HARTRON adopted its CSR Policy in its 139th Board Meeting held on 26th March, 2015 with an objective to continue to enhance value creation in the society and in the community in which it operates, through its services, conduct & initiatives, so as to promote sustained growth for the society and community, in fulfillment of its role as a Socially Responsible Corporate, with environmental concern. For the purpose of focusing CSR efforts in a continued and effective manner, the following Thrust Areas were identified and adopted:
- IT Literacy
- Environmental sustainability
- Women Empowerment
- Rural Development
- Eradicating hunger, poverty, malnutrition
Over the years, HARTRON has worked in the following areas towards achieving the objective its commitment:
In the year 2014-15, under the Corporate Social Responsibilty, Corporation had a budget provision of Rs. 13.98 lacs (Calculated as per the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 – 2% on the average profit of 2012-13, 2013-14 & 2014-15 of the Corporation).
- E-Literacy – taking e-saksharta to every household
Haryana State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (HARTRON) being IT nodal agency of the State of Haryana and is aimed at bridging the digital divide of the citizens in the state. Keeping the objective of the Corporation in view, HARTRON chose to implement E-Literacy program in the region.
In the first year of implementing CSR Program, HARTRON identified the village Rajjipur, Dist. Panchkula to impart E-Literacy program through through VLE, Sh. Sudesh Kumar, CSC established in the region. The residents of Surajpur were also targeted. The program was inaugurated by Sh. Vivek Atray, DC, Panchkula on 07.07.2015.
The CSR Policy was framed to implement the program and was adopted by the Board of Directors of the Corporation.
e-literacy program in villages: E-saksharta to every Household Program was implemented in village Rajjipur of district Panchkula. The course consisting of basic computer learning, Level I of 20 hours was taught to the candidates. The training was done through CSC-VLE in the village. The villagers of village Surajpur were also covered. The tests were conducted online by HKCL. Total 151 candidates were trained out of which 72 candidates qualified and were given certificates by HKCL and HARTRON.
About the e-Literacy Program: Training Process
The program was made available for all the residents of the village falling within the age group of 14-60.
The Program started with imparting Level – 1 e-Literacy to the village residents. The beneficiaries were divided into three batches. On completion of the classes, an online test for the beneficiaries was conducted by Haryana Knowledge Corporation Limited.
Funds available under CSR Head
The details/ information in respect of our Corporation are as under:
The Corporation has total fund of RS. 42,81,606 available to create a sustainable infrastructure for implementation of DigiGaonYojna.
- Digi Gaon Yojna
HARTRON in the year 2017-18 decided to adopt the village Rajjipur-Surajpur under its Corporate Social Responsibility so as to provide Digi-Gaon facilities and to uplift the overall living conditions in the village, generate employability etc. So far, Hartron has taken following various steps in this regard:
- Renovation of Anganwadis
There are 5 Anganwaris in the villages out of which 4 are functional. Under CSR program, one of the Anganwaris has been renovated.
- Computer Lab at Govt. Sr. Secondary School, Rajjipur
- The renovation work of the computer lab at the school was facilitated by HARTRON.
- 30 computers with furniture were provided.
- HS-CIT Course at Govt. Sr. Secondary School, Rajjipur-Surajpur
HARTRON has entered into MOU for imparting online training on HS-CIT Course to the Students of Govt. Senior Secondary School, Rajjipur – Surajpur, District Panchkula as follows:
|Course||Details||Certifying Authority||Duration in hours||Course fee per learner|
|HS-CIT||IT Literacy Skills||BSEH & HKCL||132||1100|
The course began in the year 2017-18 and .. students from class to are benefiting from the course.
- Wi-fi Hotspot at Village Rajjipur-Surajpur
Wi-FI hotspot was created at the village providing 4 MBPS Internet Connection. 4 access points were placed. However there is not much usage of the same.
- Solar Equipments
The Corporation plans to provide the following:
- Solar LED street lights in the village
- Solar light and fan at Aganwaris
- Solar power back up for Computer Lab created at the school.
The matter has been taken up with HAREDA and District Administration, Panchkula. The prospect of procurement of solar system at subsidy is also being explored.
HAREDA is under process of empanelment of compaies for providing solar equipments. Once the same has been done, HARTRON shall proceed with procuring the equipments.
The Corporation had written to Divisional Forest Officer, Pinjore for providing plants and tree guards. The officers of Hartron visited the DFO, Pinjore where the DFO suggested to take up the plantation.
Later, the trees were planted by the forest department.
- Supporting Persons with Disabilities.
Hartron associated itself with the Sarthak Foundation. Sarthak Foundation is a non-profit organization and aims towards carving an equal stature for persons with disability by providing them a platform wherein, they have equal access to opportunities and resources.
Sarthak Education Trust has was given space free of cost at premises at Hartron Multi Skill Development Centre, Gurugram. Also, 20 Nos. of desktops have been provided to Sarthak Education Trust for imparting training to persons with disabilities. A MoU was entered into with Sarthak Education Trust for a period of 3 years and was again renewed on 27.04.2018 for a period of another three years.
Details of Training:
|S. No.||Training details||Total Number|
|1||No. of Candidates Mobilized||910|
|2||No. Of Candidates Enrolled||410|
|3||No. Of Candidates Trained||270|
|4||No. Of Candidates Placed||128|
Employment is a major factor which gives an individual an economic and socially independent life, specially for a person with Disability. The person who is employed, are able to live a life with dignity and respect. They became confident, self sufficient and more importantly employment regenerates their zest in all phases of life.
In this FY: 2016- 17, 128 candidates were placed.
These facilities were handed over in Nov-Dec 2015 and accordingly to Sarthak Education Trust started the skill activities. Since its inception, Sarthak Education Trust has been utilising the space allocated for the training of PWD candidates and broadly following the below given methodology for providing skills for jobs to PWD.
The methodology adopted for mobilization by Sarthak Education Trust
Workshop with Parents/ Guardians
To sensitize parents about various kinds of disabilities, to aware the parents about employment opportunities, services provided by the government for PWD candidates to openly discuss about parents queries, needs, issues etc to address them jointly candidate’s parents workshops are conducted to improve acceptance among parents with regard to bringing the PWD persons for special skills for jobs.
Counselling and Motivational sessions
In general, a person having disability feel low in self confidence and self esteem either because of their disability or lack of exposures. To enhance their inner strength, counselling and motivational sessions are conducted periodically at the skill centre, documentaries on successful persons with disability are shown in the classes and real life examples of persons with disability and their achievement are discussed with the candidates on regular basis.
Skilling for employability:
Employment is a major factor which gives an individual an economic and socially independent life. All PWD are skilled training on computers and soft skills first and then through an assessment specialized skill training as per employability by industry specially for this category of persons are provided which include skills in IT/ITeS, hospitality, retail, etc to get PWD candidates suitably placed. Guest lectures are important aspect of skill training and employability of the candidates. To give knowledge about various trades and better understanding about them, time to time specialist are invited to deliver talk apart from lectures by Sarthak/HMSDC officers/staff.
Industry representatives are called for interacting and fine tuning the gaps for placement purpose. To give exposure and practical understanding of particular trades, regular exposure visits are conducted to enhance their confidence for a particular job. Job fairs are conducted time to time at HMSDC Gurugram where one to one interactions with skilled candidates were done for final placements or re-skilling if there is any gap.
HMSDC Gurugram supported PWD training activities in
Continuous follow up with Principal and Institutes for Person with disabilities in Gurugram for the mobilization of candidates.
- Followed up with local administration and helped in providing Haryana Roadways bus as well as private taxi hire for pick up and drop for PWD candidates.
- Co-visit with coordinator from Sarthak Education Trust with local administration offices (Red Cross Society Office, Employment Office, Project officer DRDA etc) for mobilization and placement of candidates.
- Organized workshop of District Social welfare Officers and staff of nearby districts addressed by Sh S K Gulati, IAS.
- Organized parents meeting addressed by Disability Commissioner Haryana Sh Raj NirbhikJi.
As per the report submitted by Sarthak Education Trust number of PWD candidates mobilised, enrolled, trained and placed as under:
|Sr.No.||Training Details||Oct 15 – MARCH 16 ( six months)||April 16-March 17 ( twelve months)||April 17 – Dec 18 ( Nine Months)||Total|
|1||No. Of candidates mobilised||222||688||531||1441|
|2||No. Of candidate Enrolled||88||322||126||536|
|3||No. Of candidate Trained||58||212||56||326|
|4||No. Of candidate Placed||15||128||20||163|
There are many challenges for providing skill training to PWD candidates. Some of them being faced by HMSDC team are below:
- To and fro movement of PWD candidates from their place of residence to training centers and bringing their food along with this movement.
- Mobilization and counseling of parents for skilling their children/wards.
- Training without residential/hostel facilities near to the skill/training centre and to gain the confidence among parents and the candidates for their safety and comfort.
To address the main issue of mobility and food faced by PWD when they have to come far from to the training centre, HMSDC Gurugram approached NSDC for the support under some special categories where State Government is already extending its training facilities. NSDC high level team lead by their MD and COO visited HMSDC Gurugram and fully convinced for extending the support from Centre Government to the cause and challenges faced by PWD candidates at HMSDC, Gurugram and granted to financial support for skill training of 240 candidates (Flag-D) with hostel facilities under different job rolls which include specialization in housekeeping, retails sales, food brewages in addition to other skills towards digital inclusion and personality development.
On 24th Nov 2017, Hon`ble Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Govt of India along with a team of senior officers from NSDC formally inaugurated this scheme at HMSDC Gurugram. With this
for skill training support, a new batch of 36 candidates from different districts i.e. Bhiwani, Mahendargarh, Gurugram, Rewari, Meerut, Sikar, Jaipur, Deoria, Mathura etc immediately started.
Now with the financial support of NSDC for hostel facilities, strength of candidates is increasing and in the coming days this centre can be established at centre of excellence for skill training for PWD candidates to provide more PWD candidates skilled and trained and helping in improving the target of PWD candidates placement in Haryana and overall a hub for complete ecosystem for jobs and entrepreneurship in Haryana.
- SWABHIMAAN Project
It was informed to the Sub Committee that CSC SPV has launched a scheme to set up a manufacturing unit for “Sanitary Napkins” on very low cost and distribute them amongst the rural women/girls. The tentative cost of machinery and raw material for 50,000 sanitary napkins is Rs. 2,94,041/-. This scheme is offered by CSC-SPV to VLEs of CSC in the country. The CSC-SPV has adopted this scheme under SWABHIMAAN Project of Govt. of India, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. The idea behind the scheme is for Empowerment of Women and to provide them a Healthy and Hygiene living environment.
Keeping in view the noble cause, the committee is of the view that Corporation may take up this project at village Rajjipur and set up the Sanitary Napkins manufacturing plant with the help of local ladies. The total expenses on the production shall be borne by the Corporation. However, the sanitary napkins shall be distributed free of cost to village girls/women, students and other beneficiaries. The sub-committee approves that the approval may be sought from the MD/Hartron to this effect separately and the project should be launched at the earliest.
|Sr. No||Work Order||Amount|
Renovating Basket Ball court and assembly stage, renovation of anganwadis
Work order for wi-fi hotspot at Village Rajjipur- Surajpur dated 28.03.2018.
|3.||Computer lab at Sr. Secondary School, Rajjipur|
|Lease line connectivity||49,000|
|Purchase of computers||13,15,500|
|Furniture provided in computer||48,424|
|LED TV 48’’||49,000|
|Laser Printer Mono Chromo||5,002|
|MoU with HKCL has been signed for providing HSCIT course @ Rs. 1100 per learner.||2,00,000|
|Establishment of Sanitary Napkins plant at Village Rajjipur-Surajpur dated 28.03.2018||2,94,041|
|Salary or workers||43,500|
|5.||Engagement of Manager @ Rs. 5000 for 6 months||30,000|
|Total amount utilized||29,54,245|
(B) Work to be undertaken
|Sr. No||Work Order||Amount|
|1.||Proposed Solar Plant in the school and solar lights in the village is under process.||4,50,000|
|3.||Water cooler with RO at school||25,000|
|4.||3 KW Solar plant||1,35,000|
|5.||1 KW Solar plant at Anganwadi||2,25,000|
|6.||Solar LED Street lights||2,00,000|
|7.||Solar lights for Anganwadi||5,000|
|8.||Solar Fans for Anganwadi||7,500|
|9.||R.O Water purifier at Anganwadi||45,000|
|Total amount utilized||13,66,500|
Total amount A+B= Rs. 43,20,745