Smart City – Use of Technology and the Needed Labor Reforms
Mukund Sarda1, Bhagyashree Deshpande2, Salil Shringarpure3
1Dr. Mukund Sarda, New Law College, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune (Maharashtra), India.
2Dr. Bhagyashree Deshpande, New Law College, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune (Maharashtra), India.
3Dr. Salil Shringarpure, New Law College, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune (Maharashtra), India.
Manuscript received on 12 December 2018 | Revised Manuscript received on 23 December 2018 | Manuscript published on 30 December 2018 | PP: 45-47 | Volume-8 Issue-2, December 2018 | Retrieval Number: B2547128218/18©BEIESP
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Abstract: The Prime Minister, Sri. Narendra Damodar Das Modi, on 2nd October, 2015 inaugurated a remarkable national campaign of ‘Clean India’ on the Raj Ghat. This campaign finds its roots from the ‘doctrine of Swach Bahrat’, which was pioneered by Gandhiji. This doctrine encompasses two proverbial statements; a) a sound mind in a sound body; b) cleanliness is next to Godliness but also lead to disease free life. However, in its present state the concept of ‘Swach Bharat’ appears to have added a new dimension of ‘smart cities’ with itself, for it is important for the states pursuing to become ‘smart’ to ensure that they also inculcate the elements of ‘Swach Bharat Mission’. Therefore, it becomes evident that there are certain objectives laid down in this mission that are to be achieved. Also, there have been various judicial pronouncements regarding Right to live in a proper environment free from the dangers of diseases and infection, Maintenance of health, preservation of the sanitation, etc. and their nexus with Article 21 of the Constituion, which contribute to the wide spectrum of ‘Swach Bharat mission’. However, it is worthwhile to note that since the mission is at a very early stage, in order for it be successful the government will have to bring several labour reforms, such as, enactment of ‘National Swachh (maintenance, regulation and development) Act’, social security of workers also needs special attention like Provident Fund, Pension, gratuity etc. The paper will elucidate further on such similar labour reforms that are needed to be introduced in order for this mission to become a reality all over India.
Keyword: Smart Cities, Labour reforms, Swach Bharat, Public Health, Technology, Clean India
Scope of the Article: Healthcare Informatics