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LABOUR- Making Labour Laws More Ponderous

 To airily talk of inviting "limited global tenders from reputed suppliers for different packages of the steel plant" and thus to proceed with the construction of the steel plant in question, as is being officially done, only underlines that the busybodies in the Prime Minister's Secretariat and the bureaucrats in the steel ministry simply do not know what they takling about and what the construction of a steel plant really involves. It might be mentioned in this context that the Steel Authority of India was specifically excluded from any say in the matter of planning for the second steel plant in Orissa when the Steel Ministry embarked on the adventure of negotiating with the British and West German firms for its construction on turn-key basis. The association of the steel consultancy services in the country with the setting up of the plant and determining its suitable technical parameters has also been uncertain.

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