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Sticking to the plan: Government retains production-linked incentive targets, timelines
Companies say because of the delay in announcement of reward, the window for achieving the PLI targets is actually January-March because capacity expansion and winning contracts will at least need two-three months, making it a challenge especially for certain domestic players who are starting from a scratch.
Retail inflation for industrial workers eases to 5.45% in April: Labour ministry data
Lauding the efforts of the Labour Bureau which collects...
For dearness allowance revision, govt looks at alternatives in absence of data
Since field officers are not able to conduct the survey, the g...
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.
Labour ministry proposes revised social security code
Labour ministry has circulated the draft code seeking comments from stakeholders by October 25 following which tripartite consultations will be held to finalise the code.
Rain, sowing data and labour movement predict an early and plentiful harvest
Three decades of liberalisation and attempts to transform into an industrial nation notwithstanding, India remains an economy largely dependent on monsoons and agriculture. Nearly 60% of its population still lives off farms and allied activities. Good prices for farm produce means higher incomes in rural India, consumer durables and discretionary goods.
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.
Govt may retrospectively relax conditions for unemployment benefits under Employees’ State Insurance
The labour ministry has moved a proposal to amend the conditions under the Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana from March, when the government imposed a nationwide lockdown, which will be taken up by the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) board on Thursday.
Centre mulls production-linked Sops for labour-intensive sectors soon
The government has already unveiled such incentives for electronics, medical devices and pharmaceuticals. Textiles, garment and leather are labour intensive and have huge employment generation potential.
View: Corporates and high net worth individuals should join govt efforts to rescue economy
The last decade has witnessed an evolution of Indian corporates becoming cognisant of their corporate social responsibility (CSR). As a concept, CSR focuses on making a company socially answerable to its stakeholders, the public at large and to itself.
Don't cut salaries or resort to layoffs: Labour Ministry to employers
Ministry of Labour and Employment issues an advisory to the employers asking them not to cut salaries or resort to layoff of their employees...
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.
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.
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.
Industries cannot be forced to pay wages during lockdown: Chief of parliamentary panel on labour
Amid the countrywide lockdown to check the spread of the novel coronavirus, the parliamentary panel on labour on Thursday submitted its report on the Industrial Relations Code, 2019, to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla via online.