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Bandaru Dattatreya to address ‘National Industrial Relations Conference’ at XLRI

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Jamshedpur, Dec. 14: Xavier School of Management ( XLRI) is all set to host the two-day ‘7th National Industrial Relations Conference’ on January 9-10 at its campus in Jamshedpur. The theme of conference is “Changing IR, Changing times: Make in India and Ensuing Labor Reforms.”

Shankar Aggarwal, secretary, Ministry of Labor and Employment, Government of India, would be inaugurating the conference, while Bandaru Dattatreya, Minister of State (independent charge) for Labor and Employment, Government of India, will be the special guest.

Conducted by Fire@x, under the guidance of Dr. Pranabesh Ray, Dean (Academics) and Professor HRM at XLRI, the National Industrial Relations Conference is a premier student organised event in the field of work and employment relations, that aims to provide a common platform to industry and sector experts from diverse fields of law, labor management, workers’ rights representatives as well as academicians and students from leading higher study institutions across India.

Commenting on the event, Dr Ray said, “The conference would serve as an opportunity to bring to the fore pressing issues like the changing workforce dynamics, decline of trade union membership and contextual challenges faced by policy makers in the present times. The event would be a great opportunity to gather fresh and multiple perspectives on topics of employment relations from industry leaders, and academicians.”

Besides the addresses by Aggarwal and Battatreya, the event line-up for the conference would also include panel discussions and paper presentations. The panel discussions would be centered on the themes like “Make in India,” “Indian labor reforms,” “Perspective from global best practices” and Industrial Relations in unorganized sector.”

Paper Presentations on the tracks – Make in India,” “Indian labor reforms” and “Perspectives from global best practices,” Industrial relations in unorganized sector” and “Emerging trends in industrial and employment relations” would be organized.

The speakers and panelists at the event, are to include – Sharad Patil, ex-director-general, EFI, Dr. Krishnamurthy, director, Industrial Relations Institute of India, Christine Nathan, former ILO/ACTRAV senior specialist, Dr. Pravin Sinha, senior advisor, labor and industrial relations, FES, Karthik Sekhar, secretary, UNITES, and Gautam Mody, secretary, NTUI among others.

Suyash Hassija, secretary – Fire@x said: “The conference would see participation from delegates from various esteemed institutions across the country and he looks forward to the support and participation from the local residents of Jamshedpur, as well.”

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