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Competition brings out the best in any company and leads to innovation: Narayana Murthy

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

“Competition and regulation are the two mechanisms which can ensure that the “Invisible Hand” works to the advantage of the society,” said Infosys founder N.R. Narayana Murthy today during an event.

During the keynote address at the 6th Annual Day Lecture on ‘Creating a Better India – Musings on Economic Governance Ideas for India’ organised by the Competition Commission of India,  Murthy said that competition brings out the best in any company and leads to innovation, new ideas, services and products.

Referring to the role of regulation, Murthy advocated for swift and fearless regulatory decisions. He stressed that trust and confidence in the regulators are important to attract more and more entrepreneurs to start businesses.

Within such system, he indicated five roles which the government has to discharge viz. unanimity of conviction and integrity of belief among all political parties that solution to the problem of poverty is through elimination of friction to businesses and entrepreneurs and by creating more jobs; translating this conviction by speedy action to ensure growth of the economy and creation of better jobs; creating an independent and meritocratic judiciary with up-to-date technology, and knowledge of modern, global judicial practices and judgements; introducing transparent and stable taxation policy; and lastly using tax money wisely and efficiently to make life better for the poor by investing in education, healthcare, nutrition and shelter.

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Ravi Venkatesan Quits As Infosys’ Independent Director

An independent director since 2011, Venkatesan also served briefly as co-chairman before successfully transitioning this responsibility when Nandan Nilekani became chairman in August 2017.

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Infosys' independent director Ravi Venkatesan has resigned from the board with immediate effect, the company said on Friday.
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Infosys’ independent director Ravi Venkatesan has resigned from the board with immediate effect, the company said on Friday.

The Bengaluru-based IT major, in a statement, said that Venkatesan plans to pursue an “exciting new opportunity”.

“I joined the board at a time when Infosys was beginning the complex journey of transitioning from founder-led to professional management. This was also a time of tectonic industry shifts. I am pleased that this mission has been accomplished. Infosys is strong, in good hands, and is gaining momentum,” Venkatesan said.

Infosys' independent director Ravi Venkatesan has resigned from the board with immediate effect, the company said on Friday.
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An independent director since 2011, Venkatesan also served briefly as co-chairman before successfully transitioning this responsibility when Nandan Nilekani became chairman in August 2017.

It may be recalled that India’s second largest IT exporter, Infosys, had seen protracted stand-off between its founders led by NR Narayana Murthy and the previous management over issues of corporate governance and compensation to former executives.

The tussle had led to the sudden resignation of the then CEO Vishal Sikka last year.

Salil Parekh joined the Bengaluru-based company as the new CEO in January this year. (IANS)

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