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  • India committed to countering impact of COVID-19: Santosh Gangwar Jun 05, 2021 03:07 PM IST

    India committed to countering impact of COVID-19: Santosh Gangwar

    He was addressing the virtual Non-Aligned Movement Labour Ministers Meeting under 109th session of the International Labour Conference last evening.

  • Retail inflation for industrial workers rises to 4.48% in February Mar 31, 2021 07:06 PM IST

    Retail inflation for industrial workers rises to 4.48% in February

    The All-India CPI-IW (Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers) for February, 2021 increased by 0.8 points and stood at 119 points. On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.68 per cent with respect to the previous month (January 2021) as against a decline of 0.61 per cent between corresponding months (February 2020) a year ago.

  • 16.5 lakh registrations under Atmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana: Labour Minister Mar 23, 2021 07:07 PM IST

    16.5 lakh registrations under Atmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana: Labour Minister

    The Atmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana is slated to be operational till June, 30, 2021.

  • Retail inflation for farm, rural workers up in February Mar 19, 2021 05:21 PM IST

    Retail inflation for farm, rural workers up in February

    The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers for the month of February 2021 decreased by 1 point each to stand at 1037 and 1044 points respectively, compared to January.

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Govt sticks to 8.5% as EPF interest rate for FY20; Redeems ETF units up to Dec 31 2020 instead of March 31 2020 to meet the 8.5% commitment Dec 31, 2020 04:37 PM IST

    Govt sticks to 8.5% as EPF interest rate for FY20; Redeems ETF units up to Dec 31 2020 instead of March 31 2020 to meet the 8.5% commitment

    Gains from ETF sales stood at around Rs 3,000 crore which helped the government meet FY20 EPF rate of 8.5 percent. The 8.5% interest would comprise 8.15% from debt income and balance 0.35% (capital gain) from the sale of ETFs (exchange traded funds) subject to their redemption by 31st December, 2020.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Govt looks to implement all 4 labour codes in one go by December: Santosh Gangwar Sep 27, 2020 11:47 AM IST

    Govt looks to implement all 4 labour codes in one go by December: Santosh Gangwar

    Parliament in its just concluded session passed three labour code bills: the Industrial Relations Code, the Social Security Code, and the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code.

  • Coronavirus impact: 38.71 lakh EPF members withdraw Rs 44,054.72 crore since March 25: Labour Ministry Sep 21, 2020 04:36 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact: 38.71 lakh EPF members withdraw Rs 44,054.72 crore since March 25: Labour Ministry

    The maximum amount of Rs 8,968.45 crore EPF withdrawals from March 25 to August 31 were recorded in Maharashtra against 7,23,986 claims, followed by Karnataka Rs 6,418.52 crore for 4,84,114 claims and Tamil Nadu (including Puducherry) Rs 5,589.91 crore for 6,20,662 claims.

  • Cabinet discusses labour reforms, to push remaining 3 Codes in Monsoon session Sep 08, 2020 10:28 PM IST

    Cabinet discusses labour reforms, to push remaining 3 Codes in Monsoon session

    Earlier this month, Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar had indicated that remaining three labour codes on industrial relations, social security and occupational safety and health would be tabled in the ensuing Monsoon session of Parliament.

  • EPFO trustees to flag delay in ratification of EPF interest rate for FY20 Sep 07, 2020 10:30 PM IST

    EPFO trustees to flag delay in ratification of EPF interest rate for FY20

    The EPF interest rate announced for 2019-20 was the lowest since 2012-13, when it stood at 8.5 percent. The rate of interest for 2018-19 was 8.65 percent.

  • Retail inflation for industrial workers eases marginally to 5.33% in July Aug 31, 2020 03:55 PM IST

    Retail inflation for industrial workers eases marginally to 5.33% in July

    "Year-on-year inflation based on all-items stood at 5.33 percent for July 2020 as compared to 5.06 percent for the previous month (June 2020) and 5.98 percent during the corresponding month (July 2019) of the previous year," a labour ministry statement said.

  • Retail inflation for farm, rural workers drops in July Aug 20, 2020 04:32 PM IST

    Retail inflation for farm, rural workers drops in July

    The all-India consumer price index numbers for agricultural labourers and rural labourers (base:1986-87=100) for the month of July 2020 increased by 3 and 4 points to stand at 1,021 and 1,028 points, respectively, the statement said.

  • Code on Wages likely to be implemented by september, Labour Ministry circulates draft rules Jul 09, 2020 06:45 PM IST

    Code on Wages likely to be implemented by september, Labour Ministry circulates draft rules

    Parliament in August last year approved the code to enable introduction of a minimum wage for every worker besides addressing issues like delay in payment to employees.

  • 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.

  • ESIC hikes confinement expenses for maternity services to Rs 7,500 Feb 14, 2020 08:05 PM IST

    ESIC hikes confinement expenses for maternity services to Rs 7,500

    The decision was taken at an ESIC meeting chaired by Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar on Thursday.

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