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Kerala draft rules on labour codes: Does it liberalise women's economic opportunities?

The article has been authored by Anu Maria Francis, research associate, Centre for Public Policy Research

According to the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) data in 2018-19, the labour force participation of women in Kerala was 28.3% compared to 69.8% of men. The gender gap in labour force participation has been more evident in the secondary sector.((Pic for representation))
According to the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) data in 2018-19, the labour force participation of women in Kerala was 28.3% compared to 69.8% of men. The gender gap in labour force participation has been more evident in the secondary sector.((Pic for representation))
Updated on Jul 25, 2022 12:57 PM IST

4-day work week, major change in take-home salary: New labour codes in 5 points

New wage code from July 1? Even if the 4-day work week gets implemented, Indian companies registered under the Factories Act may not be able to reduce the number of working days increasing the number of per-day working hours. 

Can Indian companies adopt a 4-day work week once the 4 new labour codes get implemented? (Representative Image)
Can Indian companies adopt a 4-day work week once the 4 new labour codes get implemented? (Representative Image)
Updated on Jul 01, 2022 03:14 PM IST
By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

India’s 900 million workforce, especially women, stop looking for jobs: Report

Among women, about 21 million disappeared from the workforce, leaving only 9% of the eligible population employed or looking for positions.

With India betting on young workers to drive growth in one of the world’s fastest-expanding economies, the latest numbers are an ominous harbinger.(Bloomberg)
With India betting on young workers to drive growth in one of the world’s fastest-expanding economies, the latest numbers are an ominous harbinger.(Bloomberg)
Published on Apr 25, 2022 09:27 AM IST
Bloomberg | , New Delhi

4-day work-week, change in salary: India's new labour codes likely in FY 2022-23

If the new labour codes are implemented, there's a likelihood that employees in India may be able to enjoy a four-day workweek from next year, as opposed to the current five-day workweek.

There would be a reduction in the take-home pay of employees and firms will have to bear a higher provident fund liability. (File Photo / Representational Image)
There would be a reduction in the take-home pay of employees and firms will have to bear a higher provident fund liability. (File Photo / Representational Image)
Updated on Dec 20, 2021 11:19 AM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Explaining the decline in women’s role in workforce

Women’s participation in India’s labour force is low and has been declining this century, official employment surveys have shown

Women working at a construction site under MGNREGS.(Reuters/Image for representation)
Women working at a construction site under MGNREGS.(Reuters/Image for representation)
Updated on Dec 13, 2021 07:41 AM IST
ByAbhishek Jha, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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