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Affordable Rental Housing scheme: Centre to sign agreements with states within a month
Union Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra said during an online media interaction that in Delhi, there are around 32,000 flats available under the scheme while Faridabad has around 1,000 dwelling units. He said the memoranda of agreement will be signed with states within a month.
Covid lockdown: DPIIT suggests Home Ministry to permit limited activity in select sectors
In a letter to Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla, th...
MHA asks States, UTs to ensure compliance of SC order on welfare of migrant labourers
In a communication to the state governments and Union T...
Union Home Ministry asks states to stop mass exodus of migrant labourers amid coronavirus lockdown
In an advisory to all states and Union territories, the home ministry said they should also make arrangements for uninterrupted supply of essential commodities to hotels, working women hostels so that they continue to live in existing facilities.
States highlight cost and labour concerns
The issues were taken up at a meeting of states’ urban development department with the housing and urban affairs ministry — the nodal ministry for the Centre’s four flagship missions. The videoconferencing was attended by 21 states.
Labour ministry extends public utility service status for products related to oil
This include production and manufacturing of mineral oil, motor and aviation oil, diesel and kerosene for six months.
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.
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.
Now, registration for EPFO, ESIC to be done on corporate ministry portal
"As part of the ongoing efforts to improve India’s ranking in the doing business report 2021, ministry of labour and employment has completed the reform to integrate process of registration for GST, EPFO, ESIC and profession Tax for Maharashtra with company incorporation” in tandem with the MCA," labour ministry said in a statement.
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”.
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...
House panel to vet two labour codes
Ministry feels delay is essential as bills’ technical provisions are significant. The ministry has decided to seek the committee’s views as it feels the proposals will have farreaching implications, but the move may slow down the pace of labour reforms being pushed by the government.
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.
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.
Committee to probe violation of contract labour system at ports
The members of the committee include representatives from the ministry of railways, Coal India, members of trade unions, employers’ representative and secretary of the Central Advisory Contract Labour Board as convener.