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Public Action, Social Security and Unorganised Sector

Unorganised Sector Ramesh C Datta Neglect of social opportunities due to lack of adequate progress in social security, has been detrimental to the economic and social development of India. In order to remedy this situation, it has been argued that public action can play a central role in ensuring expansion and monitoring of social security. This paper, focusing on mathadi labour market in Mumbai, presents the case of unionisation of mathadi workers as a case of public action enabling these manual workers in unorganised sector to achieve protective social security benefits.

New Technology in Indian Manufacturing-An Evaluation of Introduction of CNC Machines

An Evaluation of Introduction of CNC Machines Bagaram Tulpule Ramesh C Datta Introduction of new technology raises issues related to loss of direct control, changes in job content and responsibility, job displacement redundancy and redeployment, retraining, etc, which are extremely important in realising benefits from the new technology. It is necessary, therefore, to examine the economic context in which new technology is bought, with what aspirations it is adopted, the purposes management attaches to it, the groups involved in the process of decision-making, etc This paper reports on a study which attempts to evaluate the introduction of microelectronics-based technology, viz, computer numerically controlled machines, in three companies in the manufacturing sector.

Real Wages in Indian Industry

Real Wages in Indian Industry Bagaram Tulpule Ramesh C Datta During 1960 to 1983 real wages rose faster than national per capita real income, but only marginally faster. The trends in the value of production and value added by manufacture per worker as well as those in the share of workers' wages in the value of production and value added by manufacture also contradict (he notion that workers in manufacturing industry are appropriating a disproportionately large share of the wealth created by organised industry or that labour productivity has remained stagnant.

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