India’s big problem of low-quality employment

GS Paper 3 Source: Indian Express Direction: Go through it once. Try to understand the trend. No need to remember data/facts. Context:  A report titled “Impact Assessment Study of the Labour Reforms” was published recently, it analysed labour reforms conducted in Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, and Uttar Pradesh during the period 2004-05 …

Insights into Editorial: Workforce habits: On tweaking of labour laws

context: Over two months into the national lockdown, India’s workforce, ostensibly blessed to be part of its much-vaunted demographic dividend, is in complete disarray. There is the visibly disturbing narrative of a few million workers trying to get back home from their respective urban lives as resources run out and lack of adequate living space …

Insights into Editorial: Contempt for labour: On dilution of labour laws

Context: The long-awaited labour law reforms by states may make it easier for factories and businesses to run efficiently amid the coronavirus-led economic crisis, but the relaxation in rules may also put at stake the interest of labourers and workers, with businesses getting a free hand. At a time when everyone is awaiting an early …