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CII turns down govt advice on ombudsman for SC/ST jobs

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) today turned down a direction of the government for appointing an ombudsman to track job creation for scheduled castes (SCs) and scheduled tribes (STs). It said it cannot create such an institution.  However, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Ficci) had appointed noted industrialist Y K Modi as an ombudsman for overseeing employment generation for the weaker sections. Due to his pre-occupations, Modi had since vacated this post and Ficci was looking for an alternative, chamber sources said.  The Associated ...