India’s labour regulations have traditionally been rooted in the binary classification of ‘formal’ and ‘informal’. As gig workers fall outside this binary, regulating them under traditional labour laws becomes challenging.
Regulating the gig economy has presented a challenge to policy makers as they do not conform to the formal-informal binary present in pre-existing labour regulations. The gig economy already represents a sizable part of the workforce, and with NITI Aayog’s report projecting strong growth, this space needs pro-active regulatory intervention.
Ministry of Labour & Employment
Ministry of Law & Justice
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