Labour ministry drops the plan to corporatise EPFO
The ministry’s proposal to corporatise the EPFO had faced severe criticism. In its latest draft code released in September, it had proposed a corporate structure to be headed by a CEO.
Gig economy weighs impact of social security for workers
The government has proposed changes which would ensure gig workers get life and disa...
Karnataka mulls providing social security to Uber, Ola, delivery persons
Minister S Suresh Kumar pointed out that unorganised work force in K...
Govt invites proposals from agencies to study power loom sector schemes
The textiles ministry had launched the schemes for harmonised growth of the power loom sector in terms of improvement in infrastructure facilities, market development to overcome the lack of preparatory/pre-loom facility in power loom clusters.
Labour ministry to rejig draft social security code
PMO unhappy as the proposals fail to meet objective of unifying all social security benefits.
Labour ministry proposes revised social security code
Labour ministry has circulated the draft code seeking comments from stakeholders by October 25 following which tripartite consultations will be held to finalise the code.
Labour ministry to call stakeholder consultation on revised draft of social security code
“The draft of ‘code on social security’ is ready and will be shared with stakeholders for their comments soon,” labour minister Gangwar said.
View: Social security has to be a whole lot more than writing cheques for beneficiaries
Every citizen should be eligible for social security, for social security to yield meaningful social cohesion.
Will ED probe against Sharad Pawar help Cong-NCP in Maharashtra polls?
Initially flabbergasted, the fumbling Opposition parties suddenly crackled to life after Pawar, 78, announced plans to put up a spirited fight by going suo moto to the ED office.
Govt proposes to hand over EPFO corpus of Rs 10 lakh crore to a central body
Labour ministry proposes to hand over reins; dedicated funds for provident fund, pension & insurance schemes to be administered by a Central Board.
Social safety net for gig workers proposed
This is the first time that the government has referred to the gig, platform workers. The move comes close on the heels of the legislation in California for gig economy workers.
India mulls 'One Nation, One Pay Day': Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar
"There should be a pan-India single wage day every month across various sectors to ensure that workers get timely payment of salaries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is keen on this legislation to get passed soon. Similarly, we are also looking at uniform minimum wages across sectors which will safeguard better livelihood of workers," he said.
New scheme to provide social security pension to farmers
The beneficiary can opt to become member of the Scheme by subscribing to a Pension Fund, managed by the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC)," the minister said in a written reply.
Government to push OSH Code for passage in Budget session: Santosh Gangwar
The Code was introduced in the Lok Sabha on July 23, 2019. It is expected to enhance the coverage of workers manifold and also merge 13 central labour laws into a single code which would apply to all establishments employing 10 or more workers.
Government proposes to enhance wage ceiling for dependent parents
The draft notification comes following a decision of the ESIC board in February this year in this regard.
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