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| 22 September, 2020, 01:17 AM IST | E-Paper

    Yogima Seth Sharma

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    India Inc welcomes new labour laws, says it will push up costs but gives freedomRs 44,054.72 crore has been withdrawn from the EPFO till date: Govt in Rajya Sabha3557 workers affected by lay-offs across India between January and June: Labour ministry dataGovt has taken number of steps to increase women participation in labour force: Labour minister
    80,000 new additions take PM-SYM's total subscriber count to over 44 lakhCentral trade unions extend support to nationwide protests against new Farm BillsEPFO records 8.45 lakh new enrolments in JulyNew Social Security Code introduces different ceilings for different workers
    Govt proposes allowing cos with not less than 300 workers to fire staff without its nodGovt introduces three crucial Bills on labour laws in Lok Sabha amid Congress' oppositionPerson days under MGNREGS go up by 52.1 per cent during April-AugustGovt to focus on skilling in areas like telemedicine: Skill Development minister RK Singh
    Developing nations may need to spend GDP's 3.8% on basic income security, healthcare: ILOCentre sets up high-level committee to prepare roadmap for regularisation of land leasing in agri sectorNeed to focus on agriculture, water resources, financial inclusion and skill development: StudyGovernment examining national strategy on artificial intelligence: Rao Inderjit Singh
    6.6 mn white collar professional jobs lost during May-August: CMIE15 states seek approval for changes in three labour laws from CentreLabour minister Gangwar clarifies his response on migrant workers in ParliamentDemand for work under MGNREGA shot up 38.79% in current fiscal
    Funds spent by the skills development ministry on flagship skilling programme drops by over 13%Labour ministry paves way for 50% unemployment benefit to ESIC subscribersContinue to work together against problems resulting from coronavirus: Gangwar to G-20 membersEPFO moots 8.5% interest payout in 2 instalments
    Unemployment rate shoots up to 8.4% in August as rural jobs disappearThe return of migrants: NREGS work dips, signals rise in demand for industrial labourLabour ministry to table three labour codes in upcoming Parliament session: Santosh GangwarNew National Pension Scheme enrolments take a knock in June, lowest since September 2017
    NPS added just 29,155 subscribers in JuneStates must set up dedicated export departments: NITI AayogTen central trade unions jointly condemn govt’s announcement to privatise more airportsHighly educated people are much more likely to be unemployed in low-income countries: ILO
    1,560 listed companies record 2.9% hike in wages in June quarter, lowest in 18 yearsGovt to come up with dedicated training modules for shipping and maritime sectorLabour ministry to give statutory powers to the labour bureauLockdowns take a toll on unorganised sector; PM-SYM sees big dip in enrolment
    Govt seeks application for demand-based training under Garib Kalyan Rojgar AbhiyanFive million salaried people lost jobs in July; their ballooning numbers a source of worry: CMIELabour ministry to soon relax eligibility conditions for those awaiting unemployment benefitsCovid-19 impact: ILO calls for global policy response to protect employment prospects for youth
    ISF suggests govt to allow tax rebates to those who declare their employeesKarnataka tops list of states seeking skilled workforce to resume industrial activitiesISF seeks changes to draft wage rules, says they are disadvantageous for part-time workersUMANG app sees 180% jump in usage, 11.27 lakh claims between April and July 2020: EPFO
    Arvind Panagariya cautions govt: Import licences will be a complete violation of WTOBharatiya Mazdoor Sangh urges Centre to think out of the box while generating employmentUnpaid for months, Anganwadi and Asha workers to hold strike on August 7-8Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan generates 7 crore mandays of employment in the 6 weeks since inception
    Recovery in employment rate slows down in July at 1.7 percentage points: CMIESocial security schemes may soon cover gig workers tooDemand for work under the rural employment guarantee scheme falls sharply in JulyIndia's road to recovery gets bumpier in July, thanks to local lockdowns
    Enhancing competitiveness: Soon, green corridors to slash logistics costs to 10 per cent of GDPCommittee on labour suggests unemployment insurance for unorganised sector workersWorkers below 30 years of age saw significant job losses during lockdown: CMIESigns of economic revival: Exports at 87% of year-ago level, freight exceeds
    Electronics Commission in the works to reduce its import dependence on ChinaIndian Railways freight loading in July surpasses last year’s levelRailways see a revenue loss of Rs 35,000 crore from passenger segment due to Covid-19States will soon be ranked on a new financial management index for rural development
    EPFO adds 3.18 lakh new subscribers in May as former employment generation improvesEconomy to start recovering in Q4, could grow by 6% in next fiscal year: NITI Aayog VC Rajiv KumarUrban employment shoots up to 35% last week despite intermittent local lockdowns: CMIETwo labour codes finalised by labour ministry may be tabled in monsoon session
    Atmanirbhar mission: Sops likely for electronic automobile components to cut importsGovt mapping global skills requirements to help employees get work: PM Narendra ModiIndia was on the path to economic recovery; local lockdowns threw a spanner in the worksRecovery in employment rate becoming difficult due to sudden lockdown in many areas: CMIE
    India needs 6.2% additional spending of GDP to achieve 2030 development goals: NITIBuyers from US, EU seek discount, longer credit timeGovt develops ASEEM portal for sustainable livelihood opportunitiesCentre notifies draft wage rules, recommends eight hour working day
    Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh to observe week-long nationwide protest against privatisationIndia will bounce back with a vengeance: Amitabh KantJobless rate likely to settle tad higher than pre-Covid levelsGovt begins exercise to develop indicators to track migrant workers
    Trade unions protest against privatisation of PSUs, railwaysEmployment generation under MGNREGS fell by 31.6% in JuneRebound gathers pace as most indicators show improvementGlobal labour market "uncertain", no return to pre-pandemic levels in 2020: ILO
    Govt needs to pay GST revenue to states in advance, clear  pending dues to MSMEs, say  industry expertsClean energy can support India’s economic recovery post-Covid-19High labour supply will lead to drop in wages in urban India: CMIEBlue-collar workers likely to see 10-20% wage hike
    MP forms migrant labour commission to provide employmentGovt exempts FCI from provisions of Contract Labour Rules for 2 yearsEPFO may slash FY20’s interest rate; payout of 8.5% unlikely as PF contributions fallEPFO added just 1.33 lakh net subscribers in April
    Five more sectors may get output-linked incentivesMigrant workers on the brink of another crisis: ILOIndia is giving its migrants the licence to skillUnemployment rate falls to pre-lockdown level: CMIE
    During lockdown, States disbursed Rs 4957 crore to two crore construction workersInternational Labour Organisation has three strategies to revive world economyLabour ministry to fast-track National Employment PolicyOver 55 million domestic workers around the world are at risk of losing jobs due to lockdown
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