Research & Publication

Gender Pay Gap in India - September 2012

Report on Gender Pay Gap in India is based on the preliminary findings of Paycheck India Salary Data. The report aims at quantifying the magnitude of gender-based disparities that women face in the organized sector of the Indian labour market, and track their progress over time. The extent of the gender pay gap is measured on various parameters such as age, educational qualifications, industry, work experience, designation, type of contract, level of skill, marital status, etc. The report also attempts to enquire into the possible reasons for the prevalence of this gap.

Gender Pay Gap in the Indian Formal Sector: 2006 - 2013

The Gender Pay Gap in India 2013 report is based on Paycheck India Salary Data generated between 2006 and 2013 (June), through the online voluntary Salary Survey of Paycheck India. An earlier version of the report was published in 2012. This report covers a wider audience and is based on latest and improved data collected through salary survey. The report is based on 21,552 respondents over a period of 7.5 years (from 2006 -2013 (June)), out of which 18,043 were males and 3,509 were females. The report measure gender-based disparities that women face in the organized sector of the Indian labour market.

Income Gap Starters

According to data gathered by Wage Indicator websites, labour starters – those who are beginning their careers as wage earners - earn twice or three times more in developed countries than in emerging nations.

Meal Vouchers as an Employee Benefit in IT/ITES Sector: Some Issues in Indian Context

The share of meal benefits in the form of tax benefit, in the total compensation of Indian formal sector employees has been constantly decreasing in relative terms. It has failed to match with the continuous rise in food prices. The Government not enhancing the limits for income tax exemption on the cash value of such benefits/perks given to employees has made the issue very complex. To aggravate the problem further, the tax exemption limits are not revised in regular intervals. Using panel data collected by Paycheck India salary survey, the article discusses the issues relating to meal vouchers as an employee benefit, with special reference to the IT/ITES sector in India.

MGNREGA and Minimum Wage Debate

There has been a constant debate on the applications and implementation of MGNREG and Minimum Wages Act. And with recent increasing pressure on the government to link the MGNREG wages to Minimum Wages Act, the point that comes out is how is it going to benefit the worker? Here is a debate that will bring out various aspects of it

Minimum Wage Comparison in Asian Countries : Official Representation of Minimum Wages

For countries which have a minimum wage, the minimum wage fixing system differs according to objectives and criteria, machinery and procedures, coverage, and subsequent adjustment as well as the operation and enforcement of rules established. In many countries, minimum wages are set by a tripartite committee or commission comprised of representatives from workers, employers, and the government, while in others they are set by executive decree or legislative actions.

Minimum Wages in India: Issues and Concerns

The wage and employment policies relating to the unorganised workers and in particular the issue of minimum wages paid to them has been a subject of considerable discussion among union leaders and labour experts in India. The paper highlights the issues and concerns relating to Minimum Wage Act, 1948 in India.