The jobs statistics debate: A good starting point

2019 is the year of national parliamentary elections in India. In 2018, several states will elect their legislative assemblies. Both the years will witness more noise than discussion, and more heat than light. Even research that might have been in the works and published this year or next will be viewed through tinted (or tainted) […]

Govt initiates survey to count jobs under Mudra scheme

Under attack from the Opposition on the lack of growth in employment opportunities, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has tasked the Labour Bureau to ascertain the number of jobs created under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flagship Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency (Mudra) scheme through a survey of small entrepreneurs. This is a rare instance when the government has commissioned […]