darshan wrote:@chetakji, the point I'm trying to drive home was that this needs to become a hot issue for voters. Till various points that everyone's stating aren't being discussed on open channels, meaningful changes won't arrive. The present GoI may come up with half baked solutions to fix things. Voters need to pitch in and bolster the political will to fix things and not worry about the blackmail tactics utilized by PSUs.
I am entirely in agreement with what most people including you are saying. No question of thinking otherwise.
having been on both sides of the PSU divide, one has witnessed at firsthand the blatant perfidy of these companies and the contempt with which they treat their customers.
Bribery and corruption is the very first arrow in their quiver. this is not usually cash based but is mostly dished out in kind for the uniformed types.
cash is used for state govt entities and their sole representatives who interact with these PSUs where the gains are very much larger and the scrutiny of vastly inflated bills is almost non existent.
we need to fix this entire organically grown, self sustaining and cancerously mushrooming "govt owned companies/entities" toxic ecosystem ASAP for any good to come from the untold countless hundreds of thousands of crores invested thus far.
These investments, which in reality are producing a completely pathetic national security based unreliable military industrial supply chain as well as, not providing the commensurate and much needed financial ROI that would justify further investments.
we have been taking the "socialist" concept a bit too far in a bid to be inclusive and we have been duped big time by the very people who have, a very long time ago, morphed from being the alleged producers of quality military goods to becoming end users of a different kind and have now become deliberate parasites on their own customers.
when a parasite like this grows unabatedly, it eventually kills off the host.
This is what the communist/naxal infested unions have, by the implicit/explicit threat of violence managed to intimidate the vested interests in managements and governments and thus cemented their clout since independence.
every joker and his uncle has a vociferously violent lobby to back them except for the aam aadmi and the hapless taxpayer who ends up paying for it all.