IIT-KGP to run course on Outsourcing Practices in India
IANS, Kharagpur | Published : 3rd January 2019
IIT Kharagpur will conduct a multidisciplinary short course on
Outsourcing Practices in India to sensitise both the public and private sectors
and show the way for best practices, the premier institute said in a release on
This is the first of its kind course being introduced in India on
the advice of the Central government.
The multidisciplinary short course,
to be run by the department of mining engineering at the institute, would
include deliberations on how outsourcing of work can be made ethically and
legally justified, and how best practices can be encouraged in the labour
The initiative will witness resource cooperation from the
Ministry of Labour and Employment, Ministry of Rural Development, IBM, pollution
control boards and other regulatory bodies, the release said.
companies are thinking in the short term. They are creating work practices that
are not sustainable. If there is a PIL against them, they would be in trouble.
Moreover, reducing margins are not drawing large and established contractors of
the country to take up contracting jobs, especially for the government and
"It is time to caution them and create a situation
sticking to the best practices of the world, where efficiency is assured and it
is win-win for both parties," said Professor Jayanta Bhattacharya of the
Department of Mining Engineering, and School of Environmental Sciences and
The first batch undertaking the course will be drawn
predominantly from the power and coal sectors.
"In these industries,
funding or technology is not the problem, but employing people in legal and
ethical terms is. The people who draw up notice inviting tenders or NITs, often
from accounts or engineering background, have no understanding of the law or
even, actual engineering practice," said Bhattacharya.
The course will
also involve the faculty of Mining Engineering, Intellectual Property Law and
the Vinod Gupta School of Management who have a long experience in dealing with
regulation related to industry such as environmental clearance, land
acquisition, outsourcing standards and other burning issues.
will focus on buyer and contractor relationship, legal and procedural
safeguards, creating provisions in contract for healthy competitiveness,
goodwill and employee protection, contract preparation among other aspects.
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