OdishaPlus Bureau

Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Odisha organized the e-conference on “The Human Resource (HR) – Post Pandemic Scenario” on 5th August 2020. The Chief Guest of the program was the Pratap Chandra Sarangi, Hon’ble Minister of State, for MSME and Fisheries & Animal Husbandry (FAHD), Government of India, Bijay Kumar Patnaik, IAS, Former Chief Secretary, Government of Odisha and Mr Sridhar Patra, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, NALCO.

The eminent panelists comprising of Mr Bimal Rath, Founder, Think Talent India Services , Mr A Thiru, Former President & Global CHRO, JK Organization & Vedanta Resources , Mr Dilip Pattanayak, President & CHRO, Steel & Corporate, JSW Steel Limited, Mr R S Mahapatro, Director-HR, NALCO, Mr Rahul Taneja, Group Director – HR, JSPL, Dr. Santanu Rath, Ex Director-Personnel, Odisha Mining Corporation Ltd , Mr J K Khuntia, Head – HR, Paradeep Phosphates Ltd & Mr Arun Bhatt, HR & Communication Specialist , On behalf of Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Mr M C Thomas, Chairman, Mr J B Pany, Co-Chairman and Mr Sanjay Pattnaik, Convenor, HR & IR Committee of ICC Odisha State Council participated in the programme.

The deliberation focused on variety of intricate issues pertaining to how the organizations, the leadership and the HR leaders should take actions to overcome the catastrophic effect of the COVID 19 pandemic and preparedness to face similar catastrophes in future. The eminent panelists were provided an overview of the forces of change that are driving the evolution of work, work forces, and workplaces, and offer a perspective on how organizations should begin to respond to the new challenges.

Union Minister Pratap Chandra Sarangi emphasized that the authentic human character should be nurtured and re-cultivated among the people. Re-skilling, devotion, discipline is a must to survive and compete in this world.

Mr B K Patnaik emphasized on effective communication. He said the companies should be willing to listen to their employees and their ideas.

Mr Sridhar Patra said learning out of the situation is important to combat the calamities effectively and the HR Team must identify the issues on sector specific basis and deploy the principles of 3R to address the problem.


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