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Social Security for Workers in Unorganised Sector-Experience of Kerala

Experience of Kerala S Mohanan Pillai In recent years the Kerala government has initiated several measures to provide social security to workers in a wide range of activities in the unorganised sector. Welfare funds have been created and are administered by tripartite statutory welfare boards. This article examines the functioning of one of the oldest fund schemes, the Kerala Headload Workers Welfare Scheme.

Macroeconomic Impact of Public Sector Enterprises-Comment

Macroeconomic Impact of Public Sector Enterprises Comment S Mohanan Pillai THE operational inefficiencies of Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) and their impact on government finances have been much- debated issues in the policy circles. Though rhetoric very often gains currency, hardly any concerted effort has so far been made to empirically quantify the implication of public sector units on the fiscal crisis. R Nagaraj ('Macroeconomic Impact of Public Sector Enterprises; Some Further Evidence', EPW, January 16-23). has raised a few issues, viz, whether the deficit of the PSEs has increased over the years, whether the financial burden of the PSEs on the government budget increased over the period, whether the internal resource generation of PSEs has been lower than that of private corporate sector and whether there is any observed improvement in resource generation by PSEs in the 80s, and if so, whether it is on account of increase in administered prices.
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