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Give food, shelter, basic amenities to migrant labourers: Centre to States
The directive from the Union home ministry followed reports that the Covid-19 triggered national lockdown had created hardship for migrant workers across the country. Exodus of industrial workers, agricultural labourers and workers of other unorganised sectors have the potential to spread the pandemic.
House panel to vet two labour codes
Ministry feels delay is essential as bills’ technical provisions are significant. The ministry has decide...
Committee to probe violation of contract labour system at ports
The members of the committee include representatives from the ministry of rai...
Labourers, small bizmen returning to big cities: Suresh Angadi, MoS Railways
The railways has been running special trains with the consent of state governments. “We will run more trains if the states ask for them. But many states are still battling the covid-19 pandemic,” the minister said.
View: The diminishing importance of cheap labour makes five reforms India’s need of the hour
The need is for bold and quick action, because this status quo is not only unsustainable but also wrong.
Covid-19 crisis: Stranded labourers, students board special trains to reach their native places
Kota (Rajasthan)/ Kochi (Kerala)/ Jaipur (Rajasthan), May 02 (ANI):has decided to run ‘Shramik Special’ trains to move stranded migrant work...
To deal with coronavirus outbreak, companies seek easier labour norms, faster green approval
These were some of the measures suggested by the representatives of India Inc in a meeting on Tuesday with the FM to address concerns regarding supply disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak in China. At the meeting, the quarantine period as well as the paperwork for goods being shipped into the country was also flagged.
Jobless rate was on the mend before COVID-19 hit
Even the worker population ratio went up to 35.3% as against 34.7% in 2017-18 annual survey, says the ministry of statistics and programme implementation in its annual periodic labour force survey released on Thursday.
MEIS not going anywhere, working on win-win solution for all: Piyush Goyal
“We are in dialogue with the requisite authorities. MEIS is not going anywhere. It is a cash flow issue,” Goyal said at a virtual event organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry. Stating that the Covid-19 pandemic has had an impact on government finances, he said: “We are trying for an early solution which is a win-win for everyone”.
Punjab industry fears 'exodus' of migrant labourers
On Wednesday, the Centre had allowed migrant workers, tourists, students and other people stranded in different parts of the country to move to their respective destinations with certain conditions. Punjab has around 10 lakh migrant workers including 7 lakh in Ludhiana alone. Majority of migrant labourers are from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand.
Non-starters for restaurants: Bar on pubs, dine-in timing curbs
Restaurants and cafes say reopening will not be easy despite the home ministry’s revised guidelines.
Commerce minister Piyush Goyal reveals big reforms govt is planning to attract investments
Six states have already given their consent to create a land bank which would enable potential investors to locate and identify the land parcels from their distant offices and finalise the location.
With four labour codes, 2020 to be a 'year of reforms': Santosh Gangwar
Entering 2020, the government hopes that India would be able to implement all four codes on wages, industrial relations, social security and occupational safety, health and working conditions. These are expected to improve ease of doing business and safeguard interest of workers.
Labour Ministry moots social security fund linked to CSR norms
The ministry has proposed constituting a social security fund or funds for provision of social security to unorganised workers, platform workers or gig workers or any class of such workers to be administered by the central government in the social security code.
26 lakh migrant labourers stranded across 33 states: Preliminary govt data
The data has been released after a strongly-worded directive from Central Information Commission (CIC) following a complaint by Right to Information (RTI) activist Venkatesh Nayak. The chief labour commissioner had initiated this enumeration exercise during Lockdown 1.0 with lakhs of labourers trying to get back to their native villages.