ISTD-Goa organises national seminar on strategic industrial relations in India

Indian Society of Training and Development (ISTD)-Goa Chapter organized a three day National Seminar on ‘Strategic Industrial Relations in India’ from 12-14th May 2017 at the International Centre, Goa. Officers from various PSUs spread across India participated in this conference.

The programme was inaugurated by Padma Jaiswal, IAS, Secretary (Labour and Employment), Government of Goa along with Rupak Dayal, Convenor of the conference and former Director (Personnel) Western Coalfield Ltd, Dr Promod Mohan Johri, Dr G. V. Prabhu, conference Co-coordinators and Dileep Parab, Chairman of the Indian Society for Training & Development (ISTD) Goa Chapter.

Secretary (Labour and Employment) spoke about the social security net being provided by the Government through Smart Card and about the workers in organized and unorganized sectors and their social security need. Skill upgradation, Make in India and Digital India were also subject matter of her address. She also talked about the workers engaged in construction and their social security in the State of Goa.

The second day of the seminar was addressed by Anil Kumar Nayak, Chief Labour Commissioner of India. He said that during last 2-3 years India has witnessed a scenario where there has not been any strike and for the same he congratulated the IR fraternity and enlightened Trade Union leaders. He talked about the Industrial Dispute compliance and at the National level and talked about many cases where non Payment of Wages and Gratuity were seen. He also emphasized the need of fair wages and provisions of safety and health. He also said that management should try and see that accidents at the work place need to be avoided. “There must be robust grievance handling mechanism and works committee must be strengthened. The organizations should work for CSR to win the hearts of the people residing in the nearby area. There is a need to have trust with the union to sustain peaceful and harmonious industrial relations,” he added.

The participants were also addressed by R Adm Shekhar Mital (Retd.), Chairman and Managing Director, Goa Shipyard Ltd who talked about the importance of harmonious and peaceful industrial relations which paved the way for increase in productivity.

The seminar was later addressed by Virjesh Upadhyay, Secretary of BMS Union and Professor P. C. Verma who worked for Industrial Relation of TISCO. The seminars were also addressed by P N Samant, President, AEW a veteran trade union leader from Mumbai, Rajen Mehrotra, V. M. Chamola, Director (HR), HAL, P N Prasad, Ex-Chief HR, Tata Steel, N M Shetty, RLC (Central), Goa, Putu Gaonkar, Trade Union Leader and other speakers from the industry and IR fraternity.

The valedictory function was graced by the presence of Cmde. B. B. Nagpal, NM, IN (Retd) Director (Corporate Planning, P& BD) GSL, The conference was well appreciated and received excellent feedback from the participating officers and guests making the conference a grand success.

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