Dibrugarh University Question Paper (HRM Major 4th Sem): Industrial Relations' 2018

2018 (May)
COMMERCE (Speciality)
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. Answer the following as directed:
a)         Mention one of the causes of migration of labour from rural areas to urban areas.         1
b)         ILO was formed in the year of 1919/1929. (Choose the correct one)                            1
c)          Disputes relating to wages, bonus, profit-sharing, hours of work, etc, are known as _______. (Fill in the blank)   1
d)         Name one of the labour legislations in India pertaining to industrial relations.       1
e)         State two economic causes lead to industrial conflicts.                 1
f)          Industrial peace is not a precondition for planned development. (Write True or False)    1
g)         Labour turnover is same with absenteeism. (Write True or False)                 1
2. Write short notes on any four of the following:                                 4x4=16

a)         Causes of poor industrial relations.
b)         Industrial peace.
c)          Justified and unjustified strikes.
d)         Parties to industrial relations.
e)         Impact of industrial disputes.
3. (a) Define the term ‘Industrial Relations’. Discuss its objectives.                            4+10=14
(b) Discuss the ‘system approach’ to the study of industrial relations.                                 14
4. (a) “State is an important participant in industrial relations in the country.” In the light of this statement, discuss the role of State in industrial relations in India.                                                    14
(b) Examine critically the impact of ‘Constitution and Labour Policies’ in establishing better industrial relations in India.                                                 14
5. (a) How are the strikes and lockouts defined under the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947? Discuss the general prohibition of strikes and lockouts in an organization.                                                  2+2+10=14
(b) Explain the nature of industrial conflicts. What various measures would you suggest for conflict resolutions? 7+7=14
6. (a) Briefly discuss the various methods for the settlement of industrial disputes under the Industrial Disputes Act.     14
(b) Discuss the concept and significance of ‘negotiation’ in the settlement of industrial disputes.                           7+7=14

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