Cabinet approves code to allow fixed-term employment
Fixed-term employment, which the govt had allowed for all sectors last year, has now been codified.
EPS-NPS switch shelved as trade unions object
Minutes of the meeting are yet to be issued, which will have to be approved by the secretary be...
Extending workers' safety code to small enterprises will hamper job growth, CII tells govt
CII has suggested government set up common facilit...
Social sector for higher spending on health, education, rural India
At a pre-budget consultation with MoS finance Anurag Thakur, representatives stressed on improving efficiency in delivery of health services, improving learning outcomes at primary level while making secondary and higher level education affordable and introducing reforms related to pension and social protections for the weaker sections.
India-UAE partnership on labour issues could be role model for Asia
In a regional consultative process between India-UAE, the platform witnessed wide ranging discussions on contractual labour mobility, regional cooperation and sharing of best experiences and learning from one another's experience.
8.65% interest on EPF to be notified soon: Labour Minister
In February, the Central Board of Trustees, headed by the labour minister, had decided to raise the interest rate on EPF to 8.65% for 2018-19.
View: Exports are committee-and ministry-proof, and past surges anticipated by neither
GDP numbers are interlinked to export growth, and India needs to improve both numbers.
One nation, one ration card: Inside food ministry's ambitious scheme to make ration cards portable
The food ministry is moving towards making ration cards portable to help migrant workers.
For 1st time, AI refuses tickets to govt agencies that owe it over Rs 10 lakh
For the first time in its decades-long existence, AI has chalked up a list of its sarkaari defaulters and their dues. And it’s a who’s who of the establishment, including the CBI, IB, Enforcement Directorate, Customs commissioners, Central Labour Institute, Indian Audit Board, Controller of Defence Accounts, and Border Security Force.
EPFO backs plan to allow subscribers’ NPS switch
The National Pension System (NPS) is a voluntary, defined contribution programme administered and regulated by PFRDA.
377 infrastructure projects show cost overruns of Rs 3.94 lakh crore
The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation monitors infrastructure projects worth Rs 150 crore and above. Of such 1,635 projects, 377 projects reported cost overruns and 565 projects time escalation.
Maha CM Uddhav Thackeray rejigs some portfolios of NCP's Jayant Patil and Chhagan Bhujbal
On December 12, Jayant Patil was allocated Finance and Planning, Housing, Public Health, Co-operation, Food & Civil Supplies, Labour and Minority Welfare ministries. Chhagan Bhujbal was entrusted with Irrigation, Rural Development, Social Justice, Excise, Skill Development, Food and Drug Administration portfolios.
Deferment of spectrum payment to provide headroom to telecom sector: India Inc
The government doled out a Rs 42,000 crore relief to debt-laden teleos after it agreed not to take any payments for spectrum they use for the next two years. The Union Cabinet headed by PM Modi approved giving Airtel, Voda-Idea and Reliance Jio an option to avail a two-year moratorium on payments they were supposed to make in yearly installments.
Labour code on mandatory minimum wages notified; 50 crore workers to benefit
The code ensures minimum wages along with timely payment of wages to all employees and workers.
Wrong to say DeMo, GST & bank mergers not working; but there are teething troubles: FM
Problems do come up as all of us are getting into a formal system, into a technology driven system. I can understand the difficulties but I would not reject moving forward with the system which is in place and which benefits all of us. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on India attaining a $5-trillion economy, GST, failure of reforms and more.
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