Thursday, March 7, 2013


Tsunami survivor Deborah bagged a bronze medal to mark an impressive beginning to India's campaign on the opening day of the Hero Asian Cycling Championship at the IG Velodrome in New Delhi on Thursday. 19-year old Deborah gave India only its second medal at the ongoing Championship when she finished the 500m time trial finals in 37.841s, marginally behind Korea's Yeonhee Jang (37.159s) and Yu Shiou Chenh of Taipei (37.834s).

With  an imperfect start at the release point in her first attempt, the girl from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands quickly gained momentum much to the cheer of handful of supporters present at the Velodrome. "I went blank after I got tripped. I told myself to be calm as I had to start immediately. After the first lap I knew I was in with a chance to finish on the podium. I am happy I lived up to the expectations," said Deborah, a survivor of 2004 tsunami. "The feeling is yet to sink in. I am so happy to have done my country proud. It's always been my dream to do well. I am looking forward to representing India at more international meets," she said.

Good  start for India as Jashanjit Kaur qualified for the bronze medal match of the 2km-Individual Pursuit, making an impressive debut for the country in the high-profile event. The 16-year-old cyclist from Patiala will take on Yekaterina Yuraitis of Kazakhstan tomorrow in the third position duel. Meanwhile, the 33rd Senior and 20th Junior Asian championship was inaugurated with a performance by an artist group comprising differently-abled dancers staging musical Mahabharat. Also, a brass-band enthralled the small audience present at the venue with their music. The chief of Asian Cycling Confederation (ACC) Hee Wok Cho was the guest of honour along with Rajya Sabha MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa.


March 7, 2013 ISF appeals for Ratification of ILO Convention 181 towards Global staffing industry estimates India to be among largest markets besides China, Brazil and South Africa; India having demographic advantage over China in the long run
New Delhi, March 6th, 2013: Indian Staffing Federation (ISF), an apex body of Staffing Companies in India and CIETT, International Confederation of Employment Agencies, today appealed to the Indian government to adopt a regulatory framework which is positive and conducive to the industry today. At an international colloquium held in New Delhi, ISF has supported establishing a regulatory framework for staffing industry and reforming the existing labor law system to align it with the unique ᴲipartite⠦eature of the flexi staffing industry through International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention 181. The colloquium was well attended by key stakeholders, senior members of the government, ILO, members of the planning commission, trade union groups, trade bodies among other delegates.
The global staffing market projects India to be among the largest staffing countries along with China, Brazil and South Africa.The staffing industry in developing countries is standing at a very crucial juncture where more than 90 % of the workforce is engaged in the unorganized sector with low to almost no social security. Global experience shows that flexi staffing is the need of the hour which can provide flexible solutions to workers as well as employers.ࠔhe Indian job market has shown a modest growth rate in 2013 with the public sector large-scale hiring. Therefore Ratification of ILO Convention 181 by the Indian Government can further contribute towards this growth and development with better macroeconomic policies and implementation of labor market reforms.
Inaugurating the session, Union Minister for Coal, Sriprakash Jaiswal said 㗩th the youngest working population in the world where labour sits at the heart of the nation, the time has come when we should seize the opportunity as a nation to maximize our growth potential. We need to ensure the jobs that we create are productive which is vital for our growth especially in sectors like manufacturing and services besides agriculture.䠈e further appreciated the efforts of ISF and CIETT in promoting good working conditions, bringing in unorganized work into formal jobs and at the same time providing flexibility to the businesses to run effectively, grow and produce more decent jobs.伵>
Mr. K Pandia Rajan President, Indian Staffing Federation said, It is pertinent to note that India is among the top five nations in flexi staffing industry but, it stands out as the only one where the flexi staffing industry does not have a regulatory recognition as yet. Going by the Economic Survey report, it becomes more viable to make necessary provisions, set up guidelines to encourage contract staffing in areas, roles, industries where it can add utmost value. Ratification of ILO Convention 181 can be a positive step in that direction in order to fully reap the benefits.”
Fred van Haasteren, Ciett President, said, 㠼/span>With all eyes on India, it is crucial that steps are taken to update its labour regulations in line with the changing demands of IndiaⳠrapidly evolving economy. Labour sits at the heart of IndiaⳠfuture growth potential. It is therefore critical that the India refreshes its regulations to unlock the full potential of the private employment services industry.伵>
Rituparna Chakraborty, Vice President, ISF, said, ㉦ the Indian government creates an inclusive and conducive regulatory framework as prescribed in the ILO Convention 181, private staffing companies will assist IndiaⳠhumongous labor market transition from the informal to the formal sector, by providing the youth of India a platform that enables them to become more employable and secure a decent job. The Indian Staffing Federation with support from best practices prevalent in other CIETT member countries around the world, will leverage the same to ensure that the pie of jobs in the formal sector in India increases, including contractual and private employment agency services.伵>
About ISF: Indian Staffing Federation (ISF) was set up by leading staffing companies in India with one common goal – Staffing India’s Growth. Staffing – an established form of outsourcing globally – is yet to be recognised and adopted as an effective means of running a business in India. The Staffing Industry provides a platform for recognised employment, work choice, even compensation, annual benefits and health benefits for the temporary workforce that constitutes a sizeable segment of IndiaⳠtotal workforce. The purpose of ISF is to enhance long-term growth of the staffing industry and to ensure its continued ability to make positive contributions to the economy and society. The principal focus of the Federation’s activities shall be to strengthen triangular employment relationships, in which the staffing company is the employer of the temporary worker, who works under the supervision of the user company.
About Ciett: Ciett is the authoritative organisation representing the interests of the reputable private employment agencies across the world. Recognised as such by international organisations (e.g. EU institutions, International Labour Organisation, OECD, World Bank), Ciett represents the industry at large with 9 of the worldⳠlargest staffing companies as well as 47 national federations from all over the world. As the voice of labour choice, Ciett promotes the vital role that private employment services play in helping organisations, economies and individuals facilitate adaptation to change, and their capacity to increase labour market participation, reduce unemployment, build better labour markets and deliver decent work. Members of Ciett refuse to compete at the expense of workers⊲ights and work hand-in-hand with governments and trade unions to fight illegal work and social dumping. However, Ciett also recognises that inadequate regulation and a small number of disreputable agencies can prevent theindustry from fulfilling its potential.
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IAEA:Yukiya Amano a new four-year term

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UN atomic agency’s board of governors on Wednesday approved giving Japanese director general Yukiya Amano a new four-year term without even resorting to a vote.
Election in  2009, the International Atomic Energy Agency’s 35-member board had needed six rounds of voting to select Amano for his first term, with developing countries worried he would be too pro-Western.
This time however the 65-year-old’s second term, which will start in December following approval from all 159 IAEA members in September  a formality  passed by consensus, meaning no vote was taken.
“I am deeply grateful for the trust that the board of governors placed in me once again,” Amano told reporters.
“The challenges are many and huge . I like my job and enjoy my job, and I am very happy to do good in the world and make a difference.”
The Vienna-based IAEA, founded in 1957, also aims to promote the peaceful uses of nuclear technology including energy.

Manik Sarkar sworn in as CM of Tripura for 4th time

Manik Srakar led Left Front Government today took Oath of Office in Governor House in Agartala. This is the consecutive 5th term of the Left Front and 4th term for Manik Sarkar as Chief Minister of the state. The Governor of Tripura Dr. D Y Patel administered the Oath of office to the Chief Minister and his Cabinet colleagues. A total 11 Ministers have taken oath of Office along with Chief Minister Manik Sarkar although Portfolios are yet to be decided.

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