Climate Resilience Information System and Planning (CRISP-M) tool for Mahatma Gandhi NREGA Scheme launched

What is the News? The Union Minister of Rural Development has launched the Climate Resilience Information System and Planning (CRISP-M) tool. What is the CRISP-M tool? CRISP-M is a web and mobile phone-based Geographic Information System(GIS) aided tool that has been designed to help communities make climate-smart decisions. The tool will help integrate climate information… Continue reading Climate Resilience Information System and Planning (CRISP-M) tool for Mahatma Gandhi NREGA Scheme launched

The many questions arising from QES data

Synopsis: The first quarter data of QES talks about different employment statistics  Introduction  Recently, the Labour Bureau has released the results of the All-India Quarterly Establishment-based Employment Survey (QES) for the first quarter of 2021 (April to June). The Sixth Economic Census serves as the basis of the QES survey. The survey covers establishments employing 10… Continue reading The many questions arising from QES data

India’s informal economy: Challenges and solutions – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction The majority of the urban population across the world makes its living from the informal economy. According to one report published by the ILO in 2018, more than 2 billion people – almost 61% of the world’s employed population – were dependent on the informal economy. In some countries, this proportion… Continue reading India’s informal economy: Challenges and solutions – Explained, pointwise

The recent QES estimates are unreliable 

Synopsis: New Quarterly Employment Survey, its key findings, various challenges associated with the survey and the way forward  Introduction  Recently, the Ministry of Labour and Employment released the results of a new Quarterly Employment Survey (QES) for April-June 2021 for the organized (formal) sector.  It represents establishments employing ten or more workers. The surveyed sectors were manufacturing, construction,… Continue reading The recent QES estimates are unreliable 

The motherhood penalty employers must eliminate

Synopsis: Government intervention is needed to bring women equal to men. Introduction Women in India often faced a lot of discrimination owing to the patriarchy. It does not only impact her social life but takes a toll on her professional one also. What is the status of women in India? The gender gap in India has… Continue reading The motherhood penalty employers must eliminate

Employment increases in rural India

Synopsis: In all the major labour market metrics, it is rural India that shows big improvements. Labour conditions improved in urban India also but not as much as they did in rural India. Introduction Labour participation in Rural India increased 0.20 percentage points in last month as compared to a much smaller 0.02 percentage points… Continue reading Employment increases in rural India

What the continued distress in informal labour market says

Synopsis: Status of informal sector in India, distress faced by them mainly during the Covid-19 pandemic and various impacts of the sustained divergence between the formal and the informal labour force.  Introduction Recently released economic data suggests that the Indian economy has emerged from the second wave of the pandemic better than expected. Two broad… Continue reading What the continued distress in informal labour market says

Centre rolls out new survey to map job creation in the informal sector

What is the news? The Union government has rolled out a nationwide survey, the Area Frame Establishment Survey (AFES), to map employment generation in the unorganized sector and establishments deploying less than 10 workers. About Area Frame Establishment Survey – The informal sector survey has also been designed by veteran labour economist and statistician S.P. Mukherjee.… Continue reading Centre rolls out new survey to map job creation in the informal sector

Senior Able Citizens for Re Employment in Dignity (SACRED) Portal

What is the news? The Union government is all set to develop a job portal for senior citizens. The portal named, ‘Senior Able Citizens for Re Employment in Dignity‘ (SACRED), will bring the employment seeking senior citizens (above 60 years of age) and employment providers on one platform. What is the need for the SACRED… Continue reading Senior Able Citizens for Re Employment in Dignity (SACRED) Portal

Shri Bhupender Yadav launches DigiSaksham- a joint initiative of Labour Ministry with Microsoft India to enhance the employability of youth

What is the news? The minister for Labour and Employment has launched a digital skills programme (DigiSaksham) to enhance the employability of youth by imparting digital skills that are required in an increasingly technology-driven era. About the DigiSaksham programme Nearly one crore active job seekers will be able to access training at free of cost… Continue reading Shri Bhupender Yadav launches DigiSaksham- a joint initiative of Labour Ministry with Microsoft India to enhance the employability of youth