Thursday, March 23, 2017

Dibrugarh University Question Papers: Industrial Relations (May' 2016)

Course: 404
(Industrial Relations)
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions
(New Course)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 24

1. Write True or False:                                                    1x8=8
a)      The good industrial relations in the basis of higher production with minimum cost and higher profits.
b)      Labour welfare activities are organized by the employers to create goodwill between workers and management, and between management and public.
c)       The most important result of modern industrial revolution is the evolution and growth of trade unions.
d)      The strikes and lockouts in public utility services are not prohibited under the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947.
e)      Lockout means permanent closing down of place of employment.
f)       Strike is an intentional act of employer to pressurize the workmen.

g)      Labour welfare and social security measures are also known as hidden payroll.
h)      Industrial relations are always a mixture of cooperation and conflict.

2. Write short notes on any four of the following:                             4x4=16
a)      Industrial peace.
b)      Forms of strike.
c)       Settlement of industrial disputes.
d)      Tactics of negotiation.
e)      Collective bargaining.
f)       Industrial relations in post-independence period.

3. (a) What is meant by industrial relations? Discuss the significance of good industrial relations.                                4+10=14
    (b) Discuss the ‘systems approach’ to the study of industrial relations.                               14

4. (a) Discuss, in brief, the role and impact of government policies in establishing better industrial relations in India.                                                                                    7+7=14
    (b) Assess the role of labour policies in the maintenance of industrial peace.                      14

5. (a) Define ‘strikes’ and ‘lockouts’ as used in the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947. State the comparison between lockout and closure, and between lockout and strike.                 (2+2)+(5+5)=14
    (b) Discuss the causes and consequences of industrial conflicts.                     7+7=14

6. (a) What do you mean by industrial dispute? Explain briefly the most common types of industrial dispute.                                                                       3+11=14
    (b) What do you mean by negotiation? Explain the significance of negotiation in the settlement of industrial disputes.                   4+10=14

(Old Course)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32

1. Write True or False:                                                    1x8=8
a)      Working organizations and working relationship are dynamic; they refuse to stay put or standstill.
b)      In order to revitalize productivity, more emphasis must be placed on investment and innovations to raise service output and efficiency.
c)       Production planning must focus not only on the people involved but on the working conditions and relationship in which they work.
d)      The right to strike on the part of the workmen is a conditional right.
e)      Lockouts are temporary stoppages of work by groups of employees.
f)       The Industrial Disputes Act came into force with effect from 01-01-1947.
g)      Indian Railway is not a public utility service.
h)      Incentives are not an element of motivation.
2. Write short notes on any four of the following:                             4x4=16
a)      Types of collective bargaining.
b)      Unjustified strikes.
c)       Importance of negotiation.
d)      Retrenchment.
e)      Unfair labour practice.

3. (a) What do you mean by ‘industrial relations’? Discuss the significance of good industrial relations in Indian industries.                                                                 4+8=12
      (b) Write an explanatory note on ‘industrial relations in India in post-globalization era’.           12

4. (a) Explain the role played by the State in industrial relations.                                        11
      (b) Write a brief note on ‘government policies and industrial relations’.                           11

5. (a) Define the term ‘strike’ as used in the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 and explain briefly different forms of strike.                                                                            4+7=11
      (b) Explain the causes of industrial conflicts.                                                 11

6. (a) Explain briefly the strategies for conflict resolutions.                                                            11
      (b) Discuss the significance of collective bargaining in industrial relations.                        11

7. (a) Discuss the machinery for prevention and settlement of industrial disputes in India.        11

      (b) Discuss the effects of industrial disputes.                                                11


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