source: the report of the Arjun Sengupta. Committee to Review Policy for Public. Enterprises. Realising the critical role assigned to the public sector in the. 30 Aug Recommendations of Arjun Sengupta Committee Report. The Government had constituted an Ad-Hoc Group of Experts (AGE) in. This report β€œis focused on the informal or the unorganised economy The Commission had the following members: Dr. Arjun K. Sengupta, Dr.

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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The right to development was linked to a path of development in which national governments were obliged to ensure that human rights were progressively realised.

Even in the non-agriculture sector nearly 72 percent of the workers are in the unorganised sector, an increase of 4 percentage points from 68 percent in For instance, the state schemes have by and large adopted the social assistance concept β€” the lone exception being Gujarat β€” without incorporating any element of insurance.

The Central Segnupta Union Organisations in their several representations to the successive governments had unanimously emphasised that there should be a separate bill for the large and distinct segment of agricultural workers, while insisting that the same should be moved simultaneously along with the one for unorganised workers.


If the right to food, education, health are regarded as components reporrt a human right to development, the state has to accept the primary responsibility of delivering the right either on its own or in collaboration with others. The commission has failed to take into account the prescriptions and experiences available at arjin international level. This site uses cookies. The commission on its part appointed an advisory board as also a task force on social security.

In these two bodies representation had been given to NGOs and academics but not to trade unions. At the end ofabout million or 77 percent of the population were living below Rs. So if committwe account for that, they are actually richer than the report reflects. Archived from the original on 28 September The Tendulkar committee senupta suggested poverty lines that are not only normatively superior to the existing official poverty line, but has also treated cost of living differences more systematically than those implicit in the existing official poverty lines.

Arjun Kumar Sengupta

Delivering the Arjun Sengupta Memorial Lecture organised by the Indian Society of Labour Economics on 16 DecemberPrabhat Patnaik described Sengupta as an “iconoclast” and lauded the many roles he played “in his long and distinguished career. The commission report justifies this approach in the name of giving a sense of ownership to these workers.

Trade unions should make concerted efforts to bring pressure on the UPA government to bring about meaningful and practical legislations for the benefit of the agricultural and unorganised workers, a task which brooks no further delay. The present commission report, however, limits itself to working out a skeleton scheme, which does not address all issues of insecurity faced by the unorganised sector workers.


The justification for economic reforms was supposed to be the trickle down effect but for those who live in trying conditions 10 years of economic reforms seems to have made little difference. The report is based on government data for the period between and According to the reporrt The recommendations regarding subsequent investment in successful and profitable JVs and JVs set up by Navratnas without commitee limit and removal of all restrictions on investment decisions within a period of 3 years would be considered after 3 years.

There is yet another commitment in the NCMP specifically aimed at the huge workforce in the rural unorganised sector viz. It suggested designing special schemes for the vulnerable sections of Indian society through better targeting and social engineering.

Retrieved 20 February But this too shall pass. Ever since, there has been considerable hype built up over the prescriptions incorporated therein. Archived from the original PDF on 21 July The commission report has analysed in detail the different models, in vogue in several states, of providing social security to the unorganised workers and even noted the fairly beneficial aspects of a few of them.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: You are commenting using your Committe account. Based on the recommendations of GoM, the Cabinet Note was formulated which loverty considered by the Cabinet in their meeting held on 26 April, and ccommittee approved povetty the orders in this regard were issued in May, For example, the Sengupta committee xrjun estimated poverty on a poverty line of Rs20 per capita per day. The recommendations of AGE relating to enhancing the powers delegated to Navratna, Miniratna and other profit making CPSEs were initially considered and the proposals for committef the powers delegated to Navratna, Miniratna and other profit making CPSEs were approved by the Cabinet and orders in this regard were issued on 5 August, Similar is the case of unorganised sector workers, who do not get employment on a regular basis and in most cases are denied even the notified minimum wages.

Ultimately, however, the commission has proposed a scheme incorporating only one solitary element of social assistance concept in the form of an extended National Old Age Pension Scheme, providing a monthly pension of Rs for the BPL workers in the age group above 60 years.

According to Ravi Srivastava, Professor of Economics and Jawaharlal Nehru University”Sengupta’s contributions to the right to development constitute Yet, the government did not think it fit to sengupat representation to trade unions in the composition of the commission. Sengupta argued that the enforceability of collective rights via the implementation of development programs was possible even without their being converted into legal rights though he recognised that justiciability did remain a superior course of action.


Of the million unorganised sector workers, agriculture accounted for million and the rest million are employed are employed in the non-agriculture sector. That was the report by the expert group to review the methods and means of estimating poverty. Is it any wonder that those leaders who are seen to be arjin can never win geport popular vote?

Buy Investors with a short-term perspective can buy the stock of Manappuram Finance at current levels. The United Nations Human Rights Council observed a moment of silence for Sengupta on 27 September [8] and the Rajya Sabha was adjourned on 9 Novemberas a mark of respect to him. This failure to factor in the beneficial aspects of state models tends to make the proposed scheme a non-starter.

This site uses cookies. Central and state governments are required to share the contribution to the scheme proposed by it in the ratio of 3: According to Guha Thakurta, Sengupta’s critical stance towards “the neo-liberal school of economic thought subscribed to by Manmohan Singh” and refusal to “cultivate political godfathers” meant that he would be “one Finance Minister India never had. An overwhelming million people in India live on a per capita consumption of less than Rs 20 a day, according to the findings of the Arjun Sengupta report on the Conditions of Work and Promotion of Livelihood in the Unorganised Sector.

For them, being officially entitled to below-poverty-line BPL status can be a matter of life and death, as it promises access to a host of welfare schemes from cheap grains at ration shops to subsidised housing under the Indira Awaas Yojana.

Sengupta argued that the enforceability of collective rights via the implementation of development programs was possible even without their being converted into legal rights though he recognised that justiciability did remain a superior course of action. The Hanumanth Rao Commission had recommended a package of minimum social security benefits to be provided to the rural labourers by the state as a matter of high priority. Unfortunately, arjub basis has been specified for choosing this number.

But international organisations were also seen as having an important role. At this time, he also steered two important groups: Even assuming that the unorganised sector workers pay up this Rs per annum, the benefits proposed under the scheme are meagre and delivery thereof is doubtful. Pan to post As the Internet alters the grammar of cooking, a look at food in times of Insta, and when it rises as a Given the poor credibility of official poverty estimates, there is a case to shelve their sengupat for public policy purposes.

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