You are here: Home » Opinion » Special
Business Standard

Best of BS Opinion: Flexible labour market, a dose of self-reliance & more

Here's a selection of Business Standard opinion pieces for the day

Fixed-term jobs | BS Opinion | Curated Content

Rajesh Kumar  |  New Delhi 

Donald Trump
Illustration: Binay Sinha

Concerns continue to be aired about fixed-term contract employment. This is being seen by some as a step backwards in the quest to provide Indians with decent work. This is, however, the wrong way of looking at it.

The correct way is to note that it will in fact ensure the continuance in employment of those who currently are permanent employees since it will significantly improve the ability of their employers to increase competitiveness, raise capital, and expand operations, notes our lead editorial. It further argues that greater flexibility should be permitted, alongside a supporting ecosystem that can provide recourse if contracts are violated. Read here

Other pieces talk about Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, US democracy, and Paytm’s mini app store.

Although each Quad member country has bilateral or trilateral security arrangements with the others, the grouping lacks a multilateral framework, argues our second editorial

For good reason, we Americans are now wondering if our democracy can survive. One of the greatest worries of the founders, after all, was that a demagogue might emerge and destroy the system from within, writes Joseph Stiglitz

In what appears to be a season of apps with the Tatas and Ambanis going all out for it, may be doing its bit for the Alibaba-Tencent rivalry, with a large dose of Atmanirbhar Bharat, writes Nivedita Mookerji


“…we recognise that there is a need for providing further stimulus to the economy at some point in time as may be appropriate.” Principal Economic Adviser Sanjeev Sanyal

Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Thu, October 08 2020. 06:31 IST