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it will come with lunch?that isit is an inexpensive alternative to higher taxeshas no real costs and helps the poor But setting a national minimum wage for India has real costs Onean academic review of more than 100 major academic studies on minimum wages says that 85 per cent of them find a negative effect on jobs for young and low-skilled workers Two100 per cent of net job creation since 1991 has happened informally and artificially higher minimum wages will increase informal employment Threehigher inflationbecause most companies in India will pass on any above productivity wage increases to customers Fourlower skill developmentbecause we have not figured out how to fund skill development for informal employment Fivea single national rate is more vulnerable to trade union capture And sixreduced competition between states for jobs The last point is critical because it is an unfortunate accident of history that labour is a concurrent legislative subject It should be a state subject because policy must do all it can to foster competition between chief ministers Taking away the minimum wage decision from state governments goes in the wrong direction The single national minimum wage rate demand must be rejected just like the demand for minimum wages in the MNREGS was The MNREGS already distorts the labour market for unskilled work because its wage levels act like the LIBOR rate used to price loans a benchmark for unskilled wages that employers are forced to price off And just like the manipulation of LIBOR led to massive mispricingthe wholesale manipulations of wages in India by the MNREGS have greatly distorted the incentivesavailabilityand redeployment of labour Not to mention that a 100-day job under the MNREGS violates more than 20 labour laws (PFESIetc)does not create productive assetsand does not create skills Aruna Roy resigned from the NAC on the MNREGS minimum wage issue I hope she understands that most employers agree that the objective of economic reforms is higher wages and not goofy rich people buying Gucci bags or Mercedes cars Howeverhigher wages dont create productivity but are a consequence of it And economy-wide productivity will not rise till 15 per cent of our GDP comes from 55 per cent of the labour force deployed in agriculture Some Chinese provinces have been able to raise minimum wages every quarter for the last three years because they have run out of farm labour to staff the workshop of the world Foxconn the maker of the iPhone is setting up new factories thousands of kilometres inland from the coastnot for lower costs they are going to pay the same wages deep inside the country that they pay their million employees on the coast but because they can no longer get people to migrate from rural areas for jobs Chinas exponential productivity increase (20 people now produce the same GDP that 100 people used to produce in 1990) has combined with a massive migration to non-farm employment (640 million since 1978) to produce the most effective minimum wage legislation the world has ever seen India cannot raise minimum wages without increasing manufacturing employment stuck at 12 per cent of total employment since 1991 The limits of service sector growth are amply demonstrated by the kind of jobs taken by many of our 12 million engineers produced every year Increasing manufacturing jobs needs many things hard infrastructurelabour law reformand a tighter coupling of education and employment but minimum wage fudging is not going to help It is baffling that the rhetoric in the last election largely ignored unemployment and unemployability The only explanation involves paraphrasing Stalin: a single unemployed person is a tragedy but millions of unemployed are just a statistic 2014 is the first general election where first-time voters will have no memory of pre-reform India The rights thought world of the last decade has not delivered and the proposed national minimum wage legislation has nothing do with poverty or unemployment But there is a real danger for our youth that this minimum wage diktat will not lead to a higher wage but a wage that will be zero The writer is chairmanTeamlease Services For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Hina Rohtaki | Chandigarh | Published: May 22 2017 10:54 am Top News All important buildings are lacking fire safety What is the fire department doing to ensure fire safety We are getting a re-audit conducted of all the buildings Like in the UT Secretariat we conducted the check and immediately refilled or replaced the extinguishers Government buildings are always found wanting on the fire safety front Why no action is initiated We can’t put them on notice We can send them only letters There is no fire safety at the markets There have been so many fire incidents at the markets and still the situation is the same Why I have constituted three checking teams which will survey the entire city including the markets They 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not a compulsory one and it has no connection with religion" "We have not made anything mandatory It is yoga and has nothing to do with religion We request everyone. It is an opportunity for everyone in the country to showcase before the world our ancient legacy This initiative has nothing to do with any party This will help us bring pride to the country" he said Asserting that "those who want to oppose can oppose What can be done" he added "I do not understand why are they opposing When the resolution was passed in the UN 177 nations were in its favour of which 37 are Muslim countries "Yoga does not speak about any religion If one doesn’t want to do a certain part then don’t do it If you don’t want to say ‘Om’ while practising yoga then don’t do it At least one can perform yoga" Naik said He was asked about AIMPLB’s decision to launch a nationwide campaign against the move of making ‘Surya Namaskar’ and yoga compulsory in schools" Naik also said that about 35000 people are expected to attend the Rajpath event PTI Written by Manu Pubby | Published: October 5 2012 12:09 am Related News While there have been efforts to downplay the recent postponement of India-Russia defence minister-level talks by Moscowthe last minute rescheduling has brought to the surface a problem that has been simmering for a while in thisotherwise strongmilitary relationship The delay coincides with the visit of Pakistan Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani to Moscowcausing some in South Block to conclude that Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov stayed back to meet him While Gen Kayanis visit to Moscow may be seen as a poor consolation prize for the cancellation of President Vladimir Putins tour of Pakistan this monththe fact that Islamabad has become a factor in Indias military ties with Russia adds a whole new dimension to New Delhis outlook The rumblings started with India looking to broaden its basket of military hardware suppliers and expand its weapons profile Thiscoupled with New Delhis increased frustration on delays and price escalation in military contracts with Russiaunsettled old equations in this special relationship. has so far not officially claimed responsibility for the attack.Rajkot, He is the new Congress icon of secularism? 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