Saturday, 3 December, 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.

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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

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Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.