Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
1) Elaborate upon the recent changes made in the Industrial Relations Code Bill, 2019, also explain why has industry welcomed it, and what are the issues that its critics have flagged?(250 words)
Why this question:
The Union Cabinet recently approved The Industrial Relations Code Bill, 2019, which proposes to amalgamate The Trade Unions Act, 1926, The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946, and The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947.
Key demand of the question:
One must explain the Industrial Relations Code Bill and explain in what way it’s a welcome step and explain its criticism.
Elaborate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
In brief explain the coming of Industrial Relations Code Bill; The industrial relations code is the third out of four labour codes that have got approval from the cabinet. The Labour Code on Wages has already been approved by Parliament in August while the Labour Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions has been referred to the standing committee of labour.
Explain that the code combines Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, the Trade Unions Act, 1926, and the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946.
Discuss the key features of the bill and Highlight the implications.
Conclude with the importance of the bill that in a fresh breather it brings dignity to the labor.