Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sexual harassment of women in workplce

88% women subjected to sexual harassment at workplace in IT sector: survey
Aarti Dhar

91 per cent did not report for fear of being victimised
In nearly 72 per cent of the incidents the perpetrator was a superior

NEW DELHI: Just as the Cabinet approved a bill that seeks to protect women from sexual harassment at workplaces, a survey by a non-governmental organisation has claimed that nearly 88 per cent of the female workforce in Indian Information Technology and business process outsourcing and knowledge process outsourcing (BPO/KPO) companies reported having suffered some form of workplace sexual harassment during the course of their work. Close to 50 per cent women had been subjected to abusive language, physical contact or been sought sexual favours from, it said.
The “Workplace Sexual Harassment Survey,'' carried out by the Centre for Transforming India, a non-profit organisation in the Information Technology and BPO/KPO industries has brought out some startling revelations about the status of implementation of policies to prevent such harassment.
As many as 47 per cent employees did not know where to report, while 91 per cent did not report for fear of being victimised.
The survey covering 600 female employees working in IT and BPO industries across all the major IT destinations of India revealed that there exists poor awareness levels among female employees on the issue and a majority of female employees continued with their ordeal due to fear of professional victimisation. Another major finding was that more than 82 per cent of the incidents which could be classified as sexual incidents occurred outside the boundaries of the office and in nearly 72 per cent of the incidents the perpetrator was a superior.
Workplace sexual harassment has been emerging as a critical challenge for female employees working across industries, especially in the service sector. While the manufacturing industry is largely regulated in terms of its working environment, there exists little or no framework for reference of the service industry. Furthermore, the service industry faces a challenge of working 24x7 which entails working at odd hours for the female employees and also other professional and personal challenges.
The Information Technology and the Information Technology Enabled Services (IT/ITeS) industries were one of the first to develop some sort of policy framework to address such issues.
It was observed that 60 per cent of the respondents were not aware of the workplace sexual harassment policies of their organisations. Around 10 per cent were only partially aware. This was a hurdle in getting redressal.
Policies not publicised
Of all the respondents, 77 per cent stated that the details of sexual harassment policies were not part of their hiring process, while only 7 per cent stated that they could recollect some discussion about the topic either during their hiring process or later.

Courtesy: The Hindu

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


தொலைத் தொடர்பு அமைச்சர் ராஜாவின் செயலால்
 நாட்டுக்கு ரூ.1.7 லட்சம் கோடி இழப்பு-சிஏஜி அறிக்கை

மத்திய தொலைத் தொடர்புத்துறை அமைச்சகத்தின் 2ஜி
ஏலத்தால் நாட்டுக்கு ரூ. 1.70 லட்சம் கோடி இழப்பு
ஏற்பட்டுள்ளதாகவும், அமை! ச்சர் ராஜாவின் அணுகுமுறையே
 இதற்கு முழுக் காரணம் என்றும் மத்திய கணக்கு தணிக்கை
அதிகாரி தனது புதிய அறிக்கையில் தெரிவித்துள்ளார்.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


    ஊழ லின் உத்துகண்
உலகமயத்தின் உரிமை கண் 
ஏழைமக்களின் எமன் 
எலிகளின் அரசன் , அடுக்கு அடுகடுகி
பொய்கள் சொல்லி மக்களை வஞ்சிக்கும் 
மகாராசன் இவனோ , ஏகாதிபத்தியத்தின் 
வெட்கமின்டி சுத்துது உலகை 
விளையாட்டு என்ன , தொலை தொடர்பு என்ன 
வீரர்களின் உயிர் என்ன 
எல்லாம் துச்சம் 
இங்கோ மலிவாக கிடைப்பது மகளின் உயிர் 
மறைந்து போகும் மலிவு பொருளை பார்த்து 
மதம் பிடித்து சிரிகித்து உலகமயம் .


There will be an Executive Committee meeting of our Union at our aiiea office on 11.11.2010 to transact the following agende:

1. To report about the wage revision details and levy collection details:
2. Organisational matters
3. Any other matter with the permission of the chair


                                                                                         S.Ramesh kumar,
                                                                                        General Secretary.