The Tamil Nadu State Women’s Commission, on Saturday released the ‘Recruitment guidelines and code of discipline for women employed in Textile industry,’ designed by Southern India Mills’ Associatioin (SIMA).

Appreciating SIMA for its efforts, Commission Chairperson Sarguna Pandian said textile mills should come forward to make the workers permanent and provide all benefits whenever the women employees were willing to continue in employment after completion of their training period.

She highlighted various welfare schemes announced and implemented by DMK government for the uplift of women, particularly orphaned girls, married, unmarried and widows.

Handing over certificate issued by TUV Rheinland, an internal agency for social audit certification, to two textile mills, Ms. Sarguna Pandian suggested that SIMA should come forward to include the representatives of Women’s Commission, Inspector of Factories and social welfare department in the audit committee along with TUV, so that certification would have maximum recognition.

SIMA Chairman J. Thulasidharan appealed to the Government and the Commission to recognise the certification, so that textile mills were motivated to follow the system and avoid criticism from various corners while employing women.

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