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Labour ministry to soon relax eligibility conditions for those awaiting unemployment benefits
The ministry's proposal, which will be presented before the corporation meeting on August 20, can benefit over 32 million ESIC subscribers should they become unemployed.
Labour Ministry could widen scope of gratuity to include contract, seasonal, gig workers
Under the Payment of Gratuity Act, an employee is el...
ISF suggests govt to allow tax rebates to those who declare their employees
ISF's suggestions, which will soon be submitted to the finance mi...
Two labour codes finalised by labour ministry may be tabled in monsoon session
Sources told ET that the code on occupational safety, health and working conditions (OSH&WC Code) and the industrial relations code (IR Code) would give autonomy to states to amend labour laws to suit their industrial needs and attract investments through labour reforms.
Labour ministry to fast-track National Employment Policy
The policy will lay out a sectoral roadmap with incentives for employment generation, based on the recommendations of the Thawar Chand Gehlot-led group of ministers in the wake of the Covid-19-induced economic crisis.
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).
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.
Labour ministry to compile data on layoffs, pay cuts
PM Narendra Modi has appealed to Indian firms to be considerate to employees.
Will soon launch land banks available with some states for industry: Piyush Goyal
"Very soon, I will do a soft launch of the land banks that are available with some of the state. So far six states have shared their data...We have been able to identify nearly 5,00,000 hectares of land which is available for industry. "So, any worries around availability of land are unfounded. There is enough and more land available all over the country for different industries," the minister said at a CII webinar on ease of doing business.
Labour ministry to provide free skills training to job seekers registered on National Career Service portal
The training will encompass modules on corporate etiquette, improving inter personal skills, making impactful presentation including other necessary soft skills needed by the industry. The training module is available in two languages, Hindi and English, on the NCS portal.
Labour ministry notifies provident fund contribution scheme
Under the scheme, the central government will grant relief in form of credit of EPF & EPS contributions (24% of wages) for three months in UANs of contributory EPF members, earning monthly wage of less than Rs 15,000.
Govt exempts FCI from provisions of Contract Labour Rules for 2 years
The move would benefit food storage depots of FCI across Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Punjab, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Bihar, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.
Labour Ministry allows EPF withdrawal amid lockdown
The decision is taken in view of lockdown across the country to fight COVID-19. The COVID-19 has been declared pandemic and therefore employees working in establishments and factories across entire India, who are members of the EPF Scheme, 1952 are eligible for the benefits of non-refundable advance.
Lockdown-hit industry demands suspension of labour laws for 2-3 yrs
Industry bodies such as CII, FICCI and ASSOCHAM suggested a slew of measures and sought relaxations such as increasing working hours to 12 hours per day from the existing 8 hours per day to help them revive operations, according to a release by the Labour Ministry.