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  • Labour Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar to launch software applications for five All India surveys on job generation Feb 17, 2021 03:17 PM IST

    Labour Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar to launch software applications for five All India surveys on job generation

    The surveys are significant since they use information technology to report employment generation.

  • 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.

  • Niti Aayog constitutes a sub-group to prepare a National Action Plan for Migrant Workers Feb 17, 2021 12:47 PM IST

    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

  • Demand for Gig workers to increase in 2021: Experts Jan 21, 2021 08:00 PM IST

    Demand for Gig workers to increase in 2021: Experts

    Gig workers are freelance/ contractual workers who work on a flexible and temporary arrangement with companies and platforms for a specific period of time.

  • EPFO adds 10.11 lakh net subscribers in November 2020 Jan 20, 2021 06:47 PM IST

    EPFO adds 10.11 lakh net subscribers in November 2020

    The pension fund body stated that 6.41 lakh new members have joined EPFO and roughly 3.70 lakh net members exited and then rejoined.

  • Expert panel recommends basic living wage after job loss: Report Jan 08, 2021 12:43 PM IST

    Expert panel recommends basic living wage after job loss: Report

    The one-member commission was created under the Labour Ministry's Central Advisory Contract Labour Board in May 2020, to prepare an action plan for the welfare and development of guest and contract workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 50% drop in EPFO exits, shows October data Jan 07, 2021 04:28 PM IST

    50% drop in EPFO exits, shows October data

    As many as 44,69,771 individuals have exited the EPFO in this fiscal so far.

  • Labour Ministry issues draft standing orders on work from home under new Industrial Relations Code: Report Jan 02, 2021 11:13 AM IST

    Labour Ministry issues draft standing orders on work from home under new Industrial Relations Code: Report

    The Labour Ministry's draft standing orders have been released for public comments over the next 30 days.

  • More people rejoin the workforce, shows September EPFO data Dec 23, 2020 05:56 PM IST

    More people rejoin the workforce, shows September EPFO data

    So far this fiscal, as many as 44,69,771 workers have exited the EPFO.

  • Pension scheme for unorganised sector PMSYM gets only 44 lakh subscribers in two years, way below the target Dec 21, 2020 03:51 PM IST

    Pension scheme for unorganised sector PMSYM gets only 44 lakh subscribers in two years, way below the target

    The Pradhan Mantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan (PMSYM) was introduced with the target cover of 10 crore unorganised workers in five years. Thus, covering an average of 2 crore workers per year. However, after nearly two years since its implementation, only 44,73,986 workers have been enrolled.

  • Wistron’s stumble may help other Apple contractors see unexpectedly windfall in India: Report Dec 21, 2020 10:00 AM IST

    Wistron’s stumble may help other Apple contractors see unexpectedly windfall in India: Report

    Foxconn and Pegatron could also have an advantage in snagging opportunities beyond Apple – especially since India’s Android market is much larger than its Apple one

  • CMIE data: Urban female workforce participation rate down to its lowest in November since 2016 Dec 18, 2020 03:09 PM IST

    CMIE data: Urban female workforce participation rate down to its lowest in November since 2016

    CMIE also observed that the impact of economic shock on younger women is more than the older women. The participation rate in the workforce of younger women fell to 9.7 percent during the pandemic after reaching a high of 14.9 percent in end of 2019.

  • 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.

  • iPhone manufacturing facility violence: Fault lines run deep among contract workers Dec 14, 2020 07:04 PM IST

    iPhone manufacturing facility violence: Fault lines run deep among contract workers

    At Wistron's iPhone manufacturing facility in Karnataka, property and goods worth crores were vandalised. Payment delays and the failure of the company to resolve the issue are believed to be triggered the violence.

  • Cabinet approves new employment subsidy scheme with lower outlay Dec 09, 2020 05:00 PM IST

    Cabinet approves new employment subsidy scheme with lower outlay

    The scheme as approved by cabinet seems to have a much lower outlay than what was announced by FM Nirmala Sitharaman in November.

  • New Labour Code: White-collar employees to receive overtime pay Dec 08, 2020 10:36 AM IST

    New Labour Code: White-collar employees to receive overtime pay

    Labour Code, 2019, will merge three central labour acts, The Trade Unions Act, 1926, The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946 and The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947.

  • Economy getting back on track faster than expected, says PM Modi Oct 29, 2020 02:46 PM IST

    Economy getting back on track faster than expected, says PM Modi

    In an interview with the Economic Times, the Prime Minister also said that with regards to further stimulus measures, the government will ensure that all required measures needed to continue stimulating the economy are undertaken in a timely manner while ensuring overall macro-economic stability.

  • Sustained COVID-19 spread poses risks to growth: Finance Ministry Oct 04, 2020 02:17 PM IST

    Sustained COVID-19 spread poses risks to growth: Finance Ministry

    India seems to have crossed the peak in COVID-19 cases, as per available data, the Finance Ministry's Monthly Economic Report for September said.

  • EPF withdrawals during lockdown at nearly Rs 40,000 crore Sep 14, 2020 05:09 PM IST

    EPF withdrawals during lockdown at nearly Rs 40,000 crore

    MoS for Labour and Employment Santosh Kumar Gangwar made the statement on September 14, while answering a question on the same during the Monsoon session of Parliament

  • Cabinet approves 3 labour code changes, will move to Parliament in monsoon session Sep 09, 2020 12:44 PM IST

    Cabinet approves 3 labour code changes, will move to Parliament in monsoon session

    The Centre is working to consolidate 44 central labour laws in four broad codes

  • Social security is very much work in progress Aug 24, 2020 08:42 AM IST

    Social security is very much work in progress

    The pandemic has underscored the pressing need for passing the Social Security Bill immediately

  • Real estate sector limping its way back to normalcy Aug 20, 2020 10:22 AM IST

    Real estate sector limping its way back to normalcy

    India's residential real estate sector is seeing a decisive return of serious enquiries, which are now at 50 per cent of pre-COVID-19 levels in the top cities.

  • Gig workers may soon be brought under social security schemes: Report Aug 06, 2020 10:24 AM IST

    Gig workers may soon be brought under social security schemes: Report

    The move is expected to benefit thousands of gig workers associated with delivery startups as well as driver-partners of cab aggregators.

  • House panel moots social security fund for migrant workers Aug 01, 2020 04:16 PM IST

    House panel moots social security fund for migrant workers

    The report on social security code combines nine labour acts on insurance, maternity leave, compensation, gratuity, provident fund and the unorganised sector into one.

  • Kuwait’s expat quota bill a big blow to Kerala’s remittances Jul 08, 2020 02:20 PM IST

    Kuwait’s expat quota bill a big blow to Kerala’s remittances

    Depending on when the expats are asked to leave the country, Kerala’s remittances economy could see a shrinkage of up to $4 billion — about 25 percent of its total inward remittances

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