Ease of doing business: For whom?
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Ease of doing business: For whom?


According to the World Bank, ‘ease of doing business in India’ has improved substantially and the country has gone up by 30 places. One supposes this applies only to foreign companies which want to invest in India and certainly not for the commonalty of the country.

Here is a sample of the ‘ease of doing business’ taking a backseat. I have an account in a branch of the country’s premier  public sector bank. It takes hours in the bank for the customers to even get their SB account passbooks updated.

They have to obtain tokens for this purpose and since the tokens are common for all purposes, the customers have to wait for hours.

In the earlier times the same work would take only a few minutes. In the premises of the bank there is a passbook printer machine which will be out of order most of the time and even when it is working the entries don’t get printed properly  and the customers are forced to go inside the branch and wait for hours. This is the state of ‘ease of doing business.’

– K.R. Jayaprakash Rao, Nazarbad, 10.11.2017

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November 14, 2017

2 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Ease of doing business: For whom?”

  1. Prakash R says:

    I fully agree with Jayaprakash Rao’s comments on ease of doing business in India. If this is an experience with banks, I had experience with KIADB and KSSIDC which are the State Govt’s agencies for starting industries of all kinds. First of all, getting land to start any business has major road blocks. If you go and approach for Govt’s industrial lands, you have to literally wait for years! The officials working in these offices almost act like kings. They don’t show any courtesy to visitors in need of land and sheds. How can one start any business in Mysore or any other place?
    The fact of the matter is that everywhere there is corruption and nepotism. If you know ‘somebody’, in particular a VIP, then your may be started and again competing it takes its own time in its own pace!!
    I think Karnataka and India are still lagging in ‘ease of doing business’. If at all India has gone up, it could be due to other countries falling down below India !!!

  2. Joseph says:

    Fro 65 years, the corruption has increasing in India and after the emergency, all the government offices and bodies became collection centers for corrupt politicians! In Karnataka , corruption got more streamlined under Devraj Urs rule, that each appointment had a bribe amount attached to it and some percentage was reaching each and every level starting with CM himself! In the later years, Congress high command set the expectations and kept revising the percentage regularly! That is why you see every project costs thousands of times more than the actual cost! Even now, or every new electricity connection, DKShi gets a bribe of 7 Lakhs!
    Now, if somebody tries to eliminate them, definitely all the beneficiaries of corruption will put up the roadblocks to make the work impossible! We all saw DKShis wealth on all news tv channels!
    But, nobody complained about it because bribing was the only way out and once you pay it was very smooth!
    Ease of doing business is for foriegn investors, not for common man who has to deal with corrupt scoundrels and rouge extortionists!people line Robert Vadra h no problems!

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