National Law University and National Labour Law Association, New Delhi in collaboration with Friedrich Ebert Foundation are organizing a National Seminar on Contractualisation in Employment – Law and Policy: Challenges and Solutions on September 17 and 18, 2022.
About Centre for Transparency & Accountability in Governance (CTAG), NLU Delhi
The Centre for Transparency & Accountability in Governance (CTAG) of the National Law University, Delhi (established in 2008 by Act No.1 of 2008 of the National Capital Territory of Delhi) is one of the premier law universities in India.
About National Labour Law Association
The National Labour Law Association (NLLA) New Delhi was established in 1980. Its objective is to act as a forum for a free and frank exchange of ideas and experiences among employers, workers, professionals, and experts, as well as government officials so as to secure the application of laws from the right perspectives to achieve the constitutional promise of social justice.
About Friedrich Ebert Foundation
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is a non-profit German foundation committed to the values of democracy and social justice. The FES established its India office in 1981 in New Delhi.
About the Seminar
The Corporates, pursuant to globalization and inherent competition, have generally been adopting Labour rationalization policies in order to reduce costs to be competitive. To meet the aforesaid situation, several developed and developing countries have introduced plans like Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS), lay-offs/retrenchment, and closures both in the organized and the unorganized sectors.
A significant shift has taken place in the employment from permanent to temporary, casual, and fixed-term contract employment. This has weakened the collective bargaining machinery. Instances are not lacking where permanent workers, including non-core activities, are removed and replaced by contractual workers through outsourcing to other firms or direct recruitment.
Further, some States in India have exempted several small establishments from the purview of labour inspection. On the other hand, some employers have even offered lower wages to the workforce as a condition for reopening closed industries. Workers have been accepting such exploitative offers in the background of non-existent social protection.
Moreover, under the WTO regime, labour and economic policies seem to result in the closure or disappearance of many companies, especially those engaged in consumer goods. The major issue that emerges is how the industrial units which are sick or closed or under liquidation due to the worldwide economic crisis would be facilitated.
The COVID19 pandemic has caused major havoc worldwide, including in India. The worst effect had been workers who lost their jobs and other means of livelihood due to the measures taken to check the spread of coronavirus. Consequent, the shrinking of national economies, declining trade, increasing inflations, and no recipe from anywhere have created a humanitarian crisis in many parts of the world.
Can the reform in laws and political posturing alone can bring the economies out of the present crisis, that is there to stay at least for some time. Do we need to think of a new form of Social Contract, etc.? The Seminar will deliberate on the contemporary issues relating to the contractualisation of the workforce – policy and the law. In this context, an attempt would be made to draw lessons from the best practices followed in other jurisdictions.
- Fixed Term Employment
- Contractual employment or Perennial work: Labour – Law and Policies
- Legal Protection to contractual workers: Social Security etc
- Inter-State Migrant workers and their rights
- Gig- workers-and Platform workers
- Regularization of contractual workers: Judicial trends
- Industrial development and contratualisation of workforce
- State policy on contratualisation of work
- ILO and other agencies on contractual employment
- Tripartism and social dialogue
- Law and policies on Contractual employment in other nations
- Labour Law Reforms and Contractualisation of workers
- Any other topic directly related to the main theme of the Seminar
Submission and Formatting Guidelines
- The Authors should apply research skills and appropriate research methodology.
- The research paper should be thematic and desired to be linked to the sub-themes.
- The length of the abstract should not be more than 500 words. It must be typed in Times New Roman, Font Size 12 on A4 size paper with 1″ margin on all sides with 1.5 line spacing using MS Word application.
- Footnotes should follow the SILC standard of footnoting.
- Endnotes are not allowed.
- At the end of the paper, the author’s brief profile should have an E-mail ID, contact number, and address.
- Abstract Submission along with board headings and subheadings of the research papers – September 4, 2022
- Approved Abstracts notification: September 6, 2022
- Submission of registration form & charges: September 10, 2022
- Dates of the Seminar: September 17 and 18, 2022
How to Register?
- The research paper should be submitted to the Convener of the Seminar at ctag[at]nludelhi.ac.in
- The registration form available on the last page of the brochure should be filled and submitted.
- The payment of the registration fees must be made through this link.
- Registration Teachers/ Professionals – INR 2000
- Registration for Research Scholars, Students – INR 1000
National Law University, Delhi, Sector 14, Dwarka, Near Metro Station Sector 14 Dwarka, New Delhi 110078, India.
In case of any queries, please contact ctag[at]nludelhi.ac.in
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