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CII president deplores quota in pvt sector

However, he said the industry needed to take positive action to empower the backward classes to join the mainstream.

india Updated: Apr 20, 2006 14:18 IST

Apex industry chambers CII on Thursday strongly objected to any mandatory reservation for socially underprivileged in the private sector even as it forecast 8.3 per cent GDP growth target for this financial year.

"Mandatory reservation in any form is not conducive to competitiveness of the industry. It is not acceptable," R Seshasayee, the new President of CII, said in his inaugural press conference.

However, even as he objected to any mandatory reservation policy for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, he said the industry needed to take positive action to empower the backward classes to join the mainstream.

This, he said, would empower them in terms of education and skills.

Sheshasyaee said, riding on robust growth in industrial and services sector the GDP would grow 8.3 per cent this fiscal while agriculture was expected to grow 3 per cent, industry 9.1 per cent and services 9.9 per cent.