Labour ministry to give statutory powers to the labour bureau
Labour bureau was established as Directorate of Cost of Living at Shimla in 1941 with the objective of conducting family budget enquiries and compiling cost of living index numbers for important centres on a uniform basis.
Labour ministry paves way for 50% unemployment benefit to ESIC subscribers
Besides, the scheme has been extended for a year from July 1, 2020...
Labour ministry to table three labour codes in upcoming Parliament session: Santosh Gangwar
“In the upcoming session of the parliament, we wi...
View: Passage of labour Bills is a historic milestone, both for industry and workers
The three Bills relate to codes on occupational safety, health and working conditions, industrial relations and social security. Alongside the Wage Bill that was passed earlier, the four codes consolidate the relevant labour laws in the central sector.
Parliament passes Labour Bills, making it easier for employers to hire and fire workers
The Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions, the Industrial Relations Code and the Social Security Code have already been passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. These will now be notified after which the labour ministry will frame rules under all the codes as it plans to implement them early next year.
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.
View: India needs to create its unique model of development with efficiency, equity and resilience
Covid-19 has thrown up an unprecedented challenge for the global economy. But it has also opened a short window of opportunity to establish an economic philosophy grounded in India’s social and cultural context.
15 states seek approval for changes in three labour laws from Centre
According to minister labour minister Santosh Gangwar, reforms in labour laws is a continuous process. Therefore, Central and State Governments strive on a regular basis to update the legislative system as per the need of the hour.
Labour minister Gangwar clarifies his response on migrant workers in Parliament
Gangwar, had, on Monday said in the Lok Sabha that the government has no record of deaths of migrant workers during the pandemic and hence the question of compensation does not arise. He had said this in response to a Parliamentary question.
'Labour reforms intend to put India among top 10 nations in ease of doing business'
The Wage Code Bill 2019 was passed by Parliament last year, while the other three codes were introduced in the Lok Sabha on Saturday. These bill are listed for consideration and passage in the Lower House on Tuesday.
Govt has taken number of steps to increase women participation in labour force: Labour minister
As per the results of Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) conducted during 2017-18 and 2018-19 by National Statistical Office (NSO), ministry of statistics and programme implementation, the estimated female women worker population ratio (WPR) on usual status for 15 years and above in the country is 22.0% and 23.3% respectively.
Lok Sabha initiates discussion on three bills with labour minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar
The minister highlighted the provisions and the intent of the bills in his introductory remarks on the three legislations, which are being touted as anti-labour by the opposition and trade unions.
Govt introduces three crucial Bills on labour laws in Lok Sabha amid Congress' opposition
The codes will give powers to state governments on rules related to hiring, retrenchment and fixing work hours in their factories and establishments while restricting powers of the workers to form unions. Besides, it will ensure the government extends social security to all, including the unorganised and gig workers in a phased manner.
Labour Ministry could widen scope of gratuity to include contract, seasonal, gig workers
Under the Payment of Gratuity Act, an employee is eligible for gratuity on the termination of his employment after he has rendered continuous service for a minimum of five years. Gratuity is equivalent to 15 days of salary for each year an employee has spent in an organisation.
Par panel likely to submit report on One Nation One Ration Card, housing scheme in Sept
Under the ARHC, the government had come up with two models -- renting out unoccupied houses constructed by the Centre and states (on public private partnership) and secondly encouraging private and public sector to build houses on vacant land for renting out those to migrant and informal sector workers.