The School of Tribal Resource Management, KISS-DU organized on the topic ‘Equity Based Pay: For Decent Work and Economic Growth’ on 17th September 2022. This seminar was organized to observe International Equal Pay Day. The topic of the seminar is pertinent as it is related to Goal – 8 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. KISS-DU regularly organizes seminars, webinars and workshops on SDGs and has been relentlessly trying to meet the Agenda 2030 with its endeavours. CS Arbanda Acharya, Head, HR IDCOL, Bhubaneswar was invited as the Chief Speaker.

In his address, Professor Deepak Kumar Behera, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, KISS-DU discussed how equal pay is sometimes a social injustice for few segments of society and the importance of right pay for right people to enhance their motivation towards work.

The Chief Speaker, CS. Arbanda Acharya, talked about the concept and importance of equity-based pay in Indian context. He enumerated how this concept is gaining importance in today’s organization. He focused on the Sustainable Development Goal 8, which relates to the decent work and economic growth of a country. The talk also discussed on the innovative techniques that Indian organization are bringing in to build sustainable and unbiased organization. Dr. Prashanta Kumar Routray, Registrar, KISS-DU discussed about eradication of social injustice and enumerated the ways of bringing parity of pay based on gender, position, and other related issues. The talk was followed by a question-and-answer session.

Dr. Liji Panda, Faculty of Commerce Programme delivered the Welcome Address and Professor R.N Swain, School of Tribal Resource Management proposed a Vote of Thanks. This stimulating seminar was attended by the Faculty of School of Tribal Resource Management, Research Scholars and the Post Graduate Students.