Need help in the DM question related to "Om Chowdhury was one of the supervisors in the Fire and Safety (F&S) department of Maqsood Textile Mills..." from XAT 2009.
Can anybody help me as decide as to what should be the ans for the question which The details of the entire episode have become
common knowledge among all the employees of
the company. Out of the options below, which one
presents the best way for the top management to
resolve the issue so as to benefit the organization
as a whole?
Let me know if I need to upload the entire passage.
Indian government may hold top executives
responsible if state-run power companies fail to meet
performance targets and punish them with fines
and transfers. The strict performance parameters
are aimed at ensuring that at least the reduced
target for 62,000 MW of generation capacity addition
is achieved before the end of the II th Plan, said a
power ministry official. Performance of chairmen
and managing directors of the power Public Sector
Units (PSUs) in project implementation will be
assessed as per the terms and conditions stipulated
in the company’s memorandum of understanding
(MoU) with the power ministry, he said, requesting
anonymity. Performance parameters of executives
had come under strict scrutiny due to a lack of
progress in capacity addition program. While the
target for the II th five year plan has already been
scaled down by the government from 78,500 MW,
in the first three years of the plan yielded only
22,302 MW of fresh capacity.
If you were the chairman of one of these power
PSU’s, which of the following statements (all of
which are assumed to be true) could best be used
in order to strengthen your case against the
government holding top executives responsible?
i. The labour unions, owing allegiance to ruling
party at the Centre, are not allowing work to
progress with their demands for wage hikes that
ii. The actions of the mid-level management are
not In line with the objectives laid down by the
iii. The delays have been due to difficulties in
obtaining funds at reasonable interest rates on
account of the recessionary conditions
iv. We are not to blame. The government is not
doing enough to ensure availability of sufficient
fuel to power the existing plants, let alone the
v. The government had ignored the infrastructure
availability like roads etc., and environmental
clearances required for such projects and
therefore set an unrealistic target to begin with,
and the revised target is also unrealistic as well.
A. i and ii
B. i and iii
C. i, iii and iv
D. ii, iv and v
E. i, ii, iii, iv and v
I am getting really confused with Decision Making. I was solving 2013 DM ques and found them to be very ambiguous. Moreover while while checking answers, I found different answers on IMS, TIME and HKF. This happenned for 6-7 questions.
Does XAT provide official answer keys?? If not then please suggest which one to rely more on
Where can I find some discussion on DM section ...??
Bhola, an avid nature lover, wanted to be an entrepreneur. He dreamt of establishing a chain of huts in Chatpur region to cater to tourists, who came attracted by the beauty and splendour of the Himalayas.
However, he was appalled by current degradation of the Himalayan environment. He remembered the early times when everything was so green, clean and peaceful. Now, greenery was replaced by buildings, peace was shattered by honking of vehicles and flocking of tourists, and cleanliness was replaced by heaps of plastics.
Bhola had a strong sense of right and wrong. On speaking to few locals about the issue, he realised that the locals were aware of these issues. However, they pointed out the benefits of development: pucca houses for locals, higher disposable income and with that, ability to send their children to better schools and colleges, better road connectivity, and access to latest technology in agriculture. Most locals wanted the development to continue.
Saddened by the lack of support from the locals, Bhola took up the issue with the government. He met the chief minister of the state to find out if government could regulate the developmental activities to prevent environmental degradation. However, the chief minister told Bhola that such an action would slow down the economic progress. That also meant loss of substantial tax revenues for the government.
Bhola needed to resolve the dilemma. Bhola always wanted to be an entrepreneur, who could contribute to the society and earn money as well. However, his business would also be responsible for destroying environment. If he did not set up his business, he would not be able to earn money and contribute to the society.
After mulling over the issues, he went to his mentor, ‘‘Guruji’’. Guruji realised that it was really a difficult puzzle: if one saves the environment, there seems to be no development and if the people and the government sought development, the environment and hence future of this planet and human beings was at stake. After careful thought, he felt that dilemma could be resolved. He fixed up a meeting with Bhola to answer Bhola’s queries.
Bhola wished he was heading the government. He had listed down five concrete measures he would take if he were to head the government, choose the best alternative
Which among the below DM course is good to enroll? or pls suggest if any other..
1. Oliveboard (10 sectional test)
2. Handa ka funda (5 sectional test)
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