Thursday, April 20, 2006

Azim Premji - The Man

It was heartening to read the given below:

No room for reservation at Wipro: Premji

April 19, 2006 17:06 IST

IT major Wipro, 80 per cent of whose revenue comes from abroad, on
Wednesday said there was no room for job quotas in the company.

A day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asked industries to broadbase
employment and make it representative, Wipro chairman Azim Premji said his
firm would recruit people based only on merit.

"We compete with global companies. We are primarily in the service business
in terms of the mix of our consolidated revenues", he said, adding, "Service
business is highly people-dependent. People make you (the company)
successful or the people make you less successful".

*Should there be quota in IITs,
While responding to a question on HRD Minister Arjun Singh's announcement
that 27 per cent of seats in higher educational institutions would be
earmarked for Other Backward Classes, Premji said he understood the
compulsions "the country is going through in terms of reservation."

However, "We (Wipro) are an organisation which requires selection on merit".

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