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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.

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  • 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.

    “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 .

    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.

    The US House of Representatives on Tuesday passed the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act, which among other things, proposes that America redirects resources to address the mass internment of over 1,000,000 Uyghurs and other Muslim ethnic minorities in China.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    PMO unhappy as the proposals fail to meet objective of unifying all social security benefits.

    India should have joined RCEP. The deal on offer was a good one and many of our fears had been allayed.

    Labour minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar informed the Rajya Sabha that if there is a strike in any unit, they (employees) would have to inform at least 14 days in advance. He said this is part of the new labour law which the government is bringing and the ministry is in touch with the various state governments.

    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.

    As of now, total 997 employment exchanges are functional in the country. The Ministry is implementing the National Career Service (NCS) project for transformation of the National Employment Service to provide a variety of employment related services like job matching, career counseling, vocational guidance, information on skill development courses, etc.

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