Labour Market
Opinion  /  Published 06.06.22

Deeper chasm: Income inequalities in India

While India’s economy has changed discernibly after the market-friendly economic reforms of 1991, not all is well with some features of the economy. Basic structural weaknesses remain, and many ...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 06.04.22

Double trouble: MGNREGA wages

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act provides for the biggest welfare spending scheme by the Government of India. A pre-announced wage rate is paid under the scheme for labour pe...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 04.06.21

Wages: Questions greet new panel

By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 22.02.19

Enforcing wage laws is as important as job creation

The PM-SYM (Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan) is now being energetically promoted in the build-up to the general elections. But it is poor compensation for what the last session of the 16th Lok Sab...
By Sevanti Ninan

Opinion  /  Published 05.12.19

Why people are not entering the labour market

According to a survey by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy, India’s unemployment rate reached its peak of 7.2 per cent in February 2019. This survey was conducted by interviewing households t...
By Sangeeta Karanjai


Business  /  Published 14.06.20

S&P wants agri reform

Rating agency S&P will give credence to reforms in the agriculture and labour markets as well as easing of bad loan stress in the banking sector while deciding the future rating action on India, a...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 04.10.18

Delaying employment data erodes credibility

An economy’s health is largely gauged by systematic and reliable data generated by the government and its agencies. Out of these, changes in employment (and unemployment) data are obviously an extre...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 08.02.19

Demographic dividend or ticking bomb?

The suppressed National Sample Survey Office report on employment in India bears some deeply worrying evidence apart from the rising unemployment rate. One such is the decline in the labour force part...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 17.03.20

Virus to hit day labourers hardest: Experts

The coronavirus outbreak poses a risk to the trade, production and supply chain and investors’ confidence, the government told Parliament on Tuesday, as labour economists said the worst hit would be...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 02.09.19

Not a stimulus package, but a piecemeal pastiche

Even the Cassandras are surprised by the ferocity of India’s economic slowdown. Last Friday, the Central Statistics Office stunned the pundits with the announcement that growth in real gross domesti...
By The Editorial Board


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