Dr. H. Srinivas is an officer of ‘Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS)’ belonging to 1991 batch of Indian Civil Service. He holds a Bachelor (Honour’s) Degree, Master’s Degree and a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Earth Sciences. He holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) from Management Development Institute (MDI). He has been a topper right through his academic journey and has also been a recipient of the Gold Medal from the Department of Personnel & Training, Government of India.
He has had an illustrious professional career and a vast array of accomplishments to his credit. Over the years, he has worked in various capacities in Indian Railways with a manpower strength of 1.4 million which is the largest single organization in India and one of the largest and busiest transportation providers in the world. His core areas of expertise range from Policy Making to Managing and Developing Human Resources and Industrial Relations in large organizations having diverse skill sets, Strategizing and Managing Change in large organizations through Training, Organization Development and IT interventions.
While on deputation to the then Government of Andhra Pradesh, he has played a pivotal role in the governance reforms processes of the State. As Chief Co-ordinator of the ‘Governing for Results – Core-Group Development’ initiatives, he has been instrumental in conducting Training and Development programmes for the Top and Middle management of 32 departments and corporations of the Government of Andhra Pradesh. Being a professional trainer having completed Design of Training (DOT), Direct Trainer Skills (DTS), Training of Trainers in Management of Change (TOT), Green belt in Six Sigma, his programmes/interventions have been a perfect blend of training and development concepts with the domain expertise of the various departments and organizations. He was also the Head of the ‘Centre for Human Resources & Livelihood’, Chief Administrative Officer and Additional Director General (in-charge) of Dr. Marri Channa Reddy Human Resource Development Institute of Andhra Pradesh (MCRHRDI). His efforts along with MCRHRDI and Centre for Good Governance led to the development of Citizen Charter and Work Processes Improvements in these 32 departments and corporations of the then Andhra Pradesh State during 2003-2005.
He has been a visiting faculty to many institutions viz. National Police Academy (NPA), National Industrial Security Academy (NISA), National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR), Indian Railway Institute of Signal Engineering & Telecommunication (IRISET), etc. He has received various awards and shields including the ‘Silver Star’ award from Hon’ble President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee during 2013 for his outstanding contribution to the Scouts and Guides Movement in the country.
He has attended various training programmes at International and National level – ‘Customer Strategic Module’ at INSEAD Singapore; ‘Scenario Thinking and Innovations Programme’ at ICLIF, Malaysia; ‘Strategic Management Workshop at Indian School of Business (ISB), ‘Management of Change’ at Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) ‘Management Development Programme’ and ‘Advanced Management Programme’ at National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR).
From Director General’s Desk
V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, ever since its inception in 1974, has been at the forefront in undertaking training, education, research, consultancy and publications pertaining to different aspects of labour.
The Institute is dedicated through its core activities to:
Project labour issues as a core concern of policy making;
Empower the social actors with capacities to meet the challenge of change;
Highlight the role of labour in shaping of modern India;
Address the issues of transformation of the world of work in a global economy; and
Preserve and disseminate information on labour matters.
The Institute is committed to pursue these objectives by accelerating the pace of its activities and also by responding to the emerging challenges of change. Today, the combination of factors such as extraordinary and continual technological change, globalisation of markets, liberalisation of trade, economic crisis and adjustments, which are all inter-related, presents a labour and employment situation which is distinctively different from those prevailing few decades back. It is in this context that the role and activities of a premier training and research institution like the V.V. Giri National Labour Institute assumes greater significance.
With rapid transformations taking in the world of work, all concerned such as labour administrators, managers, trade unions, workers and researchers have to thoroughly understand the different complexities involved which in turn would call for enhancing their knowledge and sharpening their skills. Workers need to be educated on their legal rights; labour administrators and managements have to strive at creating a conducive atmosphere for industrial growth; trade union leaders have to be prepared to evolve and adopt new and innovative organizing strategies, labour law enforcement officials have to be made more innovative and inquisitive on enforcing labour laws; researchers have to be taught the emerging scenario with a view to evolve new and appropriate research methodologies. The Institute is prepared to respond to these requirements by developing ‘learner-centered’ training programmes and interventions.
The Institute’s Training Calendar 2016-2017 has been developed to address the training needs of all the concerned stakeholders. I sincerely hope that the various training programmes that have been designed would serve as useful inputs to prepare the social partners to respond to the challenges of change.
The Institute looks forward to the continued support of all concerned for making our training interventions as a major catalyst towards enhancing quality of work and work relations.