Indian labour market Current Affairs - 2020

Union Cabinet approves amendment to Three Labour Codes

On September 8, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved amendments to Labour Codes. These three labour codes were proposed in Industrial Relations Code, 2019. The three codes include Occupational safety and health, social security and industrial relations. Highlights The Industrial Codes will define areas and conditions under which fixed-term employment shall be allowed. It recognizes trade Read More…

GoI announces Lock Down 4.0 with economic package of Rs 20 lakh crores

On May 12, 2020, PM Modi announced Lock Down 4.0 with new rules. He also announced an economic package of Rs 20 lakh crores to ease lives of people during fourth lock down. Highlights As lock down 3.0, comes to an end on May 17, 2020, the new lock down 4.0 with new rules is Read More…

NSS releases report on disability

The National Statistical Office conducted survey of Persons with disabilities in the country between the period July 2018 and December 2018. The main objective of the survey is to estimate indicators of incidence and prevalence of disability, facilities available to persons with disability, age at onset of disability, arrangement of regular care giver, difficulties faced Read More…

Mind the Gap – State of Employment in India

Oxfam India’s latest report Mind the Gap – State of Employment in India makes the following observations: Lack of quality jobs and increasing wage disparity are key markers of inequality in the Indian labour market. The report states that the regressive social norms continue to hamper women’s participation in the workforce, pointing at the decline in Read More…