Apropos of Mercedes-Benz’s Suhas Kadlaskar interview “We have zero attrition among our blue-collar employees” (FE, July 5), it was interesting to know about the work culture at this German company’s plant in India. The fact that Mercedes has never had a single day of production loss in its two decades of operations in India can be the subject of case study in Indian business schools. At the same time, the Indian automotive companies which have experienced worker unrest must review the role of HR. Finally, one must understand that productive workforce is a company’s best resource and it takes lot of affirmative actions and time to build one. And the workforce, in turn, should believe in the vision and mission of the company and work towards accomplishing the same.
Bhopal Singh Verma
Need better land law
Apropos of the editorial “Landing an opportunity” (FE, July 16), though issues like compensating the landowner and paying the right compensation could be solved, the major hurdle is state cooperation with the central government. There must be a common law for land acquisition across India and landowners should be adequately compensated. The existing Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act is crippling industry, something that has been acknowledged by senior government officials.