Social Inclusion Index: An Index for Ensuring Inclusion

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The concept was independently thought in 2005 after the people summit against poverty and shared in the meetings by Dr.Muhammad Mukhtar Alam. Inclusion is critical along with ecological safety and equity. Social Inclusion Index can be an important tool for governments and organizations for ensuring inclusion and managing discontent.

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Social Inclusion Index: An Index for Ensuring Inclusion

  1. 1. Social Inclusion Index© A tool for making the organizations and governments inclusive Conception and development – Dr.Muhammad Mukhtar Alam Date: December 2,2005 [email_address]
  2. 2. What is SII <ul><li>A set of parameters for ensuring inclusion in the organizations </li></ul><ul><li>An tool for measuring the social inclusiveness in the organizations </li></ul><ul><li>An instrument for ensuring social equity </li></ul><ul><li>A measure for standardizing HR practices and procedures in the organizations </li></ul>
  3. 3. Parameters of SII <ul><li>Degree of conformity of the organizations to the affirmation /reservation policies </li></ul><ul><li>Evidences of innovativeness in making the organization inclusive </li></ul><ul><li>Precision in the definition of the person specifications </li></ul><ul><li>Degree of communication for the new positions in the organization </li></ul>
  4. 4. Parameters contd. <ul><li>Systems of monitoring and evaluation for ensuring social inclusion </li></ul><ul><li>HR procedures and processes </li></ul><ul><li>Measures for advocacy and communication for social inclusion undertaken by the organization </li></ul><ul><li>accreditation of the organization from an institution dedicated for promoting social inclusion through the application of social inclusion index </li></ul>
  5. 5. Institutional Arrangement for measuring social inclusion <ul><li>Annual Social inclusion audit reports </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporation of social inclusion measures in the HR processes </li></ul><ul><li>Including socially inclusive behavior as part of performance measurement protocols </li></ul><ul><li>Attaching penal provisions for ignoring social inclusion concerns </li></ul>
  6. 6. Criticality analysis <ul><li>Social equity has been an abiding concern in nations where social exclusion is practiced </li></ul><ul><li>Ecological sustainability needs to be realized with security of ecologically sustainable livelihoods </li></ul><ul><li>Social groups needs to have common perception about inclusion </li></ul><ul><li>There is a need to reduce poverty </li></ul>
  7. 7. Progress so far as in October 2008 <ul><li>The idea shared in the meeting of Wada Na todo Abhiyan </li></ul><ul><li>WNTA came up with Social Equity Index </li></ul><ul><li>NACDOR proposal for Democracy fund through CADAM included development and application of Social Inclusion Index and Social Inclusion Audit in 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>UPA government started promoting diversity index </li></ul><ul><li>Thus the idea appears to have been taken up in various forms </li></ul>
  8. 8. Progress continued <ul><li>NACDOR called for ensuring social inclusion with reference to social groups </li></ul><ul><li>Action Aid India has changed its HR policy for ensuring inclusion of SC,ST and Muslims </li></ul><ul><li>MHRD under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan started mandatory enumeration of minorities specially Muslim children for bridging social disparity </li></ul><ul><li>Government committed to inclusive growth through 11 th Plan </li></ul>
  9. 9. Task ahead <ul><li>Publication of reports on social inclusion index </li></ul><ul><li>Making annual inclusion reporting mandatory by all organisations </li></ul><ul><li>collecting empirical evidences for impacts of social inclusion reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Social Inclusion Governance to be reviewed every year </li></ul>
  10. 10. Some slogans <ul><li>Inclusive India is ecologically safe </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusive families are stable and harmonious </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusion key feature of human existence </li></ul><ul><li>Forgiveness is better than revenge </li></ul><ul><li>Forgive for being forgiven </li></ul><ul><li>No nation without inclusion </li></ul><ul><li>No taxation without inclusion </li></ul>

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