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India became more formal job friendly with recent ESIC reforms

20 Jun, 2019
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In 1965 Professor Milton Friedman warned India that the Mahanalobis economic model being adopted “threatens an inefficient use of capital by combining it with too little at one extreme and an inefficient use of by combining it with too little capital at the other extreme”. Unfortunately, he was right; a dysfunctional labor law regime over the next fifty years ensured that most of our 6.3 enterprises have created informal jobs with low productivity that pay low wages.

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Cities: Our policy orphans

30 Jun, 2017
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India’s farm to non-farm transition is being murdered by bad urbanization because cities have unelected or impotent leadership

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Budget 2017: Staying the course on job creation

2 Feb, 2017
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An authored article of Manish Sabharwal in Mint talks about how the 2017 Union Budget recognizes that India’s problem is not jobs but formal enterprises.

A government focused on jobs should focus on formalization, infrastructure and human capital. This budget did a good job on two out of three

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Safety at work: Be alert. Trust your instincts

2 Feb, 2017
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An authored article on Sonal Arora in rediff.com highlights few safety advices for working women.

In the wake of the unfortunate murder of a techie in Pune by a security guard, Sonal Arora, vice president, TeamLease Services, offers prudent advice to working women.

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US, me, myself

31 Jan, 2017
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An authored of Manish Sabharwal in Indian Express talks about Trump’s economic nationalism.

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Budget 2017: 3 interventions each for improving education and skills, and increasing formal employment.

23 Jan, 2017
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Non-fiscal interventions for education and skills

Restructure education regulation: Innovation, quality improvement and quantity expansion in education is held back by the lack of separation of the regulator, service provider and policy-maker. Fixing government education delivery needs to be separated from education policy-making, which needs to be separate from a regulator that is agnostic to private or public delivery;

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A new story of us

30 Dec, 2016
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An authored article of Manish Sabharwal talks about how GST and demonetisation are risky. But they could end up reviving the lost romance of policy.

GST and demonetisation are risky. But they could end up reviving the lost romance of policy.

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Investing in Human Capital

14 Dec, 2016
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An authored article of Sumit Kumar in World HR Diary talks about importance of on-the-job training in Human Capital.

In 1964, Gary Becker, a Nobel laureate, emphasized the importance of on-the-job training in Human Capital. His research specified that in spite of recognizing how productivity is affected by the job itself, it invariably ignores the effect of productive process on employee productivity.

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Technical education is right train on the wrong track

8 Dec, 2016
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An authored article of Vikrant Pande (Provost, TeamLease Skills University) in DNA talks about how the teaching methodology in technical education is based on a faulty assumption.

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Time for vocational education: introduce hands-on alternate skills starting with Class XI in school

23 Dec, 2016
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An authored article of Neeti Sharma on Times of India talks about introducing vocational skills at school and college level to enable students to have at least some skill that will help them gain employment.
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