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ONE-DAY NATIONAL SEMINAR ON LABOUR LAW REFORMS AND NEW LABOUR CODES IN INDIA: ISSUE AND CHALLENGES AT DR. B.R. AMBEDKAR NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY, SONEPAT (SUBMIT BY MARCH 15)

ABOUT THE ORGANISING UNIVERSITY

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University, Sonepat (DBRANLU) was established in 2012 by an Act of the State of Haryana and commenced its academic activities in 2019. Named after the great jurist, economist, social reformer, and political leader. The university’s motto, “नीयतेवििवितार्थःअनेनइवतन्याय” symbolizes the core values and ideologies imbibed within the foundational fabric of the University. In line with this philosophy, the University has firmly resolved to impart advanced legal education, practical legal skills, and interdisciplinary understanding, while acknowledging the requirements of a just and equitable society in an efficacious manner.

ABOUT THE COLLABORATING INSTITUTE

V.V. Giri National Labour Institute (VVGNLI), an autonomous body of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India, set up in July 1974, is a premier Institute of Labour Research, Training and Education. Since its inception, the Institute has endeavoured through research, training and publications to reach all those who are concerned with various aspects of labour, both in the organised and unorganised sectors. The focus of such endeavours has been the transfer of academic insight and understanding related to all the aspects of labour for application to policy formulation, legislation and action to ensure a just and proper place for labour in an egalitarian and democratic society.

CONCEPT NOTE

“Uniformity in Labour legislation can never cease to be a matter of importance to so large a country like India with its many administrative and provincial jurisdictions. It must therefore, continue to occupy our attention in the future as it has done in the past.”-Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.

In the light of the statement of Baba Sahab Bhim Rao Ambedkar and further the recommendation by the 2nd National Commission on Labour with the observation that existing legislation is very complex, having archaic provisions and inconsistent definitions, and there is a need to improve ease of compliance and ensure uniformity in labour laws. The labour law reforms have been initiated by the Parliament of India with an aim to consolidate and streamline the existing labour regulations by replacing 29 labour laws with four new Codes. These reforms represent a significant shift in the regulatory framework governing labour in India, aiming to create a more conducive environment for business while ensuring the welfare of workers. However, the implementation of these Codes will be crucial. This seminar is being organised to delve into the different aspects and intricacies of labour reforms.

Objectives of the Seminar

  1. To deliberate on the key areas of Labour Law Reforms in India.
  2. To discuss various concern and impact of the Labour Codes.
  3. To critically evaluate emerging issues and challenges relating to different Labour Codes.

(Codes on Wages, Industrial Relations, Social Security & Welfare and Occupation Safety, Health and Working Conditions)

SUB THEMES OF THE SEMINAR

  • Impact of Labour Law Reforms
  • Labour Codes- Issues and Challenges
  • Business and Human Rights under the New Labour Codes
  • Social Security for gig workers and platform workers
  • Future of work: rethinking workers’ rights in the digital age.
  • Trade unions and their role in the emerging socio-economic scenario

Note: The sub-themes are suggestive and not exhaustive. Research papers not covered under the above sub-themes but relevant to the sub themes may also be considered.

MODE OF THE SEMINAR

  • The seminar will be conducted through Hybrid mode (Online and Offline).

PARTICIPANTS

  • The conference invites wide participation from legal experts, industry representatives, members of regulatory boards, non-governmental organizations dealing in labour issues, Researchers, Academicians, and Students.

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION

FOR ABSTRACT:

  • The abstract should not exceed 300 words (inclusive of 5 keywords) and must be accompanied by a brief profile (in 50 words) of the author indicating his/her email ID, contact number, designation, and official address.
  • The abstract should be in the following format: Times New Roman, Font Size 12 & Line spacing 1.5, Justified 1-inch margins on all the four sides, Paper size: A4.
  • All submission are to be made in MS Word format only.
  • The abstract must clearly identify a research problem to be discussed by the author in the full paper, and the particular theme of the conference associated with the paper.
  • Please name your abstract file as follows: Full Name_abstract e.g. if author’s name is Mahesh Kumar, then the file name should be Mahesh Kumar_abstract.

FULL PAPER

  • Selected abstracts shall be intimated separately along with a link for full paper submissions and payment of registration fee.
  • The maximum word limit for a full research paper along with an abstract is 6000 words (excluding footnotes), which must be submitted in MS Word format.
  • Font: Times New Roman, Font Size: 12, Line spacing: 1.5, A4 size paper with 1” margin on all sides.
  • For reference and bibliography, the author(s) are required to follow the uniform Blue Book Citation Style (20th Edition).
  • The final paper shall mandatorily have the suggestions/ recommendations made by the author(s).
  • The similarity shall not extend beyond the prescribed limit of 15%.
  • All submissions should be the original and non-plagiarized work of the author and should not have been submitted for publication/published elsewhere in any form.
  • The author(s) bear the sole responsibility for the accuracy of facts, opinions or views put forth in the submitted manuscript.
  • All participants must acknowledge that Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University, Sonepat, Haryana bears no responsibility towards any defamatory or legally actionable content presented in the paper. It shall be the sole responsibility of the author(s) and they shall be liable in case of any legal proceeding initiated in the pursuance of the same.

CERTIFICATION OF BEST PAPERS

  • The top 3 papers shall be presented with a certificate of merit.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Deadline for Abstract Submission: 15th March 2024
  • Notification of Selected Abstracts: 18th March 2024
  • Deadline for the submission of full paper: 30th March 2024
  • Date of the Seminar: 20th March 2024

VENUE OF THE PROGRAMME

  • Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University, Sonepat, Plot No. 5, Rajiv Gandhi Education City, Rai-131021 Haryana

REGISTRATION FEES AND PARTICIPATION

  • For Students – Rs. 1000
  • For Academicians and Professionals– Rs. 1500

Note: In the case of co-authorship, the above-mentioned fees have to be paid by each author individually.

Payment and Account Details

  • The payment has to be made to the university’s bank account’

Beneficiary’s Name: Registrar DBRALU Rai, Sonipat

Beneficiary’s Account Number: 50100156483861.

IFSC Code: HDFC0003433

  • Kindly Submit your abstracts on the google form attached here:

[https://forms.gle/7vUFqJc5axj9WLLLA]

DIGNITARIES

PATRON

Prof. (Dr) Archana Mishra

Vice-Chancellor

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University, Sonepat

ADVISOR

Prof. (Dr.) Ashutosh Mishra

Head of Department

Dean Academic Affairs

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Law University, Sonepat

CO-ORDINATORS

Co-ordinator:

Dr. Balwinder Kaur

Associate Professor (Law)

Director, Centre for Labour Studies

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University, Sonepat

Co-ordinator:

Dr. Ellina Samantroy

Faculty at V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, Noida.

For more details, candidates may go to the given link: [https://drive.google.com/file/d/13qWfnxYli-KMgCGrZaQGuqmCVHm7hVNM/view?usp=sharing]