PUBLISHED ARTICLES
by ASHIT SARKAR

(Extracted from My Homepage)

PROFESSIONAL:
retirement
MANAGING "RETIREMENT"
A "SHOULD READ by all" article published in PERSONNEL TODAY, and recently in KERALA PERSONNEL on this 'inevitable' topic!

ONE RANK, ONE PENSION DILEMMA
Discusses the recent vexing OROP controversy.

MANAGEMENT COMPENSATION
(An article covering this very vital subject in the highly competitive Indian scenario post liberalization)

PERFORMANCE performance.jpg BASED AWARD SCHEME
(An article discussing the concept, and explaining a methodology with a practical working example - for the above recent way of rewarding)


HR CHALLENGES IN THE NEW MILLENNEUM

(Write-up/presentation made during the prestigious Asia Pacific HR Conclave as 'The Guest of Honour Keynote Address' - Jan 13 to 15th, 2000 - at The Nehru Center, Worli, Mumbai).
Reported widely in the press, and published in several journals.


The following first three articles may be read in the sequence to follow in stages - being relevant to management students/junior management, middle management and then senior management respectively - to develop the understanding of HR logically. Then, the last one adds value about motivation concepts, whilst discussing 'Empowerment.'


PEOPLE MANAGEMENT - OLD WINE ??

(An Article discussing the BASICS of Personnel & HR function as it developed in India, and the differences or perceptions in the changing scenario historically. The debate regarding the right title, whether Personnel or HR - published in 1998 in "Personnel Today")


HR MANAGEMENT - CHANGING CHALLENGES
(A follow-up sequel to "PEOPLE MANAGEMENT - OLD WINE" above - published in PERSONNEL TODAY - highlighting further changes in this vital function)


HR's ROLE IN BUSINESS VALUE ADDITION

(An article published recently, on this very debatable topic!)

MOTIVATION THEORIES to EMPLOYEE EMPOWERMENT
(An article on HR Strategies to Get the Best from the People - published in the Annual Issue of NIPM/Kerala and also in HUMAN RESOURCE)

GOOD HR PRACTICES
A presentation made during an NIPM Seminar in Oct 1999, describing a case study of a highly successful HR Intervention at Britannia's Delhi Factory to meet changing business needs with full support and co-operation from the workers and union


EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT BEYOND TRAINING
(Discusses further value addition beyond the Training activity)


POLICY CHALLENGES for HR - ROLE of DIVERSITY
A check-list for HR Managers whilst considering Diversity.




DEFINED BENEFIT vs. DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PENSION Schemes

A Case Study of Britannia Post 2003. An article discussing the two types of Schemes, and the sad mishandling by Britannia (as reported by the Economic Times nationally on Dec 10, 2004), and later published in PERSONNEL TODAY.
Follow-up reports in Economic Times of Sep 17, 2007 may be seen by clicking here,
and the later report of Feb 18th, 2008 - here.
Also, see The Business Standard report of Jan 01st 2008.
EcoTimes report of Jan 10th, 2009 giving details of Interim Pensions ordered by City Civil Court, Bangalore
Business Standard comprehensive report on Apr 9, 2010 regarding City Civil Court, Bangalore order on the PWA's court case

AND LATER, Report on Court's verdict on Sep 23rd 2015
Bengaluru court directs Britannia to pay pensioners their dues


View the COURT ORDER of Sep 21, 2015 and ARGUMENTS SUBMITTED

ALTERNATELY,
View the ENTIRE JUDGEMENT by Hon'ble Judge Smt B.S.Rekha



BRITANNIA BETRAYAL - FORGOTTEN PROMISES??

BreakingRules
(An article about the sad 2003 turn-around of Britannia's values related to the Pensions for their ex-employees, extracts and condensed versions of which were reported or reproduced in or by the press), as above.


PRESENTATION to The NATIONAL COMMISSION on LABOUR
(Recommendations made in October 2001 for Labour Law reforms, at the invitation by the NCL Study Group)


WatchIt
THE ART & THE SCIENCE OF COMMUNICATION

(An article about the basics of the Communication process, and how to increase it's effectiveness)


GET SELECTED - Success Tips for Job Applicants
(A very popular article published both in the English media, as well as in Bengali newspapers at Kolkata, and subject of many presentations to the Management Student community.)
As a follow-up to the article, you might reinforce the skills through the following presentation, which emphasizes the key-points:

MAIN POINTS of the above SELECTION PROCESS article
are presented in this Flash Slide show.
(It runs automatically, but by clicking, you may advance quicker)




SOME NON-PROFESSIONAL, EASY READING ITEMS:


boss3 MEMORIES WORTH SHARING.... boss2
(Some light-hearted memorable and amusing incidents - all true - between the "Big Boss" & very junior staff during my ITC days!)


REMINISCENCES ....
An article reflecting the parents dilemma as their 9 year young son has to join Boarding School in 1969.
(published in the Centenary Issue of "The Scindia School", in 1997)
As a post script, it also includes the reminiscences of the very same ex-student about his visit in 2002 with many of his 1976 batchmates to commemorate their Silver Jubilee Reunion at their 'alma-mater'!

Jayaji House, Scindia School, Gwalior


MY ITC STORY reflecting my days
and life in ITC (1953 to 1982)!



Read the MEMORIES of a 14 Year Old (ME!) - about the PARTITION of INDIA & INDEPENDENCE in 1947

ALTERNATELY: View an hour+ ASHIT's VIDEO INTERVIEW by 1947partitionarchives.org about the above by Clicking here


A BELATED TRIBUTE TO ALVIN TOFFLER
(Read my comments about this great author of FUTURE SHOCK & futurologist who passed away on 27th June 2016)


THE QUOTA PARADOX

(A 'tongue in cheek' satire - you may quote me on this recent controversy!)


IS IT ETHICAL to EAT MEAT?

(An article for a New York Times Magazine contest 'Calling All Carnivores" - in support of the above - which did not win, but may still be interesting to read!)




THOUGHTFUL AND SERIOUS:


THE BRAHMO SAMAJ, and RAJA RAMMOHUN ROY
(Extracted, Developed & Composed by: Ashit Sarkar)
Gives the history, the main doctrines or philosophy and the details of the social and relegious movement almost two hundred years ago (also known as the Bengal Renaissance) started by Raja Rammohun Roy, as well as a sketch of the biography of this extraordinary person.
It also includes a tribute written by Ms Gopa Chanda (click to see)



FINALLY, MY (unpublished) AUTOBIOGRAPHY:

That's Me - Over the Years - to date! (from 1938...)

FOR THOSE INTERESTED: You may peruse a write-up of a personal narrative depicting the various on-going transitions in my life - that I have appropriately titled
BEFORE I FORGET....

I must caution you that it is fairly lengthy (over 34,000 words!) and will be time consuming! So relax and be comfortable first, if you are still really keen to go through the above chronicle (with some photos). You could plan to even read it in installments! 'Bye for now...

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