lear about the labour reform process especially when there is a broad consensus on several issues. "Will the government give any time by when it would carry out labour reforms and address plight of workers?" he posed. Aiyar who hailed the Arjun Sengupta Committee report for making some "good suggestions" on issues concerning the poor and the vulnerable class, lamented the fact that the report has been ignored by various departments. Aiyar suggested that the growth in the economy should be fashioned in a way that it does not undermine the slogan of "growth with social justice" as has been emphasised by his party. "Despite the growth of economy, the labour class is not getting return commensurate with the growth," he said, adding people are getting disenchanted with democracy as 80 per cent of the population lived on Rs 20 a day. Gehlot said the "increasing incongruity" in terms of wages between permanent labourers and those on contracts needed to be looked into. N K Kashyap (BSP) said the government often seemed to be oblivious of the labourers' plight, but found to be supporting capitalists. He also said that under the MNREGA scheme, 365 days of employment guarantee should be offered against 100 days now. N K Singh (JD-U) said the government needs to clearly spell out its strategy for creation of 10 million jobs a year.