Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicLabour reforms

Topic: Labour reforms

India can grow in double digits in post-Covid decade, but needs more reforms — Panagariya

Speaking to ThePrint, ex-NITI Aayog vice-chief Arvind Panagariya calls for privatisation of public firms, trade liberalisation & more relaxation in labour laws by states, but no Covid cess.

India’s fast economic recovery will surprise everyone in 2021-22: NITI Aayog’s Rajiv Kumar

Rajiv Kumar says Modi govt’s labour reforms and PLI scheme will boost industry and exports, and not joining RCEP won’t freeze India out of global markets.

States follow Modi’s Atmanirbhar vision. Andhra, Gujarat’s new industrial policies show

While with the policy response, states have signaled an intent to act, their capacity for action will be limited without the central government’s assistance.

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.

70 years gone in trying to bring labour reforms, enough consultation done, minister says

Minister Santosh Gangwar says the govt has carried out extensive consultations with stakeholders before passing the labour codes, but is still open to suggestions.

Easy to fire workers, social security for migrants, gender equality — 3 labour codes decoded

The codes on industrial relations; occupational safety, health and working conditions; and social security aim to simplify archaic labour laws and give impetus to economic activity.

Chhattisgarh to Punjab, Covid forcing states to reform. But a lot hinges on Modi govt support

Chhattisgarh was the first state in the country to enact a rule that compensates consumers in the face of prolonged power cuts — a bold move.

States are going ahead with labour reforms, even if Modi govt is finding it hard to do so

The labour ministry has told a parliamentary panel that over 10 states have reformed some labour laws over the last year or more. A dozen more are considering them.

Modi govt says suspension of labour laws not reform, raises concern over states changing laws

In a letter, the labour ministry told states suspension of labour laws is not in accordance with the Centre’s commitment to ILO conventions.

3 reasons why Modi govt pushed through economic reforms during coronavirus crisis

BJP leaders say govt took long to come up with a stimulus package because it wanted to shut out any possible criticism a hastily-announced package could have invited.

On Camera

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Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

Defence

By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2020.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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