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Minimum Wage
India  /  Published 30.04.20

Need to speed up wage rules

Labour economists have suggested the Centre speed up the notification and implementation of its minimum wage rules, expected in a matter of weeks, hoping these would provide some relief to the unorgan...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 17.03.20

New energy, newer mobilisations

In February, about 150 women domestic workers came together in Chennai to be heard and to be seen as women and as workers employed in the lowest rungs of the labour market. They proclaimed their ident...
By Kalpana Karunakaran in

India  /  Published 28.07.19

Wage bill wording worry

The reference to a “floor wage” instead of a “national minimum wage” in the Code on Wages Bill that the Centre introduced on Tuesday has economists and employee associations worried that the y...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 26.07.19

The tech industry's vast digital underclass

DoorDash is the most popular food delivery service in the country, a freakishly fast-growing unicorn valued at $7 billion just six years after its founding, backed by some of Silicon Valley’s and Sa...
By Farhad Manjoo / New York Times News Service in

India  /  Published 17.07.19

Wage clarification with consultation pledge

An existing tripartite advisory committee of employers, employees’ unions and state government officials will determine a national-level minimum wage that will be binding on all states after the pas...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 13.07.19

The government's minimum wage plan

The Narendra Modi government is set to table a bill prescribing a nationwide daily minimum wage of less than Rs 180, rejecting its own expert panel’s recommendation for at least Rs 375 a day.Indepen...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 05.07.19

The Economic Survey's unclear path

The Economic Survey 2018-19 has been published. The focus is, quite expectedly, on how to make India a $5 trillion economy. According to the Economic Survey, India needs to grow at the rate of at leas...
By The Editorial Board in

North East  /  Published 19.04.19

Asian groups join hands over future of tea

Tea associations from India, China, Sri Lanka, Japan and Indonesia have formed the Asia Tea Alliance to create a sustainable agenda for the future of Asian tea.The alliance was launched at Guizhou in ...
By Roopak Goswami in Guwahati


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