May 2, 2012, Mumbai: Rajeev Dubey, President (Group HR & After-Market) & Member of the Group Executive Board, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., has been appointed National President of the Employers’ Federation of India (EFI), one of the bodies representing India at the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva which is also an important constituent of the tripartite Indian Labour Conference.
“As a distinguished member of corporate India and the HR fraternity, Rajeev will bring significant experience to his new role as National President of the Employers’ Federation of India. I am sure he will endeavour to retain EFI's position as India's premier federation of employers, an apex body respected by all its stakeholders - the trade unions, the government and the communities with which the member companies engage,” said Mr. Sharad Patil, Secretary General, Employers’ Federation of India.
The EFI has a distinguished history with eminent personalities like Sir Homi Mody, Naval Tata and Keshub Mahindra serving as past Presidents.
An association of autonomous industry organisations, EFI is India’s premier federation of employers, an apex body which aims to protect, promote and champion the interests of industrial employees in the areas of Industrial Relations, labour problems and cognate matters.
Internationally, EFI represents Indian employers at the ILO in Geneva and is affiliated to the IOE (International Organisation of Employers) Geneva. EFI provides practicioners and experts with a platform in the IR/ER space for problem-solving and sharing of best practices. Some of the values EFI stands for include fairness, integrity, national interest, credibility and inclusiveness.
According to Rajeev, the major task ahead for the EFI is to work with all its stakeholders (the government, unions, local communities and the ILO) to create an ecosystem which would not only make India globally competitive based on innovation and competitiveness but to also ensure fairness and equality for all concerned.
Upholding the EFI’s values of promoting fairness, inclusion, integrity and credibility in the workplace is of paramount importance. The EFI can create several platforms for various stakeholders get together to co-create tomorrow’s India, thereby unleashing India’s blue collar working capabilities. This will necessarily imply the active participation of multiple stakeholders, not only in New Delhi but also in the state capitals and smaller towns throughout the country.
In addition, the EFI will focus on skills and competency development to create inclusive employment and employability. To do so, the EFI will play a greater role as an advocacy body between the government, the private sector and trade and union organizations.
About The Mahindra Group
The Mahindra Group focuses on enabling people to rise. Mahindra operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, information technology and vacation ownership. Mahindra has a presence in the automotive industry, agribusiness, aerospace, components, consulting services, defence, energy, financial services, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, retail, steel and two wheelers. A USD 14.4 billion multinational group based in Mumbai, India, Mahindra employs more than 144,000 people in over 100 countries.
In 2011, Mahindra featured on the Forbes Global 2000 list, a listing of the biggest and most powerful listed companies in the world. Dun & Bradstreet also ranked Mahindra at No. 1 in the automobile sector in its list of India’s Top 500 Companies. In 2010, Mahindra featured in the Credit Suisse Great Brands of Tomorrow. In 2011, Mahindra acquired a majority stake in Korea’s SsangYong Motor Company.
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