ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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To Link or Not to Link

According to the Government of India, linking Aadhaar with the delivery of welfare schemes has saved nearly `2,73,093 crore till March 2022 due to, apparently, the removal of duplicate/fake beneficiaries and plugging of leakages, etc. What is the overall impact of Aadhaar on welfare delivery? We try to understand this through a case study of MGNREGA in Jharkhand. Surveying nearly 3,000 workers in eight villages in Jharkhand to assess both the costs and benefits of linking MGNREGA with Aadhaar, the paper focuses on its impact on errors of inclusion and exclusion.

Women in Call Centres

This study looks at aspects of employment of women in call centres in India, based on a survey of 100 women employees. It examines the recent phenomenon of women working in night shifts, as well as the impact of call centre employment on women?s health, family life and decision-making powers. The study finds a direct and adverse effect of night shift employment on the health of women. But there is also a greater acceptance of such ?non-traditional? jobs by families across a larger segment of society.

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