The chapter narrates the transition in Indian employment scenario, which facilitated the expansion of the informal sector after the adoption of neoliberal economic policies. Indian official statistics is used to understand the transition in terms of productivity, fragmentation of units, missing employment in the informal sector in terms of official statistics of the country. The coexistence of increasing unemployment and proportionately increasing employment in the informal sector hints towards a change in the vision of employment. The situation as revealed in pandemic period is also discussed, much of it was already existed before.
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