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SCOPE organizes Webinar with ILO on employers’ response to pandemic

The quest for sustainable employment and creating a safe, equitable and dynamic workplace has accelerated amidst the ongoing pandemic. Offering insights into the same, Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) organized a webinar titled ‘ILO’s response to the pandemic - Learning and Sharing of Global Practices’ in association with International Labour Organization (ILO).

Ms Dagmar Walter (Director, ILO DWT South Asia), Atul Sobti (DG, SCOPE), Dr R K Elangovan (DG FASLI, Ministry of Labour & Employment), Ravi Peiris (Senior Specialist, ILO), Tsuyoshi Kawakami (Senior Specialist, ILO) and Dr Sanjay Kumar ( Director, Personnel, WCL) addressed the meet.  Nearly 500 participants including senior official from PSEs attended the webinar through SCOPE’s various platforms.

Ms. Walter speaking about the global job scenario emphasized that the pandemic has affected both quality and quantity of jobs and measures taken to ensure worker protection, stimulate economic and labour demand; support employment and incomes and using social dialogue between government, workers and employers can only help overcome this crisis. 

DG SCOPE in his address said that the present scenario is one of the toughest faced by employers and so there is an inherent need for everyone to have an optimistic approach and ensure worker safety while adapting to the ‘New Normal’. He also mentioned that SCOPE and ILO are working closely in bringing forth the issues related to labour and work.

Mr Peiris highlighted the importance of survival and resilience through social dialogue between employers and employees and signified the ability of adapting to change as the biggest asset for any organisation. He suggested employers to not only focus on the future but also the present, in order to succeed.

Dr Elangovan spoke about the need for detailed preparedness amidst the ‘New Normal’ and shared views on Pandemic Response Procedure that ensure safety and well being of all stakeholders.

Mr Kawakami spoke about ILO’s guidelines with regard to securing health and safety at workplaces. Talking about causes of the spread of the virus he gave practical tips like reducing human to human contact at workplaces and equipping workers with the appropriate equipment.

Dr Kumar stated that the key take away from the webinar was to acquire learning’s from the past and present to establish a futuristic organization.

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SCOPE Webinar on Learning from Mahatma Gandhi on Public Service

With the new realm of challenges amidst the ongoing pandemic, the need for public service has catapulted.  To address the same, Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) organised its 10th Webinar on ‘Action Today, Impact Tomorrow: Learning from Mahatma Gandhi on contribution for Public Service.’ Dr. Anantha Duraiappah, Director, UNESCO, MGIEP, Atul Sobti DG, SCOPE and Mr. S. Sakthimani, Director (Finance), CCI and Member, SCOPE Executive Board addressed the webinar held to commemorate the United Nations Public Service Day. Around 300 participants attended the webinar through SCOPE’s various social platforms.

Dr. Anantha Duraiappah in his address inspired by the rationale of Mahatma Gandhi said that while the pandemic has challenged the economic situation globally, it is time to take behavioral inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi to tackle the anxiety and uncertainty surrounding us. He also emphasized the importance of building emotional resilience and providing public service through empathy, compassion and mindfulness. 

Atul Sobti stated that the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi not only led a life of selfless service but also set benchmarks in leadership, humanity, patriotism and management and in this time of crisis it is only pertinent to follow his teachings. He also highlighted the role of Public Sector Enterprises in supplementing the efforts of the Government and stated that they have been playing a critical role in the same. He emphasized that only public service done in true spirit brings an actual difference in people’s lives.

S. Sakthimani reflecting on the teachings of Mahatma said that besides public service, one lesson that we must all imbibe is achieving self-reliance and manufacture locally to attain self-sufficiency and be globally competitive.

25 Jun 2020
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SCOPE organizes Webinar with ILO on employers’ response to pandemic

By IndianMandarins 21 hours ago

The quest for sustainable employment and creating a safe, equitable and dynamic workplace has accelerated amidst the ongoing pandemic. Offering insights into the same, Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) organized a webinar titled ‘ILO’s response to the pandemic - Learning and Sharing of Global Practices’ in association with International Labour Organization (ILO).

Ms Dagmar Walter (Director, ILO DWT South Asia), Atul Sobti (DG, SCOPE), Dr R K Elangovan (DG FASLI, Ministry of Labour & Employment), Ravi Peiris (Senior Specialist, ILO), Tsuyoshi Kawakami (Senior Specialist, ILO) and Dr Sanjay Kumar ( Director, Personnel, WCL) addressed the meet.  Nearly 500 participants including senior official from PSEs attended the webinar through SCOPE’s various platforms.

Ms. Walter speaking about the global job scenario emphasized that the pandemic has affected both quality and quantity of jobs and measures taken to ensure worker protection, stimulate economic and labour demand; support employment and incomes and using social dialogue between government, workers and employers can only help overcome this crisis. 

DG SCOPE in his address said that the present scenario is one of the toughest faced by employers and so there is an inherent need for everyone to have an optimistic approach and ensure worker safety while adapting to the ‘New Normal’. He also mentioned that SCOPE and ILO are working closely in bringing forth the issues related to labour and work.

Mr Peiris highlighted the importance of survival and resilience through social dialogue between employers and employees and signified the ability of adapting to change as the biggest asset for any organisation. He suggested employers to not only focus on the future but also the present, in order to succeed.

Dr Elangovan spoke about the need for detailed preparedness amidst the ‘New Normal’ and shared views on Pandemic Response Procedure that ensure safety and well being of all stakeholders.

Mr Kawakami spoke about ILO’s guidelines with regard to securing health and safety at workplaces. Talking about causes of the spread of the virus he gave practical tips like reducing human to human contact at workplaces and equipping workers with the appropriate equipment.

Dr Kumar stated that the key take away from the webinar was to acquire learning’s from the past and present to establish a futuristic organization.

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SCOPE Webinar on Learning from Mahatma Gandhi on Public Service

By IndianMandarins 25 Jun 2020

With the new realm of challenges amidst the ongoing pandemic, the need for public service has catapulted.  To address the same, Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) organised its 10th Webinar on ‘Action Today, Impact Tomorrow: Learning from Mahatma Gandhi on contribution for Public Service.’ Dr. Anantha Duraiappah, Director, UNESCO, MGIEP, Atul Sobti DG, SCOPE and Mr. S. Sakthimani, Director (Finance), CCI and Member, SCOPE Executive Board addressed the webinar held to commemorate the United Nations Public Service Day. Around 300 participants attended the webinar through SCOPE’s various social platforms.

Dr. Anantha Duraiappah in his address inspired by the rationale of Mahatma Gandhi said that while the pandemic has challenged the economic situation globally, it is time to take behavioral inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi to tackle the anxiety and uncertainty surrounding us. He also emphasized the importance of building emotional resilience and providing public service through empathy, compassion and mindfulness. 

Atul Sobti stated that the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi not only led a life of selfless service but also set benchmarks in leadership, humanity, patriotism and management and in this time of crisis it is only pertinent to follow his teachings. He also highlighted the role of Public Sector Enterprises in supplementing the efforts of the Government and stated that they have been playing a critical role in the same. He emphasized that only public service done in true spirit brings an actual difference in people’s lives.

S. Sakthimani reflecting on the teachings of Mahatma said that besides public service, one lesson that we must all imbibe is achieving self-reliance and manufacture locally to attain self-sufficiency and be globally competitive.

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SCOPE: 7th Webinar Series on Arbitration and Future of Virtual Hearings

By IndianMandarins 25 May 2020

Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE), organized 7th webinar series 2020 on “Issues in Arbitration and Future of Virtual Hearings”. The webinar deliberated upon critical issues of arbitration arising in PSEs and how the disruptions due to COVID-19 are being converted as opportunities to explore technological and digital means to conduct hearings.

Justice Vibhu Bakhru, Judge Gaurav Pachnanda, Delhi High Court, Senior Advocate Shourav Lahiri, Supreme Court of India and Barrister-at-law, London, addressed the webinar including Atul Sobti, Director General, SCOPE gave the opening remarks and Anuj Aggarwal, Member (HR), Airport Authority of India gave the closing remarks.

Justice, Vibhu Bakhru stated that law metamorphosizes itself all the time and in the times to come, arbitration is bound to grow and develop as it ensures expeditious disposal of cases. He emphasized that for arbitration to succeed as one of the modes of dispute settlement, institutes such as SFCA need to be strengthened. He added that virtual hearings in arbitration are a reality and despite the challenges being faced, arbitrators need to train as it may soon become the norm.

In addition to this, judge Pachnanda, said that the true challenge lies in the context of trials and lawyers will require both time and practice to become comfortable with it.

On the other hand, Lahiri, talked about International best practices being followed for selection of arbitrators and added that in International arbitration, virtual hearings have been followed for a long time as they expedite the process and are cost-effective.

Atul Sobti, address that India has improved in Ease of Doing Business rankings as the government has taken a series of steps to make India an investment hub but steps need to be taken in the area of enforcing of contracts. He also talked about SFCA’s role and the future of arbitration through virtual arbitration.

The interactive session received an overwhelming response by over 500 participants including board members, Legal heads and other senior members of PSEs. Participants were also apprised about the role of SCOPE Forum of Conciliation and Arbitration (SFCA) in institutional Arbitration.

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SCOPE conducts fifth in series webinar on future of work

By IndianMandarins 08 May 2020

SCOPE has organized fifth in series webinar which was aimed at making various strategies that organizations would need from people and process standpoint to ensure that they thrive in the present situation of COVID 19 and thereafter. The special e-issue of SCOPE’s monthly magazine Kaleidoscope encompassing PSEs contribution to economy and role being played by them in the fight against COVID 19 has been released on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion Director General of Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE), said: “Every challenge presents a new opportunity which can be replicated in the present crisis.”

Sobti said that while work from home may become the new normal in the time to come, but there would be an equal number of challenges associated. However, by developing nimble and agile operating models and adopting new ways of working, the same can be resolved. The webinar was successfully organized’ in association with Deloitte. The webinar received an overwhelming response of over 500 participants including several senior members of the Public Sector fraternity.

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SCOPE organises webinar on ‘Economic Impact of COVID-CPSEs Perspective’

By IndianMandarins 22 Apr 2020

SCOPE has organized the third webinar of the SCOPE Webinar Series 2020 titled ‘Economic Impact of COVID-CPSEs Perspective’. SCOPE has recently introduced live webinars on relevant topics imperative for capacity building of PSEs. Deloitte has been its knowledge partner and looking at overwhelming response, SCOPE will continue to host such webinars to enhance competitiveness in PSEs.

Kishore Rungta, CMD, FACT and Vice Chairman, SCOPE and Atul Sobti, Director-General, SCOPE addressed the webinar that was attended by over 250 participants including several senior members of PSEs. Deloitte team comprised of Romal Shetty, President, Consulting and Nitin Kini, Partner who addressed implications, opportunities and Issues for PSEs with regard to COVID, how to strengthen India’s position as a strategic export, supply chain partners and shared practices adopted by SOEs around the world.

 Atul Sobti stated that COVID 19 is bringing a major change in business models globally emphasizing that organizations expeditiously changing and adopting new formats are ones that will emerge stronger.

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