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Lok Sabha passes three labour legislations, paving way for greater operational flexibility
These include the Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions, the Industrial Relations Code and the Social Security Code. The three codes passed with support from major parties barring Congress which staged a walkout before the consideration of the three bills in protest over farm bills.
Labour codes empower states to change their labour law framework
Top government officials told ET that the labour ministry would soon move ca...
ESIC members can file claims to get unemployment benefit under ABKY: Labour ministry
The claims to get the relief can be made online along wi...
Retail inflation for farm workers, rural labourers eases marginally in August
Among states, the maximum increase in the CPI-AL and CPI-RL was experienced by West Bengal State (27 points and 28 points respectively) mainly due to rise in the prices of wheat-atta, pulses, mustard-oil, milk, chillies-green, ginger, country liquor, firewood, bidi, meat goat, fish dry, bidi, bus fare, vegetables and fruits etc.
Govt proposes allowing cos with not less than 300 workers to fire staff without its nod
Currently, only those industrial establishments with less than 100 employees are permitted to hire and fire their staff without permission of the government. The bill was introduced by Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar amid opposition from Congress and few other parties.
Urban unemployment fell to 8.4% in July-September 2019: Government
Urban unemployment in the age group 15-29 years was 20.6%. Among states, urban unemployment was higher than the national average in Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana, among others.
Government to bring out strategy paper on boosting industrial growth: Piyush Goyal
Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said the government is in the process of rationalising the existing central labour laws into four labour codes -- on wages; industrial relations; occupational safety, health and working conditions; and social security by simplifying, amalgamating and rationalising the relevant provisions of the existing central labour laws.
ISF suggests govt to allow tax rebates to those who declare their employees
ISF's suggestions, which will soon be submitted to the finance ministry for consideration, comes at a time when the government is working on ways to bring these workers under the social security net. ISF has already submitted its recommendations to NITI Aayog and the labour ministry for consideration.
Wage relief for those who lost jobs in lockdown
The move is seen as an outreach to those displaced by the lockdown and blunt the criticism that the government did not take care of migrant and factory workers, who were the worst hit. Sources said that the documents will need to be submitted physically as the beneficiaries are not linked to Aadhaar.
Reforms undertaken to contain COVID-19 impact to ensure long-term sustained growth: FinMin report
The report said data for the 14-day period from September 17 to 30 suggests that India may have crossed the peak of COVID-19 caseload.
Centre notifies draft wage rules, recommends eight hour working day
The draft rules of the Centre has recommended eight hour working day against 10-12 hours in nearly 12 states including Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka and Punjab who have raised the work hours for labourers to address the issue of labour shortage and ensure social distancing at the work site.
Committee on labour suggests unemployment insurance for unorganised sector workers
The committee has pulled up the government for not declaring the indicated expenditure and source of revenue for running the social security scheme while urging them to include unemployment insurance as part of the code for the unorganised workers so that unprecedented labour market situations can be well taken care of.
Govt proposes to hike confinement expenses payable under ESIC scheme to Rs 7,500
According to the draft notification, stakeholders have been given 30 days' time for providing their feedback on the proposal to hike maternity benefit under the ESI Scheme run by the Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC).
Labour ministry to compile data on layoffs, pay cuts
PM Narendra Modi has appealed to Indian firms to be considerate to employees.
Labour Bureau to conduct 3 surveys to gauge employment situation
"The government in an endeavour to understand the issues concerning special segments of labour has entrusted Labour Bureau with the task of conducting three ambitious surveys," Gangwar said.