Indian Staffing Federation, Indian staffing group completes 10 years excellence

Left; Lohit Bhatia, President Indian Staffing Federation | Right; Shri. Sunil Barthwal, Hon’ble Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Govt. Of India

Indian Staffing Federation, apex body displaying the Indian staffing firms, recently held up a hybrid summit in New Delhi, India displaying their 10-years completion. The event was attended by high profile dignitaries comprising of Shri. Sunil Barthwal, Hon’ble Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Govt. Of India, and as the event’s chief guest.

The former board members comprised of -K Pandiarajan, Raja Sekhar Reddy, Asim Handa, Srikanth Rengarajan, Aditya Misra, Dr. Moorthy Uppaluri, A G Rao, Tapasi Chakraborty, Munish Kumar, K Pandiarajan, Rachna Saksena, Kamal Karanth, Kush Bhargava, Soumen Basu, Vipul Prakash, Namr Kishore & Bhavna Udernani were felicitated on the occasion by the Hon’ble secretary. Ajit Issac, Chairman & MD, Quess Corp. and Manish Sabharwal, Executive Vice-Chairman, Teamlease Services outlined their vision for the Indian staffing industry over the next 10-years.

As per the firm’s announcement K Pandiarajan and Rituparna Chakraborty both former Presidents of ISF joined Bettina Schaller, President, World Employment Federation in a panel to deliberate ways to build the staffing industry in India.  Sudhakar Balakrishnan, Group CEO, FirstMeridian Business Services, Sandeep Gulati, MD, ManpowerGroup Services India, Viswanath Pudukkod, MD, Randstad India, Vidyasagar Gannamani, Chairman & MD, Adecco India, Pravin Tatavarti, MD, Allegis Services India & Marcos Segador, Country Head, Gi Group India considered on the Future of work, how the ISF can play a part in light of shifting employment trends globally.

As per the firm report, Narayan Bhargava, CMD, Calibehr Business Support Services, R P Yadav, CMD, Genius Consultants, Mehul Shah, MD, Collabera Technologies, Sanju Ballurkar, President-Experis, ManpowerGroup India, Suhas Basakhetre, MD, Prompt Personnel, Sameer Mehta, MD, Multiplier Brand, Pramod Pachisia, COO, 2 Coms Consulting & Somnath Banerjee, Director, Orion Corporate Alliance, discoursed the vital aspect played by the current leaders in shaping the Indian staffing industry. A report containing the suggestions of the Indian staffing industry was handed over to the Hon’ble secretary by an ISF delegation on stage at the summit.

Opening Statement from Lohit Bhatia, President, Indian Staffing Federation, stated

In his opening address, Lohit Bhatia, President, Indian Staffing Federation, stated ,“It gives me immense pride to see ISF growing from 8 members in 2011 having 30000 on their rolls to 96 members today who provide formal employment & social security to over 1.06 million representing 1/3rd of India’s formal tri-partite staffing. On the policy front too, we are proud to have played a role in the 4 labor codes whose implementation will fuel Indian economy’s growth besides bringing protection to over 39 crore informal workers. Would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the Ministry of labor and employment which has been receptive and committed to reforms.”

Remarks from Shri. Sunil Barthwal, Hon’ble Secretary, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. Of India

In his remarks, Shri. Sunil Barthwal, Hon’ble Secretary, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. Of India , stated that, “The rule making process for the 4 labour codes is currently underway at both the central and state levels. Many states have responded and there is positive progress. I encourage the members of ISF to provide suggestions at the earliest after going through draft rules when published.”

He further added that, “I am confident the national license for the staffing industry will usher in a new era of reduced statutory hassles. The world is moving towards different labour models. We understand and are open to these as long as there is employment and protection. it would be really good if the staffing industry which is a playing a major role in driving formalization to focus on improving the lives of 83% informal workers. Linking NCS portal to relevant portals of other ministries, we are working on various initiatives to make it easy and effective for the industry.”

Statement from Suchita Dutta, Executive Director, Indian Staffing Federation

In her comments, Suchita Dutta, Executive Director, Indian Staffing Federation , stated that, “Formalization of employment and freeing both labor and industry from various shackles, is a vision that ISF has been relentlessly working towards in the last decade. Would like to place on record the immense support we have received from each member in driving the industry and the other stakeholders including the government towards that vision.”

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