An Approach Paper to Drafting Labour Codes for India

Harmonisation and consolidation of labour legislations

Summary: This approach paper identifies issues in India's labour laws necessitating reform such as their complexity and lack of clarity. it further discusses the approach that should be adopted to harmonise and consolidate the laws.

While policy changes in labour laws are debated at length, commensurate attention is not paid to its drafting. This Paper discusses possible approaches to drafting that should be adopted for the proposed Labour Codes in India.