Happy workforce, as important as investor-friendly policy: Etela

By: Suresh Krishnamoorthy

As much as it is investor-friendly, with the most innovative industrial policiy, the Telangana Government is workforce-friendly too and will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that labour policies are implemented by managements, said Finance Minister Etela Rajender.

While stating that it was imperative for the workforce to perform at peak of efficiency with a degree of innovation, he opined that leadership lent much-needed direction to any industry. He was speaking to a gathering after inaugurating the two-day, 29th annual convention of Quality Circle Forum of India Hyderabad chapter here on Monday.

Mr. Rajender said the world had changed a lot thanks to the discoveries and inventions over the last several centuries. The innovations starting with the fire, the wheel, Archimedes principle of the relation between surface and volume of a sphere and the Archimedes Screw, to Alexander Fleming’s ‘penicillin’ had changed quality of life.

Most of these things did not take place through formal education and research, but by accident or with experience, he pointed out.

On the need to have a happy and satisfied workforce, the Minister said the TRS Government was sensitive to the problems of the working classes as much as it was investor-friendly. “We are constantly striving to showcase Hyderabad as the safest investment, industrial destination and pitching it across the world. The Government is with you, but please take care of your workforce,” he said in a message to private managements.

Earlier, Chapter Chairman Ch. Balakrishna Rao said that the theme of this year’s convention was ‘Make in India – A Vision Through Quality Concepts’. Through the two days of brainstorming and discussions, 168 quality concepts and projects that had changed the way goods were produced in different companies would be presented by member-groups, he said.

The Telangana Finance Minister gave away awards in recognition of quality consciousness to organisations and companies including the Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, National Mineral Development Corporation, Telangana State Road Transport Corporation, Usha International, Ramco Cements, National Thermal Power Corporation and Amara Raja Batteries.

Others who spoke included Advisor to Government of Telangana B.V. Papa Rao and QCFI’s National President Prof. A.K. Mittal.

Source: The Hindu

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