MIDC Industries Association President Shri Mayank Shukla expressed his deep concern and anguish over the State of Affairs, and in the manner State Level Udyog Mitra Meeting is being arranged and conducted by the Development Commissioner of Industries, Govt. of Maharashtra at Mumbai. SLUM meeting which is being arranged by the Industries Department of Government is basically to resolve the issues related to industries have with various departments concerning industries. This meeting is supposed to be held quarterly, but at times it is not held for the entire year. Although the industrial associations of this area have demanded to conduct at least one meeting at Nagpur in a year, the concerned authorities ignore it on one or the other pretext. After a great pursuance and follow up from MIA in the last year during the winter session, one meeting was held at Nagpur. This time the meeting scheduled on 18th June at Mumbai has been given a time of two to three hours and during this short time, they have proposed to resolve more than seventy five points, this is nothing but fooling industries which contribute to the Government revenue and create employment for the citizens of Maharashtra. He further said.
Secretary of MIA Captain C. M. Randhir said that even most of the officers do not bother to attend meetings though grievances are sent well in advance, but again there is a one way dialogue from association representatives, it is expected that officers should come with the solution, rather than repeating the same matter without resolving it. The representatives travel thousands of kilometers spending valuable time and money but it does not make any difference to these officers. This is a pure mockery of the system, Capt. Randhir said painfully.