‘Ease of doing biz requires active participation of HR’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 29 Apr 2018 09:32:50

Ease of doing biz requires active participation of HR Nandini Sarkar



Business Bureau,

Since 2014, Labour Departments in India, both Central and State are undergoing a paradigm change for the better under the ‘Ease of Doing Business’ mandate of the Central Government.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is personally leading this mission to change 70 years of Labour Law inefficiency and non-accountability to the customer but he cannot do it alone. This was observed by Nandini Sarkar, Director of C- Quel Management Services while speaking at the NIPM Nagpur Chapter-Central Region Conference 2018 on Saturday.

She continued that many HR managers and managements are not even aware of the new checklists under ‘Ease of Doing Business (EODB)’ introduced by the Central and State Labour Departments.

“That is why even today companies complain about harassment at the hands of Inspectors. They suffer because they are not updated about the Labour Laws updates. Today both the Central and State Labour Departments are actively seeking feedback from corporates about the new schemes and EODB checklists.

“HR must acknowledge that knowledge is power and keep itself updated on changes in Labour Laws and EODB. HR must not be a passive spectator to the great transformation that is sweeping through India. They must stand up and speak up and tell the highest echelons of Government what needs to be done better,” she said.

EODB currently suffers from poor IT infrastructure and a lack of co-ordination between Central and State Labour Departments, BOCW and Welfare Boards and the EPF, ESI departments.

Central and State governments should introduce a 360 degree feedback from corporates and citizens on the performance of Labour Department officials and set up a Central Audit team for better coverage and better enforcement.  “The Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ requires active human resource participation and much better implementation to be successful beyond good intentions. This is the need of the hour,” Sarkar suggested.