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The sea- saw battle continues... Put expensive assets created to use... No Maha Koottani in TN... Adapt Vajpayee dinner diplomacy He saved millions from starvation... Strengthen the base... Solar, solar everywhere … SoA @ 80 Padma Bhushan for A Ramakrishna Align crops to agro climate endowments… Dr C Rangarajan returns to Chennai Tribute – M V Murugappan Five star activism stalls development activity Convulsions in The Hindu Gas is the way forward Tribute – Manikam Ramaswami CIPET hqrs to stay at Guindy – for the present? Another Indian music maestro at the UN Moily’s bold thrust Sweet news for TN sugar mills Shipping woes of Chennai companies The Ports’ Pasha expands into Tamil Nadu Tough task taking states together London, London Narayan Poor representation for Kerala and TN in Cabinet Tatas moving out of urea production... A welcome initiative by the judiciary The few handicaps... Revive development banks... A think tank for Chennai Come elections, come advertisements... 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Permanent secretariat for TN GIM

The TN government has announced organising the Global Investors Meet every two years. This will call for the creation of a permanent secretariat for GIM that will consolidate the experience of organising the first such meeting in 2015, build on the positives as also effect necessary corrections.

 The secretariat headed by the Additional Chief Secretary C V Sankar, assisted by other senior civil servants made effective presentations in several cities across the globe. The interactions with governments, industry associations, as also with the Indian diplomatic corps in these countries, have been helpful in attracting their participation.

The secretariat should work on the expectations expressed by the prospective investors and those who signed MoUs and monitor the progress. The course of the MoUs signed in terms of actual investments made projects implemented and employment generated can be presented in the form of a report in the next GIM.

I noticed commendable systems at work at the GIM Secretariat. Nodal Officer Dr Vijay Pingale and his team conducted regular meetings every Monday to review progress and effect course corrections. PERT and CPM on the lines of project monitoring, I observed, had been quite effective. With IAS officers subjected to transfers, it will be necessary to create a permanent secretariat with well-laid rules and systems.

 

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