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  • Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh, the RSS-affiliate trade union has urged the government to withdraw the anti-labour provisions of the Industrial Relations Code, 2019. BMS said, casualisation and contractualisation of workforce will lead to below quality productive activities in industrial sector and create an India of “casualised” labour.

    For the first time, the successful bidders shall have the flexibility to sell 25 per cent of the coal produce in open market. "The ministry of coal, after a long gap of four years, has approved the allocation of five coal mines," the Coal Ministry said in a statement. This was the result of the auction conducted by the Centre last month.

    The labour department has prepared a set of draft rules which is being vetted by National Law School of India University (NLSIU) professors Babu Mathew and V Nagaraj. The department will take their inputs before taking a call on how to go about the exercise.

    Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union President Aishe Ghosh stated that a memorandum has been submitted to Ministry of Human Resource ...

    "A contract for manufacture of frigates under Project P 17A was signed in February 2015 with Mazagon Dockyards Limited (MDL), Mumbai valued worth Rs 45,000 crore while two frigates under Project P1135.6 are slated to be manufactured by Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) under a contract signed in October 2018 worth Rs 14,100 crore," said Defence Ministry.

    The industrial relations code is the third of four labour codes that have got approval from the Cabinet. The Bill consolidates essential elements of three laws—the Trade Unions Act, 1926, the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946, and the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947—helping improve ease of doing business.

    The power and petroleum ministries are working on the new proposal. The earlier scheme entailing subsidy has been shelved. The proposed new scheme will offer no subsidy and hopes to help operate the power stations at 90% capacity by selling the bundled power. Bundling of solar power with an equal amount of gas-based power is expected to result in lower cost of production.

    Move comes against the backdrop of states complaining about Centre delaying compensation payments.

    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.

    Ministers, while taking oath, took names of their leaders and others, which was not as per the protocol, Patil told reporters at the legislature complex here. A petition is being filed before Governor B S Koshyari against the "illegal" oath-taking ceremony, he said. The election for Speaker's post will be held on Sunday.

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