National Commission on Labour (1967)||
We have discussed in the foregoing chapters the developments that have influenced the evolution of the personality of the Indian worker. Our Constitution, its Preamble and Directive Principles have provided the philosophy and socio-political framework for economic development. The planning process has facilitated the growth of industry. A labour policy has been evolving through the institutional framework built up for its formulation. Implementation is being gradually improved on the basis of tripartite consultations. Apart from these factors, the impact of political forces and social change is affecting the workers' life. A new worker is emerging within the category of 'industrial labour' with distinct urban characteristics and social mobility. Some of these influences have reached the rural workers also. To record the nature and extent of these changes, we have used the reports of (i) the Study Group on Sociological Aspects of Labour-Management Relations, (ii) the Study Group on Tribal Labour, and (iii) the Committee on Working Conditions of Sweepers and Scavengers, all appointed by us. The impressions gathered by some of us during field visits have also been drawn upon.