- In a joint meeting with top police officers of the state, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has instructed them to take strong action against fake union leaders, who blackmail industrialists.
- Confirming the CM’s orders, state Industries minister Subhash Desai today said that the decision has been taken as part of the ‘Make in India’ campaign, where the government is keen on enhancing its current position of 132 out of the total 189 countries, in terms of ease of doing business.
- Desai said that they received several complaints from industrialists that some labour leaders are blackmailing them to use the services of some particular suppliers or else they will not be allowed to conduct their business.
- Most of the complaints are from the Pune region and they have found that those people who are threatening do not belong to any labour union, but still have visiting cards of the ‘Mathadi’ (headloaders) union.
- The minister said that no labour union is involved in any kind of blackmailing.
- According to a survey, India is not a safe and healthy place for industrialists to conduct the business operations.
- India’s global rating has declined to 132 among 189 nations.
- Modiji (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) wants the current scenario to improve in the near future.
Source: PTI MM NRB RCJ SRE