Situation wanted … in SAIL, SBI, Facebook, Google

Public sector is where most new job seekers want to work. According to a recent study, this is mainly to do with the security that PSUs offer. Then, in the pecking order of preference is the private sector with multinationals bringing up the rear.

For fresh management, engineering and software professionals, the top workplace choices are SAIL, State Bank of India, Facebook and Google, says the study by job portal and

Among those already working in the government sector, 67 per cent said they were happy and wanted to continue and only 33 per cent said they were keen to work with the private sector.

“Job security is a big factor… Working in the PSUs and government organisations is stable and permanent… In the current scenario, the salary is also almost at par,” said Mr Rajesh Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, &

Of the respondents working in the private sector, 63 per cent said they were “desperately keen to work with PSUs or the government” and only 37 per cent said they were interested in continuing in the private sector.

Not surprisingly, for women job-seekers, banks were top on the list.

Among management and engineering students, SAIL and SBI were the first choice to work, among PSUs, and Facebook and Google topped the MNCs’ list.

As for relocating, the US was the preferred destination, with 51 per cent preferring it, followed by the UAE, the UK and the Philippines. Only 39 per cent preferred their home country as a job destination.

The study, “Preferred Employer 2012” covered 1,86,745 registered job-seekers of, a release by said.

Source: Business Line


Web censorship row: Delhi HC dismisses charges against Microsoft India

In a major relief to the Internet companies locked in web censorship row, the Delhi High Court has rejected charges of hosting offensive content against Microsoft India. The HC accepted Microsoft India’s plea that the company did not provide a material to users to interact with each other or post their views. The court further asked the complainant Vinay Rai to file a fresh complaint if he comes across any credible evidence against the website.

Earlier, Rai had moved the trial court against as many as 21 websites including Microsoft, Facebook, Google and YouTube for allegedly hosting offensive content. Metropolitan Magistrate Sudesh Kumar had issued summons to the companies to face the charges of hosting obscene content punishable under the IPC 292 (sale of obscene books and material) and 293 (sale of obscene objects to young person). The trial court observed that the evidences provided by the complainant contained obscene images and
offensive articles related to religious deities.

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Internet Giants On A Hiring Spree @ IITs


The Indian Institute of Technology seems to be the prime place on the hiring radar of three Internet giants, namely Facebook, Microsoft and Google this year. All these biggies are on a brain pool hunt to pick the best talents from India’s premium technology institutes. Facebook went visiting all the IIT campuses from Mumbai to Guwahati.

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