News: Vasundhra Raje rejigs labour laws

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Vasundhra Raje rejigs labour laws

The Vasundhara Raje government in Rajasthan has taken the lead in modernising governments’ approach to policymaking by scrapping the state’s Planning Commission and replacing it with a Chief Minister’s Advisory Council led by eminent economist Arvind Panagariya. The state has also become the first to make far-reaching changes to India’s outdated labour laws that have been blamed for throttling job creation for over two decades and yet not been changed due to the lack of political courage at the Centre to take on trade unions over the critical issue. The Raje cabinet last week cleared major changes to the Industrial Disputes Act of 1947, the Factories Act of 1948 and the Contract Labour Act of 1971, making it significantly easier for firms to hire people on a formal basis while improving working conditions for employees.

The Vasundhara Raje government in Rajasthan has taken the lead in modernising governments’ approach to policymaking by scrapping the state’s Planning Commission and replacing it with a Chief Minister’s Advisory Council led by eminent economist Arvind Panagariya. The state has also become the first to make far-reaching changes to India’s outdated labour laws that have been blamed for throttling job creation for over two decades and yet not been changed due to the lack of political courage at the Centre to take on trade unions over the critical issue. The Raje cabinet last week cleared major changes to the Industrial Disputes Act of 1947, the Factories Act of 1948 and the Contract Labour Act of 1971, making it significantly easier for firms to hire people on a formal basis while improving working conditions for employees.

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