In a report titled 'India's Booming Gig and Platform Economy', government think-tank Niti Aayog has made observations on labour force participation of women and persons with disabilities, and made recommendations to companies.
Based on a survey conducted across urban centres of India, NITI Aayog said in a report titled ‘India’s Booming Gig and Platform Economy’ that women are more likely to take up platform jobs after their education and marriage.
Kant, who will leave the government think tank at the end of June, after having led the organisation for over six years, also said in an interview that the government should first assess the success of current production-linked incentive (PLI) schemes before launching the initiative for other sectors.
Parameswaran Iyer, a 1981-batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre and a well-known sanitation specialist, has been appointed the chief executive officer of Niti Aayog, after Amitabh Kant retires on June 30.
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