Many states, union territories reported 'nil' data on farmer suicides: Home Ministry
Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy said this in response to a question by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi seeking to know if the farmer suicide data for the past four years was available.
Bid to spur consumption: Save less, spend more is new social security mantra
New Bill gives employees option to reduce their PF contribution,...
The next booster shot to revive economy may not be far away
Going by what the indicators are showing so far, third quarter doesn't hold any h...
National Policy on Statistics set to be unveiled soon
The credibility of India’s official stats is under strain following alleged shelving of unfavourable data.
Labour ministry drops the plan to corporatise EPFO
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.
Govt introduces Labour Code on Industrial Relations bill in Lok Sabha
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.
373 infra projects show cost overruns of Rs 3.89 lakh crore
As many as 373 infrastructure projects, each worth Rs 150 crore or more, are hit by cost overruns of more than Rs 3.89 lakh crore owing to delays and other reasons, according to a report.
Labour ministry proposes board of vocational training for mine workers
As per the proposal, the board shall consists of the chief inspector of mines, who shall be its chairperson, three members possessing technical qualification in mining or petroleum engineering and having at least twenty years’ practical experience, one each in coal mines, metal mines, and oil mines to represent each sector appointed by the govt.
Keep small companies out of safety compliance: Indian Staffing Federation
“It would be practically difficult for small establishments to get registered and comply with the code engaging additional administrative and other personnel to monitor the health and safety parameters as envisaged in the code,” said Indian Staffing Federation president Rituparna Chakraborty.
Currently there are 4.5 crore active EPFO members: Labour minister
“The number of active members under EPFO, at present, are 4,50,60,972 (contributing UANs of last three wage months viz. August, 2019 to October, 2019)," said labour and employment minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar .
Labour Ministry extends utility service status for three industries
Labour Ministry in its recent notification said that it is in public interest that services of these three industries, covered under different schedules of the Industrial Disputes Act are declared as public utility service for another six months.
Reform push to labour laws, green nod will spur investment: Piyush Goyal
The government has made upfront released Rs 70,000 crore to state-run banks and made additional provision for lending and liquidity of Rs 5 lakh crore to increase credit flow to industries, said Goyal. He said while global growth is forecast at 3% for 2019, India continues to grow faster than the rest of the world.
Labour ministry to rejig draft social security code
PMO unhappy as the proposals fail to meet objective of unifying all social security benefits.
Industrial Relations Code: Non-renewal of contract won’t be retrenchment
The labour code on Industrial Relations 2019, cleared by the cabinet last week, also says that fixed-term employees will get all statutory benefits like social security, wages, etc. on par with the regular employees who are doing work of same or similar nature. The Bill is expected to be introduced in parliament on Wednesday.
'One Nation One Ration Card' to be effective nationwide from June: Ram Vilas Paswan
Under the initiative, eligible beneficiaries would be able to avail their entitled food grains under the National Food Security Act from any Fair Price Shop (FPS) in the country using the same ration card. The facility of inter-state portability under the 'One Nation One Ration Card' initiative would be available only through the FPSs having fully online ePoS devices.
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