Theme: Labour Law Reforms in India  and its Implications

It is estimated that our country has more than 44 central legislations under four heads (yet to be enforced) viz- Code on Wages, Code on Social Security and  Occupational Safety, Code on Industrial Relations, and code on Health and Working Conditions, for regulating and protecting labour and we also have laws for ensuring the health, safety and better working conditions of workers. However, Indian labour laws are often characterized as “inflexible.” Investors claim that majority of the firms hesitate from hiring new workers because of the stringent permission provisions existing in the present legal system, thus hindering the growth of   Indian companies. Though the amalgamation of labour legislations can be considered as a major step towards reform, another concern will be regarding the dilution of the socialistic oriented labour perspective, which existed in Indian industrial jurisprudence. Liberalized policies will create more contractual freedom, but reduce a healthy environment for workers, specifically in terms of their rights. The daunting challenge before governments will be to balance the market, labour, and the employer. To examine these issues further, Christ University Law Journal invites research paper submissions on the following sub-themes:

  • Labour Reforms in India: Issues & Challenges
  • Economic Perspective on Labour Reforms in India
  • The Code on Wages, 2019: A Critical Analysis
  • The Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code – Issues and concerns
  • The Code on Social Security and informal sector in India
  • Industrial Relations: Challenges
  • Collective bargaining and the role of trade unions at the outset of labour reforms in India
  • The Code on Social Security: Issues & Challenges

Please send your articles (5000-6000 words) following the guidelines mentioned in our website at the latest by 30 March 2021. The citation format is Bluebook 20th Edition. Kindly include the abstract of the article in 150-200 words, 5 Keywords and a summary of the CV of the author in 100-150 words. Details of submission are on the webpage. You should submit the articles HERE


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