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To revive the crisis-ridden Air-India, the Aviation Ministry has decided to tke the help of prominent industrialist Ratan Tata. Do you think top corporate executives can revive troubled Govt Units???

Asked by cyrus irani, 09 Jul '09 03:05 pm
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Seeing help of Ratan Tata is no solution. The government must remove Prafful Patel from aviation ministry so that the help he has been rendering to his daughter\'s father in law Vijay Mallaya can be stopped. It is known that Prafful Patel had been helping King Fisher air lines by giving them all profit making air lines. This action has put Air India into doldrums. Make the change in the Ministry and the Air India Management and Air India would be revived.
Answered by Jack Johnson, 10 Jul '09 09:43 pm

 
  
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Reviving a government run unit is difficult task for anybody. The reason being with employment being granted in the past on the basis of reservations, political consideration, Unionism etc Air India has become a White elephant. To maintain it is next to impossible. So some changes like chopping off excess staff, heaving off unproductive department etc is what any Industrialist who is called on board would like to do. But then there will be a big hue and cry if any drastic measure are taken and it is not possible for even the best of the industrialist to work with a leash around his neck and government tightly holding it. Moreover Ratan Tata is not all that great a manager. He has not managed the Tata empire itself all that well. Even if otherwise he is a misfit for the job of reviving a sick unit. By inducting Industrialist into Air India board the Government is trying to window dress the crisis. This will only delay the inevitable. Possibly if they can somehow pull up for a year or tw ...more
Answered by Shyam, 10 Jul '09 08:57 am

 
  
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Air India can survive if it is treated like a business venture in a very competitive environment and not as a quasi-government organisation to provide jobs for ineffecient staff who take job security as guaranteed.
Answered by EquityCraft, 09 Jul '09 07:48 pm

 
  
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The ability of top corporate executives with a proven track record should not be doubted. The grey area is the working space afforded by govt rules and regulations along with the decaying work culture prevailing in govt offices that gives an area of doubt whether they will succeed !
Ratan Tata had a brief stint with Air India a decade ago and was summarily removed once things started looking up. Now, too, with the Unions behaving as irresponsibly as before under their political masters, the writing is on the wall that the Maharaja is fast fading into oblivion ! When there is a war like situation ( and survival is a war- like situation!) the minor niceties should be brushed aside and everyone involved and concerned should contribute towards seeing that the National Airline does not become a submarine !
Answered by rajesh prajapati, 09 Jul '09 03:31 pm

 
  
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Privatization of management only.
Answered by bhaskara rao, 09 Jul '09 03:08 pm

 
  
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Not unless they find a way to deal with the trade unions.
Answered by Nitin Dutt, 09 Jul '09 03:06 pm

 
  
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