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16th September 2019
In a major women empowerment initiative, Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) in association with the International Labour Organization (ILO) launched ‘Network of Champions’. Mr Atul Sobti, Director General SCOPE along with Ms. Dagmar Walter, Director-India, ILO awarded Certificates to twelve Champions from various sectors of Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) thereby entrusting them with the responsibility of being ‘change agents’ to encourage gender diversity and address gender issues in their respective organizations.

While addressing the participants, DG SCOPE raised concerns over reduction in proportionate employment of women in PSEs and said that this issue can be resolved by key aspects of ‘Attract, Retain and Engage’. He said that organizations need to change their mindset and utilize woman’s capability of team dynamism and multitask to the benefit of the organization and society at large. He opined that need of the hour is to strategise towards effective engagement of women at the work place thereby encouraging them to be efficiently employed. He reiterated that policies such as flexible working hours, matching job profile with requirement and aspirations of the women employees etc. would encourage women to effectively contribute to the organization. He concluded by saying that organizations need women more than women need organizations.

The program perspective and preview was given by Mr. Ravi Peiris, Senior Specialist Employers’ Activities and Dr. Malika Basu, Consultant of ILO. The event was attended by senior officials and employees of PSEs, SCOPE and ILO.

14th October 2019
Director General, Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE), Mr. Atul Sobti welcomed Mr. Roberto Saurez Santos, the Secretary General of International Organization of Employers (IOE), Geneva at SCOPE Headquarters. IOE is the representative of global employers in ILO, across the UN, G20 and other emerging forums advocating in the areas of business in social and employment policy. During the meeting, which was attended by senior representatives from Public Sector Enterprises, fruitful discussions were held on various employment and policy issues. SCOPE and IOE have mutually agreed to work in future on areas of common interests.

29th October 2019
An MoU was signed between Shri Atul Sobti, Director General, Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) and Dr. Julie Reviere, Country Director (India), GIZ, a federal enterprise of the German Government, to work on climate change, carbon markets, Sustainable Development Goals and climate finance.

The objectives of MoU seeks to align Public Sector Enterprises with the national mission of environment protection and enhance their capacities in various areas and approaches related to climate change including identifying alternatives for Single use Plastic. The MoU also seeks to explore possibilities of working with other Asian countries to exchange best practices and promote the cause of greener environment.

11th December, 2019
A joint declaration for Promotion & Expansion of apprenticeship in Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) was signed and exchanged between Mr. Atul Sobti, Director General, Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) and Ms. Sunita Sanghi, Senior Adviser, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) in the presence of Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Hon’ble Minister, MSDE; Mr. R. K. Singh, Minister of State, MSDE & MoS (I/c), Ministry of Power; Dr. K.P. Krishnan, Secretary, MSDE and Mr. Sailesh, Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises (DPE). The joint declaration took place at a National Seminar held to spread awareness and participation in apprenticeship programme organized by MSDE in collaboration with SCOPE and DPE.

The aim of the declaration is to sensitize the benefits of National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) amongst PSEs for active participation and engagement of apprentices. SCOPE and MSDE shall work together toward maximizing the benefit of apprenticeship and also help DPE in creating a database in this regard. The seminar was attended by a large number of senior government officials and delegates from PSEs.

27th January 2020
SCOPE Academy of Public Sector Enterprise (APSE) has commenced the Executive Development Program on the theme “The Career Journey to Personal Effectiveness and Leadership’’ at SCOPE Minar, New Delhi. Mr. Atul Sobti, Director General, SCOPE (Standing Conference of Public Enterprises) inaugurated the program. Participants from 14 public sector enterprises are attending the program.

Mr. Sobti in his inaugural address informed that the long term vision of the SCOPE Academy is to create a talent pool and a PSE cadre of its own for better succession planning. He emphasized that corporate executives must understand current market and operational challenges and avail the emerging opportunities in transforming existing capabilities into competitive advantage in order to create value for their organizations.

DG, SCOPE said business organizations operating in the competitive environment have to devise and execute competitive strategies to survive and grow. This capacity is contingent on their ability to invest, develop and utilize human capital which is now widely regarded as the primary driver of organizational performance, Mr. Sobti added.

11th February, 2020
Forum of Women in Public Sector (WIPS) under the aegis of SCOPE (Standing Conference of Public Enterprises) organized the 30th National Meet in Hyderabad on the theme ‘Power to Transform- Decision to Action’ for Public Sector women employees. The program was inaugurated by Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan, Hon’ble Governor of Telegana in the presence of Mr. Atul Sobti, DG, SCOPE, who also delivered the keynote address.

The program was attended by more than 600 women employees from PSEs located across the country. In her address, Dr. Soundararajan commending the role of WIPS said women born with the inherent power to transform into different roles all through their life must also prioritize their health and well being to attain ideal work-life balance.

Mr. Sobti in his address stated that empowerment of women has gained top priority across the globe and though women constitute a significant part of the labour force in India, efforts need to be made to escalate their representation, especially at senior level positions.