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

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LABOUR LAWS-On Paper

ACCORDING to a recent report India has come in for considerable criticism from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for not implementing the organisation's guidelines. India's dismal record is particularly galling in the face of the fact that it has been among the few countries which have ratified a large number of ILO conventions and is also a founder-member of the organisation and a permanent member of its governing board. This is a comment as much on the government's attitude to labour issues as on the failure of the labour, movement in the country to force the state to discharge its responsibilities. The lack of interest in these issues is evident from the fact that the tripartite committee on International Labour Conventions, which is supposed to meet annually to review the country's performance, has met only once in the last 10 years.

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