Contemporary reforms of labour market and industrial relations system in India: ease of doing business versus labour rights

Contributor(s): Shyam Sundar, K. R [Editor]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New Delhi Academic Foundation 2019Description: 379 p. Includes bibliographical referencesISBN: 9789332704527Subject(s): Industrial relations - India | Labor laws and legislation - India | Labor market - IndiaDDC classification: 344.5401 Summary: Post economic reform period, in response to the strident demands of employers, the central and the state governments have undertaken several labour law and governance reforms in trickles. Predictably, trade unions have been opposing them. The reform of labour laws has gained momentum since the assumption of power by BJP-led NDA government at the Centre in May 2014. Recently some state governments like Rajasthan have carried out significant reforms of the labour laws. The NDA government has taken a big stride in the reform initiative by rationalising numerous labour laws into four codes on wages, industrial relations, social security and safety and working conditions. These Codes include significant reforms ensuring flexibility for employers and some benefits for workers. The proposed reforms have far reaching implications. Hence, there is an urgent need for a comprehensive introduction to and analysis of these reform measures in a single volume. This volume, in honour of Prof L.K. Deshpande, provides rich insights into the contemporary labour law reform debates in a comprehensive manner. Perhaps for the first time, it contains articles primarily from stakeholders in the industrial relations system, viz. representatives of trade unions and employers, business consultants, and [retired] government official in addition to a few academics. All these contributors bring on board rich but diverse perspectives, arising from their long-standing on-field experience, on the changes in and the proposed reforms to labour laws and policies. Thus, this volume is more than an academic read. In this sense, this volume seeks to fill in a critical void in the literature on the ongoing debate on labour law and governance reforms in India. It will hopefully prove to be a major contribution to enabling an understanding of the ongoing labour law and governance reforms and their possible impacts on the ease of doing business and also on workers’ rights. http://academicfoundation.org/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=842
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Table of contents

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1. Labour Laws and Governance Reforms Debate:A Preview of the Contributions/ K.R. Shyam Sundar
2. Labour Laws and Governance System in India: An Overview/ K.R. Shyam Sundar
3. Labour Law Reforms and the Reform Strategy of the Central Government at the National Level in the Post-Reform Period: An Overview/ K.R. Shyam Sundar
4. Labour Laws and Governance Reforms in Indian States: Informalising Formality!/ K.R. Shyam Sundar
5. An Interrogation of Labour Law Reforms in India/ Lakshmidhar Mishra
6. Labour Market Regulation Debate in India: A Critical Review of Empirical Studies/ Rahul Suresh Sapkal
7. Labour Market Regulations: What Do We Know from Theory?/ Anamitra Roychowdhury and Nivedita Sarkar
8. Ease of Doing Business and Labour Code on Industrial Relations Bill, 2015: Employers’ Perspective/ Michael Dias
9. Industrial Relations Law: What We Need to Revamp/ R. Krishna Murthy
10. Changes in Labour Laws: Lessons from History!/ Sanjay Singhvi
11. Two Decades of Labour Law Reforms in India: Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh Perspective/ C.K. Saji Narayanan
12. Labour Law Reforms and Labour Rights: Centre of Indian Trade Unions Perspective/ Tapan Sen
13. The Journey from Regulation to Governance: Reforms Required in Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970/ Manish Sabharwal and Sonal Arora
14. A Labour Administrative Perspective on Reforms of Contract Labour Law: A Sordid Story of Labour Rights at Stake?/ Vasantkumar N. Hittanagi
15. An Analysis of Social Security Code and Changes Made So Far/ B.N. Som
16. Labour Code on Social Security and Welfare: A Saga of Mere Theoretical Postulations for Informal Sector Workers/ I. Sharath Babu


Post economic reform period, in response to the strident demands of employers, the central and the state governments have undertaken several labour law and governance reforms in trickles. Predictably, trade unions have been opposing them. The reform of labour laws has gained momentum since the assumption of power by BJP-led NDA government at the Centre in May 2014. Recently some state governments like Rajasthan have carried out significant reforms of the labour laws. The NDA government has taken a big stride in the reform initiative by rationalising numerous labour laws into four codes on wages, industrial relations, social security and safety and working conditions. These Codes include significant reforms ensuring flexibility for employers and some benefits for workers. The proposed reforms have far reaching implications. Hence, there is an urgent need for a comprehensive introduction to and analysis of these reform measures in a single volume.
This volume, in honour of Prof L.K. Deshpande, provides rich insights into the contemporary labour law reform debates in a comprehensive manner. Perhaps for the first time, it contains articles primarily from stakeholders in the industrial relations system, viz. representatives of trade unions and employers, business consultants, and [retired] government official in addition to a few academics. All these contributors bring on board rich but diverse perspectives, arising from their long-standing on-field experience, on the changes in and the proposed reforms to labour laws and policies. Thus, this volume is more than an academic read. In this sense, this volume seeks to fill in a critical void in the literature on the ongoing debate on labour law and governance reforms in India. It will hopefully prove to be a major contribution to enabling an understanding of the ongoing labour law and governance reforms and their possible impacts on the ease of doing business and also on workers’ rights.

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