India engaged with US on extension of H-1B ban: Ministry of External Affairs
Last month, outgoing US President Donald Trump issued a proclamation where he extended the restrictions entry of immigrants and non-immigrants in the country, including H-1B visas used by Indian nationals, citing the devastating impact of Covid-19 in the labour market.
Unemployment rate in urban areas for Jan-Mar 2020 rose to 9.1%
However, the sample size was lower in the survey compared to the previous four...
Indian economy expected to better its performance in the third quarter: Finance Ministry
“The sustained increase in major economic activity i...
EPFO subscribers up 45 lakh in FY21, big indicator of job creation: Apurva Chandra, Labour Secretary
If you look at the EPFO payroll data since February, it showed there was a loss of employment in April and May. Since then, EPFO has seen net additions in subscribers, says Apurva Chandra.
Employees’ State Insurance Corporation kick-starts work on social security scheme for organised workers
The organisation, under the labour ministry, has written to states to speed up creation of requisite medical infrastructure in 161 districts which are still out of the purview of the ESIC Act, 1948 while laying out the action plan for 2020-21.
Urban unemployment fell to 8.4% in July-September 2019: Government
Urban unemployment in the age group 15-29 years was 20.6%. Among states, urban unemployment was higher than the national average in Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana, among others.
Wage relief for those who lost jobs in lockdown
The move is seen as an outreach to those displaced by the lockdown and blunt the criticism that the government did not take care of migrant and factory workers, who were the worst hit. Sources said that the documents will need to be submitted physically as the beneficiaries are not linked to Aadhaar.
Reforms undertaken to contain COVID-19 impact to ensure long-term sustained growth: FinMin report
The report said data for the 14-day period from September 17 to 30 suggests that India may have crossed the peak of COVID-19 caseload.
Govt plans to bring social security schemes under one umbrella
The government proposes to bring at least half a dozen social security schemes, including old age pension and insurance, under the ambit of the proposed social security code.
25 more labour ministry officials test positive for COVID-19: Source
The officials in the ministry are being tested for COVID-19 after two of its employees found positive last week, which led to the closure of Shram Shakti Bhawan that houses the ministry for two days to June 5 for sanitisation.
Centre likely to fast-track changes for uniform flexi labour laws
The Centre could tweak labour law changes and fast-track their implementation for new businesses.
Reforms do not mean complete abolition of labour laws, says Rajiv Kumar
In recent weeks, various state government's have proposed changes to existing labour laws.
Raw material, movement of labour biggest hurdles: CII
The findings are part of a nationwide survey conducted by CII last week to determine the effectiveness of the exit from lockdown in specific zones and sectors.
Labour ministry sets up 20 control rooms under CLS to address wage related grievances
"These call centers can be accessed by the workers through phone numbers, whatsapp and emails," labour ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. These control rooms are being managed by labour enforcement officers, assistant labour commissioners, regional labour commissioners and deputy chief labour commissioners of the respective regions.
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.