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  • Higher take home? Labour Ministry’s proposal is myopic Aug 29, 2019 01:13 PM IST

    Higher take home? Labour Ministry’s proposal is myopic

    Increasing take home salary by lowering employees’ mandatory contribution to PF is like enjoying today and leaving little for the rainy days

  • After wage code, labour safety on Cabinet table Jul 10, 2019 12:22 PM IST

    After wage code, labour safety on Cabinet table

    If cleared by the Cabinet, this will be the second major labour reform approved by the government

  • Economic Survey 2019: Deregulating labour law restrictions in states will create more jobs Jul 04, 2019 02:27 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2019: Deregulating labour law restrictions in states will create more jobs

    According to the Survey, a comparison between indicators for labour, capital and productivity of manufacturing firms reveals that flexibility in labour laws creates a more conducive environment for growth of industry and employment generation.

  • Budget 2019 | Five things the government can do to boost jobs Jun 21, 2019 10:09 AM IST

    Budget 2019 | Five things the government can do to boost jobs

    India’s jobs challenge will not be resolved in a year. Yet, by unclogging the compliance pipeline, the budget can make a significant difference, changing the way India works and meeting its aspirations.

  • India versus Bharat: the divide in working conditions Jun 13, 2019 08:11 AM IST

    India versus Bharat: the divide in working conditions

    The divergence can only be bridged by getting underemployed workers out of stagnant agriculture and into the higher productivity formal sector

  • Policy Pulse | Economic reforms agenda will depend on how NDA interprets its victory May 28, 2019 12:44 PM IST

    Policy Pulse | Economic reforms agenda will depend on how NDA interprets its victory

    The BJP has been voted back to power at a time when the overall economic growth is slowing with no visible sign of a cyclical recovery.

  • Macro Matters | OECD predicts cyclical bounce for Indian economy in FY21 May 22, 2019 01:16 PM IST

    Macro Matters | OECD predicts cyclical bounce for Indian economy in FY21

    Consumption is expected to remain the driver of growth this fiscal year

  • CXO corner | It is time for deeper structural reforms Apr 15, 2019 08:56 AM IST

    CXO corner | It is time for deeper structural reforms

    A balance between efficiency, productivity and equity will be critical for sustaining economic growth.

  • Industrial policy back to drawing board as disagreements persist Mar 26, 2019 01:44 PM IST

    Industrial policy back to drawing board as disagreements persist

    The industrial policy, which was billed as a comprehensive rule book aimed to turn India into a friendlier business destination, was initially set for launch last year

  • Opinion | The unfinished agenda for the next government Mar 22, 2019 10:05 AM IST

    Opinion | The unfinished agenda for the next government

    Whichever government comes to power must fast-track reforms to spur growth

  • Reporter's Take | Why are there such few women working in India? Mar 08, 2019 02:57 PM IST

    Reporter's Take | Why are there such few women working in India?

    The Labour Force Participation Rate (LFPR) of females in India is among the lowest in the world. And this comes as no surprise.

  • Govt proposes allowing fixed-term contracts across sectors Jan 25, 2018 10:23 PM IST

    Govt proposes allowing fixed-term contracts across sectors

    At present, fixed-term employment is allowed only in textiles and apparels.

  • Code on Wages Bill introduced in Parliament: Here's all you need to know Aug 11, 2017 03:31 PM IST

    Code on Wages Bill introduced in Parliament: Here's all you need to know

    The Bill aims to fix a "universal minimum wage" to benefit more than 40 crore unorganised sector workers.

  • Trade unions lost the plot by not focusing on young workforce Feb 18, 2017 01:11 PM IST

    Trade unions lost the plot by not focusing on young workforce

    The clout enjoyed by trade unions, which could once influence management decisions for workers and also successfully create roadblocks if demands were not met, is slowly reducing.

  • India Economic Survey 2017: Companies flouting rules to employ casual staff Jan 31, 2017 04:17 PM IST

    India Economic Survey 2017: Companies flouting rules to employ casual staff

    The Economic Survey 2016-17 said that multiple labour laws are allowing companies to circumvent laws to engage people on contract and casual basis

  • Labour, tax reforms to boost apparel, leather sectors: Survey Jan 31, 2017 02:00 PM IST

    Labour, tax reforms to boost apparel, leather sectors: Survey

    Noting that in both apparel and footwear sectors, tax and tariff policies create 'distortions' that impede India gaining export competitiveness, the Survey said that there is a need to undertake 'rationalisation' of domestic policies which are inconsistent with global demand patterns.

  • Govt to fix min wage rate; farm worker to get Rs 350 a day Oct 28, 2016 08:26 PM IST

    Govt to fix min wage rate; farm worker to get Rs 350 a day

    Labour Ministry has decided to fix the minimum wage at Rs 350 per day for unskilled agricultural labour in C-class towns in central sphere to be effective from November 1, 2016.

  • Not the right time to demerge textiles biz now: Technocraft Sep 06, 2016 12:25 PM IST

    Not the right time to demerge textiles biz now: Technocraft

    "Though the revenue is not very high in drum closures business, the bottom line is good because we are continuously in the process of cost cutting, saving in raw material and labour", Sharad Saraf, MD, Technocraft Industries India told CNBC-TV18.

  • 'India's $4 smartphone rings alarm bell on workers' conditions' Jul 01, 2016 08:47 AM IST

    'India's $4 smartphone rings alarm bell on workers' conditions'

    Ringing Bells' Freedom 251 smartphone, whose launch in February crashed the company's website, is priced at Rs 251 - possibly the cheapest Android smartphone in the world.

  • India needs land, tax reforms to sustain 7-8% growth: Morgan Apr 28, 2016 06:08 PM IST

    India needs land, tax reforms to sustain 7-8% growth: Morgan

    According to the global financial services major, the root cause of the challenging macro environment in India over the past few years has been the sharp deterioration in the productivity dynamics.

  • Govt sets up fund to use unclaimed money for senior citizens Apr 01, 2016 05:00 PM IST

    Govt sets up fund to use unclaimed money for senior citizens

    Government has set up a welfare fund which will utilise unclaimed money, estimated to be in excess of Rs 9,000 crore, lying in PPF, employees provident fund and small savings schemes to provide healthcare facilities and pension to senior citizens.

  • Govt to bring a bill for mandatory national minimum wage Dec 22, 2015 07:46 PM IST

    Govt to bring a bill for mandatory national minimum wage

    Winding up a debate on the Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill, 2015 in the Lok Sabha, Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya also said that following the recommendations of the second national labour commission, 44 central labour laws would be converged into four codes.

  • India has potential to become a manfacturing hub: Birla Nov 27, 2015 10:32 PM IST

    India has potential to become a manfacturing hub: Birla

    Aditya Birla says that these are interesting times with services business doing well, but manufacturing facing headwinds due to commodity prices.

  • Robotics revolution to redefine manufacturing: BCG Oct 30, 2015 06:51 PM IST

    Robotics revolution to redefine manufacturing: BCG

    According to BCG, four industrial groupings -- computers & electronic products, electrical equipment & appliances, transportation equipments, and machinery - will account for around 75 percent of robotics installations in next decade.

  • China risks overhyped; India FDI outreach good: JPMorgan Oct 26, 2015 11:18 AM IST

    China risks overhyped; India FDI outreach good: JPMorgan

    Jamie Dimon, Chairman & CEO, JPMorgan feels India's growth, including this year, would be at around 7 percent, which is the fastest of almost all nations. Added to that, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to get more foreign direct investment, which is also very good

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