The IT and ITeS Employees' Centre (ITEC), a support organisation for employees, has been carrying out a two-month-long campaign against growing instances of employment-related fraud in the sector.

On Saturday, the ITEC will organise a convention that will look at this problem, discuss reasons and solutions, and deliberate on how fly-by-night operators can be brought to book. The convention, to be inaugurated by Labour Commissioner Umashankar, is being held at Government Secretariat Club from 2.30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Mr. Umashankar will speak on ‘Inadequate Implementation of Labour Laws and Industry Regulations: A Catalyst for Scams?', while Gurudatt C.L., Head of Human Resources, Valdel, will speak on employment and career scams in the industry.

A short documentary on employment fraud, put together by members of ITEC, will also be screened. At the end of the convention, a memorandum will be drafted on the issue to be submitted to the State Government.

ITEC campaigns during the past two months have involved signature campaigns, rallies and awareness campaigns. “Many fresh graduates and young employees, who come to Bangalore in the hope of building a career, have been victims of fraud. That is why we decided to take up this issue,” said Suresh Kodoor, an ITEC member.

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