Do you agree that privatisation a better option...

@kiran8 (15347)
Mangalore, India
September 3, 2011 12:34pm CST
Most people are of the opinion that Privatistion as opposed to government organisations are a better option ,will increase efficiency and curb corruption.I feel that nothing can really curb corruption since it is a trait that is seen in individuals and corrupt individuals will always look for ways to make some profit on the side.Corruption can thrive even in private industries and concerns ...However, efficiency is definitely bound to increase when private organisations take over. Friends ,Please share your own views...
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@anil02 (2886)
• India
4 Sep 11
Hello Kiran ji, privatisation is not option it curb corruption. In higher education private institutes are more much than government institution. More over these institutions are owned by some political leaders or other persons who have good connections in government. More over these insitutions are means of earning.It is only possible with corruption. You are right that with privatisation efficiency will be increase but with it corruption also increase.
@kiran8 (15347)
• Mangalore, India
5 Sep 11
Hi anil,I agree with what you say.Most of the so called private industries are hand in glove with some politician or the other and will be run as per the wish of the politician ...We have been seeing the private mining scam in Karnataka and how both Congress and BJP have been protecting it,...now of course BJP gets all the blame, but everyone knows that the Reddy brothers were in Congress for many years when they first got the licence in 1994 or so ,and also to come up to this level..
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@anil02 (2886)
• India
5 Sep 11
Hello Kiran ji, Here it is saying " SARE KUAINE (WELL) MAIN BHANG PADI HUAI HAI". If you will not under stand it than write me. It means allone is alike. All politicians and political parties are alike, no difference. In north Choutal family of Haryana, Badal Family of Punjab, Laloo of Bihar and Mayawati and Mulayam singh these are carbob copy of Reddy brothers. So about whom we say and about not say.
@kiran8 (15347)
• Mangalore, India
7 Sep 11
I agree anil, politicians are a class apart in our country, see what happened today in Delhi, another bomb blast in the same area ( high court )where there was a blast in May and even after that there were no security measures taken.I am sure all the security is being used for taking care of their own selves and their family members..
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@2wicelot (2949)
4 Sep 11
Privatisation is supposed to make the companies involved be more productive and more streamlined. It is supposed to increase the efficiency of the organizations involved and as such it is supposed to deliver an excellent service to the consumer. However, many times it comes with a huge cost to the consumer in that a lot of jobs are lost in the effort to improve efficiency. If it is not done properly it could also lead to monopoly thereby eliminating competitions and the results would end up always being bad for the consumer. I think government intervention is required in many cases and that privatisation should be done under close government scrutiny so as not to lead to companies becoming to strong and too powerful.
@kiran8 (15347)
• Mangalore, India
7 Sep 11
Hi wicelot, I agree with what you say Too much of power can corrupt any mind...Similarly when there is monopoly,it can also lead to over confidence and decreased efficiency which can happen in any sector private or public since it is all run by Human beings who have similar aims ..thanks a lot for your response and all the best
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@2wicelot (2949)
7 Sep 11
You are welcome. I am glad I could make some contribution to the conversation.
@kiran8 (15347)
• Mangalore, India
9 Sep 11
Me too, thanks a lot and have a relaxing weekend
@Staki54 (25)
• South Africa
4 Sep 11
Yes I agree. In today's world there is corruption in every government department. Here in South Africa there have been talks of nationalisation of various industries and it's got many people VERY worried, including foreign investors. There is so much corruption already in the parastatal(semi-government owned)companies so I can just imagine what it will be like if nationalistaion comes into play. Ideally it would we great if we can have a balance between nationalisation and privatisation. Obviously corruption does occur even in prvate sectors but yes, it will be more efficient and more productive.
@kiran8 (15347)
• Mangalore, India
5 Sep 11
Hi Staki, thanks a lot for your response I too would think so, that if there is a balance with both private and public sectors being a part of the various industries, things would run much more productively and efficiently and also there would be more accountability...
• South Africa
5 Sep 11
Pleasure :) yes definitely. Obviously privatisation and nationalisation both have its advantages and disadvantages and to find a compromise would be the best option.
@kiran8 (15347)
• Mangalore, India
7 Sep 11
Yes that's true! If one has the will to do something good for the country then of course there is nothing like it...
@Simon1223 (904)
• China
4 Sep 11
In my view, privatisation could promote the competition, which usually leads to higher efficiency. In my country, those industries which are made up of many private enterprises could provide consumers with high-quality and relatively low-price products. They also solve the problem of employment to a large extent. Those industries which are dominated by several gigantic state-owned enterprises could not satisfied the need of society. Their attitude towards consumers are often disappointing.
@kiran8 (15347)
• Mangalore, India
7 Sep 11
Hi Simon,No doubt that privatisation would promote competition and efficiency , there have also been negative effects in many countries leading to increased cost ..Privatisation has not been able to curb corruption either.I guess when there is public participation and awareness things would change for the better at least to some extent ..Thanks a lot for your response, all the best
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
4 Sep 11
Hi kiran' with the growing of individualistic attitude privatization is getting popular. We are forgetting collectivism. Without collective effort total achievement is not possible. I think individualistic attitude is responsible for corruption. So long we can not realize "all for each and each for all" society will not progress and corruption can not be wiped out.
@kiran8 (15347)
• Mangalore, India
7 Sep 11
Hi bhanu,I too agree that collective effort is very essential to succeed in any sector.But as you say it is very difficult for like minded individuals to come together and work towards one single goal without any thoughts of personal gains...That's where the difficulty lies in both public and private sector ! all the best and happy mylotting
• Nagpur, India
4 Sep 11
Rather than privatisation been an option, privatisation is a way out to get things done. Corruption will be there whether it is privatisation or whether it is Government, but then in order to crub corruption it is important to have transperancy as far as presentation of facts is concerned, followed by clarity of thoughts, instead of trying to confuse people by introducing complicated methods of work. Also there should be punctuality on both fronts that is the individual, who is going towards an organization as well as the organization. But privatisation is not the solution or answer that it will crub corruption.
@kiran8 (15347)
• Mangalore, India
7 Sep 11
Hi aniket, I agree with your views especially regarding an individual and the organization having the same kind of dedication ...transparency is definitely needed in any sector or organization...thanks a lot for sharing your views and all the best
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
4 Sep 11
Yes I like private job than Govt. job and it is better option because at least in private job proper work and hard work but in Govt. job only demanding money money and money for every work...
@kiran8 (15347)
• Mangalore, India
7 Sep 11
Hi surekha, thanks a lot for your response However, I agree that private job seems to offer certain benefits that is not found in government jobs, all the best and happy mylotting
@francesca5 (1344)
4 Sep 11
i don't think privatisation works either. i think it just brings a slightly different form of corruption. in the UK our last government privatised a lot of services, and there are quite a few examples where the result has cost more than if they hadn't, the purchase of christmas trees for government departments is a perfect example, and pfi, which is a disaster. i'm not an expert on this, but it causes a lot of problems. my view is that a government should provide services that are essential to the social and economic infrastructure of a country, without privatisation. inefficiences do seem to creep into the public sector, but good management should sort those problems out, whereas privitisation brings a whole load of new problems. if you need further evidence you can come to the UK and try out our trains, the service is appalling and prices are too high, since they got privatised!
@kiran8 (15347)
• Mangalore, India
7 Sep 11
Hi francesca, thanks a lot for your response I am sorry to hear that privatisation has not worked in the UK...I guess unless there is determination and will power it is not easy to make things better.So in that regards any system can work - it is the same case in India, nothing seems to work even 75% since there is greed,vested interest and so many other factors, that curtails positive growth in any sector..