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Commuters exit the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station in Mumbai | Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Modi govt plans to defer labour reform rollout until after elections

The government has missed several deadlines to formally enact four labour codes. Parliament passed the bills aimed at attracting investment in 2019 and 2020.

Modi govt’s e-Shram takes digital literacy as granted. Won’t help unorganised sector workers

The absence of data for the unorganised workers is not by accident but by design.
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Next gen FTAs are all about labour, environment protection. Only way India can edge China out

Adopting Trade and Sustainable Development committments as part of India-EU FTA could help Indian exporters differentiate from competition such as China.
Returning migrants line up at the Dadar Railway Station in Mumbai | Photo: Vasant Prabhu | ThePrint

Employers must pay migrant workers to go home once a year, Modi govt’s labour rules propose

Draft rules also mandate health check-ups for employees over 45 years of age, among other things. People have 45 days to give suggestions or raise objections.
Representational Image | People working at an office | Anindito Mukherjee | Bloomberg

Workplaces with women on night shift have to provide creche & canteen, draft labour rules say

The draft rules, part of the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Condition Act, 2020, are likely to be put in public domain next week to invite feedback. 

India’s informal workers need more than Modi govt’s labour code to get social security

Expecting India's low-paid, unorganised workforce to be part of a fully contributed social sector architecture is unrealistic, writes IAS officer serving in Bihar.
Maharashtra farmers

Farmers and labourers over a privileged few – India is finally going the right way

Modi govt’s reforms will have far-reaching implications by expanding individual rights, which were only enjoyed by privileged few so far.
Uber app on a phone | Commons

Under new labour code, an Uber driver can be both gig and platform worker. It’s a problem

It is a great initiative by the Modi govt, but there are issues of overlapping definitions & how to make registration accessible to as many workers as possible.
Illustration by Ramandeep Kaur

Modi govt’s labour reform was long awaited, but it alone can’t change face of industry

Land, transport, electricity costs need to be reduced; arbitrary interpretation of tax and other laws needs to stop. Failure to do so will have opposite effect.

Workers being targeted after farmers, this is Modi ji’s rule, says Rahul Gandhi

Taking to Twitter, the Congress leader attacked PM Modi over the labour reform bills saying under his rule the poor are exploited and 'friends' nurtured.
A young worker at her office desk, Bengaluru

All workplaces and managers are faced with one problem today — what to do with millennials?

Workplaces want to know how to get millennials to work and not quit. At Indian School of Business, we surveyed thousands of managers to understand the problem.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.