Articles by: Amit Kumar

COVID-19: Lockdown and Home-Based Workers in India

COVID-19: Lockdown and Home-Based Workers in India

Co-Written by Amit Kumar & Puja Pal The outbreak of COVID-19 and the measures taken to deal with pandemic have an unprecedented impact on informal sector workers. ILO predicted that coronavirus could cause loss of 25 million jobs across the world. Global unemployment which already stood at 190 million before the spread of coronavirus, can further rise drastically. The pandemic[Read More…]

April 17, 2020 India
Looking into the Supreme Court ruling on Reservation in Public Posts: A Perspective

Looking into the Supreme Court ruling on Reservation in Public Posts: A Perspective

The recent ruling of the Hon’ble Supreme Court asking the State governments to exercise their discretion and will, to better put it as ‘an internal matter of the States’, in granting reservation benefits to SC and ST communities in matters of appointment and promotions in public posts is receiving mixed reviews. While many, if not all, among the non-recipient of[Read More…]

April 14, 2020 India
Lockdown and Rural Economy: Case study of Village in Rajasthan

Lockdown and Rural Economy: Case study of Village in Rajasthan

Co-Written by Amit Kumar and Puja Pal Originating from Wuhan, China, the novel Corona Virus has affected most of the countries across the continents. Due to its world-wide spread WHO declared it as “pandemic” on March 11.  Since the outbreak of COVID-19, around 1,523,898 people around the world have been infected and some 88,956 people have died in at least[Read More…]

April 9, 2020 India
From Ad-hocism to Guest: Delhi University on the road to Contractual Teaching Norms

From Ad-hocism to Guest: Delhi University on the road to Contractual Teaching Norms

An official communication from the office of the Vice- Chancellor, University of Delhi dated 28th August, 2019 has put the teaching career of more than 4500 ad-hoc teachers in jeopardy. The letter directs all DU colleges to appoint only guest faculty, instead of ad-hoc faculty as has been the norm in DU since 1990s, from academic session 2019-20 in case[Read More…]

November 30, 2019 India