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Briefing Note for Parliamentarians on Labour Law Reforms

-Press release by Working Peoples' Charter dated 21st September, 2020 Amidst the micro and macro-economic crisis of the last 5 years, the union government has aggressively pushed the agenda of labour law reforms -- purportedly to simplify India’s ‘complex’ labour legislations, improve the business environment, and augment growth and employment. These changes, driven primarily by the business fraternity, have been aimed at improving India’s ranking in the ‘Ease of Doing Business’...

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Formal employment rises but less no. of regular jobs created in 2nd quarter of '17-18

The increase in organized sector employment (i.e. in establishments employing 10 or more workers) in the second quarter was much higher as compared to that in the first quarter of 2017-18. The seventh round of the Quarterly Report on Employment Scenario in selected sectors (as on 1st October, 2017), which was released in March this year, confirms this. The Labour Bureau’s latest report says that during the period 1st April to...

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Sharp dip in employment levels in 2015-16: Survey -Rumu Banerjee

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: Employment levels, particularly for women, in 2015-16 as against 2005-06 have registered a sharp dip though women were employed in larger proportions than men in occupations such as "professional", "technical", "administrative" and "managerial", the national family health survey has found. A slightly higher percentage of women at 10% than men at 8% are employed in a professional, technical, administrative, or managerial occupations. Interestingly, 11% women who...

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Farmers in state reaping benefits of 'Bhoomee' app

-The New Indian Express BENGALURU (Karnataka): Bhoomee, a web-enabled platform for the agriculture community, and integrated with cloud, mobile and other digital technologies, intends to take information and engagement closer to farmers.An increasing number of farmers are reaping benefits of the platform. Rajanna, a farmer from Tumakuru district, got to know the price of watermelon in Bengaluru’s market through the Bhoomee platform and was able to sell his produce at double...

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53 thousand casual jobs lost in Jan-Mar, overall employment up by 1.85 lakh

-PTI New Delhi: Casual workers remained the most affected post-demonetisation, with as many as 53 thousand workers losing their jobs in 8 select sector during the first three months of 2017, according to a Labour Bureau survey. However, the overall jobs situation improved in sectors like manufacturing and IT as employment increased by 1.85 lakh during the January–March period across eight sectors at all India level. “There was a positive change of...

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