Modi seeks to revive India's "zombie factories", not abandon them

The strange tale of British India Corporation is an example of how political patronage and India`s strict labour laws keep publicly owned companies going long after they are insolvent.

Govt serious about issues raised by trade unions: PM

These include demands on which there could be no disagreement such as demands for concrete measures for containing inflation, for generation of employment opportunities, for strict implementation of labour laws were unexceptionable, he said.

Rigid labour laws hurting India’s growth: Kaushik Basu

"India's labour market is over regulated. India's rigid labour laws are hurting India's growth ... Flexible labour laws will help both organised and unorganised sector," Basu said at a World Bank event here.

Govt mulling proposal to amend Contract Labour Act

Observing that huge difference in wages between regular and contract workers was leading to unrest, Government on Wednesday said a proposal to amend the Contract Labour Act was under consideration.