The Women’s Labour Rights As per the Indian Constitution: A Critical Analysis on Women’s Labour Rights
9 Pages Posted: 11 Jun 2019
Date Written: May 26, 2019
Woman labour has been a significant segment of the workforce of India. With the changing Socio-economic scenario, women's productive roles have assumed new dimensions. Women’s participation has always been necessary for the accomplishment of social and economic development of Indian society. The State with regard to female labour has always been to work towards removal the handicaps under which they work, to strengthen their bargaining capacity, to improve their wages and working conditions, to augment their skills and to open up better employment facilities for them. The status of women in India had been a fluctuating one, sometimes encouraging and sometimes discouraging. The States spends millions of rupees on maternity benefit for women but the death of infants due to malnourished mothers and the death of an infant due to starvation when the mother is not allowed by the contactor to feed him pose serious questions about the plight of women labour of our country. This paper attempts in analyzing the condition of women workforce through the working of the Indian labour Legislations i.e. The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 and the Equal Remuneration Act, 1976, and the Factories Act, 1948.
Keywords: Women's labour rights, Indian constitution
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