P Rajeev: No inspection by Industries Department; Kitex issues will be taken seriously: Minister P Rajeev – kerala industries and law minister p rajeev on kitex issue

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  • P Rajeev reacts to Kitex poison
  • No inspection by the Industries Department
  • Shines will be taken seriously


Kochi: State Industries Minister P Rajeev said that the Industries Department has not received any official complaints from Kitex. At the same time, he said, the issues raised now would be taken seriously. He said in a Facebook post that no inspections had been carried out in Kitex led by the Industries Department and that inspections had been carried out by some other departments and the Sector Magistrate.

Sabu Jacob had yesterday said that 11 inspections had been carried out by various departments in a month and that he would not go ahead with the government’s further development plan in the face of such continuous inspections.

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The industry minister reacted by saying that the remarks made by Kitex chairman Sabu Jacob were directly related to the attention he received on social media. The Minister said that the Secretary, Department of Industries had been directed to look into the grievances raised by Kitex and the Secretary had reported that no inspections had been carried out at Kitex by the Industries Department and no related complaints had been received.

If there are any complaints, it is advisable to inform the department and seek redressal. The minister said in a Facebook post that everyone should refrain from making public statements that could defame the state before seeking the possibility of doing so.

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Full version of the Facebook post

Sabu Jacob, the chairman of Kitex, a leading industrial company, was directly involved in the incident after his remarks came to attention on social media. The Department of Industry has not received any official complaints, but on June 28, it contacted Kitex to investigate the issue.

None of the inspections led by the Department of Industry have taken place in Kitex and some other departments
They also informed that the inspection of the sector magistrate had also taken place. The Secretary of the Department of Industries was immediately tasked with examining the complaints raised by Kitex. The Secretary also reported that the Industries Department had not carried out any inspections at Kitex and had not received any complaints in this regard.

The issues raised now will be taken seriously. High level inspections will also be conducted in connection with other departments. By law
The State Government will give full support to anyone who wants to start and run an industrial venture.
Within 10 days of taking over as Minister of Industry, he met with representatives of industry organizations such as FICCI and CII
The meeting was convened and decisions were made. Kitex representatives were also present at the meeting.
It was not immediately clear if there were any problems or complaints.

When there are possibilities in a democratic system to solve such problems, it is advisable to inform the government directly. Ficci opined that Kerala’s one – stop business system is the best in South India. The first cabinet meeting of this government has decided to set up a legal backing mechanism for resolving industrial disputes. There is an atmosphere of revival in the industrial sector. There must be a concerted effort by all concerned to make use of it. If there are any complaints, it is advisable to inform the department and seek redressal. We urge everyone to refrain from making public statements that could defame the state before seeking the possibility of it.

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