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Labour Regulation in Indian Industry

Labour Regulation in Indian Industry
Volume 1-10


General Editor:
T.S. Papola

Publishers:
Bookwell Publishers

2008 Edition ISBN 13: 978-81-8964-063-7
Price: Rs. 2495.00

about the book

This compendium of ten volumes represents the final output of the project on Labour Regulation in Indian Industry carried out by the Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID) with the financial support from EU-India office under their Small Project Facility Programme (SPF). It brings together the findings and conclusions of eight studies on different aspects of the subject with reference to India undertaken by the Institute and the ninth one on the European experience commissioned by the International Institute for Labour Studies, ILO, Geneva, the external partner in the project. The tenth volume presents the salient aspects of the nature, extent and consequences of labour regulation, as brought out in different studies and puts forward an agenda for reforms in the regulatory system for employment in Indian industry which could be both pro-growth and pro-worker.

The subject of labour regulation has been under intense debate and discussion for over more than a decade. Arguments have, however, been on partisan lines, as broadly presented above, representing the views of industry and neo-liberal economists and ‘reformists’, on the one hand, and those of trade unions and other supporters of labour and ‘institutional’ economics, on the other. Government, always keen to take a reconciliatory position has not been able to take a decisive step. It has recognised the need for ‘labour reforms’, and also seem to be inclined towards permitting greater ‘flexibility’; but has not succeeded in bringing in legislation towards that end, mainly because of the conflicting stands of the main stakeholders, industry and labour. A reason for this uncertainty lies in the lack of adequate documentation, research and informed discussion to improve understanding of the issues and implications. No doubt, the issues involved are, to a large extent, political in nature; but a better understanding of the empirical situation and economic and social pros and cons of the reforms would certainty help make the debate less polemical and more result-oriented.

This compendium brings together the findings of several studies that were undertaken to review labour legislation and policy in terms of their objectives, coverage, contents and practices; critically appraise the past research and documentation on the impact of labour regulation measures on growth and employment in industry; study the impact of labour regulations on the growth and employment in small and micro enterprises; assess the effectiveness of legislative measures for ensuring labour standards; undertake case studies on labour regulation and industrial growth and employment in four selected states, i.e., Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal; and study of measures of labour regulation in European countries with special reference to France, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Labour Regulation in Indian Industry (10 volumes)

Volume 01
Labour Policy and Legal Framework in India: A Review
C.P. Thakur Professor (formerly), Faculty of Management, Delhi University, Delhi

Volume 02
Labour Regulation in Small Enterprises: Coverage and Impact
V.N. Prasad Consultant, World Association for Small and Medium Enterprises,(WASME) Noida

Volume 03
Labour Regulation and Its Impact: A Review of Studies and Documents
T.S. Papola Honorary Professor, Institute for Studies in Industrial Development, New Delhi
G.S. Mehta Senior Fellow, Giri Institute for Development Studies, Lucknow
Vinoj Abraham Lecturer, Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum

Volume 04
Effectiveness of Labour Regulations in Indian Industry
Jesim Pais Assistant Professor, Institute for Studies in Industrial Development, New Delhi

Volume 05
Labour Regulation, Industrial Growth and Employment: A Study of Recent Trends in Andhra Pradesh
D. Narasimha Reddy Visiting Professor, Institute for Human Development, New Delhi

Volume 06
Impact of Labour Regulations on Industrial Development and Employment: A Study of Maharashtra
K.R. Shyam Sundar Reader, Department of Economics, Guru Nanak College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Mumbai University, Mumbai

Volume 07
Labour Regulation and Industrial Development in Uttar Pradesh: Some Recent Trends
Alakh N. Sharma Director, Institute for Human Development, New Delhi
V. Kalpana Senior Research Associate, Institute for Human Development New Delhi

Volume 08
Labour Regulation and Industrial Development in West Bengal
Debdas Banerjee Professor of Economics, Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata

Volume 09
Labour Regulation, Labour Flexibility and Labour Reforms in Europe: Some Perspectives with Possible Lessons for India
Pietro Garibaldi Professor, School of Economics, Università degli Studi di Torino, Torino
A.V. Jose Head, Education Programme, International Institute for Labour Studies, Geneva
K.R. Shyam Sundar Reader, Department of Economics, Guru Nanak College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Mumbai University, Mumbai

Volume 10
Labour Regulation in Indian Industry: Towards a Rational and Equitable Framework
T.S. Papola Honorary Professor, Institute for Studies in Industrial Development, New Delhi
Jesim Pais Assistant Professor, Institute for Studies in Industrial Development, New Delhi
Partha Pratim Sahu Assistant Professor, Institute for Studies in Industrial Development, New Delhi

 

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