ASSOCHAM urges Haryana CM to intervene, end standoff at Maruti Suzuki factory [September 02, 2011]

Apex chamber ASSOCHAM urged upon the Haryana government to take firm action against those who are trying for sometime to malign the name of Gurgaon which has become destination for many Indian and global companies.
There has been a gradual loss at Maruti Suzuki India, the country’s largest car manufacturing facility, and reportedly deliberate move to sabotage quality on cars produced lately, said the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).
“The on-going stir is effecting business sentiment and could damage Haryana’s image as an attractive investment destination,” said secretary general D.S. Rawat. “It is sad that the state which produces 10.2 lakh cars, 30 lakh two-wheelers and 60,000 tractors every year is witnessing this kind of protest.”
According to the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act 1946 that pertains to Haryana, any company employing over 50 workers has to formulate a charter codifying management-labour relationships. Such charters are then certified by the state government, management and the labour union.
Haryana’s economy has been growing at an annual compounded rate of nine per cent in the past ten years against the national average of 8.7 per cent. It had live investments worth Rs 427,000 crore last year compared to Rs 354,845 crore in 2009 of which 79.6 per cent were at implementation stage.
“We applaud Haryana for its success in achieving impressive economic growth rates on a sustained basis,” said Mr Rawat adding the state hosts back-end operations of most Fortune 500 multinational companies which is a matter of pride for India.
Authorities say the state government wants its economy grow from Rs. 138,000 crore to Rs 598,000 crore in the next ten years by upgrading infrastructure in industrial clusters. The state is also planning many infrastructure initiatives under the proposed Rs. 400,000 crore Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor project. Therefore, the state’s image of being investor friendly should not be dented.

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