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Air India Strike Continues; DGCA Plans Strict Action

Air India pilots on strike might be in for a negative surprise as DGCA is considering cancellation of licenses. Many pilots have been issued show cause notice.

After the tough message sent across by aviation minister Ajit Singh, there are expectations that Air India pilots can return to work. The minister did not meet the pilot representatives and asked them to join their duties before any further talk.

Indian Pilots’ Guild has been derecognised by the Indian government and DGCA is considering tough action against office bearers of IPG.

Air India has been suffering massive losses in the past few quarters. After the government offered funds to keep the day-to-day business running at the national carrier, there has been pressure on Air India to register positive growth.

The aviation sector in India has been under pressure due to higher fuel costs. Vijay Mallya owned Kingfisher is private carrier facing trouble due to massive losses.

Toyota Plans To Appoint 1,500 People In India By 2012

Japanese car manufacturer Toyota announced that it will hire approximately 1,500 individuals for its Indian operations by the coming year (2012) as it steadily strengthens its production capacitance in the Indian market.

The company, which is present in the country via a JV with the Kirloskar Group, is making an investment of Rs 1,650 crore to strengthen its production capacitance by one lakh units and for raising localization of components by the next three years.

On the sidelines of an Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA) summit, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) Deputy Managing Director (Commercial) Shekar Viswanathan said, “We will be hiring about 1,500 permanent employees by 2012 to meet our expansion demand. In addition to this, we will hire some contract workers also.”

The company will employ people crosswise different disciplines as the growth programme steadily unfolds.

Presently, the company is expanding the combined capacitance of its two plants in Bangalore to 2.1 lakh units as against 1.5 lakh units by the coming year.

Afterward, the capacitance at the first facility will be increased further to 1,00,000 units as compared to 90,000 units, whilst the production at the second facility will be augmented to 2,10,000 units as against 1,20,000 units.

The company has made an investment of Rs 3,200 crore to establish its second manufacturing plant, with an opening installed capacitance of 70,000 units yearly, which is now being elaborated to 1.2 lakh units each year.

Toyota had also declared plans to construct an engine facility, and swell its transmissions capacitance at a collective investment of Rs 500 crore to fulfill the demand of its Etios and Liva models.

In addition, the company will roll out the diesel versions of its small car Liva and sedan Etios in the Indian market on September 9.

The company had launched the petrol edition of the Etios in 2010, whilst the Liva model was introduced in June 2011.

At the present moment, Toyota has capacitances in position to make 6,000 units of the Etios and Liva on a monthly basis.

It will boost the production capacity to 6,800-7,000 units per month by October 2011, comprising the diesel versions.

Thus far, the company has sold around 30,000 units of the two models since their respective launches.

Administration Plans To Set Up Novel Training Centres For MSME Section

The administration is making plans to set up more than 50 novel training centres for advancing talents of personnel in the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) segment.

The National Skill Development Corporation plans to offer up skill training to around 150 million individuals by the year 2022.

MSME Secretary Uday Kumar Varma stated, “Of these 150 million, 15 million people have to be skilled through my ministry … I think there is a necessity to set up 52 more tool rooms. At least 2-3 in each state.”

Presently, there are 10 training centres in the nation, comprising in Kolkata, Ludhiana, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar and Jamshedpur.

The individuals would obtain training in tool and dye-manufacturing.

Mr. Varma stated that at present, the ministry is training approximately a million individuals.

“We certainly need to expand the existing ones and create many more tool rooms in the country,” he said.

Tool rooms are self-governing societies financed by the administration. They are money-making bodies and self-sufficing.

The administration offers up finances for capital development and a range of activities including substitution of machines, he said adding around 40,000 individuals receive training in one year in these centres.

INQ comes up with big plans for India

INQ, the social networking handset maker of UK has said that it has tied up with Aircel.

The UK firm has officially arrived in India and is going to start its operations soon.

INQ provides the most popular Facebook phone which has become the latest trend with the “Gen-X”.

Facebook has become the most widely used social networking site all over the world. Users from all age group and segments are using the applications of the site enthusiastically. Moreover, India has become the next target for these social sites as Facebook is becoming more and more popular amongst Indian users along with Orkut and Twitter.

Hence, INQ has decided to enter into this market with its heavily loaded Mini 3G and Chat 3G handsets.

Besides, INQ is also eyeing India’s enormous low-cost handset market. As per the company officials, Indian market is vast and has tremendous potential. After entering to this huge market, INQ may further plan to introduce some of the low-cost phones in the country according to the demands of the consumers.