Nasscom's IT employee register
Indias $20 billion IT industry
has decided to formulate a comprehensive database of
IT employees dealing with important international clients.
This move has been made to assure international clients
that personal data of their customers is safe.
National Skills Registry (NSR), the SRO (self-regulatory organisation) of Nasscom
has taken into account, the views of employees who do not have a union otherwise.
It also declares a code of ethics and mandatory self-certification and external
audits. So while the government may promote a mandatory decision, they are definitely
not asking for trouble from employees.
According to the declaration, employees
in IT organisations have the option to voluntarily register
with the NSR so as to keep a check on IT employees dealing
with important international clients such as banks and
financial agencies. Another reason for this is the need
to ensure smooth development of the Indian IT industry
which could be threatened by any loopholes in critical
issues such as physical security and governance.
NSRs major objective is to raise the standard of recruitments in the Indian
IT industry by regular checks on any misuse of identity by employees. This measure
will help employers save additional costs on checking backgrounds of potential/existing
employees. To ensure that there is no criminal activity, an audit trail is maintained.
This trail registers any data modifications by employees, thus making it easy
to track down the exact source.