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Government of India
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
09-December-2010 15:56 IST
Affirmative Action by Private Sector
A high level Coordination Committee has been constituted in October 2006, to carry forward the dialogue with Industry on Affirmative Action in the private sector. The Coordination Committee has been holding meetings with apex chambers from time to time.

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) have developed their respective Codes of Conduct on affirmative action for adoption by their members. These Codes provides, for inclusive policies and non-discrimination. The progress in adoption of these codes is slow. Dialogue with Industry is continuing.

This information was given by Shri. D. Napoleon, the Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.