ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Hindustan Steel

which may be discouraged with all- round profit is that of treating consultants as, quite simply, businessmen. This officials do by introducing an element of commercial competition among consultants. Government undertakings ask for earnest money along with consultancy bids, and even expect favours normally given by equipment suppliers and the like. This makes nonsense of professional conduct codes, and Indian consultants might do well to adopt rigid attitudes and fixed scales of fees to discourage the practice. A consultancy bid has to be carefully and individually prepared, and this involves a great deal of preparation and expense unlike, for example, quotations for supply of motors or office stationery.

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