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ESIC issues comprehensive guidelines for employers, workers to prevent spread of Covid-19
According to the statement, these guidelines are about the structural and administrative measures and human resource policies that can be used to control the spread of Covid-19 at the workplace.
Labour ministry keen to retain 8.65% interest rate on EPF deposits for 2019-20
Speculations are rife that the interest rate on EPF may be low...
Revised inflation index to impact DA, put more money in hands of govt employees: Official
The index, with revised base year, is likely to be ...
Labour Ministry mulls 'Santusht' portal in Jan for speedy resolution of grievances
Initially, Santusht (Hindi for satisfied) would monitor all services provided by retirement fund body EPFO and health insurance and services provider ESIC to formal sector workers. Later, the portal would cover other wings of the ministry as well. It would also have data on real time basis to assess the performance of each and every official.
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.
Home Ministry issues standard operating procedure for stranded labourers
The ministry, however, cautioned against any movement of labourers between states or Union Territories where they are currently located.
Centre pushes for economic ramp-up after April 20
Roads, rural construction and mining have been identified for 2 million workers.
Shift focus to skilling, jobs: PM to GoM, ministries
In a meeting with the 8-member group of ministers on skill development and employment generation on Monday evening, attended by several other senior ministers, Modi is learnt to have asked the GoM and concerned departments to work continuously to find new ideas to generate new job opportunities for all.
Stranded labourers to be allowed to move within state during lockdown with conditions
The govt order made it clear that there will be no inter-state movement of workers.
EPFO defers March dues payment till May 15; provides relief to 6 lakh firms, 5 crore subscribers
This decision of Ministry of Labour and Employment is to support and provide relief to employers of establishments which have disbursed wages for March, 2020 to its employees and an incentive to employers for wage payment to employees during COVID-19 pandemic, a Labour Ministry statement said.
View: India’s monetary and fiscal authorities both need to lend stronger shoulders to the economy
GDP decline in India was concentrated in sectors that bore the brunt of the lockdown. Thus, construction fell by 50.3%; trade, hotels, transport and communication by 47%; and manufacturing by 39.3%. At the other extreme, agriculture, which had been largely unaffected by the lockdown, could grow at its approximate trend rate of 3.4%.
Retail inflation for industrial workers eases to 5.45% in April: Labour ministry data
Lauding the efforts of the Labour Bureau which collects and released Consumer Price Index-Industrial Workers (CPI-IW), Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar said the 'cost of living index' data collection and release by the bureau in these difficult times during the lockdown is commendable and would go a long way to help in policy making in the country.
Labour Ministry's 11 employees test COVID-19 positive in Shram Shakti Bhawan: Source
The staff are being tested for COVID-19 after two employees found positive last week, which led to closure of Shram Shakti Bhawan that houses the ministry for two days on June 4 and 5 for sanitisation.
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).
House panel meets lined up, but Covid fears remain
The new PAC constituted at the beginning of this financial year has not held any meeting so far. The first meeting is crucial as selection of subjects to be taken up will be finalised in this sitting. Standing Committee on Labour Chairperson Bhartruhari Mahtab is optimistic that a meeting can be convened soon.