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The Plight Of Cab Drivers In India’s Gig Economy And The Absence Of Specific Labour Laws

Biruchan Chetia Phukon, Alliance School of Law, Alliance University, Bengaluru


This paper discusses the work-related conditions of gig workers in India with a special emphasis on cab drivers. The position of cab drivers in relation to the aggregators as well the need for social security benefits for gig workers in India’s unorganised sector has also been looked into. This research paper will analyse the provisions of the Code on Social Security, 2020 and the regulatory hurdles in the implementation of the said code. In addition to this, the paper also looks at the position of cab drivers from the perspective of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947. At the end of the paper, the researcher has put forth a set of suggestions for the better implementation of the Code on Social Security, 2020, for building better working conditions as well as strengthening cordial relations between gig workers like cab drivers and their employers.

Keywords: cab drivers, gig workers, platform work, workman, Code on Social Security


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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