Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Curtains come down on 7th National Industrial Relations Conference


Jamshedpur : Curtains came down on the 7th National Industrial Relations Conference in collaboration with International Industrial Relations Association (IIRA) and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FEG). Associate sponsors include Indian Oil, Brittania, Tata tinplate, Tata Motors, State Bank of India and Public Service International (PSI). The event was co-sponsored by ILO, New Delhi, at XLRI.

Paper presentations of Make in India, Indian labour reforms seen in global perspectives, industrial relations in the unorganised sector and emerging issues in industrial and employment relations in India were discussed on the second and concluding day of the two-day conference that started yesterday at XLRI. AchinChakrabarty, director of Institute of Development Studies, Calcutta was the guest on the valedictory session today.

The conference is being organised by [email protected], the Forum for Industrial Relations at XLRI, founded as a discussion forum in 1996. It serves as a platform for the dissemination of ideas and learning in the field of industrial relations.

The theme of the conference was “Changing Labour Market and Industrial Relations, Changing Times: Make in India and the Ensuring Labour Reforms”. Day 2 saw paper presentations, the final round of Trial by Fire season 2 and the Valedictory ceremony.

Starting with the paper presentations, the morning saw paper presenters from across the country presenting their research. The papers were on three tracks. The first being “Make In India-Indian Labour reforms and perspectives from global best practices” chaired by Prof. SantanuSarkar from XLRI.

The second panel was on “Industrial Relations in the Unorganized Sector” chaired by Ms. Christine Nathan, Consultant-ILO. The third track was on “Emerging Issues in Industrial and Employment Relations in India” chaired by Dr. S K Sasikumar, Senior Fellow, V VGiri National Labour Institute.

The paper presenters had been handpicked from over 46 entries and will be published in XLRI’s prestigious journal MLS. The presentations occurred to a full house and were attended by a variety of people from the academia, students, working professionals and TU leaders.

Occurring in parallel was the final case study round of the second edition of the Trial by Fire Season 2. The top six teams from the Trial by Fire online quizzing league were given cases designed by Tata Motors and had to present their solutions to the judges. The valedictory session was graced by the presence of Prof. Achin Chakraborty, Director, Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata, Prof. Pranabesh Ray, Dean, Academics, XLRI and by Prof. SantanuSarka, Associate Dean-Programs. The session started with opening remarks from Prof. Ray followed by a stirring summation of the conference proceedings by Prof AnurathaVenkatraman.

This was followed by Prof. AchinChakroborty’s valedictory address on causality between labour market reform and job creation.

After the valedictory speech, there was the distribution of prizes to the winners of the paper presentations along with the winning team of Trial by Fire Season 2. The conference ended with Prof. ShyamSundar’s warm Vote of Thanks.

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