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Tribute – UCAL Selvan… TN – agglomerate land holdings without alienating ownership Fortune for Indian Airlines Online not in line with brick and mortar businesses... EVM is tamper-proof Solar thermal shines… Reliance’s TV – 18 ready to launch Tamil News Channel An enemy’s enemy is a friend Where a state respects its litterateurs… The rise and fall of Annamalai University Increasing non co-operation of state leaders Fortune 500 review Breaththrough in malaria control An informal presentation - analytical, forward locking... Kulandai was a giant Rs.1600 crore paper board plant of TNPL GM Technology at last! Shaming of Tamils by Tamil farmers at Delhi Strengthen the base... For whom the bell tolls? Computation of GDP – conundrums continue Valli, they are more marginalised Demise of a media baron... GNS - 100: our first subscriber Tough task taking states together Welcome focus on core competence A think tank for Chennai Quality silica from Neyveli Return to king coal for urea... Land reclamation from sea appears cheaper! Tribute Plummeting profits of PSBs Of course, Gujarat is vibrant Which side are you, Montek? Excel Generators provide the vital back-up Moily’s bold thrust Make standards certification mandatory... Infrastructure funding – lessons learnt Delhi is distant… Liberal imports idling indigenous capacities to the lack of interest on the part of these to focus on original research. This despite the much lower costs of such research in India. The industry which thrived on the protection of a closed economy and the advantage of a vast domestic market, has failed to organise its evolution on healthy lines He saved millions from starvation... MHC should not return to its old indisciplined ways Diamond jubilee of Egmore Samskrt School Medical costs hit the roof... A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… Recognition to role of NBFCs.... Cleaning Ganga – relocate tanneries and install electric crematoria Contrarian cousins No engine for this car Things happen by accident and not by design... For whom the MIDS bell tolls? The power-full Hindujas Where is Rajaji? The ‘Ayyo-yes’ is no more A rich pool of talent not utilised…. TELANGANA at last…BUT Insurance companies bleeding, yet no decision on increasing FDI limit! More tributes to GR Tatas moving out of urea production... Measuring roof tops in terms of KW/MW Varuna (rain) in 2015; Vaayu (air) in 2016. Chennai devastated Robber barons everywhere B H Kothari - a tribute The star of Spencers is no more Airlines in India: cost and space S Ramanathan – a versatile musician, musicologist Wanted: a second airport for Chennai Banning booze... Inflation: are we emulating Argentina and Brazil? Lesson from Chandrababu Naidu More Shakti to resource mobilisation... Adapt Vajpayee dinner diplomacy No mega rail project for Tamil Nadu …and of a popular trade leader How Air-India loses customs... Editor's Notes Kinetic Karnataka A glass full of corruption Making ‘my Amaravati’... The ‘Jayanthi Tax.’ The sea- saw battle continues... TN-leverage strength of BHEL, NLC... Sri Lanka votes for change Bihar elections - the Rajaji formula worked Tatas moving out of urea production... PPP mode for upgrading Corporation Hospitals SoA @ 80 CII projects higher growth… A C Muthiah – his munificent bequeaths to science Gas is the way forward West Bengal: mindless malignancy Welcome changes that testify to Jayalalithaa’s return to health Build close rapport with business leaders Gay abandon in pricing IPL type auction for VCs? A welcome initiative by the judiciary Preserving for the future New IT products of Ramco in the pipeline… Discoms deserve better… He continues the focus on social amelioration Cement prices continue to rise… Quality education through the PPP mode IPL - no surprise this scam Naidu’s return augurs well for Seemandhra Tribute – M V Murugappan The nuclear option Colour-Chem’s colourful KRVS This scant respect for Law Poor quality of university VCs The Swadeshi Trump There was flood of milk. Reason: no milk commissioner! Modi storms Silicon Valley China invests in India The few handicaps... More Shakthi to Das’ elbow CIPET hqrs to stay at Guindy – for the present? More heat than light L&T: focus on infrastructure and more infrastructure… Shipping woes of Chennai companies When nations steal growth from one another… Road development slows down Whistle-Stop Tour of Raghuram Rajan Why land prices zoom in TN? TIAM turns a full cycle F C Kohli - his concerns all embracing Auto components surge… R Sridhar steps down as CEO of Shriram Capital London, London Narayan When online building permits work…. Cutting the nose to spite the face Multi-faceted Venkat Permanent secretariat for TN GIM CSR and CMI: promise of another Srinivasan Ramanujan... TN accounts for the largest recruits by the IT sector Music happens Russi Mody – a tribute Poor representation for Kerala and TN in Cabinet Noble nonagenarians... Editor's Says Rahman at CIC An inexplicable neglect The brown list of Venkitaramanan When small is no larger beautiful.. Align crops to agro climate endowments… Parliament in paralysis... Padma Bhushan for A Ramakrishna Shanti and Sadhana through Music Engineering seats go abegging Tihar, Puzhal not different from Parappana Agrahara The Ports’ Pasha expands into Tamil Nadu When the President was rendered homeless… Building loyalty through the stomach Marketing expert Balagopal is no more Telangana in top gear… ONGC at KG Basin The Gulf aviation boom Maximising the micro pricing … Towards speedy justice Small units prefers to remain small... Waning interest in public discussions… Mu Sigma – is no more WTO Meet: resolved to meet again A friendly business group The Jan Dhan bonanza Convulsions in The Hindu All eyes on Sankara Nethralaya Eternal support for capitalisation of PS banks Intellectual of rare qualities PC’s preference for professionals Remembering Indira Sivasailam... Delhi returns to BJP Limit foreign borrowings to hi-tech, export potential projects... L&T- the specialty of special purpose vehicles Odisha: spectacular win by Naveen Patnaik TGS- The king storyteller Like Hinduism: many paths to reach God... Focus on quality of power - its only around 170-180V Sweet news for TN sugar mills Fall in crude prices help in oil sector reform Paytm karo... Wise Presidents Secularism and anti-Hinduism Boy, can you beat these? Scientists urged to take up farmer-oriented research Sweeter prospects for sugar Dr C Rangarajan returns to Chennai Readers' Mail Bihar – Nitish Kumar adopts the Lalu model Welcome GST Shale gas and its shallow future Muffled voices for merit… Mersal magnified The why of tax incentives Naidu will soon build a new Hyderabad Streamlining mandatory third party cover Protest masters... Roaring Ro-Ro facility Fuel for thought Vibrant Gujarat Adharma of opposition politics Another Indian music maestro at the UN Godspeed, Chief Minister JJ Nuclear power at the nucleus The balancing act Don’t seem to feel the pulse… Put expensive assets created to use... Welcome thrust on trade in Modi’s foreign visits... When TN politicians can emulate Kerala's Modi and the lady Revving up the manufacturing sector Air Asia India will set new benchmarks for budget travel No Maha Koottani in TN... Chennai and Kolkata miss opportunity to grow as Delhi and Mumbai A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… Delhi Chalo... Delhi is distant Alexa – Talking Wikipedia A yen for wastage… Silver Years of Madras Musings Five star activism stalls development activity Pharma – overdose of copying Not just in-laws (and outlaws); they’ve renowned academics at the helm! EEC at the National Media Centre Solar, solar everywhere … Tribute – Manikam Ramaswami S V Raju – a ‘good’ true liberal The rise and rise of KCP Come elections, come advertisements... Kudos to NDTV... Tax agriculture A more liberated TN… CRS, a jewel among managers, is no more. Why this malaise in medical education? Should we change the official year? Lalu’s envy, India’s pride A proud Madrasi IAS invades NDDB... Haul over the coal When Ratan Tata visited SRM A professional at the helm of IRDA... Revive development banks... Polls and promises Funding the un-funded
 
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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