Labour Reforms in India (1947-2021)

T., Rajalakshmi (2021) Labour Reforms in India (1947-2021). Project Report. Azim Premji Foundation, Bengaluru.

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The note attempts to give a brief idea about the existing labour laws in independent India and recent reforms therein. It explores the trends in employment and informality post reforms which coincided with the Covid 19 induced overall economic slowdown. This note is divided into 5 sections dealing with different aspects of the labour reforms and laws, and their impact on the increasing vulnerability of the workforce. The first section provides a timeline of labour laws since independence. It also gives an overview of recent labour codes introduced and their relevance. In order to study the changes and effectiveness of labour laws over time, the laws are grouped into four categories for analysis - the wage system, social security, employment security, and industrial relations. It is too early to separate the slowdown effects of Covid-19 and lockdown from the impact of the recent labour codes and their effectiveness.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Authors: T., Rajalakshmi
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Labour law, Post-independence era
Subjects: Social sciences > Law > Labor, social, education & cultural law
Divisions: Knowledge Resource Centre
Full Text Status: Restricted
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