Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
1) Examine the main provisions of the Code on Wages Bill, 2019.Do you think declaring minimum wage through a legislation would ultimately destroy jobs? Critically analyse. (250 words)
Why this question:
The Parliament passed the Code on Wages Bill, 2019 mandating a minimum wage across the country in its first session itself. This law mandates a universal minimum payment of ₹178 a day.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must analyse the impact of the bill and to what extent is it justified.
Critically analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgement.
Structure of the answer:
Brief on the background of the bill; Origin of minimum wage, the concept and its application.
First acknowledge the issue of minimum wages in india, explain what are the pros and cons of the move, its objectives and in what way it is both a boon and a bane. Take hints from the article and detail upon it and form a balanced opinion.
Conclude with need to improvise and make the system of wages more efficient and effective.