Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
TopicUnorganised labour

Topic: Unorganised labour

Database for unorganised workers expected to take off this month, after several missed deadlines

On 29 June, the Supreme Court had fixed 31 July as the deadline for the Centre to make the portal operational. The database’s dry run and security audit is underway now.

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.

Under new labour code, an Uber driver can be both gig and platform worker. It’s a problem

It is a great initiative by the Modi govt, but there are issues of overlapping definitions & how to make registration accessible to as many workers as possible.

This 2008 law could have given migrants safety net for lockdown, but was never implemented

Officials claim the Unorganised Sector Workers’ Social Security Act had some flaws that hampered its implementation, but experts say successive govts slept on it.

Social security net could be Modi govt’s route to protect unorganised workers

The labour and finance ministries are working on the proposal, even as RSS’ labour wing BMS is asking govt to formulate a new national policy on labourers.

Modi govt plans stimulus for MSMEs and unorganised sector, but no ‘big bang’ package likely

No immediate relief planned for big industries due to limited fiscal resources, but NBFCs could get some respite, govt officials say.

How 45 NGOs and $15 million brought down bonded labour in UP, Bihar & Tamil Nadu

London-based Freedom Fund, along with Indian NGOs, helped cut percentage of families in bonded labour from 56% to 11% in the three states.

Two pension schemes, one problem: What Modi govt didn’t learn

India's old-age group remain without a secured pension policy. Those that came their way have either become fiscally unmanageable or soon will.

Pre-poll Budget session must pass minimum wage for unorganised labour

Voters who cannot be given jobs can be partly assuaged with better wages.

On Camera

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Biden calls on Congress to suspend gas tax for three months

Will US craft a new oil compact with Saudi Arabia? Joe Biden may have to eat his own words

Like many, India will be anxiously watching the US-Saudi Arabia summit in Jeddah—knowing its fate is tied to the decisions King Salman and Joe Biden make.
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Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

Defence

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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.
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