The dependents of insured persons with Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) who died due to COVID-19 will get pensions, as per the new announcement
From reducing carbon footprint, to easing pandemic woes, how four-day working week is gaining ground
The five-day workweek is a solution to a century-old problem of increasing production on assembly lines and boosting consumer activity, but there hasn't been much improvement in labour productivity in India since 2016
Retirement fund body EPFO on Monday said it has released Rs 868 crore pension along with Rs 105 crore arrears on account of restoration of commuted value of (higher) pension
Last week, Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman had announced the reduction of statutory provident fund contribution by both employers and employees for the next three months to 10 percent of basic wages from 12 percent.
Retirement fund body EPFO on Wednesday allowed employers to register their digital signatures online through e-mail, in view of the lockdown to combat COVID-19, according to a labour ministry statement
Coronavirus Outbreak: EPFO settles 1.37 lakh PF withdrawal claims worth around Rs 280 cr to ease lockdown woes
Retirement fund body EPFO on Friday said it has settled 1.37 lakh provident fund withdrawal claims worth Rs 280 crore to provide relief to subscribers during the lockdown
Karnataka IT employees denounce retrenchment, salary cut during lockdown; seek Centre's intervention
The employees union extended all support to the affected employees and requested them to refuse to resign if asked to do so by the managements.
Labour ministry relaxes EPF norms; subscribers can withdraw up to 3 months of basic pay, dearness allowance in wake of lockdown
In its communication, the EPFO has stated that officers and staff must process claims of EPF subscribers promptly so that relief reaches the worker and his family to help them fight with COVID-19.
The labour ministry is keen to retain an interest rate of 8.65 percent paid on provident fund deposits to around six crore subscribers of retirement fund body EPFO for the current financial year, a source said
Labour Ministry implements EPFO's decision to restore pension commutation; to benefit 6.3 lakh pensioners
The labour ministry has implemented retirement fund body EPFO's decision to restore pension commutation under the Employees' Pension Scheme, a move that will benefit 6.3 lakh pensioners
Govt to reduce time taken for starting business; to introduce integrated electronic form from 15 February
Currently, the ministry has the electronic form SPICe (Simplified Proforma for Incorporating Company Electronically) and that would be replaced with SPICe+.
Adivasis and the Indian State: Tribal groups particularly vulnerable to bonded labour, strict enforcement needed to prevent exploitation
People from Scheduled Tribes in rural areas are often lured with petty sums to work in labour-intensive units, and then treated like cattle.
Labour Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar says 8.65% interest on Employees' Provident Fund to be notified soon
The labour ministry will soon notify 8.65 percent rate of interest on Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) for 2018-19 as the finance ministry does not disagree on this rate, said Labour Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar on Friday
EPFO, which is administered by the labour ministry, announced just before the recent April-May general election that it would pay the rate for the last financial year ending 31 March 2019, up from 8.55% in the previous year.
Cabinet approval for wage code bill likely next week in a bid to bring in a fresh wave of labour reforms
The bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha on 10 August 2017.
Govt reduces ESI contribution rate to 4% from existing 6.5%, industry to save Rs Rs 5,000 crore annually
The reduced rates will be effective from 1 July, 2019, the Labour Ministry said in a release. This would benefit 3.6 crore employees and 12.85 lakh employers
World Day Against Child Labour 2019: Experts rue lack of govt response to concerns over 'family enterprises' clause in Indian law
World Day Against Child Labour 2019: In India, 12 percent of all children are engaged in some form of child labour, according to a 2017 UNICEF report.
The ceiling of gratuity amount under the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972, has been raised from time to time
Income tax exemption limit on gratuity doubled to Rs 20 lakh from existing Rs 10 lakh: Labour ministry
The labour ministry's move will benefit employees who are not covered by the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972.
PM-SYM pension scheme subscription to cross one-crore mark soon; 2.36 lakh service centres set up: Ravi Shankar Prasad
According to the labour ministry portal, as many as 10.95 lakh workers have already subscribed to the PM-SYM pension scheme.