Every moment this world is talking about the awakening of women’s power. The trend of worshiping women’s power in this country is very old. International Women’s Day is celebrated every year to empower women. Indian automobile companies like Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Ashok Leyland and Hero MotoCorp are taking the lead in empowering women in the workplace. Over the years, more and more women have been employed in their various factories and production areas to eliminate the gender gap among employees. An industry that once preferred to keep girls away, today two-wheelers, four-wheelers SUVs and even large cargo vehicles are produced by the tender hands of women.
Women are getting work at the initiative of car makers
Tata Motors, one of the largest passenger car manufacturers in the country, is a few steps ahead in this regard. The company has the largest number of women employees at their manufacturing facility in Pune. More than 1500 women employees work day and night to make popular SUVs like Harrier and Safari. Tata Motors has reported that 4,500 women employees are currently employed in its six plants, which is indeed commendable.
The company’s Chief Human Resource Officer, Mr. Ravindra Kumar GP, said that 25 percent of the new employees currently being hired are women. We do not support gender discrimination between men and women. Tata Motors believes that increased productivity, sound decision-making and more innovative initiatives are possible with a gender-neutral workforce.”
On the other hand, Mahindra & Mahindra, another renowned car manufacturer in India, has almost tripled the number of women employees in the last year. Currently 1202 female employees are working in their plant. From welding to robotic loading, vehicle assembly, machining and more, Promila forces work at Mahindra’s factories. Mahindra currently recruits from 25 ITIs in the country, some of which are for girls only.
Ashok Leyland, one of India’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, currently has 991 female employees working across its seven manufacturing plants. At the plant in Hosur, Tamil Nadu, 120 female employees are manufacturing 120 ticker engines in one shift per day for light commercial vehicles. Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, has more than 1,500 female employees.