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  1. Introduction
    1. Definition
    2. Concept
    3. Evolution and growth of labor welfare in India
    4. Theories of labour welfare
    5. Administration of welfare facilities
    6. An overview of the factories act 1948
    7. Labour welfare measures practised at Alstom
  2. Review of literature
  3. Company profile
    1. Quality and customer satisfaction
    2. Alstom's HR policy
    3. Functional departments of the organisation
  4. Methodology
    1. Statement of the problem
    2. Scope of the study
    3. Objectives of the study
    4. Definition of the population
  5. Data analysis and interpretation
  6. Findings and conclusion
  7. Annexure
  8. Bibliography

The principal resources of an organization are the people. Managing its people is the most important aspect of managing an organizing. People at work comprise a large number of individuals of different sex, age, socio-religious group and different educational or literacy standards. Each has his own physical and psychological traits. The scope of HRM is confined to management of manpower and the principles of management viz. planning, organizing, directing, staffing, controlling and coordinating.

Personal Administration is a code of the ways of organizing and treating the individual at work so that they will each get the greatest possible realizations of their intrinsic abilities, thus, attaining the maximum efficiency for themselves and their group and thereby by giving to the enterprise of which they are part, its determining competitive advantage and its optimum results.?

Labor Welfare consists of development of social and labor welfare systems, which support the improvement of quality of life. They go for establishing a standardized labor welfare system to encourage the private sector to participate in the provision of labor welfare services such as medical centers, kindergartens, nurseries and sports centers within the work place grounds acceding to agreed standards. They improve the efficiency of the social insurance system, including medical services and compensation payments, in order to provide the greatest benefits to workers. They computerize the system and create nationwide information networks.

[...] The machinery while in motion needs examination, such as lubrication, other adjusting operation, any moving part either of that machine or of any adjacent machinery Self acting machines; No traversing part of a self acting machine in any factory and no material carried there on shall if the space over which it runs is a space over which any person is liable to pass Prohibition of Employment of women and children: No woman or children will be allowed to work in any part of a factory for primary cotton in which a cotton opener is at work Pits, sumps, openings in Floors: In every factory fixed vessel, sump tank pit or an opening in the ground or in a floor which by reasons of its depth or any other reasons or contents is or may be a source of danger shall be either securely covered or securely fenced Pressure plant; If in any factory any plant or machinery or any part thereof is operated at a pressure above atmosphere pressure effective working pressure of such plant or machinery or parts is not exceeded. [...]

[...] To conclude the study undertaken has helped us to understand whether the company is providing statutory welfare measures or not, which ALSTOM is certainly providing all the essential labor welfare measures, on the other hand is helped us to understand whether employees are satisfied with the existing welfare measures provided, the employees are satisfied with most of the welfare measures provided but still has some grievances CHAPTER 6 RECOMMENDATIONS AND SUGGESTIONS Suggestions and Recommendation Strict vigilance has to be there on the employees on the utilization of the welfare measure provided by ALSTOM. [...]

[...] THEORIES OF LABOUR WELFARE There are eight theories contributing the conceptual framework of labor welfare; they are as follows: The police theory: this is based on the contention that a minimum standard of welfare is necessary for laborers. Here assumption is that without compulsion or policing by the workers, the employers will not provide even the minimum facilities to them. According to this theory the employers of industrial undertakings have opportunities to exploit the workers. Hence the state has to intervene to provide minimum standard of welfare to the working class. [...]

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