Monday, 4 July, 2022
TopicMinimum Wages

Topic: Minimum Wages

Why MNREGA wages are so low

Currently, the MNREGA wage rates of at least 17 of the 21 major states are even lower than the state minimum wage for agriculture.

Modi wanted to end MGNREGS. Now it’s his only tool to ride through slowdown

Under the Modi government, the MGNREGS has suddenly become both an indicator of rural stagnation as well as the proposed solution to it.

RSS trade wing angry with Modi govt over minimum wage, threatens nationwide protest

Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh wants govt to tweak current formula for minimum wages, particularly the presumption that each wage-earner supports a family of only 3.

Lok Sabha passes Wages Code Bill that will tackle minimum wages & delay of payments

Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar said the bill, which seeks to amend & consolidate laws relating to wages & bonus will benefit 50 crore workers.

How Modi govt’s labour law changes hope to raise India’s ‘Ease of Doing Business’ ranking

The government introduced 2 bills in Lok Sabha this week, which will consolidate earlier legislation seen as impediments to attracting investment.  

MGNREGA survived Modi govt’s neglect and derision, it will be up to new regime to fix it

The current wage system in MGNREGA needs a double booster shot: hike in existing rate and correction in subsequent revision rates.

How a 40-day dharna over minimum wages in Rajasthan resulted in the RTI Act

A new book titled ‘The RTI Story: Power to the People’ by Aruna Roy chronicles how the simple act of demanding minimum wages became a struggle for the ‘right to know’.

On Camera


Ghouse Mohammed and Riyaz, arrested for the murder of Udaipur tailor Kanhaiya Lal Teli | ANI

Why we should know where Udaipur killers lie on the staircase of radicalisation pyramid

Udaipur’s violent executioners had reached the highest point of radicalisation where the only option left before them was to kill their innocent victim.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.