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The Invisible Majority -Vedeika Shekhar

o be the predominant reason for the overwhelming presence of women among migrants, its importance has declined post liberalisation as export-oriented economic development has created demand for women Labour. An Indiaspend analysis of Census shows that women migrating for work grew by 101 per cent — more than double the growth rate for men (48.7 per cent) — while those who cited business as a reason for migration increased by 153 per cent d

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Activists Unhappy With SC Judgment on Centre 'Curbing' MGNREGA Budget

;. In 2015, Swaraj Abhiyan had filed a public interest litigation asking the court to intervene on three issues related to the Act: reduction in funds for the programme by using an ‘approved Labour budget’; delays in wage and compensation payment; and the lack of social audits. By setting pre-approved Labour budgets, the Centre had said that states will be unable to create work under the M

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Delay in MGNREGA wages, compensation unacceptable: SC

pare an urgent time bound mandatory programme to make the payment of wages and compensation to the workers. "This is not only in the interest of the workers who have expended unskilled manual Labour but also in furtherance of the rule of law which must be followed in letter and spirit." The court's verdict came on a PIL filed by an NGO Swaraj Abhiyan through advocate Prashant Bhushan, that alleged delay in payment of wages and compensa

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Delay in payment of MGNREGA wages not accepted: Supreme Court

m its responsibility or taking advantage of a person who has been placed in the unfortunate situation of having to seek employment under the Act and then not being paid wages for the unskilled manual Labour within the statutorily prescribed time," it said. Please click here to read more.

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Civil society activists are disappointed with the recent Supreme Court judgement on MGNREGA in Swaraj Abhiyan PIL

ay with a series fallacious interpretations of the employment guarantee act. The petitioners had approached the court in 2015 with the issues of (1) squeezing funds to the program via reduction in Labour allotment through “approved Labour budget” (2) delays in payment of wages and compensation thereof, and (3) absence of social audits. Sanction to the process of “approving” More »

Kerala's new Labour policy: Minimum wages increased, creches to be established

policy also promises skill development programmes for job aspirants and to open Employability Centres in all districts. From having perks for women to ensuring minimum wages and eliminating child Labour, the new Labour policy in Kerala has many highlights in it. The Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday gave the policy the go-ahead. One of the highlights of the new p

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New Labour policy to make Kerala employee-friendly

-PTI Thiruvananthapuram: The CPI(M)-led LDF government in Kerala is all set to implement its new Labour policy with the state cabinet according sanction for it today. A cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, gave the nod to the Kerala State Labour Policy, which envisages making the state more employee-friendly and ensuring social security and decent wages to all workers. Acc

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A triple blow to job guarantee scheme -Rajendran Narayanan & Madhubala Pothula

truncation Second, even this low budget allocation has undergone various kinds of curtailment. By December of each year, through a bottom-up participatory planning approach, every State submits a Labour budget (LB) to the Centre. This contains the anticipated Labour demand for the next financial year. The Centre, on its part, has been using an arbitrary “Approved More »

How Many Jobs Are Really Being Created by the Modi Govt's Mudra Scheme? -Noor Mohammad

wants to turn job-seeking youth into job-creators. But there is a catch – most self-employed people may not have full-time work and may be actually underemployed, according to economists. Labour economist Santosh Kumar Mehrotra told The Wire that with an average loan size of a little more than Rs 50,000, an individual cannot support himself with this measly amount, let alone employ others. Besides, the quality of these loans is somewhat

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Rural income: looking beyond agriculture -Sanjay Kaul

han India does, and second, it rigorously developed non-farm income sources. Through major reforms in the 1970s, China boosted its agricultural productivity and at the same time, established urban Labour markets by developing non-state enterprises, making it possible for rural migrants to seek jobs in towns and cities. Additionally, non-farm activities were rapidly developed in rural China, which absorbed a large quantity of surplus agricultural More »

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