Investment demand grows in Q3, a five-quarter high
The 2.6 percent growth in investment demand during October-December is a turnaround from the 6.7 percent contraction seen in the second quarter.
Agriculture clocks a growth of 3.9 percent as GDP sees marginal rise
The Agriculture Ministry attributed the increased food grain production to good monsoons last year.
Mobile number portability requests rise as customers relocate, work from home
As per the monthly subscription report released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, the requests for changing the network provider shot up since the time the lockdown was lifted in the country.
Female participation in workforce rises 17% in December 2020, shows EPFO data
Gender-wise analysis of EPFO payroll data for December, 2020, also showed that the share of females in the workforce stood at approximately 23 percent.
Vodafone lost 5.7 million customers in December, India's telecom base too shrinks
The highest growth rate in mobile subscriber base was recorded in Jammu and Kashmir, while the biggest decline was recorded in Punjab at 3.34 percent.
Telecom tariff hikes likely as industry needs higher ARPU: Analysts
Elevated debt levels and high obligations including DoT payables in the form of spectrum auction instalments, AGR dues and quarterly revenue share necessitate substantial ARPU expansion.
Unemployment rate dropped to 6.5% in January 2021: CMIE data
Most employed persons in India do not have regular jobs. Their employment on any given day depends upon the state of the economy, the local environment, business conditions at large and a fair degree of luck.
Parliamentary panel on labour backs expansion of MGNREGS to migrant workers
The committee urged the Centre to put in place a credible database of unorganised workers, especially migrant labourers, to ensure seamless delivery of relief packages to them at the time of distress.
Niti Aayog constitutes a sub-group to prepare a National Action Plan for Migrant Workers
"The sub-group comprises the members from various Ministries of Government of India, subject experts, NGOs and civil society organisations, to prepare a tangible action plan to address issues related to migrant workers," Labour and Employment minister Santosh Gangwar said in a written response
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Could govt's social security measures lead to duplication of costs for aggregators? Here's what experts think
The Code on Social Security 2020 passed by the Parliament in September proposes the creation of a social security fund for extending benefits to workers in the unorganised sector.
Experts bat for separate debt resolution framework, more borrowing avenues for MSMEs
The MSME sector is facing a massive liquidity and supply crunch, shortage of labour and non-payment of dues.
No official data on MSMEs shut due to COVID-19 pandemic: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari
As there are MSMEs both in the formal and informal sector, data on temporary or permanent closure of MSMEs is not maintained by the government, the minister said in a written response to a parliamentary question.
Explained | National Small Savings Fund; the schemes allied to it
The government has an array of diverse schemes to inculcate the habit of steady savings with dependable returns among small-scale investors
Standing orders on work from home | Formalisation of WFH to spur second-career women to re-enter workforce
The work-from-home model whose popularity peaked last year opened up a host of opportunities for women to flourish in the job market, without having to compromise on personal commitments.
Understanding proposed labour codes: Reform or cause for concern?
The labour ministry is formulating relevant rules and regulations to implement the four new labour codes.
15th Finance Commission recommends revenue deficit grants of Rs 2.94 lakh crore for states
Up to Rs 45,000 crore should be kept as a performance-based incentive for all the States for carrying out agricultural reforms.
State health spending should be increased by over 8%: 15th Finance Commission
The 15th Finance Commission recommended that primary health care should be the number one fundamental commitment for states.
Budget 2021 underlines principle of providing stable tax regime, says CBDT Chairman Pramod Mody
The 26 AIS would not only serve as a checklist for a taxpayer in filing returns but would also enhance the tax base, Mody said.
Telecom analysts: Centre realistic with its non-tax revenue targets for 2021-22
Budget documents released on February 1 show that the government has slashed its budgeted telecom non-tax receipts for 2021-22 by 60 percent to Rs 53,987 crore. In the previous budget (2020-21), the government had set an ambitious revenue target of Rs 1.33 lakh crore but had later revised it to Rs 33,737 crore.
Proposals for women in Budget 2021 to boost gender diversity: Experts
Union Budget 2021 to create job opportunities for white-collar workforce: Experts
While the Budget announcements are aimed at spurring job creation for blue-collar workers, human resource (HR) experts are of the opinion that the proposed schemes and outlays also carry ample potential of creating white-collar jobs.
Budget 2021 | Outlay for EPF subsidy scheme significantly lower than proposed
The EPF subsidy scheme, announced in November 2020, has been allotted only Rs 3,130 crore against the proposed Rs 22,810 crore over a period of three years.
Budget 2021 | Experts disappointed over drop in allocation for education
The total outlay for education is pegged at Rs 93,224 crore for 2021-22 which is 6.13 percent lower than the Rs 99,312 crore allocated in the previous Budget.
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