Labour, Jobs and Employment – Harmonization of labour laws, gender gap, unemployment, etc.

Centre sets up panel to suggest on new jobs

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Mains Paper 2: Polity | Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: Not Much

Mains level: Important step taken by the government for countering unemployment issue in the counrty.


A new Task force

  1. The government has constituted a new task force led by NITI Aayog to recommend measures to increase employment by promoting labour-intensive exports
  2. Task force will give its report on recommendations in November this year

What is the strategy behind it?

  1. An important strategy is to enable a shift towards more labour-intensive goods and services that are destined for exports
  2. Given the importance of exports in generating jobs, India needs to create an environment in which globally competitive exporters can emerge and flourish
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