This Paper has 21 answerable questions with 0 answered.
|Time allowed : 3 hours||Maximum marks : 100|
|Total number of questions : 8||Total number of printed pages : 3|
(Answer Question No.1 which is compulsory and any two of the rest from this part.)
|1.|| Recently, Elerex International Corporation (EIC), an MNC, as part of its India–entry strategy, took over two companies in Baroda : |
As a result, EIC faced a piquant situation involving different pushes and pulls, units’ differential growth-levels, polarised and demoralised manpower, which could not be reshuffled even. EIC’s initial tasks were :
|2.||(a)|| Overheard at a works committee meeting of Rapid Automobiles Ltd. (RAL), employing 438 blue collars : |
Samaksh (Union Leader) : "Sir, most of our members are distressed over their dark future in this company. We request something should be done for them."
Tambuwala (Company Secretary) : "I also feel that we should frame proper policies–"
Karanav (CEO) : "Future, what future ? Framing exercise is wastage of time and money. Work hard day and night. You will have no time to think about past or future."
Tambuwala : "But, sir, our competitors gain above us because of such policies."
Puneet (CMD) : "Alright, alright, Tambuwala will frame a policy outline in this regard. Next item –"
As the Company Secretary of RAL, you are required to ’
|(b)||"Organisations are often skeptical to incur expenditure on training." Discuss.||5||(0)|
|3.||Write notes on any three of the following :||5each|
|(i)||Line organisation Vs. functional organisation.||(0)|
|(ii)||Suitability of time wage system or piece wage system for promotions.||(0)|
|(iii)||Categorisation of various fringe benefits on the basis of different criteria.||(0)|
|(iv)||Solutions to major problems in human resources planning.||(0)|
|(v)||Multiplier method of human resources valuation.||(0)|
|4.||(a)||"Disqualifications of a human resources manager are more of a rule than exception." Comment.||5||(0)|
|(b)||In organisations, if speaking is silver, silence is golden. Is that really so and always ? Discuss.||5||(0)|
|(c)||With an MBA Degree with three years experience, you have recently joined as a Chief Supervisor of Amrutanjan Ltd., Chennai. Three junior supervisors work under you to manage 150 workforce. The company enjoys an edge in a duopolistic market due to brand loyalty, yet employees require closer attention. In fact, you are keen on their development. How would you go about it ? Draw a brief action plan.||5||(0)|
(Answer Question No.5 which is compulsory and any two of the rest from this part.)
|5.|| Read the following case and answer the questions given at the end, citing relevant case law, if any : |
Vision Electroniks (P) Ltd., Pune, manufactures TV components. It appointed Rajender as a Junior Engineer to carry out technical and general supervisions over company’s 250 employees.
He reports to Lalit, Human Resources Manager. With Lalit’s permission, he became a member of the company’s trade union named Vision Karamchari Kalyan Samaj. Soon, he was elected as its President. Thereupon, the company’s CMD, Chanakya asked him to ensure workers welfare, motivation and morale. But due to overwork in multiple assignments, Rajinder is confused. So, guide him ’
|6.||(a)||Prakash, the Production Manager of Wellbeing Pharma Ltd., decided to opt for VRS being offered by the company. As per rules, he gave three months notice on 25th December, 2003 stating that he would demit his office on 31st March, 2004. The company appointed Easwar as its new Production Manager and decided to intimate VRS acceptance to Prakash. In the meantime, Prakash changed his mind and withdrew his VRS application. Can the company force Prakash to demit his office on 31st March, 2004 ? What is the status of new incumbent, Easwar, if company decides to continue with Prakash ? Cite case law.||8||(0)|
|(b)||Madhav, a workman, is discharged from employment due to closure of the business. Is it ’retrenchment in disguise’ or ’termination simplictor’? Discuss.||7||(0)|
|7.||Discuss any three of the following :||5each|
|(ii)||Duties and responsibilities of a conciliation officer.||(0)|
|(iii)||’Hospitals’ as an industry as per decided cases and the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947.||(0)|
|(iv)||Rights and obligations of employees under the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946.||(0)|
|8.||(a)||"The Minimum Wages Act, 1948 is a landmark in the history of labour legislation in the country." Elucidate.||5each||(0)|
|(b)||Mention the general duties of an ’occupier’ under the Factories Act, 1948.||(0)|
|(c)||Briefly discuss the main provisions relating to payment of wages to contract labour under the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970.||(0)|