Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
TopicLabour reforms

Topic: Labour reforms

Labour reforms give India a chance to compete with a favourable destination like Vietnam

Migrant workers employed in big cities are heading back to their home states like UP and MP. Labour reforms will bring jobs to the workers’ doorstep.

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 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.

The Kanpur lesson & how Yogi Adityanath is turning Covid -19 into an opportunity for reform

In episode 465 of CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta discusses how the law can be counterproductive sometimes, and what UP and MP govts are doing to change that.

Modi govt’s labour reform push will remove key hurdle for investors

The industrial relations bill doesn’t seek to change stringent laws on hiring & firing, but allows govt flexibility to relax conditions through executive order.

Modi govt’s new labour bills pro-employer or employee? Truth lies in between: Ex-IAS officer

Already facing protests, the new Wage Code and Occupational Safety & Health Code bills do have many progressive provisions.

Modi may wait before pursuing land and labor reforms

Backed by a majority in the Lok Sabha, Modi's second term could put land and labor reforms back on the agenda, a move investors will welcome.

Making an ass of the taxpayer

Reform & economic legislation are locked in most areas, the markets are a mess & even if two ministers happen to say the same thing, it spawns a new conspiracy theory in Delhi.

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J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.
An employee works at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. facility in Chakan, Maharashtra | Bloomberg file photo

Bigger cars, smaller chips — Why Mahindra is worried about increased wait time

A major focus for Mahindra will be defending its market share in the large-format SUV segment from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.