Puma received the Best Corporate Social Responsibility Award

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On December 1,2010,the prestigious “Peace and Sports Awards” organizing committee awarded PUMA “the Best Corporate Social Responsibility Award” in recognition of the PUMA.Peace project’s contribution to the world peace. As one part of the fourth annual “Peace and Sport” international forum,”Peace and Sports Awards” ceremony was held in Monaco on December 1st.

Prince Albert II of Monaco and Mr. Joel Bouzou, the “Peace and Sport” founder and chairman praised that sport promotes regional communication and information exchange. More than 500 guests from political, sports, private sector and civil society attended this event. The General Assembly conferred six awards to praise the individuals and groups who have made outstanding contributions to the social stability in past years.

PUMA’s CEO and chairman Jochen Zeitz who received this award said:”PUMA.Peace advocates to create a more peaceful world through a series of projects. Each of us can bring about change for the world , whether by individuals, businesses or strategic partnership approach. In addition, PUMA’s unique positioning makes every people work hard for one dream that creating a better world for future generations. PUMA.Peace project convinces that sports as a common language around the world, has set up regional communication, information exchange and friendship between different regions. It’s PUMA’s great honor to receive this award, and the best admission to our effort.”

PUMA.Vision is a wonderful wish that we are eager to create for our future generations a better world—one is more safe, peaceful and creative than that now by combining all Puma’s sustainable plans and projects. When we do one thing, we will ask ourselves whether it be fair, honest, positive and persists in innovation. It is with these four keys that we make sure that we always abide by the PUMA.Vision. In order to make our dream come true, we put the there projects –PUMA.Safe(focusing on environmental and social issues), PUMA.Peace(focusing on global peace) and PUMA.Creative(focusing on supporting artists and creative organizations) into practice. PUMA.Peace advocates to establish a long-term strategic partnership with other enterprises to raise global awareness of these projects, and gradually to implement the plan in practice. Besides, PUMA.Peace also initiates and encourages individuals around the world to achieve the goal of peace by sports.

PUMA has always devoted to spread the influence of the United Nation’s International Day of Peace on September 21 each year. It initiates a global ceasefire and non-violence and promotes the theme “Peace One Day”. In 2008, PUMA.Peace held international football matches all over the world with the topic “One Day One Goal” to celebrate the UN International Day of Peace. By 2010, more than 3000 matches were held during the annual United Nations International Day of Peace in each UN member’s state, and many participating countries had ever had conflicts.

As an enterprise, PUMA also has set an example for “Peace One Day”. The most noteworthy thing is PUMA and his competitor Adidas eliminate estrangement. After nearly 60-year estrangement, PUMA and Adidas became reconciled in 2009, which corresponded with his advocacy “Peace One …

EMERGENCE OF IT & ITES- EFFECTS ON THE LABOUR LAWS

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EMERGENCE OF IT & ITES- EFFECTS ON THE LABOUR LAWS

           

   India is a country having diverse religions and cultures. It becomes necessary to harmonize industrial relations in the country with respect to such diversity. India’s trade performance during 2003–04 was influenced by a number of factors which include productivity changes in the manufacturing sector, recovery of global economy and world trade, continued trade promotion and trade facilitation efforts of the government, and an appreciating Indian Rupee against the US dollar. Hence India has a wide variety of labour laws which are essential for the smooth functioning of industrial relations in the country. In today’s developing world IT has played an important role to formulate it into a new height. IT plays a role like a magnet, at one pole it is positively charged and the other is negatively charged. As such its magnetic field helps some aspects of life and affects some aspects of life. One of the most critical needs of the burgeoning Indian software industry and other outsourcing service providers is to have the flexibility and the independence to hire the most worthy of the manpower and fire the unproductive employees. There is also a growing need to draw a fine balance between the hire and fire policy of the employer and the rights of the workmen. This article proposes to discuss the Indian retrenchment laws, right of compensation of employees and applicability of these laws to Indian Information Technology (the “IT”) industry

MEANING-

Information Technology (IT) in a broad sense connotes that technology which is connected with information. More particularly it connotes that technology which has taken shape during the last five decades or so involving electronics.  THE Indian IT industry is among the country’s fastest growing sectors. India has been able to establish itself as a competitive and quality destination for outsourcing IT & IT enabled services.

The Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES) sector is spreading in India fast, and over five lakh workers and technicians are employed in it. We welcome the development of this sector as it is providing gainful employment to educated persons in India. Several centres in India have developed a large number of call centres and consultancy offices, which are earning enormous profits. Their number is likely to swell very fast in the near future. Accordingly to uphold the network of information technology in India IT Act came into force in 2000.

The use of such technology for the storage, retrieval and dissemination of information has given rise to several legal, social and ethical problems.

EFFECTS ON LABOUR LAWS-

         The direct affect of in formalisation has been deterioration in respect for labour rights. The provisions of large number of labour laws remain non-enforced. The adherence to the core labour standards remains good in paper only. The desire to get more FDI and pressure from the MNCs has caused the government to overlook violations. The ID Act which is applicable to all industrial and commercial establishments defines employee/workmen and both skilled and …