Business Confidential: Mistry meeting with the FM

Mistry meeting with the FM

The pre-budget meeting of the finance minister and the industry is about the first time the government and the industry meet in the new year. This year the buzz is about whether the new chairman of Tata Group Cyrus Mistry will make the trip to New Delhi. Indications are, he might. The chairman emeritus of the group had become a regular of late, and Mistry in his first year might want to start on a note of engagement with Raisina Hill.

CSR & The new year party spoiler

After the Companies Bill was held over from the current Parliament session, companies are sort of relieved. The 2 per cent mandatory rise in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an issue, but at a new year eve party one industry leader talked about their near-at-home concern. The fear of class action suits. Some of the dodgy companies feel this will be a big boo-boo for them.

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