Sunidhi Agarwal, Chhavi Kapoor

Eminent Labour Economist & Professor, Human Resources Management Area at XLRI – Xavier School of Management, Dr K R Shyam Sundar’s new book titled Impact of COVID- 19, Reforms and Poor Governance on Labour Rights’ was released today at a virtual event. He dedicated the book to the premier international academic body (co-founded by former President Shri V.V. Giri), the Indian Society of Labour Economics.

In the context of COVID-19, the induced pandemic, and the recent labour reforms IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, and Xavier School of Management organized the book discussion as part of the IMPRI series with Centre for Work and WelfareThe State of Employment #EmploymentDebate as ‘Impact of COVID-19, Reforms and Poor Governance on Labour Rights. The event was co organized by the Indian Social Institute (ISI), New Delhi, Working People’s Charter, and Counterview.

Prof Babu MathewProfessor, National Law School of India University, Karnataka contributed as a discussant during the #WebPolicyTalk based on the topic, ‘Impact of COVID-19, Reforms and Poor Governance on Labor Rights‘.

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Speaking on the occasion, Prof Babu Mathew said, “I commend this book of Prof Shamsundar to serious students of labor studies: One must carefully read  both  the explicit message  and the one between the lines to decipher the glaring and I’ll inform swing of the Indian State towards “Ease of doing business” while grossly neglecting  “Core labor standards” and “decent conditions at  work” for  the impoverished millions.”

Some of the other points highlighted by him are given below, which were tweeted live:

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