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  • Retail inflation for industrial workers eases to 5.06% in June Jul 31, 2020 05:30 PM IST

    Retail inflation for industrial workers eases to 5.06% in June

    Food inflation stood at 5.49 percent in June 2020 as against 5.88 percent in the previous month and 5.47 percent during the corresponding month a year ago.

  • Retail inflation for industrial workers eases to 5.1% in May Jun 30, 2020 03:55 PM IST

    Retail inflation for industrial workers eases to 5.1% in May

    Similarly, as per the data, food inflation stood at 5.88 percent against 6.56 percent in the previous month and 5.21 percent in May 2019.

  • Retail inflation for farm, rural workers eases marginally in May Jun 19, 2020 06:20 PM IST

    Retail inflation for farm, rural workers eases marginally in May

    "Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL (agriculture labourers) and CPI-RL (rural labourers) decreased to 8.40 percent and 8.12 percent in May 2020 from 8.80 percent and 8.52 percent, respectively in April 2020," the labour ministry statement said.

  • Santosh Gangwar unveils dedicated twitter handle for labour statistics May 27, 2020 07:34 PM IST

    Santosh Gangwar unveils dedicated twitter handle for labour statistics

    The Labour Bureau is a wing in Ministry of Labour & Employment, which collects and process data like retail inflation, employment etc.

  • Employees' PF contribution can go higher than 10%, not of employers: Labour ministry May 19, 2020 10:24 PM IST

    Employees' PF contribution can go higher than 10%, not of employers: Labour ministry

    The ministry on Monday notified lower rates of provident fund contribution at 10 percent, increasing the in-hand salary of 4.3 crore provident fund subscribers.

  • Parliamentary panel raising limit to 300 workers for lay-offs without govt nod Apr 24, 2020 08:35 PM IST

    Parliamentary panel raising limit to 300 workers for lay-offs without govt nod

    The committee in its report on the proposed Industrial Relation Code 2019 submitted to the Lok Sabha Speaker earlier this week stated, "Threshold be increased accordingly in the Code itself and the words ''as may be notified by the Appropriate Government'' be removed because reform of labour laws through the executive route is undesirable."

  • EPFO settles 10.02 lakh withdrawal claims including 6.06 lakh COVID-19 advances in last 15 working days Apr 22, 2020 06:50 PM IST

    EPFO settles 10.02 lakh withdrawal claims including 6.06 lakh COVID-19 advances in last 15 working days

    A provision for withdrawal from the EPF Scheme to fight COVID-19 pandemic was announced by the government and an urgent notification issued, providing for non-refundable withdrawal to the extent of basic wages and DA for three months or up to 75 percent of the amount standing to member's credit in the EPF account, whichever is less.

  • Govt sets up 20 control rooms to address wage-related issues, migrant workers' plight amid lockdown Apr 14, 2020 01:35 PM IST

    Govt sets up 20 control rooms to address wage-related issues, migrant workers' plight amid lockdown

    The Labour Ministry on Tuesday said it has set up 20 control rooms on pan-India basis to address wage-related grievances and to mitigate problems faced by migrant workers.

  • Labour Mininstry to enforce EPFO's move to restore pension commutation from January 1 Dec 27, 2019 07:05 PM IST

    Labour Mininstry to enforce EPFO's move to restore pension commutation from January 1

    Under the commutation, monthly pension used to be cut by one-third for the next 15 years and the reduced amount was given in lump sum. After the 15 years, pensioners were entitled to get the full pension.

  • Centre owes EPFO over Rs 9,000cr, situation 'worrying' for managers: Report Oct 22, 2019 10:33 AM IST

    Centre owes EPFO over Rs 9,000cr, situation 'worrying' for managers: Report

    This amount is only till March 2019 and the dues have since risen in the following months as the government faces continued financial pressure

  • Labour Ministry notifies 8.65% interest rate on EPF for 2018-19 Sep 24, 2019 06:21 PM IST

    Labour Ministry notifies 8.65% interest rate on EPF for 2018-19

    The EPFO has been settling EPF withdrawal claims at 8.55 percent interest rate, approved for 2017-18.

  • Higher take home? Labour Ministry’s proposal is myopic Aug 29, 2019 01:13 PM IST

    Higher take home? Labour Ministry’s proposal is myopic

    Increasing take home salary by lowering employees’ mandatory contribution to PF is like enjoying today and leaving little for the rainy days

  • Centre plans to increase maternity benefits, may remove salary cap of Rs 15,000 Jul 04, 2019 04:45 PM IST

    Centre plans to increase maternity benefits, may remove salary cap of Rs 15,000

    The Maternity Benefits (Amendment) Act, 2017, increased the maternity leave from 12 weeks to 26 weeks

  • Finance ministry seeks state fund payout cut amid fears about lending crunch Jun 27, 2019 04:59 PM IST

    Finance ministry seeks state fund payout cut amid fears about lending crunch

    A senior labour ministry official said that the concerns of the finance ministry would be considered and the issue soon resolved.

  • Mudra job data not to be made public before Lok Sabha polls: Report Mar 15, 2019 02:26 PM IST

    Mudra job data not to be made public before Lok Sabha polls: Report

    The NDA government hasn’t officially made public the NSSO report on jobs, which pegged unemployment at a 45-year-high of 6.1 per cent in 2017-18.

  • Here is how the Centre plans to implement the social security code Nov 27, 2018 04:15 PM IST

    Here is how the Centre plans to implement the social security code

    The government will rollout this scheme in three phases over the next decade, after which it wishes to make the programme universal

  • Waiting for panel report in October for minimum pension hike: Govt Aug 01, 2018 03:05 PM IST

    Waiting for panel report in October for minimum pension hike: Govt

    Central trade unions have been demanding an enhancement of the minimum monthly pension under the scheme to Rs 3000 and also to index it (linked with inflation).

  • Labour Ministry to issue UWIN Cards to informal workers from April Jan 26, 2018 11:32 AM IST

    Labour Ministry to issue UWIN Cards to informal workers from April

    It wants to complete the exercise by the end of next fiscal, before going to the polls in 2019, so that these workers are covered under the social security code proposed by the ministry.

  • Santosh Gangwar says he will consult all stakeholders on policy issues Sep 04, 2017 02:39 PM IST

    Santosh Gangwar says he will consult all stakeholders on policy issues

    On assuming charge as the Minister of State for Labour, he said the ministry will continue to hold tripartite consultations, involving government, unions and industry.

  • Less than 1% of registered job seekers got placed: Govt Jul 24, 2017 08:25 AM IST

    Less than 1% of registered job seekers got placed: Govt

    As on September 30, 2015, barely 0.56 per cent of the candidates got placement. Of all the registered 4,48,52,500 job aspirants, 2,53,900 were placed, Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.

  • EPFO may bring 500 small private PF Trusts into its fold Jun 25, 2017 01:54 PM IST

    EPFO may bring 500 small private PF Trusts into its fold

    Out of these exempted firms or trusts, there are over 500 trusts which are either managing a meagre amount of EPF (up to Rs one crore) or their members are not more than 20.

  • Maternity benefit also covers those already on leave: Labour Ministry May 08, 2017 09:42 PM IST

    Maternity benefit also covers those already on leave: Labour Ministry

    The amended Maternity Benefit Act was enforced on April 1, 2017. There was a confusion that whether the employees already on maternity leave would get the benefit under amended law or not.

  • Now, EPFO to make all payments to members electronically May 08, 2017 08:30 PM IST

    Now, EPFO to make all payments to members electronically

    "The labour ministry has amended the schemes run by the EPFO by a notification. This will enable the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) to make all payments like EPF and pension through digital mode," an official said.

  • Draft code of labour ministry proposes social security council Apr 07, 2017 06:03 PM IST

    Draft code of labour ministry proposes social security council

    A draft code prepared by the Labour Ministry envisages the constitution of a national social security council to regulate the social security schemes of the Centre and states, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

  • No more EPFO? Labour ministry mulls decentralisation; restructuring on cards Mar 31, 2017 04:54 PM IST

    No more EPFO? Labour ministry mulls decentralisation; restructuring on cards

    Once the Labour Code on Security and Welfare is put into effect, schemes like provident fund, pension and insurance schemes run under the EPF Act, 1952, and the sickness benefit scheme under the ESIC Act, 1948 will no longer exist in their present forms.

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