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 in

West Bengal  /  Published 19.02.19

Tea unions threaten agitation in hills

A conglomeration of over 20 trade unions of tea garden workers has threatened an agitation in the Darjeeling hills for immediate payment of arrears and fixing of minimum wages in the sector. The Joint...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

India  /  Published 04.06.20

No coercive action against employers: SC on full wage payment

The Supreme Court on Thursday extended till June 12 the operation of its May 15 order asking the government not to take any coercive action against companies and employers for violation of its March 2...
By PTI in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 04.04.19

Protest over unpaid wages

Members of the Assam Tea Tribes Students’ Association (ATTSA) and workers on Thursday staged a protest against the management of the Madarkhat tea estate here over non-payment of wages.Sanjay Tanti,...
By Avik Chakraborty in Dibrugarh

India  /  Published 10.07.19

Minimum wage law to skirt rural job scheme under MGNREGA

The minimum wage to be stipulated under a proposed central law will not apply to unskilled labourers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, the government said on Wednesday....
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 10.05.20

Surety plan for MSMEs

The government is working on a credit guarantee scheme to enable banks to provide additional 10-15 per cent working capital to MSMEs for the payment of wages, sources said.One of the proposals mulled ...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 26.03.20

Rural job wage hike in package ‘misleading’

The relief package the government announced on Thursday to help the poor affected by the Covid-19 lockdown includes the yearly revision of wages notified earlier this week under the rural job scheme M...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 30.01.20

Wage growth rate plunges in 7 years

The rate of growth in wages and salaries across industries fell by more than five per cent from 2011-12 through March 2018 over the seven preceding years, a study has shown, backing up findings about ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 05.03.19

What the NSSO employment report really says

The National Sample Survey Office report on employment in India was not allowed to be made public by the government. However, bits and pieces of the findings of the report have appeared in the public ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 08.10.19

The prescription: Fiscal stimulus

The Narendra Modi government has an unerring instinct for bungling in economic matters. It has come out with a “fiscal stimulus” for tackling the current economic slowdown that will actually make ...
By Prabhat Patnaik in


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