Automated e-toilets to be installed for women in the city


The Kerala State Women’s Development Corporation  had  constructed  23 She-toilets in different locations in the   Thiruvananthapuram city.  Talking to the media, the officials of the KSWDC said that they are planning to install more   e-toilets   in other  25 locations  including  each one in   techno park and Kariyavattom area. The newly coin operated e-toilets have a GPRS  facility  to control  their functioning with three –tier hygienic cleaning system , a pre flush, manual/auto flush and plat form wash arrangements.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 April 2013 05:58

PKV Award for Sugathakumari


Renowned Indian poet ,social activist  and  former chair person  of Kerala State Women's Commission  Smt. Sugathakumari,  has bagged the PKV Award 2012 for Social Activists instituted by the PKV Centre for Human Development and Cultural Affairs. The award was instituted in the memory of Former Chief Minister P K Vasudevan Nair. At a press conference here, Judging Committee Chairman, Prof K Aravindakshan, announced the winner's name. He said the award consisted of Rs 10,001, a statuette and a citation. The committee considered her contributions in the fields of environment, charity and women safety for the award. The date for award ceremony will be decided later.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 April 2013 12:01

Top companies prefers more women with high pay package than men


In  a recent placement season of Indian Institute of Mangement-Kozhikode IIM (K) , it has been noticed  that the big corporate prefers to hire  more women  in the firms  rather men. Normally ,the students who pass out from the college are entitled to  get  a pay package of Rs  12.31 per annum. But this time ,  girls have been  hired for Rs 13.l7 lakh and boys  Rs 11.82 per annum.
Many premier B-school campuses are now confirming the trend of corporates specifically looking for women when they come down for placements. All because the companies are also bound to fulfil the diversity criterion in their recruitment as much as the B -schools are during admissions.
Talking to the media , Debashis Chatterjee,director,IIM-K   said  that  when you go to the  market , you may prefer to buy  a product at higher price only when there is both  shortage of supply and  higher demand  .The same logic applies here. The female students  are scarce  in nature  and has been  demanded for the diversity of skills they bring in. But its a market decision and as an institute we have no role in it.
 IIM-B has not done a salary analysis based on the gender, but confirms the trend for choosing girls. There are companies that say they would like to see more women.When all the points are equal between two candidates, there are corporates  that chose the girl candidate, said Sapna Agarwal,head,career development services at IIM-Bangalore.
 To support this statement, Mr.  V. K Menon, senior director, career admissions of  Indian School of Business (ISB),Hyderabad  had also stated that there are some conventional companies that had men in higher roles want to bring a more equal gender ratio. They search for women in the campuses.
In a unique recruitment programme by Axis bank, the organization picked up 12 women for various roles from ISB campus. The Women Leadership Program is about building a diversified leadership talent pipeline within the bank.
The salary differential is higher for women than men in ISB.That is,the salary with which female students walk out is much higher than what they were earning before joining the institute. The average outgoing Cost To Company for women is 2.8 times the average.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 April 2013 10:36

Salary hike to Private Hospital staffs and nurses


Finally the Government  has conceded a salary hike to all staff members an nurses working in private hospitals with effect from January 2013. The decision was taken in meeting  arranged by Industrial Relation Committee (IRC), a committee setup by the Kerala Government with the  presence of Labour Minister Shri Shibu Baby John.
Talking to this issue,Mr John said that all the nurses and other staffs working in the private hospitals  are entitled to get  salary hike of 25-30% of the minimum salary notified   three and half years ago depending upon the size of the hospital. In addition to this ,the staffs are also entitled  to receive an additional salary increment  by the completion of every 5year term.The minimum salary scale payable to staff monthly  would range from Rs7,775-9,450 and  the maximum to be ranged between  Rs 10,000-12,100.


Last Updated on Thursday, 18 April 2013 05:22

President of India sanctioned Anti Rape Bill - 2013


The President of India , Sri. Pranab Mukherjee has accorded sanction to new anti rape bill  on Wednesday that was  passed by both houses of the Parliament  last month.   The move is aimed  to prevent  mental and physical harassment  against women and also,  to ensure that the offender gets  severe punishment,  based on several incidents  occurred in different regions of the  nation.  The bill will be in effect  (3April 2013) on the same day of its announcement .
The new bill also comprises of a  prison term of  20 years for  committing  rape ,  capital punishment for  murdering the raped victim and  stringent actions for other  offences like acid attacks, stalking and voyeurism.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 April 2013 11:24

Sukumari Amma passes away


Veteran actress Sukumari who enthralled the audience with her screen presence for six decades passed away following cardiac arrest in a private hospital at Chennai Tuesday evening. The funeral would take place in Chennai.

Sukumari , who was lovingly called "Amma" was admitted to the hospital for burn injuries a month ago. While being treated, she had a heart attack on Tuesday afternoon and breathed her last. Wife of famous film director-producer late Bhimsingh , Sukumari is survived by her doctor son Suresh Bhimsingh.

Sukumari was born in 1938 and started her acting career from the age of 10. Sukumari was a cousin of the legendary trio Lathitha ,Padmini and Ragini , which paved her way to the tinsel field with the film ‘orarivu’ in 1951. She has done more than 2500 films. Sukumari was awarded the Padma shri by the Government in 2003 and was awarded the National Film awards for Best supporting Actress in Namma Graamam(2010).

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 March 2013 06:41

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