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On supply chain issues - Mr. Harsh Manglik, MD, Accenture

A guest lecture was conducted by the Department of Industrial and Management Engineering on Supply chain issues in specific and Accenture in general. The dignitaries present to deliver the talk were
• Mr. Harsh Manglik, MD
• Mr. Sanjay Dawar, Managing partner-Supply chain
• Mr. Prithvi Shergill, Senior Executive-HR
The discussion highlighted the business processes at Accenture in general and how its end to end solution implementation helps it live up to its tag line- “High Performance. Delivered.” While Mr. Harsh Manglik stressed on the client relationship management and how Accenture ensures that the solutions are implemented successfully at the client’s end, Mr. Prithvi Shergill talked about the career opportunities and measures that Accenture has taken to reduce employee attrition and increase employee motivation in the current slowdown. Mr. Sanjay Dawar talked about the supply chain issues prevalent in India and how they are different from the issues in the rest of the world. He spec…

A talk on “Right to Information Act: Path to Swaraj”

Swaraj, or self-rule, a concept propagated by Mahatma Gandhi, is integral to our idea of a democracy. The freedom struggle was, in effect, meant to realize the same. But did Independence actually bring about a sense of self-governance?
What kind of democracy are we living in? Does the concept of individual sovereignty still hold any value for us?
In the talk on the “Right To Information Act: Path to Swaraj”, a lot of such burning questions were raised, and some of them were answered.
IIT Kanpur organized the talk by the Information Commissioner - CIC, Mr Shailesh Gandhi on the 7th of September 2009.
Mr Gandhi presented an eye-opening view of the current state of democracy in India: talking about the differences in a participatory and an elective democracy, and created awareness about the RTI act amongst the audience.
The RTI act empowers the Indian citizen to monitor the Government individually in large numbers. Some of the salient features of the act are:
1) It makes a public servant accou…