Promise and pitfalls of new labour deal
Some labour code changes are already in effect in Rajasthan and Gujarat. They offer a glimpse of what may unfold
It may be more relevant to look at the model put in place by states which went down this path several years ago: Rajasthan and Gujarat. The early indications are not very encouraging
HYDERABAD : The new labour laws are meant to make doing business easier in India. Naturally, the industry has been lobbying for these amendments and they have gotten their way. Workers, meanwhile, have been urging caution, since major changes could leave them totally vulnerable. In an attempt at finding some degree of balance, the new laws do talk about a range of worker rights, from mandatory health check-ups, home visits and emergency aid to written terms for employment.