INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNIES AND PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT POLICY IN GLOBALISING INDIA

Trivandrum: 3rd�5th April, 2008

(Venue: CDS Auditorium)

Programme Schedule

 

3rd April, 2008

09:00 � 09:30 ����������� Registration

 

09:30 � 11:00 ������������ Inaugural Session:

Welcome

K. Narayanan Nair, Director, CDS

 

Introduction to the Programme

Pinaki Chakraborty, Associate Professor, CDS

 

Key Note Address

Dimitri B. Papadimitriou, President, Levy Economics Institute, New York

 

Chairperson: V Ramachandran, Member, Administrative Reforms Commission

 

Rapporteurs: Neethi P and Minnu Rose Joy

 

11:00 � 11:30 ������������ Tea/Coffee

 

11:30 � 13:00 ������������ Theme: The International Experience of ELR/EGS/EPWP with Special Reference to IBSA Countries

 

Towards an Employer of Last Resort Programme for South Africa

Presenter: Maikel R. Lieuw-Kie-Song, Labour Intensive Specialist, Department of Public Works, South Africa

 

Full Employment Politics as an Imperative of Expanded Citizen

Presenter: Jose Carlos de Assis, Assessor da Presid�ncia do BNDES, Brazil

 

Financing Job Guarantee Schemes by Oil Revenue; The Case of

Iran

Presenter: Zahra Karimi, Assistant Professor, University of Mazandaran, Iran

 

Chairperson: Santosh Mehrotra, Senior Consultant and Adviser, Planning Commission

 

Rapporteurs: T.K. Subramanian and Gargi Sanati

 

13:00 � 14:00 ������������ Lunch

 

14:00 � 15:30 ������������ Theme: NREGA: Macro Perspective

 

National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA 2005)

Santosh Mehrotra, Senior Consultant and Adviser, Rural Development
Planning Commission

 

Employment Policy, Growth and Emerging Opportunities: The Case of NREGA

Presenter: P. S Vijay Shankar, Samaj Pragati Sahayog, Dewas, Madhya Pradesh

 

Relevance of Unorthodox Economic Theory in Public Policy: A Case Study of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

Presenter: Kaustav, CESP, JNU, New Delhi

 

Discussant: Ravi S. Srivastava, Member National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector, Government of India

 

Chairperson: C. Rammonohar Reddy, Editor, Economic and Political Weekly

 

Rapporteurs: Nadhanael G.V. and Saritha S.

 

15:30 � 15:45 ������������ Tea/ Coffee

 

15:45 � 17:15 ������������ Theme: NREGA: Spatial Dimension�I

 

Do Those Who Need Employment Get It? A Study of NREGA in Kottathara Panchayat in Wayanad, Kerala

Presenter: D Narayana, CDS, Trivandrum

 

NREGA in Abu Road, Rajasthan

Presenter: Rina Bhattacharya, Ratna Sudarshan, ISST, New Delhi

 

Discussant: C Rammonohar Reddy, Editor, Economic and Political Weekly

 

Chairperson: Indira Hirway, Director, CFDA

 

Rapporteurs: Rajeev Sharma and Beena S.

 

17:30 � 18:30 ������������ Employment Issues in the Unorganised Sector of the Economy

Special Address by Arjun Sengupta, Chairman, National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector, Government of India

 

Chairperson: K Narayanan Nair, Director, CDS, Trivandrum

 

Rapporteur: Varinder Jain

 

 

4th April, 2008

 

09:00 � 10:00 ������������ Some Less Discussed Aspects of NREGA

Special Address by Professor Amit Bhaduri, Honorary Fellow, CDS

 

Chairperson: K. P Kannan, Member National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector, Government of India

 

Rapporteur: Neethi P and Gargi Sanati

 

 

 

10:00 � 11:00 ������������ Theme: The International Experience of ELR/EGS/EPWP with Special Reference to IBSA Countries

 

NREGA: A Component of Full Employment Strategy in India

Presenter: Indira Hirway, Director, CFDA, India

 

Macro-micro Impacts of Scaling up South Africa�s EPWP

Presenter: Rania Antonopoulos, Levy Economics Institute, New York

 

Chairperson: Amit Bhaduri, Honorary Fellow, CDS, Trivandrum

 

Rapporteurs: T.K. Subramanian and Beena S.

 

 

11:00 � 11:15������������� Tea/ Coffee

 

11:15 � 13:15 ������������ Theme: NREGA: Spatial Dimension�II

 

What Determines the Success of �100 Days Work� at Panchayat Level? A Study of Birbhum District in West Bengal

Presenter: Subrata Mukherjee, Saswata Ghosh, IDSK, West Bengal.

 

NREGA: A Study of West Bengal

Presenter: Debtra K. Dey, Lecturer, Srikrishna College, West Bengal

 

Discussant: D Narayana,Professor, CDS, Trivandrum

 

Chairperson: Amit Bhaduri, Honorary Fellow, CDS, Trivandrum

 

Rapporteurs: Amarendra Das and Braja Bandhu Swain

 

 

13:15 � 14:00 ������������ Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

14:00 � 15:30 ������������ Theme: Public Policy & NREGA: State Level Experience

 

A Critical Analysis of the Effectiveness of Employment Policy in Assam

Presenter: Chandrima Goswami

 

Of Dignity and Sustenance: A Socio Legal Analysis of NREGA as Furtherance of Right to Food

Presenter: Siddharth, The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, West Bengal

 

National Rural Employment Act�Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy: Experience of Uttar Pradesh

Presenter: Yogesh B. Arya, Arundhati Dhuru, Giri Institute of Development, Lucknow

 

Discussant: Vinoj Abraham, CDS, Trivandrum

 

Chairperson: Indira Hirway, Director, CFDA, India

 

Rapporteurs: Siddik R and Rajeev Sharma

 

 

15:30 � 15:45������������� Tea/ Coffee

 

 

15:45 � 17:45 ������������ Theme: NREGA: Exclusion and Implementation Issues

 

National Rural Employment Guarantee Act�A Field View

Presenter: A C K Nambiar, CSD, Hyderabad

 

NREGA�An Overview in State of Uttar Pradesh

Presenter: Pratima Yadav, Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi

 

Jammu & Kashmir�s Tryst with NREGA: Some Critical Issues

Presenter: Vipul Jain, Nakul Bhasin

 

NREGA & Rural Employment in Punjab: An Evaluative Study of Hoshiarpur District

Presenter: Ranjit Singh Ghuman, Parminder Kaur Dua, Department of Economics, Punjab University, Patiala.

 

Discussant: P. S. Vijayshankar, Samaj Pragati Sahayog, Dewas, Madhya Pradesh

 

Chairperson: D Narayana, CDS, Trivandrum

 

Rapporteurs: Alice Sebastian and Saritha S

 

19:30 � 20:30 ������������ Conference Dinner

5th April, 2008

 

09:30 � 11:00 ������������ Theme: Macroeconomic Policy, Growth and Employment

 

Immigration vs. Outsourcing in a Partial Equilibrium Framework: A Developing Country Perspective

Presenter: Simontini Das, Ajitava Roychaudhuri, Saikat Sinha Roy, Department of Economics, Jadavpur University, West Bengal

 

Rural Non-Farm Sector Employment Growth in India: Distress Driven or Growth Driven?

Presenter: Vinoj Abraham, CDS, Trivandrum

 

The Economic Transition and Employment Generation in Indian Economy: Role of Market, Policy and Institutions

Presenter: Pulak Mishra, Baghirath Behra, IIT, Kharagpur, West �� Bengal

 

Discussant: K Pushpangadan, CDS, Trivandrum

 

Chairperson: K K Subramaniam, Honorary Fellow, CDS

 

Rapporteurs: Nadhanael G.V. and Siddik R.

 

 

11:00 � 11:30������������� Tea/ Coffee

 

11:30 � 13:00 ������������ Theme: Growth and Employment in Globalizing India: An Assessment

 

Emerging Contract Labour in India�s Organized Manufacturing Sector: Trends, Pattern and Implications

Presenter: Neethi P, CDS, Trivandrum

 

Output and Employment Growth in Registered Manufacturing Industries in India: Testing Kaldor�s Hypothesis

Presenter: Panchanan Das, Taki Government College, West Bengal

 

Industrial Workers and their Movement: A Case Study on Prospective Role in Bargain, Governance and Change

Presenter: Sarmistha Sen, Samsundar College, West Bengal

 

Discussant: M. Parameswaran, Lecturer, CDS, Trivandrum

 

Chairperson: K Pushpangadan, Professor, CDS, Trivandrum

 

Rapporteurs: Varinder Jain and Amarendra Das

 

13:00 � 14:00������������� Lunch

 

14:00 � 15:30������������� Theme: Employment, Wages and Gender Issues

 

Changes in the Employment Pattern among Urban Women Workers in India: Some Results Based on the NSSO Employment-Unemployment Estimates

Presenter: Sona Mitra, CESP, JNU, New Delhi

 

Economic Reforms in India: Where Incremental Workers are

Heading

Presenter: Sandeep Kumar, Consultant, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister

 

Discussant: Indira Hirway, Director, CFDA

 

Chairperson: Mridul Eapen, Member, Planning Board, Kerala

 

Rapporteurs: Braja Bandhu Swain and Alice Sebastian

 

15:30 � 15:45������������� Tea/ Coffee

 

15:45 � 17:15������������� Wrap Up

����������������������������������� Pinaki Chakraborty, Associate Professor, CDS, Trivandrum

 

Round Table Discussion:

Moderator: Amit Bhaduri, Honorary Fellow, CDS

 

����������� Dimitri B. Papadimitriou, President, Levy Economics Institute, ����� New York

 

����������� Jose Carlos de Assis, Assessor da Presid�ncia do BNDES, � Brazil

 

����������� Rania Antonopoulos, Levy Economics Institute, New York

 

����������� Indira Hirway, Director, CFDA

 

����������� D Narayana, Professor, CDS, Trivandrum

 

����������� Pinaki Chakraborty, Associate Professor, CDS, Trivandrum

 

 

Note: Paper presenter will be given 10 minutes for presentation. Discussant will be given 5 Minutes to discuss each paper at the end of the session.