India  /  Published 21.12.21

Jobless push for employment policy

From 9am to 6pm six days a week, Pinki Puhan, 40, serves customers at a grocery and vegetable store in Dwarka, west Delhi. She spends the entire time standing. “At day’s end I feel exhaus...
By Basant Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 17.12.21

All that glitters is hidden wealth

While we know that inequality is bad, we do not deal with it. In India, we have normalized it, just like brazen communalization, bigotry and untruth. This is perhaps because many of us are complicit i...
By Jaideep Hardikar

India  /  Published 15.12.21

NREGA: wage dues mount to Rs 9,682cr, SC told

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to examine an NGO’s plea that crores of workers were in a crisis as funds-starved states had run up wage dues of Rs 9,682 crore under the Centre’s flags...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

News  /  Published 12.12.21

Karnataka govt inks LoU with UNDP to generate more employment opportunities for youth

The LoU was signed in the presence of C. N. Ashwath Narayan, the minister for higher Education, IT, BT and skill development...
By Our Correspondent

India  /  Published 08.12.21

Centre passes buck on hiking NREGA days

The Narendra Modi government has passed onto the states the onus of increasing the number of permissible workdays under the 100-days-a-year rural job scheme MGNREGA.  In a reply in the Lok Sabha...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi


Business  /  Published 04.12.21

Central funds for job scheme

The Centre on Friday opened up the purse-strings for pro-poor programmes such as the rural job scheme but the allocation stills falls short of the revised estimates of the last fiscal even as the supp...
By Our Special Correspondent

Opinion  /  Published 16.11.21

In a stew: labour laws

Labour reform in India has always been a prickly subject and any attempt to amend legislation sparks outrage and resentment among one or the other group of stakeholders in the economy. When the Narend...
By The Editorial Board

Jharkhand  /  Published 09.11.21

J'khand govt examining issues as Tata Cummins seeks to shift

The Jharkhand government is examining various aspects, including governance issues, that may arise if a request of Tata Cummins, a manufacturer of engines for commercial vehicles, to transfer its inco...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Ranchi

Opinion  /  Published 03.11.21

Sharp dip: informal economy

A recently released report by the State Bank of India has claimed that the informal economy has shrunk from its contribution to the gross domestic product of around 52 per cent three years ago to some...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 01.11.21

Stalin wants funds from PM

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Monday flagged a "wage liability" of over Rs 1,000 crore to the beneficiaries of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Chennai


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