Demand for a welfare fund for people who work in IT /ITES sector.
A welfare fund of people who work in IT/ITES sector is a demand non fulfilled.
Welfare fund means recognition for IT/ITES employees from government at first and a social security mechanism for techies.
In a sector where employment longevity is often debated and job security is a big concern,
Interventions like this can bring up morale of employees.
At present there are 29 welfare fund boards governed by government of kerala.
They provide low interest loans, housing scheme and many other benfits.
Welfare fund should have provision for contribution from government, companies and techies.
It partially addresses a larger question of what techies are getting back from of heavy tax paid.
Prathidhwani has submitted a proposal for the same to youth law commission, during it’s sitting at technopark.
Let us hope for actions on the same.
Meanwhile prathidhwani request techie community and society in general to discuss about this idea.
Please see article about the same in Mathrubhumi Nagaram – 25th June 2014- Trivandrum City edition.