ITEC Newsletter Issue 5, November 2012

ITEC NewsLetter Issue 5...



Read More... Editorial - Rise of Contract Labour and its Implications

As per the law, contract labour should not be employed where the work is of perennial nature and goes on day to day, where it is incidental to and necessary for the work of an establishment, where the amount of work is sufficient to employ a considerable number of whole time workmen, and where the work is being done ordinarily through regular workers at that establishment or in a similar establishment. Continue reading




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Question Point

He works for his clients at different places. He got a new job and he submitted his resignation. The HR is forcing him to sign an indemnity bond that he will not work for the clients of his company for 3 years or should pay 10 lakhs as indemnity, unless and otherwise he will not be relieved.

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Perspectives About Our Economy: A Meeting with Professor C.P Chandrashekhar - Part 1

Feddin, Gokul, Sowjanya and Haynes met Prof. C.P Chandrashekar, renowned economist and columnist for the Frontline. During an interactive session over a cup of coffee, Prof. CPC shared his views on the Indian IT sector and the looming clouds over the Indian and global economies. ITEC is publishing excerpts of this interview in two parts.

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'Standing Orders' and IT Industry

After a blanket exemption of around twelve years IT industry comes under the purview of Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act. The article tells how important the piece of law is as far as IT/ITeS employees are considered and counters the shallow arguments of a section of industry.

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Industrial Relations and Labour Laws around the World - 2

Continuing our look at labour laws and industrial relations around the world, we take a broad look at the scenario of workers in the United Kingdom and Germany in this edition. Elaborate provisions for unemployment insurance in UK and the presence of 'Works-Councils' in Germany are worth mentioning.

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In the name of culture...!?

It was quarter end and my company magnanimously celebrates the success of every quarter with a "Liquor Splash" (Name of the event changed) party for all its employees. This is probably the most awaited event for all of us since the souls that have only been celebrating free and unlimited Internet at office, for the first time will be seeing free and unlimited liquor.

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India’s IT Compradors

A reading experience of Dot.Compradors Power and Policy in the Development of Indian Software Industry By Jyoti Saraswati. Even though Indian software industry has been often discussed as the
industry for India in the mainstream, there exists a dearth of critical literature on the IT industry. Dot.Compradors fills this gap as it is one of the first book of its kind which gives a rigorous critique from a structural analytical frame work to the tall claims of neo liberals about the IT industry.

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Garm Hawa - Testing Times

The movie opens to around 15 people. Silence draws in the room. All eyes turn on Balraj Sahani, in the opening scene to watch his last and arguably the best performance. Garam Hawa, a metaphor for testing times, times of betrayal, times of hatred, times of bloodshed and broken homes and hearts.

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Nuclear Energy and AERB

It is very important to know more about AERB in the background of ongoing protests against Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant(KKNPP) which has completed more than 425 days. Not only is AERB subordinate to the body it is supposed to regulate, it is completely dependent on the DAE. The AERB depends on DAE to a major extent for funds, manpower, technical expertise and material resources. The AERB and DAE do not share any information regarding safety.

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For Loop. Cartoon By Shammi.
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