sex work legalised by supreme court

Explainer: Supreme Court ruling recognises sex work as a legal profession

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court ruled that sex workers were entitled to dignity and equal protection under the law, saying they shouldn't be harassed or penalised by the police. Read more »
labour day 2022 musings

Labour Day 2022: Workers’ participation in management remains a distant dream

On Labour Day 2022, it would be interesting to revisit the role of workers’ participation in management amid the fragmentation, segmentation and dislocation of the workforce. Read more »
work from home

Work from home to work from anywhere: How Covid-19 revolutionised workplace

Most organisations will continue to offer work from home facility. In a hybrid model, work from anywhere would be a regular feature. Read more »
India's labour codes and labour reforms

Missing facts: Labour reforms debate in the context of India’s 4 labour codes

The discussions on labour reforms in India veer around the subject of labour market flexibility in relation with the Industrial Dispute Act 1947 and the four labour codes that await implementation. Read more »
Informalisation in labour market

Labour market: Concerns over informalisation of workforce

India needs to address the anomalies in the labour market as large-scale informalisation of workforce results in vulnerability and decent work deficit. Read more »
labour day 2022 musings

Budget 2022: Wrong prescription for unemployment, demand slump

While continuing with supply side incentives, Budget 2022 does pretty little to address the issues of low aggregate demand and unemployment. Read more »
UPI123Pay to enable offline payments on feature phones

Budget 2022 must break the vicious circle of unemployment, aggregate demand

Budget 2022 should address the catch-22 situation in the Indian economy where unemployment and low aggregate demand feed each other. Read more »
labour day 2022 musings

Unemployment biggest challenge for FM in Budget 2022

Budget 2022 should make some effective policy interventions to address the unemployment crisis and generate decent, meaningful livelihood opportunities. Read more »
gig economy needs worker protection

Gig economy: India should ensure legislative protection to workers

Efforts should be made to establish employer-employee relationship in the gig economy and terms of employment and conditions of service for workers should be clearly spelt out. Read more »
ban on non-vegetarian food vending

Gujarat ban on non-vegetarian food vending illogical, harmful

The ban on non-vegetarian food vending in major municipalities of Gujarat lacks any plausible reason and endangers livelihood of street vendors. Read more »