Key Initiatives / Information
India's economic growth has not been accompanied by increase in organised labour. Contract labour enables workers to be employed and benefits industry in terms of flexibility. However, labour laws must be revisited in India. The article is part of a debate in the Financial Express on contract labour between D L Sachdev, Secretary, All India Trade Union Congress and Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, CII. This was published in the Financial Express on 27 July, 2012.
In the article featured in the “Guest Column” of the “Edit Page” in the Economic Times dated 1 November 2011, Mr Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General (CII) believes that the clearance of the National Manufacturing Policy (NMP) by the Cabinet is a historic step on the economic reform agenda and will set the pace for a much higher trajectory of growth in employment, investment and output.
Mr Banerjee points out that the most important pillar of the NMP is the intention to create 100 million new jobs and further states that the industry will work with the government to convert the policy into a real tool to meet the objectives of inclusive growth.
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) announce the Fulbright-Nehru-CII Fellowships for Leadership in Management Program for the academic year 2012-2013. Indian business managers, whose employers would be willing to bear 50% (US$ 18,400) of the total cost (US$ 36,800), may compete to attend this specially designed management program at the Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business in Pittsburgh from May 23 to July 31, 2012. Aimed to broaden overall perspectives and to strengthen strategic, functional and leadership skills in global business, this program combines classes with group work, industry visits, and networking.
Complete announcement matter and application materials are available at USIEF website www.usief.org.in.
November 15, 2011 is the application deadline.
In the Financial Express article, the author, Mr Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General (CII) stresses the need for the new manufacturing policy to address the two key issues of increasing the sector’s share in GDP from 15% to 25% by 2022 and improving its employability.
The author feels that the government’s enacting such a policy shall enhance the global competitiveness of the manufacturing sector, restoring it to it’s pre global economic crisis stature as being one of the growth drivers of the Indian economy.
First communication from the CII President to all members after assuming the office of CII, President.
Money makes the world go round and it causes the world of MSMEs to spin even faster. Finance is a quintessential requirement of any business and the need for the same for a micro or a small enterprise cannot be stressed enough. On one hand an uninhibited source of finance can make a business blossom while a constrained one can make a business struggle. Many a promising business has failed to get of the ground because of the lack of finance, which is a big disappointment. According to Mr Uday Kumar Varma Secretary, Ministry of MSME “bankers have maintained that MSME lending is growing 20-22% year-on-year, even though the overall demand for credit appears to far outstrip the credit flow” on the flip side authorities seem to be working overtime to get the situation better for all concerned.
• CII Orissa acts an interface between the state government and industries. It is plays an active role in state government investment promotion and sustenance activities
• CII Orissa State Council had helped the government to modify the Comprehensive Development Plan of the Khurda, Jatni & Cuttack prepared by IIT Kharagpur
• Tourism, R&R, MSME Policy was modified by CII Orissa State Council.
• Labour Reform mechanism were recommended to labour commissioner of the State
• CII Orissa had organized a Review meeting with Chief Secretary, Development Commissioner & Agriculture Production Commissioner- cum Chairman Pollution Control Board on issues of industries of Orissa
• An Advisory meeting with Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik on what action state government needs to take to sustain MOU industries in Orissa
• CII orissa is in dialogue with NGO, State Government and industries to prepare a model R&R practice for the state
• District Development Plan of Khurda, Balasore, Jajpur and Jharsuguda is being prepared
• A skill gap report had been prepared in partnership with PWC
• A work skill centre is being established at Balasore
• The Syllabus of Diploma engineers was modified by CII Orissa Capacity Building Panel
CII Jharkhand Council has been making concerted efforts in the direction of bringing growth and development in the State right from its inception in the year 2000. The Council facilitated Department of Industries, Govt. of Jharkhand in coming up with an Industrial Policy of Jharkhand in the year 2001. The Council also partnered Govt. in successfully organizing Udyog Mela 2007 in Ranchi & facilitating Jharkhand pavilion in IITF 2008(India international Trade Fair) at New Delhi. In order to enhance the competitiveness of industry members, CII Jharkhand Council continues to organise number of training programmes, major Conferences, seminars, workshops on Manufacturing, Agro & Food Processing, Environment, Mining & Coal, Social Development & Community Affairs, Behavioral Skills & Information Technology, as well as interactions with key Govt. Officials at Ranchi ,Jamshedpur and also at Bokaro. The Council recently called on the Hon’ble Chief Minister & Deputy Chief Minister of Jharkhand and presented them with CII Vision document : Jharkhand @ 2022, a Sustainable Vision document encompassing hope & aspiration of the people of Jharkhand. The insight of the document is aimed at enabling the key decision makers to plan and implement findings at the grass root level, leading to sustained growth and development of the State.
CII News Update
Continuous Change and Improvement is the key driver for overall growth of the Organisation said by Dr Krishan Kumar, Former Director, Maruti Centre of Excellence (MACE) in his special address at the 4th Lean Six Sigma Summit organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII ) NR in New Delhi, toda.....
New Delhi 13th March, “The G-20 countries should look for ways for recapitalizing Multilateral Development Banks. At present the World Bank lending for infrastructure development is too miniscule,” said Dr, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission of India, at CII organised Ind.....
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Young Indians Raipur Chapter organized an industrial visit for the students of Shri Shankaracharya Technical Campus, Bhilai in Sarda Energy & Minerals Ltd and Godawari Power & Ispat Ltd, Siltara on 19 January 2013.
Mr Sharad Goel, President, SEML add.....
Consulting / Advisory Services
Legal metrological requirements, relevant to the manufacturing sector, as laid down by way of standards under the Weights and Measures Act, 1976 and the Packaged Commodity Rules, 1977 have assumed critical importance in modern production lines.
The key to ensure sustainable Quality up gradation and continuous improvement in an Organization is the willingness of its employees to adapt to changing paradigms.
Increased global competition has forced companies to think aggressively about effective Cost Management. A low cost high quality product has become an object of desire, to gain a competitive edge. It is essential that cost management addresses not just individual activities or cost centres but the e
CII Awards & Recognitions
CII and Export Import Bank of India have, in 1994, jointly established the CII-EXIM Bank Award for Business Excellence, with the aim of enhancing the Competitiveness of India Inc. The Award is based on the internationally recognized EFQM Excellence Model.
The Workskills competition was initiated by CII on the lines of the Skills Olympics organised by the industry in Europe as a means of promoting vocational training in industrial skills. The first CII Workskills was held in 1989 at the Advanced Training Institute, Dasnagar, Howrah. 205 workers from the Indian Industry participated in this event. In view of the overwhelming response received in the first Workskills, CII has institutionalised this competition as a major event for the industrial work force, held every year at the Regional and National levels.
The competition is being held in nine trades viz. Electrician, Machinist (Miller), Welder, Fitter, Turner, Industrial Electronics, Tool & Die Maker, Instrument Mechanic and COPA (Computer Operator cum Processing Assistant) in two categories - upto 22 years of age and above 22 years of age. The objectives of the competition are - to encourage workers in the industry by providing recognition for individual merit and excellence in skills through organised competition in selected trades and to upgrade the standards and status of vocational trades and promote skills development programmes in the industry.
CII Puducherry instituted QC Circle Award for Operators for the first time in 2004 in Puducherry and organised the first Puducherry State Level QC Circle Competition for Operators among Member industries for their participation to promote and share the best practices that they are following in their companies.
The objective of the Competition is to provide a unique opportunity to motivate workers to form quality circles within the company and also provide them a forum to exchange their ideas and share their experiences.