CII Logistics urges for separate ministry for logistics
In view of the tremendous challenges and issues being faced by cargo and logistics industry in India, and the lack of integration among the government agencies and policy makers, the CII Logistics will push the idea of having a separate ministry for logistics. Currently, the leading industry body in the country is discussing the matter within the organisation to give a concrete shape to this popular demand. Speaking to Cargotalk at the recently held CII Institute of Logistics’s ‘Next Generation Supply Chain 2020’ Conference held in New delhi, Cyrus Guzder, Chairman, CII Institute of Logistics, Advisory Council and CMD, AFL said that the cargo and logistics industry must have industry status. And, it is very difficult to address this long-pending industry issue without a nodal and powerful ministry. Supplementing Guzder, R Dinesh, Co-Chairman, CII Institute of Logistics Advisory Council and JMD, TVS & Sons maintained that though it apparently looks like an early demand, it is true that until and unless the industry gets a separate ministry, the country cannot expect seamless logistics operation and growth of its economy.