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Labour and Employment adviser to inaugurate Industrial Relations Conference

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Jamshedpur : Xavier School of Management is to host the ‘7th National Industrial Relations Conference’ from tomorrow at XLRI Campus, Jamshedpur. The theme of conference is “Changing IR, Changing times: Make in India and Ensuing Labour Reform”.

P.P Mitra, principal Labour and Employment Adviser, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India would be inaugurating the conference in presence of T.V. Narendran, managing director, Tata Steel.

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, labour management, worker rights representatives as well as academicians and students from leading higher study institutions across India.

Dr. Pranabesh Ray, Dean [Academics], XLRI commented on the occasion, “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 Speakers’ Addresses, the event line-up for the conference would also include Panel Discussions and Paper Presentations. The Panel discussions would be centered on the themes – “Make in India- Indian Labour Reforms and perspective from global best practises” and “Industrial Relations in Unorganised Sector”.

Paper Presentations on the tracks – “Make in India – Indian Labour Reforms and perspectives from global best practices”, “Industrial Relations in Unorganised Sector” and “Emerging Trends in Industrial and Employment Relations” would be organized.

The esteemed speakers and panelists at the event, are to include – Sharad Patil, Ex-Director General, Employers’ Federation of India; Dr. S.K. Sasikumar, Sr. Fellow V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, Government of India; Dr. Krishnamurthy, Director, Industrial Relations Institute of India; Ms. Christine Nathan, Former ILO/ACTRAV Senior Specialist; Karthik Sekhar, General Secretary National Confederation of Unites, India, Deputy President for Professionals & Managers in UNI-APRO; Com. Jnan Sankar Majumdar, National VP, Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) and other dignitaries.

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 Jamshepur, as well.”

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