Anand Mahindra thinks Modi government is setting efficiency benchmarks for the private sector. Here’s why

By: | Published: August 30, 2016 11:05 PM

Anand Mahindra, the Chairman and MD of Mahindra group, has said that the Narendra Modi government is setting benchmarks for the private sector!

Anand Mahindra, who was a part of the group of CEOs, tweeted after the meeting, "Detailed prep briefings, punctual starts, efficiently run meetings; The Govt is setting benchmarks for the Pvt sector!" (PTI)Anand Mahindra, who was a part of the group of CEOs, tweeted after the meeting, “Detailed prep briefings, punctual starts, efficiently run meetings; The Govt is setting benchmarks for the Pvt sector!” (PTI)

Anand Mahindra, the Chairman and MD of Mahindra group, has said that the Narendra Modi government is setting benchmarks for the private sector! It is common to hear people wish that governments would function as efficiently as the private sector, so Anand Mahindra’s statement would definitely take many by surprise. But, it seems that the renowned businessman has a good reason for his remark. Ahead of the Indo-US Strategic & Commercial Dialogue, Commerce and Industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman yesterday met a group of CEOs who were to represent the Indian side at the joint CEO forum today. Anand Mahindra, who was a part of the group of CEOs, tweeted after the meeting, “Detailed prep briefings, punctual starts, efficiently run meetings; The Govt is setting benchmarks for the Pvt sector!”. Now, that’s one big pat on the back of the government!

The other CEOs who met Sitharaman included Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry, Sunil Bharti Mittal, KM Birla, HDFC’s Deepak Parekh. At the Indo-US Strategic & Commercial Dialogue CEO forum, Sitharaman invited US investors to ‘Make in India’. During the meeting, India and the US held detailed discussions on infrastructure funding and renewable energy, and ways to promote innovation and entrepreneurship. India also raised concerns over hike in H1B and L1 visa fee for professionals, a matter US promised to look into.

US States Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and US Secretary of State John Kerry are on a visit to India to strengthen ties between the two countries. Sitharaman and Penny Pritzker deliberated on how to strengthen the commercial track of US-India ties. This is the second strategic and commercial dialogue between the two countries, the first of which happened in September 2015.

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