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AITUC condemns staff termination amid lockdown; writes to Labour Minister
In a letter shot off to Gangwar, AITUC said,"...making a particular reference to Fareportal India Pvt Ltd, calls upon your urgent intervention to send out a stronger directive to the industries and commercial establishments to stop forthwith all the acts of gross illegality of terminating employees and mandate withdrawal of all termination orders."
Can India be a toy hub of the world, as PM Modi has exhorted? It’s a tough game
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MSME ministry lays out new guidelines for pottery, beekeeping activities
This is being done to enhance the production, technical knowhow of p...
Social security schemes may soon cover gig workers too
The labour ministry may soon include gig workers under the existing social security schemes of the government, which would make them eligible for pension and medical benefits.
Government to integrate online job portals with Unnati to bring employers and job seekers under one umbrella
Centre plans to create a mega portal with NITI Aayog's ‘Unnati’ that will cater exclusively to the needs of the blue and grey collar workers in the country following a diktat from PM Modi to help workers get jobs in their state.
Oil ministry wants PSUs to build 50,000 houses for renting to migrant workers
The ministry wants IOC and other public sector undertakings (PSUs) under its administrative control such as Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL), Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL), GAIL India Ltd and Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) to build the housing units on the land they have, three officials who attended a meeting on the subject said.
Government prepares an action plan to reskill unemployed migrant and informal sector workers post lockdown
About 90% of India’s workforce of 500 million is engaged in the informal sector. The 40-day lockdown to contain the spread of Covid-19 has forced millions of these people out of jobs.
For dearness allowance revision, govt looks at alternatives in absence of data
Since field officers are not able to conduct the survey, the government may go for repetition, substitution or estimation to cover up the missing data when it computes the index for determining the daily allowance for government employees, a senior government official told.
Employers claiming incapacity in paying wages must place balance sheets in court: Centre to SC
In an affidavit filed in the apex court, the government has said the March 29 directive was a "temporary measure to mitigate the financial hardship" of employees and workers, specially contractual and casual, during the lockdown period and the directions have been revoked by the authority with effect from May 18.
Central govt employees not covered under PLB scheme to get upto Rs 7,000 as monthly ad-hoc bonus
The grant of non productivity-linked bonus (non-PLB) or ad-hoc will be applicable only to those employees who were in service on March 30, 2020 and worked for six continuous months in the previous fiscal, the ministry said.
SC notice to Centre, others on PIL seeking rescue of Indian workers in Gulf
The apex court was hearing a plea filed by Basanth Reddy Patkuri, president of Gulf Telangana Welfare and Cultural Association, who has also sought guidelines to help Indian citizens visiting other countries for employment who are cheated by agents and employer.
View: A 'full-time' politician is best suited for the FM's job right now
Consider the circumstances. The economic shock has devastated three of the four engines of economic growth: private consumption, private investment and exports. The finance minister needs to pilot a $2.6 trillion economy on one engine: government spending. This requires greater skills in politics than economics.
From August 1, EPF contributions will be deducted at 12 per cent
The Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) monthly contributions were reduced from 12 per cent to 10 per cent as a part of the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Package back in May 2020. The move was aimed at providing some savings to employers and employees to tide over coronavirus crisis.
Labour ministry to rejig draft social security code
PMO unhappy as the proposals fail to meet objective of unifying all social security benefits.
Govt seeks Parliament’s approval for Rs 2.35 lakh crore of additional gross expenditure
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday sought the Parliament nod for additional spending of Rs 2,35,852.87 crore, including Rs 40,000 crore towards enhanced expenditure under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Program.