Labour Reforms in India

February 15, 2016

Problems of Plantation Sector in India

In September and October 2015, there were agitations and strikes by the plantation workers in Kerala.  In a major contrast, the agitations were initially led by women tea-leaf pickers under the collective name of ‘Pombilai Orumai’ in Munnar, Kerala. They…

December 29, 2015

Various Issues Related to Labour in India

The Article 246 (with 7th schedule) of the Indian constitution puts the issues related to labour and labour welfare under the concurrent list. However, the exceptional matters related to labour and safety in mines and oilfields and industrial disputes concerning…

October 17, 2015

National Renewal Fund

The Government of India had announced to establish a National Renewal Fund (NRF) as a part of the slew of measures announced in New Industrial Policy of 1991. The Fund was later established in February, 1992 for a period of…

May 2, 2015

Current Issues in Labour Reforms in India

The Article 246 (with 7th schedule) of the Indian constitution puts the issues related to labour and labour welfare under the concurrent list. However, the exceptional matters related to labour and safety in mines and oilfields and industrial disputes concerning…

May 2, 2015

Major Issues with Trade Union Act (1926)

Although there is a right to form an association or form a trade union; yet in our country, there is no nationwide law recognizing the trade union. For an employer, there is no compulsion to enter into a collective bargaining…

May 2, 2015

Current Issues with Industrial Disputes Act (1947)

This legislation was enacted in 1947 to provide for a machinery and procedure for investigation and settlement of industrial disputes. It applies to all industries irrespective of size. It also has provisions regarding conditions for layoffs (suspension or termination of…