UGC NET Syllabus for Labour Welfare

UGC NET Syllabus for Labour Welfare / Personnel Management / Industrial Relations / Labour and Social Welfare / Human Resource Management, Code No: 55

Industrial Relations: Industrial relations is a multidisciplinary field that studies the employment relationship. Industrial relations is increasingly being called employment relations or employee relations because of the importance of non-industrial employment relationships; this move is sometimes seen as further broadening of the human resource management trend. Indeed, some authors now define human resource management as synonymous with employee relations. Other authors see employee relations as dealing only with non-unionized workers, whereas labor relations is seen as dealing with unionized workers. Industrial relations studies examine various employment situations, not just ones with a unionized workforce. However, according to Bruce E. Kaufman "To a large degree, most scholars regard trade unionism, collective bargaining and labor-management relations, and the national labor policy and labor law within which they are embedded, as the core subjects of the field."www.netugc.com

Question Pattern: There will be two question papers - UGC NET Examination in Labour Welfare, Paper II and Paper III. Paper II will have 100 marks in total whereas Paper III will have 150 marks in total. Paper II will cover fifty (50) objective type questions, whereas the Paper III will have seventy five (75) objective type questions, each question carrying two (2) marks. All questions are compulsory in both the papers. The objective type questions will include multiple choices, matching type, true / false and assertion-reasoning type.

Paper II & Paper III (Part A) Syllabus

(Core Group)

Unit – I: Schools of Management thought – Scientific Management School, Human Relations School, Behaviour School, System Approach.

Function of Management – Planning: Types, Steps, Organising.

Direction, Control, Coordination, Communication.

Unit – II: Personnel Management: Functions, Structure of Personnel Department, Line and Staff, Job Analysis, Manpower Planning, New Challenges.

Recruitment and Selection, Placement and Induction.

Wage and Salary Administration, Job evaluation, Methods of Wage payment linking wages with productivity.

Grievance handling and Disciplinary action.

Unit – III:  HRD Concept, Importance, Evolution, Functions, Organisation of HRD Function.

Performance appraisal, Training and Development, Quality of worklife, Career planning, Quality circles.

Training Programmes for workers, Management Development Programmes, Evaluation of training.

Unit – IV: Organisational Behaviour : Concept, Importance, Evolution, Role, Group dynamics.

Motivation, Leadership, Job satisfaction, Morale, Fatigue and Monotony.

Organisational change and Development, Organisational effectiveness.

Unit – V: Industrial Relations: Concept, Scope, Approaches, Industrial Relations System.

Industrial disputes: Causes, Effects, Trends, Methods and Machinery for the settlement of Industrial disputes.

Workers participation in Management, Code of discipline, Tripartite bodies, ILO, Industrial relations and the new economic reforms.

Unit – VI: Trade Unions: Meaning, Objectives, Functions, Theories, Structure of Trade Unions.

Trade Union Movement in India, Leadership, Finance, Union Politics, Inter and rutia – union Rivalry.

Unit – VII: Labour legislation, Objectives, Principles, Classification, Evolution of labour’ legislation in India, Impact of ILO, Labour legislation and Indian Constitution.

Factories Act, 1948.

Employees State Insurance Act, 1948; Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923; Maternity Benefit Act, 1961.

Unit – VIII: Trade Unions Act, 1926; Industrial Employment ( Standing orders ) Act, 1946; Industrial Disputes Act, 1947.

Minimum Wages Act, 1948; Payment of Wages Act, 1936; Equal Remuneration Act, 1976; Payment of Bonus Act, 1965.

Unit – IX: Labour Welfare : Meaning, Definition, Scope, Theories, Principles and approaches.www.netugc.com

Statutory and Non – statutory labour welfare : Intra – mural and extra – mural welfare.

Agencies of Labour Welfare : State, Employer, Trade Unions, Voluntary Agencies.

Unit – X: Labour Market, Features, Demand and Supply of Labour, Nature and Composition of Indian Labour Force, Unemployment and Under employment.

Concepts of wages, State Regulation of wages, Fixation of wages, Wage theories, Wage differentials.

Paper III (Part B) Syllabus

(Elective / Optional)

Elective – I: Role of parties, Conflict, Cooperation, Industrial Actions, Bi-partitism, Tripartitism, Codes, Industrial Relations in changing scenario, Emerging trend, Future of Industrial Relations, Industrial Relations in UK and USA.

Elective – II: Personnel Management and Economic Reforms, New Challenges, Down sizing, Golden handshake, Total quality Management, Training and Management development, Organisational change and Development, Emerging HRM concept, Personnel Management and the Multinational companies.

Elective – III: Principles of labour legislation, Factors and forces influencing the growth of labour legislation in India, Implementation machinery. Evaluation of labour legislation, Proposed changes, Impact of ILO.

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