Shashi Bala
Fellow
M.A., M. Phil, Ph. D (Economics)
Phone: 0120-2411533
ext: 225
Direct: 0120-2411776
balashashi.vvgnli@gov.in; shashibala2002@gmail.com
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Dr. Shashi Bala is working as Fellow at the V.V. Giri National Labour Institute. She has done her Ph.D. from Center for International Trade & Development / School of International Studies / Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her areas of special interest are Skill Development and Gender Issues. She is coordinating the Center for Gender & Labour Studies at the Institute. She is also the Convener of Sexual Harassment Committee at the Institute.

 

Research project carried out by Dr. Shashi Bala Nationally and Internationally are: 

  • Skill Development System: Micro Level Evidence; 
  • Vocational Training for Rehabilitation of Labour : A case study of NCLP school and MAYA;
  • Changing Pattern of Rural Non-Farm Employment;
  • Gender Issue in Korean Labour Market.

 

Presently she is working on Research Projects: Employment Process of Migrant Domestic Help: A case of Tribal Women in India; and Insecurities and Vulnerabilities of Women Working in New Economy.

 

She also coordinates training programmes on subjects like Skill Development for the Informal Sector Worker; Orientation Programme on Labour Issues for Women Representatives of the NGOs of North Eastern Region; Leadership Development Programme for Rural Women Labour leaders Organisers; Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace; and International training programme on Gender Issues in labour. Besides this she also co-coordinate the training programme on theme like International Training Programme on Labour and Employment; Course on Research Methods in Labour Economies jointly with Dr. S. K Sasikumar, Senior Faculty at the Institute. 

 

She has presented several papers in National and International Seminars/Workshops organized by International Training Center, Turin; Annual Conference of India Society of Labour Economics; V.V. Giri National Labour Institute; National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD); International Management Institute (IMI); International Labour Organization (ILO); Indian Institute of Public Administration(IIPA);Ministry of Labour and Employment and ILO, in Collaboration with Korea University of Technology and Education ;Korea Labour Institute, Seoul, South Korea etc., on themes like Skill Development for the Informal Economy ;Skill Development Systems in India; Skill Development System : A Grass- roots Scenario; Women Employment and Labour Process in Agriculture with Special Reference to Women Employment; Employment Pattern of Working Pass out Trainees: Identification of Trainees Need; Decent Employment for Women in India; Gender Budgeting; Policy Option for India in National Consultation on Development of Training Policy on India; Women Workers in Nonfarm Employment in India, Gender Issues in Korean Labour Market etc.  She has number of research Publication in reputed Journals and books and research studies. She is also a life member of Indian society of Labour Economics.

 

 

 

 

Skill Development System: Micro Level Evidence; Vocational Training for Rehabilitation of labour : A case study of NCLP school and MAYA ; Changing Pattern of Rural Non-Farm Employment ; Gender issue in Korean Labour Market; Working Women in Urban India: Concerns and Challenge. Employment Process of Migrant Domestic Help: A case of Metro Cities in India; Migration of Tribal Female Domestic Worker in Delhi.
 
 Specific Research Themes
  Implementation of Maternity Benefits Act
  Work Participation of women post-maternity in IT sector
  Empowering Rural Women through Action Research (Rural Camps)
  Gender and Health Issues in the Plantation Sector
  Gender Dimensions of Employment Specific  Schemes with focus on MNREGA
  Health Programmes for The Laboring Poor
  Impact of Skill Training on Women Workers in the Informal Sector
  Gender Budgeting
  Gender Statistics
  Women and Work in the IT/ITes Sector

Highlights
  • Implementation of Maternity Benefit Act.

    Skill Development System: Micro Level Evidence; Vocational Training for Rehabilitation of labour : A case study of NCLP school and MAYA ; Changing Pattern of Rural Non-Farm Employment ; Gender issue in Korean Labour Market; Working Women in Urban India: Concerns and Challenge. Employment Process of Migrant Domestic Help: A case of Metro Cities in India; Migration of Tribal Female Domestic Worker in Delhi.

  • conducted on study on Gender Issues in Korean Labour Market

     

    She was the visiting researcher at Korean Labour Institute 2008 Where she conducted on study on Gender Issues in Korean Labour Market. She also coordinates training programmes on themes like Skill Development for the Informal Sector Worker; Orientation Programme on Labour Issues for Women Representatives of the NGOs of North Eastern Region; Leadership Development programme for Rural Women Labour leaders Organisers; Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace; An Introduction to Gender Responsive Budgeting in India, Tackling Discrimination in the World of Work, Gender, Poverty and Employment and International training Programme on Gender Issues in labour, Mainstreaming Gender Equality in the World of Work: A Gender Perspective . In the past she co-coordinated the training Programme on themes like International Training Programme on Labour and Employment ; Course on Research Methods in Labour Economics jointly with Dr. S. K Sasikumar ,Senior Faculty  at the Institute.