The writer is chairman, Teamlease Services.
India has more formal non-farm jobs than we think. Creating millions more needs labour, education reforms
Notion that India has peaked in manufacturing & IT employment is at best premature, at worst, dishonest
As India shifts from reducing poverty to boosting a middle class, goals must be set for land, labour, capital
New NITI Aayog recruitment rules should trigger a revamp of the Indian state’s human capital
President Trump’s economic nationalism reinforces urgency of fixing India’s land, labour markets.
GST and demonetisation are risky. But they could end up reviving the lost romance of policy.
Three faultlines in wages sabotage private formal job creation. Demonetisation will undo some damage.
Public policy requirements of the 21st century demand a bureaucracy less generalist
Attracting the best human capital needs moving PSUs into an independent holding company.
Union budget reinforces the message that India will not be hot or cold but consistently warm.
A single number for a company — the unique enterprise number — is a welcome ease-of-doing-business intervention.
Voters are changing politics. Politicians must reform the civil services.
Unrealistic ambition and incremental reforms can be self-fulfilling prophecies.
Is forcing government servants to send their kids to government schools absurdity or common sense?
Skills can change lives in ways that no subsidy can.
As China overtakes the US in iPhone sales, three things we must learn from Deng about statecraft.
The land market crisis is actually a labour market crisis. The problem is our inability to create enough non-farm jobs.
The main task of the next cabinet secretary must be civil service reform.
This budget makes a radical new promise — policy will pray at the altar of jobs.
The ‘what’ of job creation is well known. In 2015, get to the ‘how’.
Next round of reform should focus on giving employees flexibility in salary deductions.
A new politics, anchored in execution and keeping promises, is taking shape
Government must aim for a younger, less permanent, more diverse civil service.
Budget makes downpayments on fixing India’s five geographies of jobs.
States that care about job emergency must undertake similar labour law reform.
But the more difficult interventions pivot on making the NDC self-healing, potent and creative.
We need to rethink our accountability frameworks to let political leaders,bureaucrats and entrepreneurs think boldly and creatively.
Why engineerings regulatory model is superior to that of medicine.
Why the proposed national minimum wage is the wrong answer to questions of unemployment and poverty
Even India's poor now feel their rights as consumers are higher than as citizens.
A jobs narrative in politics is overdue,clever,and inspiring
Why dont Indias political parties have a story for the young and the aspiring?
There are seven of them,hampering policy-making in Delhi
Labour laws that view employment as marriage without divorce must be changed
Unorganised retail and organised labour dont understand the needs and the confidence of Indias young people
Urbanisation and migration are born out of hope. Policy must reflect that