In early April this year, the Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill was passed by both houses of the parliament and has subsequently become a piece of law that will be enforced. This Act, which we will refer to as CPIA in this article, is the latest in a long list of draconian legislations designed to allow the state to target and surveil citizens.
A Post Human Job Market?
‘Humans Need Not Apply’. This was the title of a provocative video found floating around on YouTube in August 2014. It spoke of a future where new developments in digital technologies would push human labour out of the market in unprecedented ways.
The International Labour Organization recently released a report on the impact of the COVID pandemic on enterprises and workers in the formal and informal economy in India. This report, which essentially focuses on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in India, has tried to capture various aspects of the trajectory of the MSME sector in India during the pandemic.