The ministry is finalising changes to the Child Labour Act of 1986, the Minimum Wage Act of 1948 and the Apprenticeship Act of 1961.
The draft Bill, if approved, will be applicable to sectors including oil & gas, coal, internet, broadcasting & cable television, posts, airports, ports etc.
In a letter written last week, the PMO asked the Planning Commission to explain the reasons for setting up the IEO, its role and responsibilities.
Key changes include making construction of toilets part of the scheme, besides providing for mandatory convergence of water & power supply
The rural development ministry will closely follow the Guajrat model while preparing the road map for implementation of the Rurban Mission.
The rural development ministry, is of the view that 50 additional days of employment will compensate farmers who have suffered crop loss.
FM announced a number of measures to encourage households to save more, hoping to reverse a decline in financial savings that created serious economic imbalances.
The govt is considering pruning the long-winded names of some key social sector schemes so that beneficiaries can relate to them better.
Govt is weighing possibility of shifting Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana, largest medical insurance programme globally which covers over 120 mn poor people, from labour to health min.
As per the report submitted by Rangarajan persons spending below Rs 47 a day in cities would be considered poor.
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