Demographic dividend seems to be on the negative side in India. The most populous nation in the world might find this “crown” full of thorns, and that the country is driving down a road that leads to disaster.
A survey on Covid’s impact on informal workers has found that unemployment is still considerably high and that quality jobs in urban areas have disappeared, while there is underemployment in rural India.
In a sign of ominous times, the government is reforming labour laws with increased deregulation, weakening of unions and more working hours, but this will not create growth or lead to better productivity.
WITH the outbreak of Covid-19, economic activities abruptly came to a standstill. The magnitude of the impact has had a multiplier effect as it was accompanied by a complete social and economic shutdown.
A single judge bench of Justice Jyoti Singh was hearing the petition filed by Nitin Verma who claimed that despite the revision in the standard rates of wages of prisoners in June 2019 by the Government, they are getting paid in the scale of 2014.
A single-judge bench of Justice Navin Chawla of Delhi High Court while conducted hearing in a petition filed seeking directions to ensure that all the employers make payment of wages to their workers during the lockdown period.