State government forms tripartite panel to resolve IT sector’s issues

ST CORRESPONDENT
Friday, 8 March 2019

The State Government on Thursday passed a resolution for the formation of a State-level tripartite committee, which will look into the issues regarding the Information Technology (IT) sector. 

Pune: The State Government on Thursday passed a resolution for the formation of a State-level tripartite committee, which will look into the issues regarding the Information Technology (IT) sector. 

As per the resolution, the tripartite committee will have members of officials from Labour Department, National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA) and employees’ union like Forum of IT Employees (FITE). 

The committee has been handed the responsibility to provide consultation to the State for reforms in the IT sector.

Officials of the Labour Department will organise the meeting on the wage issue, allowance issue and other issues. The resolution stated that the committee will be responsible for dispute resolution of employees working in the sector. 

FITE Maharashtra recently met State Labour Minister Sambhaji Patil Nilangekar and other senior officials for a discussion on issues related to the IT sector when the minister had declared about setting up the tripartite committee.

FITE President Pavanjit Mane had raised several issues of employees working in the sector like forced resignations, forced terminations, unfair background verification, holding of Full and Final settlement (FNF), holding relieving letters by few organisations, unfair employment bonds, reskilling and other issues. Mane told Sakal Times that the issue of forced termination in the industry will be handled on priority. 

“There are issues of the industry which the Labour Department is unaware of and hence we have formed the committee to get ourselves more organised. For instance, night shift allowance ranges from Rs 200 to Rs 400, which is not the case in other industries and so we will fight for such issues. We are currently expecting one meeting of the committee on a monthly basis,” added Mane. 

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