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  • Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar launches software for 5 pan-India surveys Feb 18, 2021 01:57 PM IST

    Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar launches software for 5 pan-India surveys

    Addressing the occasion, Gangwar said, "Accurate data plays an important role in policy making. In the absence of accurate data, you cannot analyse the present situation and its impact in the future. It is important, so that benefits of policies percolate down to grass-route level."

  • Parliamentary panel on labour backs expansion of MGNREGS to migrant workers Feb 17, 2021 02:41 PM IST

    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.

  • Four-day workweek? This Indian company tried it 4 years ago Feb 11, 2021 06:42 PM IST

    Four-day workweek? This Indian company tried it 4 years ago

    The proposed new labour codes have piqued interest in the four-day working week. Beroe Inc, which transitioned to shorter weeks, says it benefits people and productivity alike.

  • Understanding proposed labour codes: Reform or cause for concern? Feb 09, 2021 03:10 PM IST

    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.

  • EPFO settles 60.88 lakh COVID-19 advance claims, releases Rs 15,255 crore till January 31 Feb 08, 2021 08:00 PM IST

    EPFO settles 60.88 lakh COVID-19 advance claims, releases Rs 15,255 crore till January 31

    The Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar added that as on January 28, 2021, the total number of beneficiaries (new employees) under the Atmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana (ABRY) meant for creating jobs stood at 4.69 lakh.

  • Budget 2021: Labour ministry outlay marginally lower even as jobs creation stays in focus Feb 02, 2021 06:20 PM IST

    Budget 2021: Labour ministry outlay marginally lower even as jobs creation stays in focus

    The Labour ministry has been allocated Rs 13,306 crore for 2021-22 against revised budget of Rs 13,720 crore for 2020-21.

  • Code on Wages, Code on Social Security to increase employer's financial liability Jan 14, 2021 08:03 PM IST

    Code on Wages, Code on Social Security to increase employer's financial liability

    The draft rules on the Code on Wages were floated by the government in July 2020 and the draft rules on Code on Social Security were released in November 2020. The codes are expected to be implemented by April 1, 2021.

  • Labour Codes may get implemented before April 1: Report Jan 13, 2021 07:18 PM IST

    Labour Codes may get implemented before April 1: Report

    Twenty nine central labour laws have been consolidated into four codes on occupational safety, minimum wages, and social security.

  • BMS demands the cap on earned leaves to be raised to 300 days from the proposed 240 Jan 13, 2021 06:27 PM IST

    BMS demands the cap on earned leaves to be raised to 300 days from the proposed 240

    BMS raised the demand during the consultation meeting held by the Union Ministry of Labour and Employment today on draft Rules on two Labour Codes viz. Social Security Code rules and OSH & WC Code Rules.

  • Will the proposed WFH rule weaken the bargaining power of workers? Here's what experts think Jan 12, 2021 09:35 PM IST

    Will the proposed WFH rule weaken the bargaining power of workers? Here's what experts think

    It is the first time that the labour ministry has brought out standing orders for the services sector under the Industrial Relations Code. Before, the new labour codes were approved by Parliament in September 2020, there was one standing order across sectors.

  • Retail inflation for industrial workers eases to 5.27% in November Dec 31, 2020 07:27 PM IST

    Retail inflation for industrial workers eases to 5.27% in November

    The maximum upward pressure in the current index came from Food & Beverages group contributing (+) 0.25 percentage points to the total change.

  • Government to limit workday to 8 hours in new labour codes: Report Dec 29, 2020 09:08 AM IST

    Government to limit workday to 8 hours in new labour codes: Report

    In the draft rules issued by the Labour Ministry in November 2020, it notified that working hours can be extended up to 12 working hours.

  • Explained : Why the employers may have to revise offer letters Dec 24, 2020 07:19 PM IST

    Explained : Why the employers may have to revise offer letters

    As per the new definition of wages under the Code on Wages, 2019, the government has put a cap on the allowances at 50 percent of the total compensation. The experts, therefore, say this will entail higher costs for employers and a lower take home pay for employees.

  • Industry bodies to press for holding back new wage definition in meeting with govt on December 24 Dec 22, 2020 06:49 PM IST

    Industry bodies to press for holding back new wage definition in meeting with govt on December 24

    "The representatives of CII and FICCI among other industry bodies would meet union labour ministry top brass on December 24, 2020 to discuss the new definition of wages which is likely to be implemented by April 1, 2021," an industry source said.

  • App-based transport workers' federation writes to Labour Ministry, expresses concern over Draft Code on Social Security 2020 Dec 21, 2020 05:18 PM IST

    App-based transport workers' federation writes to Labour Ministry, expresses concern over Draft Code on Social Security 2020

    The alliance has also proposed the creation of the National Social Security Board for Gig Workers and Platform Workers and a centralised database of platform workers and gig workers of which the workers should have an access to editing, correcting and disputing the records of the aggregators.

  • EPFO net new enrolments rises 56% to 11.55 lakh in October Dec 20, 2020 08:16 PM IST

    EPFO net new enrolments rises 56% to 11.55 lakh in October

    The data comprises members who have joined during the month and whose contribution has been received by the EPFO for the wage month.

  • Retail inflation for agricultural labourers eases to 6% in November; down to 5.86% for rural workers Dec 18, 2020 06:45 PM IST

    Retail inflation for agricultural labourers eases to 6% in November; down to 5.86% for rural workers

    The retail inflation for farm workers and rural labourers were at 9.41 percent and 9.23 percent, respectively, in November last year.

  • EPFO likely to credit 8.5% interest for 2019-20 in EPF accounts, here's how to check balance Dec 16, 2020 10:11 PM IST

    EPFO likely to credit 8.5% interest for 2019-20 in EPF accounts, here's how to check balance

    The Labour Ministry has sent a proposal to the Finance Ministry to give concurrence to credit 8.5 percent rate of interest on EPF for 2019-20 earlier this month.

  • Explained: Why Code on Wages 2019 may not ensure arresting decline in wages Dec 16, 2020 03:44 PM IST

    Explained: Why Code on Wages 2019 may not ensure arresting decline in wages

    On March 29, the MHA had issued a notification asking the employers to give full payment of wages to the employees during the nationwide lockdown due to the Covid19 induced pandemic.

  • EPFO likely to credit 8.5% interest on EPF for 2019-20 by December Dec 13, 2020 11:58 AM IST

    EPFO likely to credit 8.5% interest on EPF for 2019-20 by December

    The source further said that earlier the Ministry of Finance had sought some clarifications on the rate of interest for the last fiscal, which were duly addressed.

  • Cabinet approves Rs 22,810 crore outlay for Atmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana Dec 09, 2020 05:02 PM IST

    Cabinet approves Rs 22,810 crore outlay for Atmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana

    Under the Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana, the government will for two years provide employee and employer contribution to the retirement fund for new hires by businesses and entities, Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar said.

  • EPFO records 14.9 lakh net new enrolments in September 2020 Nov 20, 2020 08:27 PM IST

    EPFO records 14.9 lakh net new enrolments in September 2020

    The EPFO has added 14.90 lakh net subscribers in the month of September 2020, thereby increasing its subscriber base by around 30.92 lakh during the first two.

  • Code on Social Security 2020 to offer benefits to workers but reduce cash in hand Nov 18, 2020 12:37 PM IST

    Code on Social Security 2020 to offer benefits to workers but reduce cash in hand

    The Code on Social Security, 2020 has widened the coverage of social security benefits to the workers in the unorganised sector namely the contract workers, gig workers, platform workers and migrant workers.

  • Labour ministry notifies draft rules under Code on Social Security 2020 Nov 15, 2020 05:13 PM IST

    Labour ministry notifies draft rules under Code on Social Security 2020

    The draft rules under the Code on Social Security, 2020, also provide for Aadhaar-based registration, including self-registration by unorganised workers, gig workers, and platform workers on the portal of the central government

  • Retail inflation eases marginally for farm, rural workers in September Oct 20, 2020 04:28 PM IST

    Retail inflation eases marginally for farm, rural workers in September

    The All-India CPI Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers for September 2020 increased by 11 points and 10 points to stand at 1,037 and 1,043 point, respectively, the statement added.

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