A case against the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

Sarath Ninan Mathew* Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (“MGNREGA”): Setting the Context The unemployment rate in the period 2004-2005 was 2.37%. In the period 2009-2010, when MGNREGA was fully operational, this decreased to 2.06%. In absolute terms, around 1.45 million more people were employed in 2009-2010 in comparison to 2004-2005.[1] Even if we … Continue reading A case against the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

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A New Era or A False Dawn: A Comment on the Code on Wages Bill 2017

by Saurabh Bhattacharjee Labour reforms has been a part of the election manifesto of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for several General Elections now. Not surprisingly, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Government tried to flag off the process of labour reforms soon after it assumed office in 2014. As part of this process, the … Continue reading A New Era or A False Dawn: A Comment on the Code on Wages Bill 2017

Analysis of the Labour Code on Industrial Relations Bill – Part IV

(Editor’s Note: This is fourth and final in a series of blog posts on the Labour Code on Industrial Relations Bill. Part I, II and II are here, here and here respectively. This post is a continuation of Part III, by Ayani Srivastava and Arpita Sengupta) We comment on matters relating to voluntary reference of disputes to arbitration, procedures and powers of authorities, … Continue reading Analysis of the Labour Code on Industrial Relations Bill – Part IV

Analysis of the Labour Code on Industrial Relations Bill – Part III (Definitions, Conditions of Service & Compounding of Offences)

(Editor’s Note: This is third in a series of blog posts on the Labour Code on Industrial Relations Bill. Part I and II are here and here. This post is written by Ayani Srivastava and Arpita Sengupta, and deals with definitions, change in conditions of service and compounding of offences) I. Definitions Appropriate Government While the definition of “appropriate government” … Continue reading Analysis of the Labour Code on Industrial Relations Bill – Part III (Definitions, Conditions of Service & Compounding of Offences)

Analysis of the Labour Code on Industrial Relations Bill – Part II (Standing Orders and Negotiating Agent)

(Editor's Note: This is second in a series of blog posts on the Labour Code on Industrial Relations Bill. Part I is here. This post is written by Raktima Roy and Arpita Sengupta) In this post, we comment on matters relating to Standing Orders in Chapter IV of the Labour Code on Industrial Relations Bill, … Continue reading Analysis of the Labour Code on Industrial Relations Bill – Part II (Standing Orders and Negotiating Agent)

Analysis of the Labour Code on Industrial Relations Bill – Part I (Trade Unions)

Editor's Note: A group of faculty and students of the National University of Juridical Sciences, led by Prof. Saurabh Bhattacharjee, prepared a report on the Labour Code on Industrial Relations Bill, 2015. In a series of blog posts, the authors analyze the draft bill based on their report. This post is written by Sohini Chatterjee and Vasujith Ram, and … Continue reading Analysis of the Labour Code on Industrial Relations Bill – Part I (Trade Unions)