It concentrates on a detailed analysis of the conditions of work and lives of the unorganised workers consisting of about 92 percent of the total workforce of about million as of For most of them, conditions of work are utterly deplorable and livelihood options extremely few. Such a sordid picture coexists uneasily with a shining India that has successfully confronted the challenge of globalisation powered by increasing economic competition both within the country and across the world…. This has been supplemented with data from other sources such as the Special Survey of Farmers carried out by the NSS in One of the major highlights of this Report is the existence and quantification of unorganised or informal workers, defined as those who do not have employment security, work security and social security. These workers are engaged not only in the unorganised sector but in the organised sector as well.
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After finishing his schooling at Mitra Institution in Bhawanipur , Kolkata, he graduated from the Presidency College, then affiliated with the University of Calcutta. Dhar and Sukhomoy Chakravarty build an alliance with the nascent state of Bangladesh.
At this time, he also steered two important groups: the Narsimham Committee, which created the architecture of disbanding quantitative controls and replacing them with tariff and fiscal steps, and also the Sengupta Committee on public sector reform. Sengupta was a proponent of the need for an arms-length relationship with the political authority in public sector units PSUs.
However, while Sengupta was a market reformer, his vision was different than what was in currency at the time in the international financial institutions.
According to veteran journalist Rajesh Mahapatra, Mukherjee had become the rallying point for those in the Congress party that were critical of the market reform policies of then Finance Minister, Manmohan Singh. With this act, Mahapatra said, "Sengupta ended up on the wrong side of history. The finance ministry prevailed over Prime Minister Narasimha Rao to stop the mid-term appraisal from being printed in its original form.
Montek Singh Ahluwalia in Arjun Sengupta indicated that his most significant contribution was the final report he produced as the head of the National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganized Sector NCEUS , a cabinet-rank position that he held from — It suggested designing special schemes for the vulnerable sections of Indian society through better targeting and social engineering.
Recalling Dr. He produced six reports on the Right to development between and He also wrote a number of academic papers on the subject, and with the support of Harvard University, implemented two large projects in South Asia. Sengupta argued that the enforceability of collective rights via the implementation of development programs was possible even without their being converted into legal rights though he recognised that justiciability did remain a superior course of action.
The right to development was linked to a path of development in which national governments were obliged to ensure that human rights were progressively realised. But international organisations were also seen as having an important role.
The adoption of appropriate policies follows from that obligation. Nationally, the government must do everything, or must be seen as doing everything to fulfill the claims of a human right.
If the right to food, education, health are regarded as components of a human right to development, the state has to accept the primary responsibility of delivering the right either on its own or in collaboration with others.
Report on Conditions of Work and Promotion of Livelihoods in the Unorganised Sector
Zulusho Is it any wonder that those leaders who are seen to be reformers can never win the popular vote? Similar is the case of unorganised sector workers, who do not get employment on a regular basis and in most cases are denied even the notified minimum wages. This is not without a purpose. The entire increase in employment in this period in the organised sector over this period to has been informal in nature i. The salient features of the proposed legislation are: Even in the non-agriculture sector nearly 72 percent of the workers are in the unorganised sector, an increase of 4 percentage points from 68 percent in The commission report laments: The no unions had unanimously suggested that the central government should allocate at least 3 per cent of the Unorganisfd annually for social security, which should be progressively increased. The report is based on government data for the period between and However, while Sengupta was a market reformer, his vision was different than what was in currency at the time in the international financial institutions. The service conditions, minimum wages and employment regulation relating to unorganised sector workers should also be part of a composite bill.
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Ferr Report on Conditions of Work and Promotion of Livelihoods in the Unorganised Sector Leading economists have flayed the national poverty lines set by the As regards the recommendation of AGE for further modification including quantum of performance linked payments in system of performance related payments to Board level and below Board level executives, the Government has issued the guidelines for performance linked payments and incentives and also for constitution of Remuneration Committee as part of the revision of pay scales of CPSE executives. You are commenting using your Twitter account. The commission has opted for the concept of defined contributions in its architecture of social security scheme for unorganised sector workers. Their per capita consumption has gone up from Rs 9 to Rs There are even recommendations that the shortfall in this interest rate of 10 per cent will be topped up by the National Social Security Fund and that State Boards may declare illusory? The unanimous conclusions of aengupta Indian Labour Conference held in December had recommended: You are commenting using your WordPress. The remaining recommendations which had far reaching implications were considered later and the Cabinet in their meeting held in June, decided that the matter may, in the first instance, be considered by a Group of Ministers GoM.
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