Raavi Birbal

How well will the new ib code serve the Indian Economy?

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) formulated in 2016 is inter alia supposed to take care of recovery of debts in a time-bound manner and also set a deterrent for other defaulters.

11 Nov 2017

A proactive CVC will bring transparency in administration

Latest incidents of violence after Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s conviction, the colossal collapse of Mumbai building, the spurt in number of rape cases reflect our feeble administration.

16 Sep 2017

Law must rescue employers from staff quitting sans notice 

Rapid attrition rate in today’s era often makes me wonder: while unemployment still remains a big concern for our economy, many of us simply lose the value of  the job right after we get one.

20 Aug 2017

New act fails to save disabled workers from getting fired

Srikanth Bolla, CEO and founder of Bollant Industries and first international blind student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, had once said:

20 Jul 2017

Daughters of Mother India beg to be heard for a safe haven

The latest incidents of rape and crime against women have left the country in a state of woefulness.

24 Jun 2017

Creche clause in Maternity Act depends on execution

The newly drafted Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017, provisioning for creches is a masterstroke, benefitting kids, mothers, and, yes, fathers too.

27 May 2017

Amendment to maternity act: a step forward or just a Mirage?

The Ministry of Labour and Employment vide Official Gazette notification dated March 31, 2017, had appointed April 1, 2017, as the date from which the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017, had to c

27 Apr 2017

Sexual harassment laws require  more teeth, stringent application

True Akshay, this time Twinkle’s punch was harder! Well, pretty much required, too. High-profile cases make people talk more and come forward to report unjustified happenings.

30 Mar 2017

Guidelines and hygiene go for toss amidst mid-day meal mess

The spate of food poisoning cases due to mid-day meals (MDMs) witnessed across the country in recent years had been shocking.

04 Mar 2017

Legislature needs to set laws and practices right before it is late

United States President Donald J Trump has announced: “We will follow two simple rules: buy American and hire American”

04 Feb 2017

Competition is global and laws’ amendment need of the hour

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has indicated that India needs a lower tax regime and higher compliances to provide more competitive services.

07 Jan 2017

Streamline labour laws to make India business-friendly

An upright economy includes clean and clear compliance systems. Outdated labour law provisions and execution procedures are a major roadblock for economic growth.

03 Dec 2016

Raising minimum wages may cost dear to the economy

Blue chip companies may not feel the pinch much as many of them are already paying higher than the minimum wages

10 Sep 2016

Draft clear construction laws to lay foundation of a New India

It is advisible that terms of the agreement between principal employer, contractor, sub-contractors are clearly drafted.

13 Aug 2016

Fixed-term jobs only quick fix, back it with real reforms

Fixed-term and casual employees are a good option for companies when they need to stay flexible.

16 Jul 2016

Eliminate, not regulate, rent-a-womb business

Shockingly, some describe surrogacy to be ‘a gold pot’ as it is India’s billion-dollar industry.

18 Jun 2016

One Size Fits All Approach Not Feasible in Labour Laws

Sweeping changes in labour laws are taking place in the country. The labour ministry has propounded a model law.

26 Mar 2016

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