Suspension of labour rights is not labour reforms: Santosh Kumar Gangwar

by Nidhi Bhati

According to Labour and Employment Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar, the abolition of worker protections by some states aimed at attracting investment will not be approved by the Centre in the current form. Gangar clarified that the recent amendments of labour laws undertaken by states are temporary arrangements to get immediate respite from the Covid-19 situation and are not long term labour reforms. The minister asserted that the government will provide an amicable environment where a balance is created between the rights of workers and the demands for doing business. Emphasising to focus on 400 million unorganised workers, he stated that a national database of the unorganised workers along with migrant workers, with complete information on their skill set, must be put in place.

References
1. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/abolition-of-worker-protection-by-some-states-wont-be-oked-santosh-kumar-gangwar/articleshow/76023102.cms?from=mdr
2. https://www.business-standard.com/article/economic-revival/doing-away-with-labour-laws-is-not-feasible-santosh-kumar-gangwar-120052700057_1.html
CMIE STATISTICS
Unemployment Rate
Per cent
9.1 -0.0
Consumer Sentiments Index
Base September-December 2015
42.7 0.0
Consumer Expectations Index
Base September-December 2015
44.9 +0.7
Current Economic Conditions Index
Base September-December 2015
39.4 -1.1
Quarterly CapEx Aggregates
(Rs.trillion) Sep 19 Dec 19 Mar 20 Jun 20
New projects 3.12 5.15 3.39 0.57
Completed projects 0.85 1.65 1.70 0.17
Stalled projects 0.41 0.61 0.77 0.11
Revived projects 0.43 0.83 0.42 0.53
Implementation stalled projects 0.90 0.15 9.30 0.07
Updated on: 10 Jul 2020 3:28PM
Quarterly Financials of Listed Companies
(% change) Jun 19 Sep 19 Dec 19 Mar 20
All listed Companies
 Income 4.6 -2.3 -1.7 -4.0
 Expenses 2.7 -3.1 -2.2 -0.9
 Net profit 17.5 -1.3 -11.1 -44.3
 PAT margin (%) 6.2 5.3 5.1 3.0
 Count of Cos. 4,486 4,445 4,407 2,657
Non-financial Companies
 Income 2.4 -6.3 -5.5 -8.2
 Expenses 1.6 -6.7 -6.4 -4.1
 Net profit -7.5 -13.5 -14.1 -46.0
 PAT margin (%) 6.3 5.8 5.7 4.2
 Net fixed assets 10.4 13.8
 Current assets 5.0 2.8
 Current liabilities 5.0 3.8
 Borrowings 8.4 14.9
 Reserves & surplus 6.0 4.3
 Count of Cos. 3,361 3,335 3,301 2,050
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 10 Jul 2020 3:28PM
Annual Financials of All Companies
(% change) FY18 FY19 FY20
All Companies
 Income 8.3 13.2 4.3
 Expenses 9.8 13.4 2.8
 Net profit -39.9 20.7 15.0
 PAT margin (%) 2.0 2.4 10.3
 Assets 10.9 9.2 11.8
 Net worth 7.5 8.5 6.5
 RONW (%) 3.5 4.4 11.7
 Count of Cos. 26,220 24,732 364
Non-financial Companies
 Income 8.5 13.6 0.1
 Expenses 8.6 13.8 -1.2
 Net profit -8.7 23.5 4.6
 PAT margin (%) 2.8 3.2 12.7
 Net fixed assets 7.1 4.9 30.4
 Net worth 6.1 8.4 3.6
 RONW (%) 5.7 7.0 15.3
 Debt / Equity (times) 1.0 0.9 0.5
 Interest cover (times) 2.1 2.4 6.3
 Net working capital cycle (days) 77 69 -13
 Count of Cos. 21,415 20,146 258
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 09 Jul 2020 7:12PM