Tuesday, October 8, 2019
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Draft social security code a good step but lacks specifics, clarity

(OPINION): As soon as he switches off one of the two numbers on his dual sim smartphone, Ajay Kumar’s employer changes—and he does so four times a day, depending on which locality he is in. Kumar, who works as a driver with taxi aggregators, says he drives for 14 to 16 hours a day, but does not make the kind of money that people think he is earning. “They call us business partners not drivers. People think we are earning a lot of money. But I and my family know we are barely managing our needs," he said, showing screenshots of a ride where the client paid ₹332 to the aggregator, but he was paid only ₹168. Read More