The course is being introduced in order to sensitise both the public and private sectors and show the way for best practices.
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP) will start a multidisciplinary short course on Outsourcing Practices in India. The course is being introduced in order to sensitise both the public and private sectors and show the way for best practices. It is being started on the advice of the Central government and is the first of its kind course being launched in India.
The multidisciplinary short course will be run by the department of mining engineering at the institute. It will include deliberations on how outsourcing of work can be made ethically and legally justified, and how best practices can be encouraged in the labour market.
Jayanta Bhattacharya of the Department of Mining Engineering, and School of Environmental Sciences and Engineering said, "The companies are thinking in the short term. They are creating work practices that are not sustainable. If there is a PIL against them, they would be in trouble. Moreover, reducing margins are not drawing large and established contractors of the country to take up contracting jobs, especially for the government and public sector. It is time to caution them and create a situation sticking to the best practices of the world, where efficiency is assured and it is win-win for both parties."
"In these industries, funding or technology is not the problem, but employing people in legal and ethical terms is. The people who draw up a notice inviting tenders or NITs, often from accounts or engineering background, have no understanding of the law or even, actual engineering practice," Bhattacharya added.