What are the provisions for the gig and platform workers in the new labour codes? What are the issues with such provisions? 10 marks

Mentor’s comment-
  • https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/gig-work-and-its-skewed-terms/article32797547.ece
  • In the intro, mention the inclusion of platform workers in the labour code as a new occupational category.
  • In the body discuss the various provisions made for these workers in the codes like making them eligible for benefits like maternity benefits, life and disability cover, old age protection, provident fund, employment injury benefits. In the issues mention the issues such as prescriptive nature of these laws which means that these laws cannot be enforced by the courts. Next issue is the nature of the definition of the platform workers.
  • Conclude by mentioning the need for more protections on par with the other categories of the workers to the platform workers.
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Samiksha Tiwari
Samiksha Tiwari
1 year ago