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To register unorganised workers, govt launches e-SHRAM

August 27, 2021 12:50 am

“For the first time in the history of India, a system is being made to register 38 crore unorganised workers," said Minister of Labour and Employment Bhupender Yadav.

House panel questions Labour officials on job losses

June 24, 2021 2:51 am

The committee members also enquired about complaints regarding non-compliance of the Centre's advisory which asked private and public establishments not to terminate services of employees or reduce wages, it is learnt.

Govt sets up expert panel to fix minimum pay, national floor wage

June 04, 2021 12:38 am

To arrive at the wage rates, the group will look into the international best practices on the wages and evolve a scientific criteria and methodology for fixation of wages.

Explained: A four day week? Here's what India's plan entails

February 18, 2021 2:35 pm

4-day work week: The proposed new labour codes could provide companies with the flexibility of four working days in a week, even as the working hours limit of 48 hours for a week will remain "sacrosanct".

LabourMin to meet entities employing gig workers to understand concerns

October 17, 2020 12:49 am

Labour Secretary Apurva Chandra said there could be some implementation issues for providing social security benefits for gig and platform workers, given that they do not have the typical fixed-wage terms of employment.

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.


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

June 22, 2020 6:18 pm

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