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  • The share of regular wage earners and salaried employees in the total urban workforce increased marginally between April-June 2018 and January-March 2019 — from 48.3% to 50% — with women faring better than men, the latest Periodic Labour Force Survey released by the National Statistical Organisation (NSO) showed.

    The National Statistics Office on Saturday released a report on the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) for urban areas for Jan-Mar 2019 detailing key indicators including unemployment, labour force participation rate and industry-wise jobs scenario.

    During a meeting held by a committee under the ministry, constituted in pursuance to the directions of the National Green Tribunal, it was also decided to have time bound action plan for the implementation of mitigation measures such as installation of bird diverters and their regular maintenance and monitoring by power agencies.

    “Under PMKVY (2016-20), as on November 11, 2019, approximately 69.03 lakh candidates have been trained throughout the country,” minister Singh said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha on Friday.

    Based on the vacancies reported by the user departments, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has started recruitment process to fill up 1,05,338 posts during the year 2019-2020, Minister of State for Personnel, Jitendra Singh said.

    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.

    With less than three weeks before Britain heads to the polls on Dec. 12, the governing Conservatives and opposition Labour are trying to tempt voters with different visions but several pledges to spend more on public services.

    The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) directed the ministry to issue notices to market regulator Sebi, the income tax department and Thapar to file reply within a week and also asked the ministry to file the rejoinder a week later. The tribunal has posted the matter for more hearing to December 16.

    The policy says, "Creation of two archetypes of clusters nanely, Ancillary and Downstream cluster and Value-Added steel clusters, will provide multiple benefits."

    The RBI has urged the government to move forward on reducing interest rates on small savings schemes such as public provident fund (PPF) and post office deposits, to help banks pare rates on deposits and loans and lead to a better transmission of the central bank’s rate cuts.

    On Friday evening, Sharad Pawar claimed there was consensus over Uddhav Thackeray as chief minister of the Shiv Sena-NCP alliance. On Saturday morning, even before 8am, Devendra Fadnavis was sworn in as chief minister with NCP’s Ajit Pawar as deputy chief minister. The drama has a name: grab power at any cost. What conclusions emerge?

    The Union cabinet approved the Industrial Relations Code, 2019 that proposes to retain the threshold of 100 employees to impart flexibility to firms for retrenchment, but it has a provision for changing ‘such number of employees’ through notification. Trade unions across the country resent the Code and plan to launch a nationwide agitation.

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