A few weeks before, I published a list of top 12 technology CEOs of world. Now the time has come to browse the CEOs of India Inc. As far as Indian CEOs are concerned, Reliance Chairman and Managing Director, Mukesh Ambani is the highest paid Indian CEO with a package Rs 25 crore. His salary is almost 10 times as compared to his younger brother Anil Ambani. Anil Ambani has package of Rs 2.42 crore from his three companies – Reliance Energy, Reliance Communications and Reliance National Resources Ltd (RNRL). Sun TV CMD Kalanithi Maran and joint MD Kavery Kalanithi, annual salary is about Rs 23.26 crore. Airtel’s CMD Sunil Mittal is at 4th position annual compensation of Rs 15 crore. Sunil Mittal is followed by Dr Reddy’s chairman K Anji Reddy at the 5th rank with Rs 14.4 crore annual salary. Other highly paid CEOs of India are Brijmohan Lal Munjal & Pawan Munjal, Naveen Jindal, A M Naik and Azim Premji.
No wonder, India is on the verge of becoming a economic superpower. Economic liberalisation, globalization and the large Indian market have accelereated the growth of Indian economy. So there is no doubt that India will soon become the fastest growing economy in the world. After great Indian IT boom, we have large number of young Information sciences experts who are also fluent in English. As a result, India has become favorite destination for global companies for the outsourcing of their customer services and technical support. India is a major exporter of highly skilled professionals in software and financial services. But the road to success is not so smooth, India has a big problem of increasing population and economic and social inequality. Still 25% of India is below the poverty line. I will say, India is rising, glowing and happy but what about Hindustan or Bharat. In Hindustan no one knows English. How can we expect them to learn and use computers. The people of Bharat have not enough money to buy food for 2 times a day. India is enjoying cheese burgers, MacDonald’s Pizza, CCD, Barista but Bharat doesn’t have pure water to drink. I will soon write more on the differences between India and Hindustan (Bharat). Give your comments on this issue.