, Indian Revenue Service Secretary and Financial Advisor to the (C&CE: 92), has been appointed as Direc- Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. tor in the Department of Economic Af- fairs under the Ministry of Finance. The SP Ahamed, IAS, appointed as orders of his appointment were issued on June 6. Director, PMO Shakil P Ahamed, IAS (AM: 95), has been appointed as Director in the Prime Min- Air Marshal PS Gill assumes isters Office. charge of SASO, WAC Air Marshal Paramjit Singh Gill, AVSM PK Sinha, IRS, appointed Dir, VM, has assumed charge of SASO, West- ern Air Command. He has more than Food & Public Distribution Deptt 1,000 hours of instructional flying and Prashant Kumar Sinha, IRS(C&CE: 92), about 4,000 hours of total flying. has been appointed as Director in the De- partment of Food & Public Distribution under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, PS Lokhande, IAS, appointed PS Food & Public Distribution. to Agriculture Minister Prashant Sitaram Lokhande, IAS RBI Deputy Governor KC (AGMUT:2001), has been appointed as Private Secretary to the Minister for Chakrabarty given three months Agriculture, Sharad Pawar, in the De- extension partment of Agriculture & Cooperation, The Government has extended the term Book your advertisement for this space call us now: 011-23073004/42
  7. 7. B u re au c ra c y s c an of Reserve Bank of India Deputy Gover- the Cabinet Secretariat. The orders of nor K C Chakrabarty by three months. his appointment were issued on June 15. AK Sinha, IPS, appointed G Mohan, IAS, will be Minister Director, HA Ministry (Economic) in Indian Embassy, US Ashutosh Kumar Sinha, IPS (MT: 1993), Govind Mohan, IAS (SK: 89), has been ap- has been appointed as new Director, Min- pointed as Joint Secretary in the Cabinet istry of Home Affairs. Secretariat. He will be Minister (Eco- nomic) in the Embassy of India, Wash- S Taranikanti, IAS, appointed ington DC, US. The orders of his appointment were issued on June 14. Executive Director, IRDA Sriram Taranikanti, IAS(MT;92), has been appointed as Executive Director J Mukherjee, IAS, appointed (Joint Secretary level) in the Insurance Vice-Chairman, IWAI, Noida Regulatory and Development Authority Jayashree Mukherjee, IAS (MH: 86), has (IRDA) under the Department of Finan- been appointed as Vice Chairman, In- cial Services. The orders of his appoint- land Waterways Authority of India ment were issued on June 14. (IWAI) at NOIDA (UP). The orders of her appointment were issued on June 14. A Luikham appointed Principal Secy (TA&Hills), Manipur SB Agnihotri, IAS, appointed Ameising Luikham IAS (MT: 81), has been Addl Secy & Fin Adv, Agri Deptt appointed as Principal Secretary (TA & SB Agnihotri, IAS(OR:80), has been ap- Hills, CAF & PD), Govt of Manipur pointed as Additional Secretary and Fi- nancial Advisor, Department of K Singh, IDAS, appointed Dir, Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture. Ministry of Defence Kanwaldeep Singh, IDAS (1996), has been appointed as Director, Ministry of De- N Kamal, IPS, given extension as fence. The orders of his appointment IG, NCRB were issued on June 14. Nasir Kamal, IPS (UP: 86), has been given extension as Inspector General Amita Sharma, IAS, appointed (IG) in the National Crime Records Bu- reau (NCRB) for a period of one year. Addl Secy, Higher Edu Deptt The orders of his appointment were is- Amita Sharma, IAS (MP: 81), has been sued on June 15. appointed as Additional Secretary, De- partment of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development. I Roy appointed Secy General, Global Sericultural Commission AV Chaturvedi, IAS, appointed Ishita Roy IAS (KL: 91) has been appointed , as Secretary General of the International Joint Secy, Cab Sec Sericultural Commission (ISC) for a three Alok Vardhan Chaturvedi, IAS (BH: 86), -year term from January 2013. has been appointed as Joint Secretary in Book your advertisement for this space call us now: 011-23073004/4212 JULY 2012 ◆ BUREAUCRACY TODAY
  8. 8. B u re au c ra c y s c an A P Pandey, IFS, appointed Dy SC Choure, IA&AS, appointed Secy, Ministry of Overseas In- JS in Deptt of Disinvestment dian Affairs Sangita Chandrakant Choure, IA&AS Anant Prakash Pandey IFS (HY: 1999), has , (87), has been appointed as Joint Secre- been appointed as Deputy Secretary in the tary in the Department of Disinvest- Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, ment. The orders of her appointment New Delhi, for a period of four years. were issued on June 26. M Ahmed gets extension as Di- AK Joshi, IFS, appointed Direc- rector, Min of Urban Develop- tor, DoPT ment Aditya Kumar Joshi, IFS (MT: 1989), Mahmood Ahmed, IP&TA&FS (93), has has been appointed as Director in the been given extension in his central depu- Department of Personnel & Training tation tenure as Director, Ministry of under the Ministry of Personnel, Pub- Urban Development, for two years. lic Grievances & Pensions, New Delhi. The orders of his appointment were is- sued on June 26. SK Singh appointed Director, Department of Heavy Industry TK Majumdar, ICAS, appointed Sunil Kumar Singh, ISS (98), has been ap- pointed as Director in the Department of Dy Secy, Urban Development Heavy Industry . Ministry Tushar Kanti Majumdar, Indian Cost Ac- V Gagan appointed Director, counts Service (1995), has been ap- Ministry of Tourism pointed as Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Urban Development, New Vishal Gagan, IAS (OR: 98), has been ap- Delhi. The orders of his appointment pointed as Director in the Ministry of were issued on June 26. Tourism with effect from July 1, 2012. SP Bhardwaj, ISS, appointed Di- L Yaden, IRS, appointed Dir, rector, Min of Steel Health & Family Welfare Deptt Sunil Prakash Bhardwaj, ISS (98), has Limatula Yaden, IRS(C&CE: 96), has been appointed as Director in the Min- been appointed as Director in the De- istry of Steel. The orders of his appoint- partment of Health & Family Welfare ment were issued on June 20. under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, New Delhi. MS Devi, IAS, appointed Pvt Secy to Minister of State for K Chadha, IRSME, gets exten- Health and Family Welfare sion as Director, WCD Ministry Kalyani Chadha, IRSME (85), has been M Sudha Devi, IAS (HP: 2003), has been appointed as Private Secretary to the appointed as Director, Ministry of Minister of State for Health and Fam- Women and Child Development for a pe- ily Welfare (S. Gandhi Seivan). The or- riod of one year. The orders of her ap- ders of her appointment were issued pointment were issued on June 26. on June 20. Sanjay Garg, IAS, appointed R Kumar, ITS, appointed Direc- Director in Eco Affairs Deptt tor, WCD Ministry Sanjay Garg, IAS (KL: 1994), has been ap- Rakesh Kumar, ITS (1991), has been ap- pointed as Director in the Department pointed as Director in the Ministry of of Economic Affairs under the Ministry Women and Child Development, New of Finance. The orders of her appoint- Delhi. The orders of her appointment ment were issued on June 25. were issued on June 26.14 JULY 2012 ◆ BUREAUCRACY TODAY www.bureaucracytoday.com
  9. 9. B u re a u c rat o f t h e m o n t hA doctor of recordThe Maharashtra State Excise Department collected a record revenue of Rs.8,601.85 crore in the financial year 2011-12. Its Commissioner, Dr. SanjayMukherjee, IAS (RR:96), speaks to Burea ucra cy Today on the rise in revenue he excise revenue is collected by levying excise duty on the liquor smuggling mafia in the rest of the year,”T on items on the State List mainly alcohol and other intoxicants used for consumption, or for manufactur-ing medicinal and toilet preparations. The Excise Commis- opines Dr Mukherjee He further says, “We ensured that no manufacturer took out any goods without paying duty. In fact, criminal casessioner, Dr Sanjay Mukherjee, says, “The State Excise were registered against two manufacturers who wereDepartment has a two-pronged role; to maximize its revenue caught evading duty. In addition, we made a computerizedand to enforce law regarding revenue generating matters. In Excise Management System (EMS), which provided us with2011-12, we collected a total excise duty of Rs. 8,601.85 crore, a great deal of relevant information at our fingertips. Thiswhich is more than Rs. 2,800 crore over the previous year’s enabled better monitoring, better economic intelligencetarget of Rs. 5,800 crore, a jump of over 48%. This is the and hence greater revenue. We also paid a great deal of at-highest rise ever in the history of the department, both in tention in recovering all the pending dues. As a conse-absolute and percentage terms. In the State Excise Depart- quence, the sales and revenue gradually picked up over thement my main aim was to take the revenue to unforeseen year, and ultimately, the revenue registered a robust rise ofheights. One feels happy when such challenges are met.” 48%, a first in Maharashtra.” Last year the department raised the duty on Country The Department has recruited 305 Sub-Inspectors and In-Liquor by 46% and on Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) spectors by promotion to beef up its manpower. The Com-and Beer by 33%. “It was assumed that the increased rates missioner says, “Several posts of Deputy Superintendentwould result in a corresponding rise in revenue. However, and Superintendent which had been lying vacant since longin the months of April and May, sales plummeted by about were filled up. I must admit that the steps to strengthen our20%, and there was a spurt in cheaper liquor from neigh- manpower resulted in improved morale of our men and re-bouring States making its way into Maharashtra. Thus we sulted in better performance.”realized that checking this smuggling was the most impor- An MBBS by profession Dr Mukherjee has played an im-tant thing for us to do. We carried out a heavy crackdown portant role in commencing various important projects in DR. SANJAY MUKHERJEE, IAS — EXECUTIVE PROFILE ● Supernumerary Assistant Collector, Thane (Sep.97 – Sep.98) ● Sub Divisional Officer, Dahanu, Dist. Thane (Sep 98 – Aug 99) ● Chief Executive Officer, Zilla Parishad and Chairman DRDA,Latur (Sep 99- Aug.01) ● Collector & District Magistrate, Jalgaon (Aug 01- June 03) ● Administrator, Jalgaon Municipal Corporation (Addl. charge from Mar 03 – June 03) ● Director, Textiles, Government of Maharashtra (June 03- June 05) ● Joint Managing Director, Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC) (Addl charge April 04 – June 05) ● Vice Chairman, Maharashtra Handloom Development Corporation, Nagpur ( Addl. charge from June 03- June 05) ● Addl. Municipal Commissioner, Nagpur Municipal Corporation, Nagpur (Addl. charge from July 03 – Dec. 03) ● Collector & District Magistrate, Nagpur ( May 05 – May 08) ● Chairman, Nagpur Improvement Trust ( June 08- June 11) ● Commissioner, State Excise, Maharashtra State, Mumbai (June 11 till date)16 JULY 2012 ◆ BUREAUCRACY TODAY www.bureaucracytoday.com
  10. 10. excise revenue In 2011-12, we collected a total excise duty of Rs. 8,601.85 crore, which is more than Rs. 2,800 crore over the previous year’s target of Rs. 5,800 crore, a jump of over 48%. This is the highest rise ever in the history of the de- partmentMaharashtra. It was during his tenure that theGDP of Nagpur district had grown from 6% to12.76%. He also has some challenging assignmentsto his credit. He says, “I remember, as an SDM, Ihad to decide against encroachment on forest landby tribal people. It was a highly emotive issue,both for the tribes and foresters who were on oppo-site sides. As Collector of two major districts, Ihad to deal with major issues of law and order,water scarcity and natural calamities. I was onceposted as chief of a near defunct urban develop-ment body, the Nagpur Improvement Trust. It hadan annual expenditure of Rs. 80 crore and an areaof 80 sq. km. But in three years, its budget swelledto Rs. 450 crore. It became the largest planning au-thority in the country with an area of over 3,500sq. km, had a project profile of over Rs. 1000 croreand also was implementing the Nagpur Metropol-itan City and the Nagpur Metro Rail Projects.” There are several projects in the pipelineunder his supervision including the massive au-tomation and computerization project, namelythe Excise Management System (EMS). DrMukherjee says, “This project aims to automatethe functioning of the department and use tech-nology to replace many functions which requirethe use of manpower. It also aims to use the avail-able data intelligently (an Economic IntelligenceUnit) and also merge it with the systems of otherdepartments. Part of the project, namely a Man-agement Information System (MIS), is alreadyrolled out. We hope to complete this projectwithin the next two years. Moreover, we are alsofocussing on training our employees in criminalinvestigation and prosecution. This year, we aimat increasing our revenue by at least another Rs.1,000 crore to Rs. 9,500 crore.” ■ shalini.singh@bureaucracytoday.comwww.bureaucracytoday.comwww.bureaucracytoday.com JULY 2012JULY 2012 ◆ BUREAUCRACY TODAY 17
  11. 11. THE MANUFACTURING SECTORC o ve r s t o r yMANUFACTURING:Disgruntled kid ofThe largest employing sector of India is craving for reforms. NMP 2011 and hopesfrom the PMO are the only silver lining in the cloud. But well done is always betterthan well said. Abhinav Trivedi analyses the slowdown curve of the sector. Hespeaks to industry leaders and experts in this context. A special reportNEERAJ KANWAR, Chairman, FICCIManufacturing Committee othing substantiates the bear- Government cannot conceal the fact Directly or indirectly, the manufac-N ish sentiment in the manufac- turing sector more than the0.1% Index of Industrial Production that the manufacturing sector, which employs the maximum number of Indi- ans is going through a rough phase. turing sector which registered a growth rate of 3% last year is linked with all other sectors and one prime(IIP) in April 2012. The production rate The GDP growth for the fourth quarter reason for arrested growth in this par-was almost zero. Euphemisms from the of FY11 -12 was 5.3%. ticular sector is a cause of concern for18 JULY 2012 ◆ BUREAUCRACY TODAY www.bureaucracytoday.com
  12. 12. the Indian economythe players of the economy The sector .presently contributes 16% to the Gross India GDPDomestic Product (GDP) which ismuch below its potential. In the previ- 10 9.4 Growth Rateous year, its key sectors such as textiles 9.3 Percent Changeand chemicals registered a negativerate of growth. The automobile sector 8.9 in Gross Domestic Product 9registered a flat growth in April 2012. 8.3Though the manufacturing sector 7.8prominently enjoys an FDI contribu- 8 7.7tion from many countries, endless offi-cial hurdles are blocking the 7 6.9investment inflow and diminishing in- 6.1vestor confidence. 6 5.3 The primary hurdle which the man-ufacturers are facing is the lack of one-window clearance for land allotment. 5 2010 2010 2011 2011 2012The manufacturers also feel that thereis no co-ordination amongst Govern-ment departments. Cairn India’s KG can be considered immediately”, says regulatory procedures are cumber-oil basin Block could not be given Neeraj Kanwar, Chairman of the some and tedious. On an average, aclearance since the land allotted was a FICCI Manufacturing Committee and manufacturing unit needs to com-part of a naval exercise zone. The Managing Director of Apollo Tyres ply with nearly 70 laws and regula-prime question here arises is why was Ltd. “The Land Acquisition Act will tions. In addition, the unit has tothe land even bid out by the Govern- further make it difficult for the indus- file almost 100 returns a yearment? In most infrastructure projects, try to acquire land. Companies are (Source: NMP document 2011).a manufacturer buys land from the now seriously looking at investing out- Many manufacturers also opine thatGovernment but eventually keeps run- side India as they find it easier and huge interest rates and the deprecia-ning from pillar to post to get clear- faster to set up base in other Asian tion of the rupee in the present sce-ances. The Singur fiasco is an example. countries”, he adds. nario are a big deterrent. The recent The Tatas finally had to leave the Getting environmental clearance is decision by the Reserve Bank of IndiaState of West Bengal citing protest by second in the list of hurdles. The re- (RBI) to keep the CRR and repo ratesfarmers, led by then Opposition Leader cent scrapping of the POSCO green unchanged has only added to theMamata Banerjee. Analysts feel that the clearance has only made it official. worry of investors. The need to pushIndian Land Acquisition Act dates back The fate of the largest FDI of Rs. liquidity in the sector is inevitable. Forto 1894, which is not in sync with the 52,000 crore has been hanging fire for this the RBI needs to cut the interestcontemporary social environment and the last seven years. The clearance rate by another 100 basis points. Mar-is impractical. The Land Bill, therefore, once given by the then Environment ket sentiment is such that tight mone-has to be rethought so that it may be a Minister, Jairam Ramesh, has been tary policy coupled with a crippledwin-win process for the farmer, the Gov- suspended. The question is why was it fiscal policy has made the overall eco-ernment and the manufacturer. given in the first place when it still nomic environment of India bleak. “The Government needs to take bold had the scope of rejection? The medium-sized enterprises whichdecisions for economic reforms and Analysts feel that investors and rely on imports have a hard time. Thethat too quickly. The decisions which industrialists have no option but to rupee has reached almost 58 per dollar.are in the domain of the executive and wonder on the tantalizing clearance The fiscal deficit for April and Maydo not require parliamentary approval structure of our country. Indian 2012 was 1.73 trillion rupees (26% ofwww.bureaucracytoday.com JULY 2012 ◆ BUREAUCRACY TODAY 19
  13. 13. THE MANUFACTURING SECTORC o ve r s t o r y At the receiving end are the SME en- ployment provider to many under- trepreneurs who are having a tough skilled, skilled, semiskilled workers, time getting loans sanctioned for their and ITI diploma holders. But the con- manufacturing projects. The role of temporary policy ecosystem acts as a SMEs is significant in the sector. The deterrent for many young entrepre- SMEs account for over 45 % of the man- neurs. “The Government of India has ufacturing output and over 59 million been talking about simplification of jobs in 26 million units (Source: NMP labour laws applicable to MSMEs for document 2011). The sector is an em- decades, but is not acting on its assur- ance due to political compulsions. Such Objectives of National Invest- delays will not help the Indian econ- ment and Manufacturing Zones omy”, says Jugal Kishore, Chairman, (NIMZs) as per National manu- Indian Industries Association (IIA). facturing policy 2011. Although the defence sector is not af- ● Increasing manufacturing sec- fected by these fluctuations, the pro- tor growth to 12-14% over the curement of defence equipment is medium term to make it engine dependent on the manufacturing sector. of growth for the economy . India is the largest importer of defence ● Enhancing the share of man- equipment in the world and industry as- ufacturing sector in the GDP sociations are not happy about it. A sen- to 25% by the year 2022. ior official at the Confederation of ● Increasing the job creation in Indian Industry (CII) says, “India’s manufacturing to have 100 manufacturing capabilities have notJUGAL KISHORE, Chairman, IndianIndustries Association million additional jobs by been put to use appropriately especially , 2022. in the private sector. Policy is not imple-the full fiscal year 2012/13 target) ● Increasing domestic value ad- mented in the right spirit, and there is awhile the trade deficit stood at an dition and technological very low spending in Research and De-excess of $50 billion in the March depth in manufacturing. velopment (R&D). Private sector partic-quarter. The two factors, along with ● Increasing global competitive- ipation should increase in theeconomic instability in Europe, have ness of Indian manufacturing procurement of defence equipment. Weled to a fall in Indian exports and through appropriate policy have not been able to develop a strongmade the rupee deppreciate against support. manufacturing base, while countriesthe dollar. Back home policy ● Ensuring sustainability of like Turkey with low defence require-paralysis vis- a-vis investments have growth particularly with re- ments have developed a strong baseonly aggravated the problem, with gard to environment. with exports worth $700 million”.capital borrowings and debts piling,say the manufacturers. NIMZs: GAME CHANGER OR A LIABILITY? The Government decided to act out of policy paralysis. In October 2011 the Cabinet cleared the national manufac- turing policy (NMP). Although the pol- icy has ambitious plans, time will only determine the outcome. The NMP aims to make India a manufacturing hub, benchmarked against other Asian economies. On the lines of Spe- cial Economic Zones (SEZs), National Investment and Manufacturing Zones (NIMZs) will be set up to enhance the manufacturing process, provide em- ployment, and boost investor senti- ment in the country. The NIMZs will be green townships and will be bench- marked against the best manufactur- ing hubs in the world. The national manufacturing policy envisages a Pub- lic- Private Partnership (PPP) model, Source: Planning Commission20 JULY 2012 ◆ BUREAUCRACY TODAY www.bureaucracytoday.com
  14. 14. Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs), andGovernment coordination at the Stateand Central levels. As per the draft, thesezones will have at least 5,000 hectares ofland each. Units in these zones will enjoysingle - window clearance, a liberal exitpolicy, incentives including exemptionsfrom capital gains tax, and incentives forgreen manufacturing and technology ac-quisitions. The land in the zone will be selected bythe State Government and the cost of re-settlement of the owners of the acquiredland will be borne by the State Govern-ment. Land to the manufacturing indus-try will be provided on a land cost plusdevelopment charge basis with the optionof payment in instalments. The policy ex-plicitly highlights the shortcomings andchallenges which the manufacturers face.The SMEs have been given a separate sec-tion in the draft of the policy The Na- .tional Skill Development Corporation(NSDC), Directorate General of Employ-ment and Training (DGET) and Depart- Neeraj Kanwar Chairman, FICCI Manu- , They are at their highest levels andment of Industrial Policy and Promotion facturing Committee and Managing are having an impact on both ends(DIPP) will together play a crucial role in Director of Apollo Tyres Ltd, speaks with companies remaining cautiousskill development in the region through exclusively to Bureaucracy Today on on investments and consumers delay-the PPP model. the pros and cons of the problems facing ing purchase. With little leeway on But India Inc is cautiously optimistic. the manufacturing sector Here is the full . the fiscal side, there is a need toAnalysts say that China sustained 14% text of the interview. relook at our monetary policy togrowth for 30 years in order to increase strike a balance between growth andits manufacturing share in the GDP to What is your take on the present inflation. The tight monetary policy25%. Whether India with its complicated state of the manufacturing sector? is not going to be very effective inpolitical and social environment will be We are passing through tough times view of the supply side bottlenecksable to achieve that in 10 years or not is a in manufacturing. Last year the which are giving rise to the inflation.point to ponder. Another ironical objec- growth of manufacturing was 3% -- the The RBI needs to cut interest rates bytive is technical upgradation and simul- lowest in seven years. In April 2012 the at least another 100 basis points im-taneous creation of jobs. With technical sector barely managed to grow at 0.1%. mediately so as to arrest the fall in in-upliftment and more machines in use, There are important sectors like the vestments. At the same time thethere would be less dependence on man- textiles, chemicals and apparels that Government should desist itself frompower. Currently the manufacturing sec- registered negative growth last year. further doles to reduce fiscal deficittor employs 17 million people. Increasing Automobiles too registered flat growth and not to crowd out investments forthe number by 100 million in 10 years is in April 2012. This is a worrisome the private sector. Infrastructure de-almost impossible. How will the NIMZs trend. We require a consolidated policy velopment – from roads to power andbe coping with both the objectives simul- push to bring the sector to normal lev- education -- are also critical to boosttaneously is an important factor. Also els of growth, especially since this is demand but for that we need to pro-there is a need to avoid the SEZ kind of the largest employer in India and has vide adequate financing for the sec-chaos by giving permission in excess of significant impact on overall GDP tor which looks difficult in thesuch zones. Some analysts even find am- growth and the health of the Indian current environment.bitions of the zones unrealistic. Achiev- economy The companies are now seri- .ing a 25% share in 10 years will mean a ously looking at investing outside Do you think the Government is15-16% constant growth every year, India as they find it easier and faster to doing enough to boost the investorwhich looks gloomy citing the current set up base in other Asian countries. sentiment (FDI) in the sector?economic environment. We have gone through a long period What steps you think need to be Kanwar opines, “The share would be of policy paralysis! The Government taken to boost liquidity and de-difficult to achieve if growth continues needs to take bold decisions for re- mand in the sector?at current levels and is matched by pol- forms and that too quickly. The deci- Interest rates are a huge deterrent. sions which are in the domain of the www.bureaucracytoday.com JULY 2012 ◆ BUREAUCRACY TODAY 21
  15. 15. THE MANUFACTURING SECTORC o ve r s t o r y Executive and do not require Parlia- mentary approval can be considered im- mediately. Setting up of Investment Tracking Mechanism is one such step in the recent past. But this needs to be much more than just the monitoring mechanism. What are your views on setting up Na- tional Investment and Manufactur- ing Zones (NIMZs) and the ambitious Government plans to achieve a 25% GDP contribution from the manufac- turing sector? The Government has set the target of achieving a 25% share in the GDP by 2025 under the National Manufacturing Policy This share would be difficult to . achieve if growth continues at current levels and is matched by policy inaction. Industrial zones like the NMIZ are an Indian Rupee against the Dollar important instrument to achieve this target. State Governments need to come forward to build such zones as there isicy inaction. Industrial Zones like an attractive investment destina- immense potential in various States toNIMZ are an important instrument tion. Of late the RBI, in the name of tap such an instrument. However, thereto achieve this target. However, there liquidity booster has also increased is a need to focus on other important as-is a need to focus on other important the External Commercial Borrowing pects which impinge on the growth ofaspects which impinge on the growth limit to $30 billion for manufactur- the sector like skills and land. Both areof the sector like skills and land. ing and infrastructure firms. The today difficult to acquire. The currentBoth are today difficult to acquire. step has opened options for borrow- Land Bill will further make it difficultThe Land Bill will further make it dif- ing money but has brought no relief for industry to acquire land.ficult for the industry to acquire to markets. Industrialists opine that With the Index of Industrial Pro-land”. Jugal Kishore adds, “The de- the fiscal policy of the Government duction down to 0.1% where do youvelopment of NIMZs is a welcome and the monetary policy of the cen- think India Inc is headed?step. NIMZs will be helpful only if tral bank should aim to infuse liq- A lot would depend on the Centralminimum 30% land is earmarked for uidity into the system. The latest Bank’s monetary policy, the exchangesetting up SMEs. However, the Gov- monetary policy left the manufactur- rate and reforms in other sectors andernment must ensure that it does not ers disappointed where the key rates in particular on the fiscal front. Atrender outside industries uncompet- were kept unchanged. the moment things don’t look tooitive. If the Government is providing “The RBI should cut interest rates good, especially given the downturnworld class supporting infrastruc- by another 100 points immediately so , already apparent in the global econ-ture, liberalized labour and environ- as to arrest the fall in investments. omy, led by Europe. This in turn putsmental norms within NIMZs why There is a need to create conducive en- a dampener on Indian exports, re-should it not provide these things in vironment to boost investor sentiment stricting further growth.other thousands of industrial areas through a transparent and stable pol-in the country”? icy regime. At the same time the Gov- What would you like to suggest to Some analysts also opine that the ernment should desist itself from Indian policymakers/ India Inc?fiscal benefits and incentives should further doles to reduce the fiscal deficit The downgrading of India’s sovereignbe left for the units. There might be and not to crowd out investments for ratings has further affected our image.many units which would be willing to the private sector. Infrastructure devel- It is time to act, and act swiftly in a holis- ,stay close to the market and not set opment from roads to power and edu- tic manner to avoid a deeper trough. In-up plants in the zones. Incentives cation are also critical to boost demand dustry should be seen as a partner inmight not always be the puller. Hence but for that we need to provide ade- growth and development. Most impor-the Government should also think quate financing for the sector, which tantly, there is a need to create a con-out of the purview of the NIMZs. looks difficult in the current environ- ducive environment to boost investor ment”, says Neeraj Kanwar. He further sentiment through a transparent andFROM PARALYSIS TO ACTION adds that “a few big-ticket announce- stable policy regime. A few big-ticket an- The recent downgrading of the ments would also go a long way in im- nouncements would also go a long wayeconomy by two international rating proving business sentiment”. in improving business sentiment.agencies has dented India’s image as In May this year, news agency PTI22 JULY 2012 ◆ BUREAUCRACY TODAY www.bureaucracytoday.com
  16. 16. THE MANUFACTURING SECTORC o ve r s t o r yquoted a senior Road Ministry official its implementation can be extended to agility shown. “One of the significantas saying that 16 projects worth Rs. others sectors or not, could be only an- and historic developments during 201115,000 crore were held up due to diffi- swered in the time to come. was the Union Cabinet nod for 20% pub-culties in acquiring land. The Cairn lic procurement from medium, small,KG block is the leading example in this THE ROAD AHEAD and micro enterprises (MSMEs)”, sayscontext. The issue of such deplorable So where is the Indian manufacturing Kishore. “The policy makers must ana-experience of many firms in getting sector headed to? “A lot would depend lyze the causes for the stagnation of theclearance, which in some cases has on an effective monetary and fiscal pol- manufacturing sector during the past 30taken an exponential amount of time, icy, a comfortable exchange rate, and years in consultation with industry asso-has been meticulously taken up by the reforms in other sectors. We have gone ciations at the grassroots level, and notPMO. Sources say that the plan, which through a long period of policy paraly- only with a few mighty ones. Once thehas full support from the Prime Minis- sis! The Government needs to take real cause of the problem is correctly di-ter, would be executed soon. bold decisions for reforms and that too agnosed, the Government will be able to Under the plan, any project to be bid quickly. Setting-up of Investment find the correct solution”, he adds.in a thermal, chemical or any other Tracking Mechanism is one such step With shrinking growth and diminish-manufacturing process will be housed in the recent past. But this needs to be ing investor confidence, the spirit ofin with an SPV whose job will be to get , much more than just a monitoring India Inc is at an all- time low. Industryall the clearances before bidding the mechanism. Things look gloomy at leaders are shouting and craving for pol-project. The all-clear project will then this juncture, especially given the icy reforms. It is time for the policy mak-be bid, and the winning manufac- downturn already apparent in the ers and the Government to make industryturer’s job will only be to build the global economy, led by Europe. Conse- a partner in growth and development,plant. If successfully implemented, the quently, Indian exports are choked”, and not create hurdles in its path by de-chances of on time completion of concludes Kanwar. Bold reforms will veloping a policy paralysis ecosystem. ■many pending and prospective proj- therefore be welcomed by the industryects will be high. The government has which is crying over policy paralysisdone this before in case of ultra mega at the government’s end. abhinav.trivedipower projects (UMPPs). But whether On the SME front, there has been some @bureaucracytoday.com24 JULY 2012 ◆ BUREAUCRACY TODAY www.bureaucracytoday.com
  17. 17. Gu es t c ol u mnMy Indonesian experienceBy Prof. M. ASLAM y long association with the Centre on Inte-M grated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP) as Director (Training) pro-vided me an opportunity to extensively peep into thedevelopment scenario of CIRDAP member countries.Indonesia was one of the member countries and in-spired me with its unique approach to rural develop-ment. It is one country where instead of the Ministryof Rural Development, they have the Directorate Gen-eral of Community and Village Empowerment and thattoo under the Ministry of Home. Indonesia has a pop-ulation of 241.60 million (2007) out of which 45% consti-tute the rural population. Indonesian territory isdivided into 33 provinces. I still remember my two interesting experienceswhich are worth sharing. The welfare of the peasantry in general and that ofthe Javanese peasants in particular (who form 55 per-cent of the country’s total population), was a majorchallenge for Indonesian development. The opera-tional methodology included the mechanisms of UDKP(Unit for Coordinating Development Activities) andPDP (Provincial Area Development Programmes).Under the UDKP, all the villages of the country wereclassified, based on their levels of development, intothree categories: Desa Swadaya or traditional village,Desa Swakarya or transitional village and DesaSwasembada or modern village. The classificationwas based on seven criteria of which a village gets one,two or three points according to its situation. Thesecomprise (1) source of income, (2) village output oryield, (3) degree of adherence to customs or tradition,(4) village institutions, (5) levels of education, (6) mu-tual help and (7) village infrastructure. Villages havinga score of 7-10 are classified as traditional, 12-16 as tran-sitional and 17-21 as modern. It had developed healthycompetition among the villages to move up on the lad- Prof. M. Aslam is the Vice-Chancellor ofder. Even casual disclosure of the village classification Indira Gandhi National Open University, Newseemed to act as a spur, an urge, for upward mobility . Delhi. The views of the author are personal. Secondly while on a field visit we stayed overnight at ,a village near Jakarta, which was predominantly Mus-lim inhabited. At night, I heard loud sounds of bells atabout 9 p.m., resembling the ones we hear usually inHindu temples in India. Out of curiosity I asked as to ,whether the bells were from Hindu temples, and as Ilearned the answer was ‘No’. I was amazed to know thatthe bells were meant to remind productive young couplesnot to forget taking pills for birth control. It is indeed aunique way to control population, and such an encour-agement can be a productive resolution for many coun-tries facing over-sized population. ■ info@bureaucracytoday.comwww.bureaucracytoday.com JULY 2012 ◆ BUREAUCRACY TODAY 25
  18. 18. In t erviewBT EXCLUSIVEMajor reforms in MoU system soon-Department of Public Enterprises Secretary OP Rawat, IAS(MP:77), in a briefconversation with Bureaucracy Today speaks on various issues gyrating aroundpublic sector undertakings and an awaited major reform in the MoU system. awat is heading the DPE, the nodal agency for 246 State- the North-East State governments should create new publicR run firms in the country Hence one can easily sense con- . scientiousness in him. An IAS officer who has served invarious important ministries wants to transform the image of enterprises in those sectors where private companies have been shying away from investing. The SLPEs should be set up in potentially good areas which will help boost their de-the PSUs in the country Excerpts from the interview. . velopment efforts and will also generate employment.” In a recent directive, the Finance Ministry has asked cash-rich public sector units to invest their superfluous capital SHORTAGE OF INDEPENDENT DIRECTORSrather than sitting on thousands of crores of rupees at a The shortage of Independent Directors is another problemtime when India’s industrial output has declined and the faced by most of the PSUs in the country Rawat opines; “We .Government is unable to plug a fiscal hole. The DPE Secre- have expedited the process of selecting Independent Direc-tary says, “We have strongly shoved the CPSEs to consider tors and recently most of the recommendations of thethe option of buying back their shares from the Govern- Search Committee were sent to administrative ministriesment. This step has been taken to boost disinvestment tar- and we are reviewing the matter with the concerned min-gets of 2012-13. These guidelines are in place and various istries continuously Recently in a span of 10-15 days 20-25 In- .CPSEs are following them”. Last year the disinvestment tar- dependent Directors were appointed.” Questioned about theget could not be met. This year what are the possibilities? percentage of shortage of Independent Directors, the DPERawat replies, “Actually this question should be put to the Secretary says, “Right now we have a shortage of about 20Secretary (Disinvestment). He can better explain the con- percent and out of that 11 percent recommendations havestraints and obstructions responsible for not achieving the been done and are at various stages of AICC approval.”target and what does he anticipate for this year.” The national media reported about the Government’s plan STREAMLINING SICK PSUSto sell the stakes of 75 PSUs to international companies. The A recommendation has been made by the Board for Recon-DPE Secretary says, “I am not aware of such a move but I struction of Public Sector Enterprises (BRPSE) for increas-don’t see any rational reason behind this. You cannot sell the ing the retirement age of employees of loss-making PSEs.stakes to international companies. You have to go through Rawat says, “The DPE has formulated a policy for increasingthe process of disinvestment in a sort of legitimate manner. the superannuation age from 58 years to 60 years for employ-So I don’t think it is correct to say that the stakes of these 75 ees of sick CPSEs. We had an interministerial meeting. ThePSUs would be sold to international companies.” final draft has been made on this issue and this is going to the Cabinet for its approval.” But is there another issueSLPES FOR NORTH-EAST STATES about the pay packages of these sick PSUs most of which areThe DPE Secretary recently met representatives of the following the pay scales of 1992? He replies, “There are evenNorth-East States and stressed the setting up of SLPEs in the some PSEs which are following the pre-1992 pay scales. So inregion. Sharing details of the meeting, Rawat says, “This order to have uniformity in the pay scales we have decided toyear we inaugurated a scheme called Capacity Building of bring them to the 1997 level. It is just a matter of few weeksthe executives of State level Public Enterprises (SLPEs). Si- when the revised pay scales would be regularized.”multaneously we brought out a State level public enterprisessurvey As per the survey results, 95 percent of the PSUs are .only in 10 States like Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra MINISTER’S MEETING WITH CMDS Heavy Industries Minister Praful Patel called a meeting ofPradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Punjab and all these all the CMDs of Maharatna and Navratna PSUs for their sug-States are developed. So one can easily say that if a State gestions and changes required in the present system of work-Government invests in PSEs it will give rise to employment ing for the PSUs. “We have constituted a working group andand economic growth .Most importantly, it will support the based on the suggestions given by the CMDs we will bring re-overall development effort. The Northeast States have very forms in our MoU system and DPE guidelines so that theylittle investment in PSEs. This region has a good potential may become friendlier for the CPSEs. Major reforms in theand talent but because of the inapproachability these poten- MoU system are expected in the coming days,” says Rawat.”■tial and opportunities are not getting tapped. Even privateplayers are not willing to invest in the N-E. Thus I feel that shalini.singh@bureaucracytoday.com26 JULY 2012 ◆ BUREAUCRACY TODAY www.bureaucracytoday.com
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  20. 20. Po l i c e h e ro e s UP The five heroes Director General of Police AC Sharma’s mission foretells the emergence of a new exemplary officers to Bureau cracy Today. This month BT features five super cops DGP AC SHARMA, IPS emonstrating administrative ef- Sharma says, “It is futile to expect the force. Many such initiatives to en-D ficiency in policing with sensi- tivity and commitment to thepeople of the State is my agenda in the commitment to organizational goals from my men unless you enable them to deliver. This belief encompasses a sure what is due to every employee are being taken up. The budgetary plan- ning and resource allocations are beingnutshell.” This is how DGP AC Sharma, hoard of human and other resource given a fresh look to align the materialan IPS officer of the 1977 batch, spelt out management issues which we have resources with the organizational goalshis task when he assumed the reins of started addressing.” He pioneered the keeping in mind the changing crimethe UP Police, the largest civilian armed most transparent user-friendly web- patterns and expected, appropriate po-force under the single command in the based transfer system facilitating po- lice response harnessing technologicalworld! With more than two lakh police- lice constables to upload applications advancements,” adds the DGPmen serving the people of UP in various seeking transfers to places of their The ‘crime figures’ are the two fear-fields and functions, the span and depth choice. “More than 35,000 constables se- some words in a policeman’s diction-of command throws up a gamut of orga- cured postings in the places of their ary The numbers game is often a cause .nizational and interfacial challenges choice in the fairest possible manner of inadequate police response to publicthat make the task a daunting one. But and soon this system will be made expectations. To eliminate the diver-with a few quick initiatives, Sharma has available to other ranks as well. This gence between crime numbers and theclearly begun translating his intent into single initiative is certainly a great en- public perception of the crime situa-reality. abler, boosting the general morale of tion, DGP Sharma has issued clear in- 28 JULY 2012 ◆ BUREAUCRACY TODAY www.bureaucracytoday.com
  21. 21. citizens along with police officers. Hisof UP Police fresh ‘reach out to the masses’ move en- visages every district to be on Face- book seeking the pulse of the people to further sharpen police responses and share achievements. Undoubtedly along with intended re- ,phase of policing in Uttar Pradesh. Sharma recommends his five sults, these initiatives will also help im- prove the public image of the policefrom the most populous State of India. but there are certain delinquent prac- tices which need to be curbed firmly he , structions stressing cent percent regis- with body, mind and soul,” he says. believes. His resolve is amply demon- tration of crime. According to him, the Though the traditional crime pre- strated by the news of apprehension of most effective strategy to make a dent vention mechanisms have stood the certain policemen who were found to into the crime scenario is to take the test of the time, there is an urgent need be indulging in extortion of money investigative mechanism to its logical to bring into the police net certain dis- from truckers on highways, in a conclusion in the most professional cords, within the family or in the statewide crackdown by the anticor- manner. His initiatives towards this neighbourhood, which escape police ruption wing of the police. end include clear goal setting with a vigil and later result in bigger offences. The DGP has aptly acknowledged harmony between responsibility and With this realization, he is institution- the contribution of five heroes of the accountability for all supervisory alizing a mechanism in day-to-day UP police in fulfilling his mission and ranks. “I expect them not just to moni- policing to gather intelligence about goals. Bureaucracy Today profiles tor the performance indicators re- such disputes and to resolve them am- each of the five officers recommended motely but be involved in daily policing icably at a forum involving respectable by the UP DGP. DS Chauhan Batch: IPS (UP: 88) Present assignment: IG, Bareilly Last assignment: IG, Special Task Force Medal won: The Kathin Seva Medal, 1994, the Police Medal for Meritori- ous Service, 2006, the Director General SSB’s Silver Disc, 2010, and the Di- rector General SSB’s Golden Disc, 2011. ecently transferred as Inspector General of Police, R Bareilly DS Chauhan has been working incessantly , to bring about good governance and for curbing crime in the district. Chauhan says, “We are using human intelligence and technology to tackle crime in the Bareilly Zone. This has yielded good results. Heinous crimes like murder, dacoity, loot and kidnapping for ransom have shown a sharp decline.” Reciting on his most challenging assignment, the IG says. “When I was working as Senior Su- perintendent of Police, Noida, rampant crime and labour unrest were troubling industries there. But by making fo- cussed efforts and building a team of dedicated officers, law and order was brought under control in the year 1998.” Talking about the latest initiatives taken by him as IG, Bareilly, Chauhan says, “We have adopted a zero toler- ance policy towards crime against women, children and elderly people which has yielded excellent results. More- over, immediate arrests of the accused have instilled confidence in these sections of society. Village visits have been undertaken to maintain communal harmony as this zone has a large minority population residing in rural areas. Steps have been taken to ameliorate the dif- ficulties of policemen in the Bareilly Zone. They have been posted nearer their homes so as to provide a ten- sion-free working atmosphere.” www.bureaucracytoday.com JULY 2012 ◆ BUREAUCRACY TODAY 29
  22. 22. Po l i c e h e ro e s UP Yogesh Singh Batch: PPS (1988) Present assignment: SP (City), Noida Last assignment: Additional SP, Police Academy Medal won: The President’s Police Medal for Meritorious Service he Superintendent of Police policing to improve public-police cooper- ing the increasing number of crimeT (City), Noida, Yogesh Singh, is alert 24X7. Noida being a sensi-tive area Singh and his team have to be ation. The grievance redressal system started by us is yielding good results and a number of cases have been solved. We cases against senior citizens in the country, we have asked all RWAs to hand over a list of all senior citizens liv-always on their toes to attend to every have installed CCTV cameras at vital lo- ing in their respective sectors. Our offi-emergency call. He says, “It is not cations in the city to keep a watch on cers personally visit apartments andwrong to say that my present assign- traffic violators and chain snatchers. residential complexes to explain to peo-ment is the difficult one as people in Constant monitoring is done to keep a ple and instruct them not to open theirNoida want spontaneous action. Their check on each and every criminal activ- doors to strangers. Furthermore teamsaspirations are high and they want us ity in the city Moreover, we have also de- . have been formed to keep vigilance onto solve their cases at a blink. Every in- veloped a cell to deal with cyber crime in parks in the early morning and eveningvestigation takes time and we as a team the city Special focus is to keep a tab on . when these senior citizens come forare trying our best to create a crime- migrant labourers. We are providing their walk. PCR vans have been de-free atmosphere in Noida.” unique identity cards to people who ployed in front of most of the com- To curb the increasing number of come to live in Noida and nearby areas.” plexes in order to react immediately incrime cases in the high-tech city numer- , The SP and his team are laying spe- the case of emergency. This initiativeous initiatives have been taken. Singh cial emphasis on the security of senior may sound petite but it has led to a de-says, “We have initiated community citizens. Yogesh Singh says, “Consider- crease in crime against senior citizens.” 30 JULY 2012 ◆ BUREAUCRACY TODAY www.bureaucracytoday.com