KERALA

`Public sector units can be profitable'

KOCHI, APRIL 24. Our workforce often fails to attain its potential, as it remains concerned only about its failings, said the Director General of Police(DGP), P.K. Hormese Tharakan, here today.

Inaugurating the computerised time recording system at the Kerala Books and Publications Society (KBPS), Mr. Tharakan said that good leadership could make public sector units earn profits.

He released a CD on working and potential of the society by handing over the first copy to DIG of Police, Ernakulam Range, B.S. Mohammed Yasin, and also distributed ID cards to the employees.

In his presidential address, the managing director of KBPS, Tomin J. Thachenkary, said that by completing the printing works on schedule, the KBPS has become a model for other PSUs in the State.

It had risen from an institute that brought out less than 50,000 books daily to one that could produce between 1.5 lakh and 2 lakh books daily. Taking into account its current work efficiency, the Chief Minister had promised to give the work of printing all text books for next academic year to the KBPS, which would come to about 3.75 crore books, Mr. Thachenkary said.

Even though it would take only eight months to execute this work, the society now faced a shortage of printing paper and this needed to be settled for enhancing the current production pace, he added.

Mr. Yasin, the City Police Commissioner, Vinod Thomas, the KBPS production manager, George Joseph, and representatives of trade unions spoke. Earlier, Mr. Tharakan visited the plant and inspected the operations of different units.

Maudani's bail

The Government has contested the bail application moved by People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader, Abdul Naser Maudany's bail application based on a police report in this regard, Mr. Tharakan told mediapersons as he came out after the inauguration of the computerised time recording system at the KBPS.

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