‘Give best training to manage worst situation’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 15 Dec 2018 11:50:23


 Air Vice-Marshal  Nikhil Ramesh Chitnis 

Business Bureau,

WITH change happening at a very fast pace, the role of HR manager has gained importance as he is entrusted with bringing best HRM practices for the success of the organisation. HR manager’s scope has widened to include human resource management, talent management, adopting to new technology, developing a strong organisational social fabric and continual performance assessment to succeed.

“Organisations should give best training to manage people for the worst,” said chief guest Air Vice-Marshal, Nikhil Ramesh Chitnis, VSM, Air Officer Engineering Services, HQ Maintenance Command, Indian Air Force (IAF) while talking at the inaugural function of ‘Management International Conference (MICON) 2018’ on Friday.

MICON 2018 is being jointly organised by Department of Management Technology (DMT), Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management (RCOEM), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and University of District of Columbia (UDC), USA on December 14 and 15 at Hotel Tuli Imperial.
Recipient of ‘Vishisht Seva Medal’, AVM N R Chitnis, VSM spoke about the role of Human Resource (HR) and its importance in the Air Force. He said, “Institutions do not transform, organisations do not defend, units and formations do not sacrifice but people do. Therefore, people are most important in an organisation”.

He drew analogies for bringing organisation and people together. He focussed on the four main challenges in managing HR. The first challenge is workforce demographics where different ethnicity, languages, religions are challenging.

Air Force believes in the principle of “All are Indians” and Air Force is expanding its influence to think global and act local. The second challenge is talent management. He focussed on the importance of training to get the best out of the employees and to prepare them for the worst. Leadership should be a core training for employees at all levels of management.

The third challenge is strategic management where he assertively put forward the role of Industry 4.0 and how Air Force is adopting it in its organisation. The fourth challenge is Change Management wherein use of Artificial Intelligence (AI), digitisation of data, machine learning are being extensively used in all departments of Air Force including Maintenance Department.

In the inaugural function of MICON 2018, His Excellency Banwarilal Purohit, Governor of Tamil Nadu and Chairman, RCOEM, in his message, congratulated the department on its initiation of this wonderful platform for industry-academician interaction. He expressed his wishes to the entire team of MICON 2018. The message was read by Dr Chandan Vichoray, Head DMT, RCOEM.

Dr Neeta V Shah, Professor, DMT, RCOEM read the message of Dr Devdas Shetty, Chairman, International Advisory Committee, MICON 2018 and Dean, UDC, USA. He congratulated the team of MICON for their efforts and expressed his delight to have been a partner of MICON 2018.

Chandrakantbhai Thakar, Vice-Chairman, RCOEM said, “It is easy to tackle machines but tackling human resource is more difficult. He expressed that generally the head makes the policy, but needs a team to implement it effectively. Every employee should know their capabilities and their organisation in totality. If totality is maintained it can lead to involvement of all stakeholders, eventually leading to the success of the organisation”.

On the occasion, HELIX Journal with 49 research papers was unveiled by the dignitaries. The welcome address was given by Vijay Rawal, Vice-Chairman, CII Vidarbha Zonal Council and Director and CFO of Lemken India Agro Equipment Private Limited.

The opening remarks were delivered by Dr R S Pande, Principal, RCOEM. The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr Rajiv Khaire, Organising Secretary, MICON 2018. The event was compered by Dr Ruchi Sao.

The other dignitaries present on the dais to grace the inauguration of MICON 2018 were Govindlal Agarwal, General Secretary, RCOEM, Rajendra Purohit, Secretary, RCOEM and Abhaya Singh, Head–CII Vidarbha Zone. Members from management Dwarkaprasad Gupta, Bhagwandas Daga and Devendra Sahu, Dr V S Deshpande, Dean, Commerce and Management, RTMNU and Vishram Jamdar, Chairman, Board of Governance, VNIT also graced the occasion.