ITEC started off its campaign against the fraudulent IT companies by organizing a bike rally on October 15th. The rally was flagged off from two key points, one from IRECKON SOFT, the firm at BANASHAKRI, which duped their employees by taking money from them and offering fake job offers and another from ELECTROSYS at JEEVAN BHIMA NAGAR which cheated nearly 150 fresh candidates.
A recent conference in Bangalore, attended by the senior HR professionals of the IT and ITeS companies, has raised a new demand to the government for granting yet another exemption for the industry. This time the IT/ITeS Companies wants the Karnataka Government to extend the working hours limit from 8pm to 10pm for the Women employees in the IT/ITeS industry. The new demand raises several questions, not only regarding the security for the women IT/ITeS employees, but also about the very motive behind such a demand.
PROPOSITION - The Karnataka IT industry wishes to extend its exemption from the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act(1)
CONTEXT - The 2 year exemption that the Karnataka IT industry had received expired on
August 25, 2011. The exemption has been extended for 2 years 5 times - since 1999. Therefore, the
exemption has lasted 12 years.
What is this - The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) ?
'Industrial Employment Standing Orders' is derived from the Industrial Employment (Standing