Manish Sabharwal

The writer is chairman, Teamlease Services.

Jobs, facts and fiction
Tue, Jul 18, 2017

India has more formal non-farm jobs than we think. Creating millions more needs labour, education reforms

Ignore the jobs doomsayers
Tue, May 30, 2017

Notion that India has peaked in manufacturing & IT employment is at best premature, at worst, dishonest

Three ten-year plans
Mon, May 01, 2017

As India shifts from reducing poverty to boosting a middle class, goals must be set for land, labour, capital

Do less, do it better
Mon, Mar 27, 2017

New NITI Aayog recruitment rules should trigger a revamp of the Indian state’s human capital

US, me, myself
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

President Trump’s economic nationalism reinforces urgency of fixing India’s land, labour markets.

A new story of us
Fri, Dec 30, 2016

GST and demonetisation are risky. But they could end up reviving the lost romance of policy.

Jobs vs Wages
Mon, Nov 21, 2016

Three faultlines in wages sabotage private formal job creation. Demonetisation will undo some damage.

Day of the specialist
Mon, Aug 29, 2016

Public policy requirements of the 21st century demand a bureaucracy less generalist

The case for Holdco
Thu, Jun 30, 2016

Attracting the best human capital needs moving PSUs into an independent holding company.

From poetry to prose
Thu, Mar 03, 2016

Union budget reinforces the message that India will not be hot or cold but consistently warm.

Fixing enterprise plumbing
Wed, Feb 10, 2016

A single number for a company — the unique enterprise number — is a welcome ease-of-doing-business intervention.

State of the service
Fri, Dec 11, 2015

Voters are changing politics. Politicians must reform the civil services.

Careful with the realism
Tue, Oct 27, 2015

Unrealistic ambition and incremental reforms can be self-fulfilling prophecies.

Because elites opt out
Fri, Aug 28, 2015

Is forcing government servants to send their kids to government schools absurdity or common sense?

Skills 3.0
Sat, Jul 18, 2015

Skills can change lives in ways that no subsidy can.

From makers to buyers
Thu, May 28, 2015

As China overtakes the US in iPhone sales, three things we must learn from Deng about statecraft.

Fighting yesterday’s war
Fri, May 01, 2015

The land market crisis is actually a labour market crisis. The problem is our inability to create enough non-farm jobs.

A new kind of babu
Wed, Apr 01, 2015

The main task of the next cabinet secretary must be civil service reform.

A triumph for plumbing
Mon, Mar 02, 2015

This budget makes a radical new promise — policy will pray at the altar of jobs.

Get down to the job
Tue, Jan 06, 2015

The ‘what’ of job creation is well known. In 2015, get to the ‘how’.

Pains of the pay cheque
Tue, Nov 25, 2014

Next round of reform should focus on giving employees flexibility in salary deductions.

Politics 4.0
Mon, Oct 13, 2014

A new politics, anchored in execution and keeping promises, is taking shape

Changing Team State
Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Government must aim for a younger, less permanent, more diverse civil service.

Plumbing over poetry
Fri, Jul 11, 2014

Budget makes downpayments on fixing India’s five geographies of jobs.

Let’s photocopy Rajasthan
Thu, Jun 19, 2014

States that care about job emergency must undertake similar labour law reform.

Meeting point
Mon, Apr 21, 2014

But the more difficult interventions pivot on making the NDC self-healing, potent and creative.

A more adventurous state
Thu, Nov 07, 2013

We need to rethink our accountability frameworks to let political leaders,bureaucrats and entrepreneurs think boldly and creatively.

Quantity leads to quality
Wed, Sep 18, 2013

Why engineering’s regulatory model is superior to that of medicine.

The youth unemployment bill
Wed, Jun 26, 2013

Why the proposed national minimum wage is the wrong answer to questions of unemployment and poverty

The second secession
Tue, May 21, 2013

Even India's poor now feel their rights as consumers are higher than as citizens.

Poetry to plumbing
Thu, Mar 14, 2013

A jobs narrative in politics is overdue,clever,and inspiring

No country for the young
Tue, Aug 21, 2012

Why don’t India’s political parties have a story for the young and the aspiring?

Backseat drivers
Mon, Jul 23, 2012

There are seven of them,hampering policy-making in Delhi

Putting India to work
Mon, Mar 26, 2012

Labour laws that view employment as marriage without divorce must be changed

Where the young are
Wed, Dec 21, 2011

Unorganised retail and organised labour don’t understand the needs and the confidence of India’s young people

Our geography of work
Mon, Nov 28, 2011

Urbanisation and migration are born out of hope. Policy must reflect that