Tech layoffs are a matter of concern: Government

Tech layoffs are a matter of concern: Government

Posted:Jan 14,2015

Voicing concern over layoffs in some IT firms, besides labour troubles in Nokia and Foxconn in Tamil Nadu, the centre said it will adopt "conciliatory approaches" when the issues reach them as these matters are handled by state governments. While the IT industry has earlier provided employment opportunities to a number of students, the present trend of layoffs by some IT firms was a matter of "serious concern," union minister of state for labour and employment Bandaru Dattatareya said here. "Labour is under the Concurrent List and whatever state government is there, it will look after (such issues). When it comes to my notice we will also discuss with them (all concerned) and start all conciliatory approaches and see that maximum justice is done," he said replying to questions from reporters. Dattatareya, who earlier held a review meeting at the ESIC Hospital and College at KK Nagar here, underlined the Narendra Modi government's commitment for labour welfare. He said a number of laws including Industrial Disputes Act were available to address such issues, adding that state governments also had the right to enact laws. "So that is why whichever sphere comes to Central level, our conciliatory officers are there. We will ask them to intervene," he said.

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