CHILD LABOUR IN INDIA

Not all children in India are lucky to enjoy their childhood. Many of them are forced to work under inhuman conditions where their miseries know no end.  Though there are laws banning child labour, still children continue to be exploited as cheap labour. It is because the authorities are unable to implement the laws meant to protect children from being engaged as labourers.

Unfortunately, the actual number of child labourers in India goes un-detected. Children are forced to work is completely unregulated condition without adequate food, proper wages, and rest. They are subjected to physical, sexual and emotional abuse.

Factors such as poverty, lack of social security, the increasing gap between the rich and the poor have adversely affected children more than any other group. We have failed to provide universal education, which results in children dropping out of school and entering the labour force.

Due to high poverty and poor schooling opportunities, child labour is quite prevalent in India. Child labour is found in rural as well as urban areas. The 2001 census found an increase in the number of child labourers from 11.28 million in 1991 to 12.59 million.

Children comprise 40% of the labour in the precious stone cutting sector. They are also employed in other industries such as mining, zari and embroidery, dhabas, tea stalls and restaurants and in homes as domestic labour.

In india children are likely to be worst suffer from child labour and no one is their to help them so, we are start to help them throught our audit services in which we investigate all require important points… It is a big  problem  even today also…. we need to work on this issue with full support .

 

The magic formula that successful business have discovered is to treat customers like guests and employees like people.

Good customer service is the lifeblood of any business. You can offer promotions and slash prices to bring in as many new customers as you want, but unless you can get some of those customers to come back, your business won’t be profitable for long.

If you’re a good salesperson, you can sell anything to anyone once. But it will be your approach to customer service that determines whether or not you’ll ever be able to sell that person anything else. The essence of good customer service is forming a relationship with customers – a relationship that that individual customer feels that he would like to pursue….

Is this a good deal for flipkart ???

 

Yes, according to most experts. After Walmart bought the controlling stake, Flipkart is valued at more than $20bn.

The deal also saves Flipkart, which was running out of cash in its battle with Amazon. Both competitors have been “burning cash” in massive sales and discounts pegged to Indian festivals in a bid to acquire more customers.

Amazon runs a profitable business worldwide, thanks to its cloud computing service, and it has the cash to take on newer markets.

Flipkart, however, needs the financial strength Walmart offers. It has also managed an excellent valuation, by all accounts, giving both its co-founder Sachin Bansal, and several of its key investors, profitable exits.

This is the highest price any foreign company has paid for a stake in an Indian company. New York-based angel investor Gautam Gandhi said Flipkart’s founders had been elevated from “role models to demi-gods for aspiring entrepreneurs”.

REACH : Registration,Evaluation,Authorisation and Restriction of chemicals substances

It’s European Union  regulation.REACH addresses the production and use of chemical substances, and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment, which enhance the proper use of chemical substances .

REACH regulation is the requirement to communicate information on chemicals up and down the supply chain. This ensures that manufacturers, importers, and also their customers are aware of information relating to health and safety of the products supplied The list of harmful substances is continuously growing and requires organizations to constantly monitor any announcements and additions to the REACH scope.

  • Registration

  • Evaluation

  • Authorisation

  • Information exchange

European Union  authorities may impose restrictions on the manufacture, use or placing on the market of substances causing an unacceptable risk to human health  or the environment….

This compliance give a legal guidelines for the use of chemical substances for the protection of human health and environment….

Product Certification

Product certification or product qualification is the process of certifying that a certain product has passed performance tests and quality assurance tests, and meets qualification criteria stipulated in contracts, regulations, or specifications (typically called “certification schemes” in the product certification industry).

Certification process

A product might be verified to comply with a specification or stamped with a specification number. This does not, by itself, indicate that the item is fit for any particular use. The person or group of persons who own the certification scheme (i.e., engineers, trade unions, building code writers, government, industry, etc.) have the responsibility to consider the choice of available specifications, choose the correct ones, set qualification limits, and enforce compliance with those limits. The end users of the product have the responsibility to use the item correctly. Products must be used in accordance with their listing for certification to be effective.

Product certification is often required in sensitive industry and marketplace areas where a failure could have serious consequences, such as negatively affecting the health and welfare of the people or person using that product. For example, certification is stringent in aerospace applications, since the demands for low weight tend to lead to high stress on components, requiring appropriate metallurgy and accuracy in manufacturing. Other sensitive product area examples include food, pharmaceuticals, healthcare products, dangerous goods, and products that have RF emissions such as computers and cellular telephones.

The process for certification of a product is generally summed up in four steps:

  • Application (including testing of the product)
  • Evaluation (does the test data indicate that the product meets qualification criteria)
  • Decision (does a second review of the product application concur with the Evaluation)
  • Surveillance (does the product in the marketplace continue to meet qualification criteria)

After, Some certification schemes, or the product certifies that operate those Schemes, may require that the product supplier operate a Quality Management System registered to ISO 9000 .

This is a entire procedure to certifies a product and our company also involve in product certification… to give quality assurance for a product or to check that it is good for consumption …. 

WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION

It is a organisation which specialized agency of united nations.

The constitution of the World Health Organization had been signed by 61 countries on 7 April 1948, with the first meeting of the World Health Assembly finishing on 24 July 1948. It incorporated the (OIHP) and the League of Nations Health Organization. Since its creation, it has played role in the eradication of smallpox. Its current priorities  include communicable diseases, in particular HIV/AIDS, Ebola, malaria and tuberculosis; the mitigation of the effects of non-communicable diseases; sexual and reproductive health, development, and ageing; nutrition, food security and healthy eating; occupational health; substance abuse; and driving the development of reporting, publications, and networking.

our GMP COMPLIANCE is regulated by WHO to help the manufacturing of goods which has aim to ensure that products are save and effective . It is considered for good quality …

So, give a great concern towards WHO …..

 

Registration & Compliances under Factories Act

The Government of India encourages companies to manufacture their products in India. The ‘Make in India’ program launched in September 2014 is a landmark initiative towards this. Since the launch, India received USD 250 billion worth of investment commitments and investment inquiries worth USD 23 billion between September 2014 to February 2016. As a result, India emerged as the top destination globally in 2015 for foreign direct investment (FDI), surpassing USA and China.

Considering our motto that the client should be able to focus on core operations and leave the compliances to us, we provide under one roof all kind of compliance services and support under the Factories Act, 1948 for the process of registration and getting a Factory License from the concerned Department.

Our services include Compliances under Labour Law, Employee’s Provident Fund (EPF), Employee’s State Insurance Corp. (ESIC), Maintenance of Records for various Labour Laws i.e. Employees Provident Fund & Miscellaneous Provisions Act, Employees State Insurance Act., Factories Act, 1948, Payment of Wages Under Minimum Wages Act, Bonus Act and Complete solutions for Payroll, TDS and Professional Tax etc.

Our services also include maintenance and submission of various documents like: –

· Providing support and preparation of various returns as per the Factories Act, 1948.

· Maintenance of various registers required under the Factories Act, 1948.

· Providing complete support and assistance in testing or equipment along with maintenance of the report in every year.

· Preparation of forms like:-

ü Change in the name of manager or occupier whenever required in Form No. 2-A

ü Providing Form No.18 regarding notice of accidents or any kind of dangerous occurrences and submission of the same in 24 hours by registered post.

We shall be happy to assist you with any of your requirements pertaining to the above. For any assistance, please feel free to reach out to us at  vitalconsultingindia@gmail.com

 

women as a worker in factories……

Women who were the most dormant segment of India population have now become active participants in all walks of life. But on the other hand   women as a worker in factories are facing numerous problems  during working hours in factories . whether it is relate to harassment , abuse , demeaning and so on . This make hostile situation for them to avoid , neglect or stop to think…

women are rampant with all known forms of exploitation. Extreme work pressures, lack of secure job, absence of basic facilities, extended working hours without adequate over time allowance, denial of leave, bonus, gratuity, PF (Provident Fund), ESI (Employee State Insurance), which have all added to the miserable existence of women in the city.

There should be always female supervisor female staff which handle all this situation…. ” your silence will not protect you.” Try to be bold to fightback for own self…

Problems In Textile Industry

we are wearing several brands clothes in our daily life but , we ever think over textile industry or their problems .  No , we never even try think conditions of textile industry…

These are few harsh situations which a industry worker face  complexity..

Exposure to Toxic Chemicals

Workers in the textile industry are exposed to dangerous chemicals. It’s part of the business if you work in the dyeing, printing or finishing sector of textiles. Employees work with solvents and fixatives, crease-resistance agents that release formaldehyde, flame retardants with toxic compounds, and antimicrobial agents. Exposure to formaldehyde has been linked to various types of cancer, including thyroid, nasal, stomach and esophageal cancers. The chemical can also cause eczema and dermatitis.

High Noise Levels

Exposure to high levels of noise is common in textile factories, particularly those in developing countries where the machines are older are not as well maintained. This has caused hearing loss in many textile workers, and can also cause sleep disorders, changes in blood pressure, anxiety and other ailments. A study of textile workers in Nagpur India, revealed that 76.6 percent of them were at risk for hearing loss caused by noise in their work environment.

Bad Ergonomics

Many garment workers suffer from musculoskeletal disorders like carpal tunnel syndrome, and are also often affected by ailments including forearm tendinitis, lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, and osteoarthritis of the knees. All of these conditions are caused by repetitive movements and poor ergonomic conditions

Cotton Dust Can Cause Breathing Problems

Employees who work with cotton have a problem of their own: exposure to significant amounts of cotton dust along with particles of pesticides and soil. This exposure can lead to respiratory disorders and the fatal disease of byssinosis commonly known as brown lung, which causes tightening of the chest, coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.

Fabric Dumped in Landfills

In addition to poor working conditions, the textile industry has an environmental problem as well: waste. We buy clothes and get rid of them, and most are not recycled. In fact, the average American throws out 68 items of clothing each year.

New ideas are on the horizon to solve this problem and close the clothing loop.

Wallmart accept SA8000 Standard for the Approved Compliance programme

Source: http://www.sa-intl.org

The Walmart, The multinational retailing corporation Walmart has announced it will begin to accept the SA8000® Standard as one of the eight currently approved social compliance programs in its Responsible Sourcing Program in mid-2017.

This is also to confirm that  the SA8000 Recognized By Governments
ISEAL Alliance: Governmental Use of Voluntary Standards Case Study 10: Tuscany Region (Italy) and the SA8000 Standard for Social Accountability (2008)

Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI ) does also accepts as Credible standards for BSCI. The Foreign Trade Association’s Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) recognizes the SA8000® Standard as a credible system for BSCI participants to detect and monitor labor conditions in their supply chains. BSCI participants sourcing from organizations that are SA8000-certified may include this information in the BSCI IT Platform to avoid audit duplication.

 

 

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