Yogima Seth Sharma

  • Niti Aayog's report to reveal India's health system

    Niti Aayog's report to reveal India's health system

    The report, titled New India: Building Blocks - Potential Pathways to Reforms, will be released on Monday. The report reveals India’s health system as a story of multiple fragmentations at the level of payers and risk pools, healthcare services and at digital backbone running it, the Aayog said on Friday

    Labour ministry drops the plan to corporatise EPFO

    Labour ministry drops the plan to corporatise EPFO

    The ministry’s proposal to corporatise the EPFO had faced severe criticism. In its latest draft code released in September, it had proposed a corporate structure to be headed by a CEO.

    ESIC partners with PMJAY to provide medical facilities to beneficiaries

    ESIC partners with PMJAY to provide medical facilities to beneficiaries

    “ESIC has recently taken initiative viz. partnership with PMJAY – Ayushman Bharat to provide medical care to ESIC beneficiaries in 102 designated newly implemented districts,” labour minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar said while speaking at the 3rd graduation ceremony of ESIC dental college & hospital in New Delhi's Rohini.

    Extending workers' safety code to small enterprises will hamper job growth, CII tells govt

    Extending workers' safety code to small enterprises will hamper job growth, CII tells govt

    CII has suggested government set up common facilities for establishments in a locality to avail on cost basis. Besides, it has suggested labour ministry revisit the penalties proposed for contraventions so that the focus is on compliance and deterrence. The industry body has sent its recommendations to the standing committee on labour.

    Four zonal committees set up to monitor key programmes of land resources department

    Four zonal committees set up to monitor key programmes of land resources department

    Under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana, the department undertakes development of rainfed portions of net cultivated area and cultivable wastelands in association with states. DILRMP is a 100 per cent grant scheme from the centre for computerisation of all existing land records including mutations (or transfers) and digitization of maps.

    Labour ministry proposes board of vocational training for mine workers

    Labour ministry proposes board of vocational training for mine workers

    As per the proposal, the board shall consists of the chief inspector of mines, who shall be its chairperson, three members possessing technical qualification in mining or petroleum engineering and having at least twenty years’ practical experience, one each in coal mines, metal mines, and oil mines to represent each sector appointed by the govt.

    Lok Sabha refers labour code to standing committee

    Lok Sabha refers labour code to standing committee

    The code aims to regulate the employment of workers, including those engaged by contractors, and their working conditions across sectors. It envisages setting up a National Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Board to advise the government on the standards, rules and regulations on worker safety, besides overseeing implementation.

    Maharashtra top state in delivering justice to its citizens: Report

    Maharashtra top state in delivering justice to its citizens: Report

    The ranking is part of the India Justice Report (IJR) 2019, an initiative of Tata Trusts in collaboration with Centre for Social Justice, Common Cause, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, DAKSH, TISS- Prayas and Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy.

    Health index to reflect Ayushman Bharat progress

    Health index to reflect Ayushman Bharat progress

    The central government is reviewing the two-year-old index by adding new benchmarks to ensure a more realistic picture. A senior government official told ET that the national health authority, the apex body responsible for implementing the flagship public health insurance scheme, plans to include the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana in the Niti Aayog health index.

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