Gadkari to set up a committee to resolve automobile industries issues

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has proposed the setting up of a committee comprising retired officials from the auto sector, the government and the bureaucracy to come up with solutions to critical issues the sector faces.

Addressing the 60th annual convention of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), Gadkari even exhorted other panellists at the convention Kenichi Ayukawa, MD, Maruti Suzuki Vikram Kirloskar, Vice Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar and Pawan Goenka, MD, Mahindra and Mahindra to furnish names for the formation of such a committee.

“We have one angle (of governance) from the government side and the (auto) industry has an economic angle. We need an independent, impartial and fair platform of talented, outstanding and fair people, who have experience in the sector but are retired. We can resolve many of the issues. You give me the names. Some retired people from the government, industry and bureaucracy. We can make a think tank,” said Gadkari.

“Like we take help from retired Supreme Court or High Court judges or retired bureaucrats, we can form a committee which will act as a platform for the government and the industry to discuss issues and take advice. Since they don’t have any vested interests they can think in the interest of society, the country and the industry. It will be easier for us (government),” added Gadkari.

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