Parliament passes Wage Code Bill to ensure minimum wage for workers
This is the first in a series of four labour codes proposed in the government’s labour reform initiative.
PM Narendra Modi calls on Saudi King Salman, meets top ministers to deepen bilateral ties
This is his second visit to the Gulf Kingdom. Durin...
Board of trustees okays EPFO exit from DHFL
The board has approved EPFO’s exit from DHFL to retrieve its money for workers’ welfare.
No panic on D-Street after 4.5% GDP print; some expect Santa Rally ahead
"I was expecting a GDP growth figure below 4.5 per cent. For me, it’s a slightly better number."
View: Things to do for the economy
There are many things wrong with India’s economy that need to be fixed. Politics is the biggest area of reform.
Government working on national policy for domestic workers: Labour ministry
Among others, the policy envisages to make a provision for a minimum salary of Rs 9,000 per month, compulsory paid leave of 15 days in an year and maternity leave benefits.
Finance Ministry ratifies 8.65% interest on EPF for 2018-19
Earlier in February, the Central Board of Trustees had decided to raise the interest rate on EPF to 8.65 per cent for 2018-19.
Government reduces ESI contribution rate to 4 per cent
The government has reduced contributions of employers and employee towards ESIC to 4% from existing 6.5%.
Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar takes charge; to focus on reforms
"In today's Cabinet meeting the first agenda is related to labour. That much I can tell you," Gangwar told
EPFO says it will stick to 8.65% rate for FY19
The finance ministry has objected to the proposal for increasing the payout for 2018-19 to 8.65% from 8.55% and sought a review. EPFO has cited adequate reserves to counter the objection.
India's 2.2% population suffering from disability: NSO survey for July-Dec 2018
The NSO, a wing of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, has conducted a Survey of Persons with Disabilities during July 2018 to December 2018 as a part of 76th round of National Sample Survey (NSS). Prior to this, the survey on the same subject was carried out by the NSO during the 58th round (July-December 2002).
Government working towards establishing labour code
The ministry has recently sent the Labour Code on Industrial Relations Bill, 2018 to the cabinet for consideration after which it plans to table the bill in the Parliament.
Labour Ministry looks to add self-employed to job data
There is a proposal to include self-employed people under PMMY. That would give government’s job-creation credentials a boost ahead of the 2019 elections.
Cabinet approval for wage code bill likely next week
The bill on wage code — one of the four codes — had lapsed after the 16th Lok Sabha dissolved last month.
Finland to grant work visas within two weeks from next year: Finnish employment minister
In an interview to PTI, Finnish employment minister Timo Harakka said that his government plans to reduce the time taken to grant work visas to just one to two weeks by next year. The move is aimed primarily at attracting more software professionals from countries like India, he said.
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