Unemployment

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Capitalism Has Failed—What Next?

Capitalism Has Failed—What Next? Less than two decades into the twenty-first century, it is evident that capitalism has failed as a social system. The world is mired in economic stagnation, financialisation, and the most extreme inequality in human history, accompanied by mass unemployment and underemployment, precariousness, poverty, hunger, wasted output and lives, and what at…

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108 Economists Slam Modi Govt For Tweaking Data

108 Economists Slam Modi Govt For Tweaking Data A group of 108 economists and social scientists have sounded a pre- election alarm over the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party government’s move to revise or withhold the release of unfavourable or “uncomfortable” economic data.   In an open letter, 108 economists and social scientists have said…

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The Subversion of MGNREGS

The Subversion of MGNREGS The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act that brought the MGNREGS into being was a unique piece of legislation in the history of independent India. It stipulated that employment was to be made available on demand, within a fortnight of being asked for, failing which an unemployment allowance had to be paid….

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The Motivated Murder of India’s Statistical System

The Motivated Murder of India’s Statistical System The attacks by the Modi government on many of India’s institutions have been noted, but the destruction of India’s statistical system was not adequately recognised or condemned. That is, not until the latest revelations on how the Government is refusing to release the NSSO’s employment survey for 2017–18…

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Issue of Contractual Teaching at Delhi University

Issue of Contractual Teaching at Delhi University The University of Delhi is replete with ad-hoc teachers. It presently employs around five thousand teachers who work in ad-hoc capacity. Year after year,  for every academic session, a hire and fire policy is adopted with regard to their employment by the college administration. In this process, an…