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Feb 11, 2016 08:08 AM IST | Source: PTI

Working with govt much more challenging now: Ex-CII DG Das

Tarun Das, who was also the director general of CII from 1974 to 2004, said that West Bengal state has a "great future" if the services sectors are properly developed.


Working with the government is much more challenging now compared to his time, according to former chief mentor of CII Tarun Das.


During an interaction with industry captains on his book "Crossing Frontiers the journey of building CII", he said, "Working with the government is much more challenging now compared to my time. The environment in the country was so depressing among everybody. Building trust was the toughest thing... Breaking was easier. We worked hard and did it finally."

Tarun Das, who was also the director general of CII from 1974 to 2004, said that West Bengal state has a "great future" if the services sectors are properly developed.


In the book, which captures the culture and ethos of CII, Das penned very little about himself apart from highlighting that he has been associated with the organisation and its predecessor, for a total of 46 years.


His tenure as the director general saw the rise of CII from a small engineering association to the apex industry organisation in India, he has written in the book.


The session, which was organised by CII and Ananta Aspen Centre was also attended by CII president Sumit Mazumder and CII director general Chandrajit Banerjee.

Das, in the book has also pointed out that the post-Independence situation was one of mistrust between the government and industry.

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