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This Collection has Monthly Reports of the Indian Branch Office of the International Labour Organization, 1929-1969.These detail monthly reports on the Indian labour scene and related problems of social and economic policy, comprising seldom less than fifty typed pages and sometimes more than one hundred. These reports were regularly sent to the main offices in Geneva and, during World War II, in Montreal and accumulated over time into a considerable database of about 40,000 pages. Among the series of reports the ILO received from its various regional offices, the Indian series was considered to be of particularly high and consistent quality. The reports contain summaries of newly enacted laws, of official reports and other government materials, of conferences held or publications issued by various non state actors such as business associations, trade unions or political movements. They also carry summaries or verbatim copies of relevant press coverage in Indian English language newspapers.

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