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Driving the private sector

R C Bhargava finds the idea of reforming a public sector undertaking and making it competitive and a wealth-creator almost an impossibility

His vast experience as a civil servant and as Maruti CEO underpins his realisation that the challenges of achieving manufacturing competitiveness are complex because India has a federal governance structure
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His vast experience as a civil servant and as Maruti CEO underpins his realisation that the challenges of achieving manufacturing competitiveness are complex because India has a federal governance structure

A K Bhattacharya
In 2010, R C Bhargava wrote his memoirs presenting the fascinating story of how he led Maruti Udyog (now Maruti Suzuki) and made it India’s shining example of a successful manufacturing company that, even after about four decades, remains the market leader. That book (The Maruti Story: How A Public Sector Company Put India On Wheels ) was rich with information and perspective on how Maruti Suzuki revolutionised India’s automobile market. Read along with V Krishnamurthy’s  At The Helm: A Memoir and Jagdish Khattar’s Driven: Memoirs Of A Civil Servant Turned Entrepreneur, Mr Bhargava’s memoir completed a 360-degree appraisal of

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First Published: Jul 21 2020 | 12:27 AM IST

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