The underprivileged labour force in India as distinct from the organized and unionized sector of labour in industry, constitutes a widely exploited section of the society. What are the conditions of their working environment? What legal provisions have been made for safeguarding their welfare? What are the special measures to be additionally undertaken to cater to specific requirements of each category of labour? These and other questions are dealt by the author in this book Welfare of Unorganised Labour.
The book contains seventeen chapters, five appendices, and a bibliography. The book will be useful to all those interested in managing welfare of workers in the unorganized sector.
Dr. A.M. Sarma obtained a Master's Degree in Labour and Social Welfare through Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur and also a degree in Law from the Ranchi University. His thesis entitled "Industrial Relations in Public and Private Sector Undertakings" earned him a Ph.D. from the said University.
Currently, he is a visiting faculty member in some management institutes and also offers specialised training programmes to industrial organisations. Earlier he was a member of the faculty, department of personnel management and industrial relations, at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, and NICMAR, Pune. His other publications include: Aspects of Labour Welfare and Social Security, Industrial Relations - Conceptual and Legal Framework, Understanding Wage System, Industrial Jurisprudence and Labour Legislation, Labour Administration in India, and Industrial Health and Safety Management. He has also published a number of articles in professional journals.