Jun 8, 2004

Reservations in the Private Sector

The President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam addressed the joint session of Parliament yesterday and the business world was shocked to hear two things:

1. The government said it intends to extend job reservations to the private sector. read the story here.

2. Labour laws were going to be tightened to protect workers' rights (which entrepreneurs have always said were too favourable to workers and left them with little choice when faced with business pressures)