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Retail inflation for farm, rural workers drops in July
Inflation based on CPI-AL (Consumer Price Index-Agricultural Labourers) and CPI-RL (Consumer Price Index-Rural Labourers) stood at 7.16 per cent and 7 per cent, respectively in June.
Labour ministry drops the plan to corporatise EPFO
The ministry’s proposal to corporatise the EPFO had faced severe criticism. In its latest ...
Finance Commission starts looking into disaster management laws in view of pandemic
In an interim report submitted in February 2020, the comm...
Employers claiming incapacity in paying wages must place balance sheets in court: Centre to SC
In an affidavit filed in the apex court, the government has said the March 29 directive was a "temporary measure to mitigate the financial hardship" of employees and workers, specially contractual and casual, during the lockdown period and the directions have been revoked by the authority with effect from May 18.
AITUC condemns staff termination amid lockdown; writes to Labour Minister
In a letter shot off to Gangwar, AITUC said,"...making a particular reference to Fareportal India Pvt Ltd, calls upon your urgent intervention to send out a stronger directive to the industries and commercial establishments to stop forthwith all the acts of gross illegality of terminating employees and mandate withdrawal of all termination orders."
Government prepares an action plan to reskill unemployed migrant and informal sector workers post lockdown
About 90% of India’s workforce of 500 million is engaged in the informal sector. The 40-day lockdown to contain the spread of Covid-19 has forced millions of these people out of jobs.
Streamlining policies & procedures in relation to disposal of public grievances: Labour minister
Labour and Employment Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar told the House that the ministry is progressively reviewing and streamlining policies and procedures in relation to disposal of public grievances. The grievances include those related to EPFO, ESIC, Chief Labour Commissioner (Central).
For dearness allowance revision, govt looks at alternatives in absence of data
Since field officers are not able to conduct the survey, the government may go for repetition, substitution or estimation to cover up the missing data when it computes the index for determining the daily allowance for government employees, a senior government official told.
97 people died while travelling on Shramik Special trains: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal
A total of 51 post mortem reports have been obtained from respective state police forces so far, in which the reasons for deaths have been shown as cardiac arrest/heart disease/brain hemorrhage/pre-existing chronic disease/chronic lung disease/chronic liver disease etc, the minister said.
Employees' PF contribution can go higher than 10%, not of employers: Labour ministry
The ministry on Monday notified lower rates of provident fund contribution at 10 per cent, increasing the in-hand salary of 4.3 crore provident fund subscribers. Last week, Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman had announced the reduction of statutory provident fund contribution by both employers and employees for the next three months to 10 per cent of basic wages from 12 per cent.
SC restrains govt till July end from taking coercive action against employers for not paying wages in full
The Supreme Court though left it open to the establishment to pay full wages should it want to do so for the 54 days for which the notification was in place
Retail inflation for farm workers, rural labourers eases in June
"Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL (Consumer Price Index-Agricultural Labourers and CPI-RL (Consumer Price Index for rural labourers) decreased to 7.16 per cent and 7.00 per cent in June 2020 from 8.40 per cent and 8.12 per cent, respectively in May 2020," the ministry said.
20 urban districts have max migrant labour grievances
Battling a serious migrant labour crisis, the government has begun a district-wise assessment of distress issues with focus on migrant labour issues in 20 districts in and around big urban centres from where maximum complaints have been received.
Don't cut salaries or resort to layoffs: Labour Ministry to employers
Ministry of Labour and Employment issues an advisory to the employers asking them not to cut salaries or resort to layoff of their employees...
Industries cannot be forced to pay wages during lockdown: Chief of parliamentary panel on labour
Amid the countrywide lockdown to check the spread of the novel coronavirus, the parliamentary panel on labour on Thursday submitted its report on the Industrial Relations Code, 2019, to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla via online.