Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicLabour laws

Topic: labour laws

It’s time our expectations got real — there could be an economic tsunami around the corner

As with the number of cases, most people seem to be underestimating the economic impact of Covid-19, such as forecasters fiddling with positive growth numbers.

PIL in SC challenges states’ decision to exempt factories from labour laws during Covid-19

The PIL filed Thursday challenged Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh’s govt in allowing industrial units to increase working hours & deny worker rights.

RSS-backed BMS condemns withdrawal of labour laws by BJP-ruled states, announces protest

The BMS also said migrant workers' problems have aggravated during the lockdown mainly because there is 'gross violation' of laws by most of the states.

UP employee unions plan agitation as Yogi govt abolishes many allowances to save Rs 1,500 cr

The UP government has abolished six types of allowances for state government employees. Several unions say the move in unjust during a pandemic.

Yogi must learn from Shivraj Singh Chouhan on labour reforms. UP needs a scalpel, not an axe

We fail to understand what Adityanath will get by this policy. A 3-year window of regulatory concessions add up to nothing for any new and serious investor.

Pratap Bhanu Mehta on labour reform & Vivek Katju on India’s Islamophobic image

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Pratap Bhanu Mehta, C. Raja Mohan, Brinda Karat and more.

Don’t let your dislike of Yogi Adityanath get in the way. Labour reform is a good idea

A rational labour framework will lead to a larger number of Indian workers enjoying basic protections. Much depends on what the new labour landscape in UP and MP looks like.

India’s heartless capitalists deserve the labour shortages they are about to be hit with

The migrant labour crisis has arisen out of the refusal of businessmen to pay wages during lockdown. This is Indian capitalism’s hour of disgrace.

India’s labour reforms trying what Bangladesh, China, Vietnam did — swap income for security

Labour market deregulation has created job opportunities for labourers. For instance, an average textile firm in India has 240 employees; in Bangladesh, about 800.

RSS had a swagger under Vajpayee. Former pracharak Modi has tamed it

Labour reforms in BJP-ruled UP and MP drew a whimper of a protest from RSS labour wing, Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh. Then Gujarat and Goa followed suit.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.