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Modi govt forms two cabinet committees to bolster employment, economic growth

June 05, 2019 8:35 pm

The latest development comes close on the heels of a report by the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) that showed India’s unemployment rate at a 45-year high of 6.1 per cent in 2017-18.

Extending MGNREGA to urban areas will create 50 million jobs: State Of Working India 2019 report

April 16, 2019 10:38 pm

Interestingly, researchers observed that as much as 5 million people left the workforce between 2016 and 2018. "The beginning of the decline in jobs coincided with demonetisation in November 2016, although no direct causal relationship can be established based only on these trends," The State of Working India (SWI) 2019 report released by Azim Premji University says.

Before Govt blocked jobs report, stats panel search body tweaked in its favour

March 07, 2019 7:23 am

Earlier, the composition of the search committee, according to the MoSPI Resolution dated June 1, 2005, was: Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission as Chairperson along with an RBI Deputy Governor and “two eminent persons.

‘Minimum wage hike looks sharper as determination method not revised for long’

March 03, 2019 1:40 am

"The Central Government has also increased in January 2017 the minimum wages for agricultural and non-agricultural laborers by 30% and 42% respectively to Rs 300 and Rs 350 a day."

‘The market is not creating pressure on the private sector to work towards skilling people’

February 24, 2019 12:03 am

The NSDC CEO says the problem is not jobs but wages, puts the difference in salaries of individuals after skilling at Rs 12,000 annually, notes that while automation is leading to loss of jobs, it is also creating many, and stresses need to introduce skilling courses in schools.

Unemployment a symptom of larger failures in state policies

February 12, 2019 5:58 pm

What is essential here, however, is that the unemployment dilemma, while worrying, is but a symptom of the larger failures in state policies that revolve around skilling and education.

Australia full-time jobs jump, unemployment edges up

March 22, 2018 11:19 am

With labour supply expanding to meet demand, there was less upward pressure on wages and inflation and thus no near-term trigger for a rise in interest rates from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA).

Government extends facility of fixed-term employment for all sectors

March 20, 2018 10:35 pm

The concept of fixed-term employment defines the tenure of employment as well as other associated conditions of service and remunerations, which are provided to regular employees under various labour laws.

J&K shows the way

February 08, 2018 12:13 am

State’s decision to evolve a uniform employment code is laudable. Done right, it could serve as an example for labour law reform across India

'Employment up 1.85 lakh in 8 sectors in Jan-March'

December 30, 2017 1:06 am

Of the total estimated increase in employment, the self-employed category recorded a positive change of 15,000 only.


What millennials want from companies and jobs: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:19 pm

It's almost a billion dollar question. What do millennials want? A global survey tries to answer the question. Millennials are many things. Many statements are attributed to them when it comes to what they want and how they behave.

Rahul Gandhi accuses Bandaru Dattatreya, VC for scholar's suicide

January 19, 2016 11:25 am

Hyderabad, Jan 19 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Government at the Centre over the suicide of a Dalit scholar in the Hyderabad University. He accused Minister of State for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya and varsity's Vice Chancellor of abetting the suicide of the scholar. Rahul, who interacted with the protesting students of the University of Hyderabad, said the varsity had used to its power to 'crush' the students, instead of allowing them to express themselves.