While interacting with the office-bearers of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Vidarbha Zone here recently, Vice Chairman, CII Maharashtra State Council Sriram Narayanan said that they should undertake initiatives at the zonal level to support the national agenda of CII. Narayanan also emphasized on the various initiatives and activities planned for the year comprising of Buyer-Seller Meets, Inward & Outward Missions, Government Interaction, Ease of doing business, Connect with Society through CSR, Water and Waste Management and other social initiatives and also Leveraging CII services by optimum utilization of My CII services, CII – Centre of Excellences, International Networks. He also briefed on the various suggested panels for the State like Rural Urban Connect (Agriculture and Food Processing), Energy and Environmental Sustainability, Membership Connect, MSMEs, Finance and Taxation, Policy Advocacy and EODB, Skill Development and Affirmative Action, Society Connect, Innovation and Manufacturing, Forums and Taskforces like Automobile and Auto Components, Shipping and Logistics, HR, Employability and Textiles.
Narayanan, who is also the Managing Director, Endress+Hauser (India) Automation Instrumentation Pvt. Ltd, was speaking at the event organised by the CII Vidarbha Zone. Narayanan further briefed about CII Broad Services portfolio which comprises of the four pillars, Policy Advocacy, International and Business Development Services, Competitive Solutions Nurturing Competitiveness and Connecting with Society.
Narayanan debriefed on CII National, Regional and State Theme for the year 2019-2020: “Competitiveness of India Inc. India @75 : Forging Ahead” which is centred around employment generation, governance, environmental sustainability, energy security, rural-urban connect and also suggested to plan zonal initiatives to support the national agenda of CII. Rahul Dixit, Chairman – CII Vidarbha Zonal Council and Director, Midland Diesel Services Pvt. Ltd. welcomed the members and briefed on the initiatives and activities executed by CII Vidarbha Zone in last year which were really beneficial to the industries, during the presentation Dixit mentioned some key initiatives like Buyer-Seller Meet, IndNX 4.0: Conference on IoT and Project Competition, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, MICON: HR Conference to name a few. Jibak Dasgupta, Head, CII Maharashtra State briefed on the CII Services at large and also on mycii.in, the online platform for members & how it is useful and convenient for members to access the relevant information and knowledge source. Vijay Rawal, Vice Chairman – CII Vidarbha Zonal Council and Director, Lemken India Agro Equipment Pvt Ltd. proposed the vote of thanks and also requested the members to take out the maximum benefits from CII services. During the interaction, members from Vidarbha region shared their inputs and suggestions which should be taken up by CII and also shared various problem areas where CII should intervene and take it up with the concerned authorities.