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Legal and Policy Framework on Women Welfare: An Inclusive Growth Strategy

Indian economy is progressive at the global phase in spite of certain social backlogs like corruption, normative social structure, social evils, violence against women, depriving the down trodden minority.  Overall development and growth is not uniform across all the sectors of the society. Large mass has been kept outside the development strategies. Social, political and economic protocol has to be monitored which ensure sustainable development assuring greatest welfare to the nation.  A uniform and common growth strategy shall implement and accelerate the deprived. Formulation of common developmental plan which is unique may bypass the diversities of incredible India.  This type of inclusive growth strategy shall create a platform for the broader benefits by emphasizing equality in allocating the resources, providing opportunities and services to every section of the society. Vision is kept highly on the pro-poor growth of the deprived. In Social structure men were kept unjustifiably superior which planted paternal bias, powerlessness and dependence of women. It boosted opportunities for vulnerability and crimes against women in the society, as violence is opposed to reason, human rights and welfare state principles. Hence, the legal system should ensure Education, Freedom, Dignity, Safety and Justice to women in all spheres highlighting the constitutional perspectives of gender equality. This paper tries to analyse the constitutional safeguards, legal mechanisms, developmental policies for women empowerment.

Studies on Cell Inactivation Efficiency of Gamma and Proton Radiation Using MTT Assay

The radiation damage of proton beam on tissues and cells has attracted attention and the unique radiobiological effects make proton radiation a useful tool for the investigation of radiation damage mechanisms.  Potential use of protons and other charged particles for cancer treatment offer several advantages over low LET radiation cancer therapy.  In the present study the effect of different doses of gamma and proton beams from the Folded Tandem Ion Accelerator (FOTIA) on human tumor adeno carcinoma (HT 29) cells has been analysed using MTT (Thiazolyl Blue Tetrazolium Bromide) assay.   The cell proliferation of HT 29 cells after irradiation has been anlysed using MTT assay after a post irradiation incubation of 72 hrs.  The results of these investigations are presented and discussed in the paper.

Socio Economic Status and Working Conditions of Women Beedi Workers and The Need for Social Protection

The beedi industry is one of the biggest among the unorganized sectors spread all over India, employing a large number of women. The occupational life of Beedi workers are characterized by low wages, piece rated remuneration, lack of social security and absence of organization.  The majority are home based women workers who live under the poverty line. The beedi rolling is generally done by poor women in backward areas where the workers have usually no other means of sustainable employment.

Green Banking – A Pathway to Sustainable Development

It is well known fact that our ecosystem has undergone a rapid change due to climate change and other reasons. It is the concern and duty of human beings to see that our planet is protected and would provide a safe place to live for our future generation. Banks and financial institutions can also play a major and decisive role to make our planet a better place to live in. As providers of finance, banks can ensure that businesses adopt environment-friendly practices. Incentives by way of offering cheaper funds for adopting green technologies will have a long term beneficial impact on the environment. As major implementers and users of technology, banks themselves can adopt green practices and thereby lead the way in this global initiative of protecting the planet. With this background the present studies aims at analyzing the role of Reserve Bank of India in initiating green banking practices and describe steps taken by State Bank of India (SBI) in promoting green banking.

Employee Health and Welfare - A Pathway to Organizational Success

This article focuses on the health and welfare provisions and its importance and influence on the development of both the employee and the organization.

In the present global industrial scenario, for any industry to be successful, it is essential to inculcate effective provision of health and welfare measures to employees. Any organization would become dynamic and growth oriented if the employees are motivated to perform better, feel better, and feel comfortable in the place of work. Organization cannot survive beyond a point unless these are continuously alert to the changing environment and continuously prepare their employees to meet the challenges and have an impact on environment as the welfare facility and health conditions are related to environment, providing these facilities will have a lot of impact on their performance and productivity. The term “health” is a positive and dynamic concept and implies more than an absence of illness. Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease (WHO). Medical care and health facilities for industrial workers form an integral part of labour welfare programmes in all the countries of the world. Health measures should be strictly followed to provide conducive working conditions to the employees at place of work. The various welfare measures provided by the employer will have immediate impact on the health, physical and mental efficiency alertness, morale and overall efficiency of the worker and thereby contributing to the higher productivity.

Hence this paper examines the different types of health facilities provided in the organization and awareness of the employees on the same, employee perception on various health provisions, its impact and significance on employee performance and growth of the organization with reference to five star hotels in, Mangalore. The population for the study consists of employees from one of the five star hotels in Mangalore and 50 respondents were taken for the study through systematic random sampling. The study has revealed that health and welfare measures results in high employee performance, contribute towards growth of the business, increase employee morale and motivation and organization can retain and attract the talented employees.