UPSC CSE Mains Syllabus: GS-3- Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.

Labour rights – issues and measures needed

Covid Pandemic & Labour Issues:

Supreme Court for the rescue:

Thus, the importance of the SC’s judgment in Gujarat Mazdoor Sabha lies in its elevation of labour rights to the status of basic human rights, which majoritarian governments are, under the Constitution, obligated to respect, and cannot erase with the stroke of a pen. Needless to say, going forward, these rights will need an active labour movement, and a vigilant judiciary, to guarantee their continued existence. The judgment in Gujarat Mazdoor Sabha is a good start.


The Covid-19 pandemic has created significant casualty on the labour rights. Critically analyse.