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

September 24, 2019 6:50 pm

The EPFO has been settling EPF withdrawal claims at 8.55 per cent interest rate, approved for 2017-18. Now, the EPFO will settle accounts at a higher rate of 8.65 per cent for 2018-19.

Santosh Gangwar takes charge as Labour Minister: ‘Have already brought schemes for around 50 crore informal sector workers’

June 01, 2019 2:27 am

Out of the four proposed labour reforms, Wages Bill 2017 was introduced in the Lok Sabha in August 2017 and was subsequently referred to Parliamentary Standing Committee. The panel gave its report in December 2018.

Labour Ministry proposes changes in Trade Unions Act

July 22, 2018 2:41 pm

As per the existing rules, the trade unions are first verified by the Chief Labour Commissioner (Central), consequent to which the Ministry of Labour and Employment provides recognition. There are 13 recognised central trade unions/ federations at present in the country.

DGFASLI, GMB ink MoU for occupational safety, health of workers

July 11, 2018 7:54 pm

The ministry said the MOU will augment the activities in the field of OSH (occupational safety and health), especially in training of workers and supervisors of Ship Recycling Yards in Alang, Gujarat.

SC lashes out at Centre over construction workers welfare scheme

July 03, 2018 6:29 pm

The top court had earlier too lashed out at the Centre saying that a chunk of the funds meant for the construction workers' welfare had been spent to buy laptops and washing machines and less than ten per cent spent for the actual purpose.

Labour Ministry to probe Kingfisher Airlines' PF contributions: Bandaru Dattatreya

March 13, 2016 1:06 pm

Beleaguered businessman Vijay Mallya, who is facing legal proceedings for allegedly defaulting on loans of over Rs 9,000 crore from various banks, is currently under scanner by multiple agencies, including CBI.

In fact: The strong case for a policy on paternity leave in India

January 08, 2016 6:24 am

The Labour Ministry’s four-year-old report acknowledged that for women, decent maternity leave alone “results in mounting a very huge pressure of family, childcare responsibilities as well as demands of workplace”.

Employees’ State Insurance scheme: All states, self-employed may be included

September 23, 2015 1:28 am

The scheme is functioning based on industrial clusters. All 393 districts in the country will be covered by March 31, 2016.

EPFO Investment in equities: Labour Ministry advises to step with caution

September 19, 2015 1:13 am

EPFO has a subscribers’ base of over four crore and is expected to receive an incremental deposits of Rs 1 lakh crore in the current fiscal.

LabourMin plans health & occupational safety regulator for factories

September 18, 2015 2:45 am

Soon after taking office, the NDA government had begun reviewing the Independence-era Factories Act, 1948 and had introduced the Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2014 in Parliament in August last year.


There has been a significant dip in the population of India’s working women: News in Numbers

August 17, 2018 2:52 pm

There is a dip in the population of working women across India. But the northeastern states have a prominent presence. See more: