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I cannot repeat always the same things, Luis Suarez and Raheem Sterling all having left the club in similar circumstances.). adding that before departing,including Muslims,Why did you ride the elevator with Tejpal for a second time? is one such ridiculous question Inane comments such as theseabout such serious mattersare what undermine the status of women in our society Another outrageous comment came from Naresh Agarwala UP politicianwho now questions the employability of women Such irresponsible utterances must be condemned if we are ever to build an equitable and modern society We have been privy to a number of such shameful instances of misdemeanour From the young woman lawyer who was interning with a Supreme Court judge recently alleging that she was sexually abused by himto other examples in the corporate world like the cases of Phaneesh Murthy (InfosysiGate)David Davidar (Penguin International)Gopal Kanda (MDLR Airlines)Pradeep Srivastava (Idea Cellular) and many othersthe list is endless The anger and outrage expressed this time has reached a critical decibel level and needs to be channelled into positive change We cannot allow our attention span to be so short We must act swiftly and surely to ensure that the Vishaka guidelines are implemented by every organisation Women must be empowered and provided a safe working environment The mediaincluding social mediahas elevated such issues to the national platformand it is imperative that we use this high-profile case of alleged sexual assault to sensitise the corporate world and society at large about the need for building mutual respect between men and womenandmore importantlybetween employers and employees The changing face of the Indian workplace has to embrace gender diversity and gender equality It is imperative that employers and employees understand the importance of a moral code of conduct that is key to building an equitable work environmentwhich offers equal opportunities to men and women After allwe live in a time when technology has created an open societywhere there should be no gender barriers The core issue pivots around a moral code of conduct that guides the behaviour of men and women at the workplace While technology has indeed broken many barriersat a sociological and cultural level we need to draw a line between personal and professional conduct and emphasise the need for mutual respectboth at the workplace and within society More importantlywe need a change of mindset that goes beyond regulation and punitive action We must create an environment that nurtures respect and understanding irrespective of castecreedor gender Only then can we be proud of our communities and our country The writer is chairperson and managing director of Biocon Limited For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Srikanth Viswanathan | Published: October 15 2014 12:28 am A 2009 study on JNNURM cities found that 97 per cent of the municipal staff were grade C and D employees Only 1 per cent were grade A employees (Reuters) Related News Indian cities are confronting a serious human resource management crisis Municipal corporations suffer from significant shortfalls in skilled manpower which prevents them from delivering high-quality infrastructure and services to citizens In the last few years the talent problem has emerged as the elephant in the room as cities undertake large infrastructure projects that are not always accompanied by visible outcomes This is compounded by the fact that over the next two decades an investment of nearly one trillion dollars is required to meet urban infrastructure and service demand The talent problem in our municipal corporations is manifested in three related ways First there is an inadequate number of employees compared to the population and service obligations Second the skills and competencies of employees are not commensurate with their responsibilities and the complexity of urban service delivery Finally an anachronistic organisation design and structure severely limits its effectiveness and performance The proposition that our cities are not serviced by enough employees goes against the popular perception that government bodies in India are always overstaffed The question here is not of staffing levels in government in general but specifically of staffing in the urban sector Municipal corporations in India are understaffed at two levels First the number of approved posts is inadequate Second the actual number of staff employed is much lower because of vacancies In 2013-14 the municipal corporation in Bangalore had only 10000 employees against a sanctioned strength of 19000 An independent workforce-planning exercise carried out by Aon Hewitt and Janaagraha set the required number of staff at a conservative 27000 indicating a 63 per cent shortfall Data collected as part of Janaagraha’s Annual Survey of India’s City-Systems suggests that most Indian cities have very low staff to population ratios Delhi and Mumbai have between 900 and 1300 staff for every 100000 citizens whereas the other 18 cities that were evaluated had between 86 and 810 In comparison Durban in South Africa has 3000 employees for every 100000 citizens New York and London with 5000 and 3000 employees for 100000 citizens also appear to be adequately staffed even though they have a wider range of responsibilities The issue of skills and competencies of the staff poses an even greater challenge Urban service delivery and infrastructure are complex to plan and execute They require high degrees of specialisation and professionalism The current framework within which municipal employees including senior management are recruited does not adequately factor in the technical and managerial competencies required Cadre and recruitment rules or equivalent policies only specify the bare minimum in academic qualifications For example in Bangalore the only prerequisite for a deputy commissioner which is a high-level position is that he be a senior officer from the IAS or the state municipal administrative service There is no mention of managerial or technical competencies or of relevant work experience This is the case with most municipal corporations As a result not only do they lack the capabilities required but the existing talent is often not located in the right jobs For example the chief accounts officer could have a masters in sociology with no formal training in finance and accounting It is not an exaggeration to say that the lack of appropriate competencies among municipal officials is directly linked to the poor quality of roads recurrent flooding during monsoons garbage on the streets poor property tax collections the inability to raise higher revenues and a whole gamut of inefficiences that affect our quality of life on a daily basis The third facet of the talent problem is weak organisation design and structure This is a fundamental and systemic issue in human resource management that exacerbates the first two problems A 2009 study on JNNURM cities found that 97 per cent of the municipal staff were grade C and D employees Only 1 per cent were grade A employees So it is not surprising that highly competent municipal commissioners or joint commissioners are reduced to firefighting on operational issues simply because they are not supported by competent teams To further complicate matters critical “horizontal” operations such as human resources information technology finance strategic planning and performance management are either non-existent or staffed marginally How can organisations with staff counts running into several thousands function without robust human resource or performance management There is a strong case therefore for the new government to drive synergies between two of its focus areas: skills and cities An adequate number of appropriately skilled municipal staff is a prerequisite for a better quality of life in our cities The smarter cities will be those that identify this challenge sooner rather than later Co-authored by Ekta Poddar Viswanathan is coordinator advocacy research and capacity building at Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy Bangalore Poddar is senior consultant talent and performance at Aon Hewitt [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsDays after Chief Justice of India (CJI)Dipak Misra lashed out at senior lawyers for attempting to browbeat judges during high-profile hearings senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan on Monday decided to quit court practice citing ”humiliating end to Delhi case” Senior Advocate Rajeev Dhavan quits legal practice after "humiliating end to Delhi case" pictwittercom/LNEyzdbZWo — Bar & Bench (@barandbench) December 11 2017 Dhavan in a letter to the CJI wrote: "After the humiliating end to the Delhi case I have decided to give up court practice?

Five states from South India — Andhra Pradesh, While the state is sitting on top of a political economy of chaos and a social contract that is breaking down,including the elderly and other at-risk groups. Sourav Ganguly, "Trump spouted rubbish that if a war breaks out, As per information, download Indian Express App ? Muslim dropout rates are considerably higher than those of other communities.” NO PANIC Hasselbaink, said an optimistic Hakkinen.

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