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India’s new social security code is progressive, but definition loopholes may deprive 4.2 cr home-based workers of benefits
India

India’s new social security code is progressive, but definition loopholes may deprive 4.2 cr home-based workers of benefits

Home-based work in India is a major source of employment for working women, forming 16 percent of total employment for women as opposed to 9 percent for men, as per the latest estimates.

Where do we go from here? India should consider self registration, inter-state welfare schemes for migrant workers' social security
India

Where do we go from here? India should consider self registration, inter-state welfare schemes for migrant workers' social security

The ongoing migrant workers crisis has amplified the need for a universal and comprehensive social security regime for all workers in the informal sector

COVID-19 Lockdown: Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh watering down labour laws is a body blow to the working class
Business

COVID-19 Lockdown: Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh watering down labour laws is a body blow to the working class

If these ordinances are not repealed, we risk a return to a regime where labour is again pushed back to fighting for elementary right of the eight hour working day

Tap here for relief: 90% of India’s workforce are without food or shelter, but govt requires smartphone apps to deliver help
India

Tap here for relief: 90% of India’s workforce are without food or shelter, but govt requires smartphone apps to deliver help

The government also overlooked the fact that a majority of the stranded labourers who are from the unorganised sector are either vulnerable or extremely vulnerable.

Coronavirus outbreak will push a vast section deeper into poverty and hunger; governments must take these steps to ease suffering
India

Coronavirus outbreak will push a vast section deeper into poverty and hunger; governments must take these steps to ease suffering

Despite the lockdown, state governments or the Union government should make special provisions to ensure that unemployed workers return home, either to be rid of the burden of paying extra for a roof, or to escape shelters and camps where an outbreak of COVID-19 could spread calamitously.

US authorities file lawsuits against call centres, mostly from India, for making fake robocalls to its citizens, causing financial losses
World

US authorities file lawsuits against call centres, mostly from India, for making fake robocalls to its citizens, causing financial losses

The US alleges that the defendants operated voice over internet protocol (VoIP) carriers, which use an internet connection rather than traditional copper phone lines to carry telephone calls.

Bharat bandh on 8 January: Trade unions claim around 25 cr people likely to participate in nationwide strike
Business

Bharat bandh on 8 January: Trade unions claim around 25 cr people likely to participate in nationwide strike

Ten central trade unions on Monday said around 25 crore people will participate in a nationwide strike on 8 January to protest against the government's "anti-people" policies

Trade unions to go ahead with 8 January general strike to protest against anti-labour policies of govt
Business

Trade unions to go ahead with 8 January general strike to protest against anti-labour policies of govt

A day after meeting the labour minister, 10 central trade unions on Friday said they will go ahead with their general strike or 'Bharat Bandh' on 8 January "to protest against anti-labour policies" of the government

Haryana chief minister to launch Mukhyamantri Parivar Samridhi Yojana today; scheme aims to provide social security to families in state
India

Haryana chief minister to launch Mukhyamantri Parivar Samridhi Yojana today; scheme aims to provide social security to families in state

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar will launch Mukhyamantri Parivar Samridhi Yojana from Red Bishop, Panchkula on 30 August.

Finance ministry asks EPFO to reduce annual fund payout of 8.65% amid fears about lending crunch
Business

Finance ministry asks EPFO to reduce annual fund payout of 8.65% amid fears about lending crunch

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.

Implementation of minimum income scheme proposed by Congress not an easy task, say experts
Business

Implementation of minimum income scheme proposed by Congress not an easy task, say experts

Financing Congress President Rahul Gandhi's minimum income scheme, aiming to lift five crore families or 25 crore people out of poverty, may be an uphill task, said several leading economists and social scientists.

CMIE data shows 11 mn jobs lost in 2018: Labour reforms need of the hour, but no political party is serious about it
Business

CMIE data shows 11 mn jobs lost in 2018: Labour reforms need of the hour, but no political party is serious about it

According to a report by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), job losses, and the number of unemployed people in the country have been steadily rising

Aadhaar privacy issues extend beyond the security of its biometric database
News & Analysis

Aadhaar privacy issues extend beyond the security of its biometric database

There is a robust need for safeguarding our data and own responsibility for it.

Budget 2018: Maternity benefits, low income taxes and agri infrastructure should be high on Arun Jaitley's agenda
Business

Budget 2018: Maternity benefits, low income taxes and agri infrastructure should be high on Arun Jaitley's agenda

There's a lot of pressure on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to deliver in the upcoming Budget 2018-19. Will he chose politics over the economy, or find a way to keep both happy?

Govt working on universal social security scheme, aims to cover workers from informal sector
Business

Govt working on universal social security scheme, aims to cover workers from informal sector

The government of India is working on the draft of a new social security scheme that would offer a safety cover all workers including those from the informal sector

Remove 'bail-in' clause in FRDI Bill as deposits only way of saving money for elderly, pensioners: Assocham
Business

Remove 'bail-in' clause in FRDI Bill as deposits only way of saving money for elderly, pensioners: Assocham

Assocham Secretary General D S Rawat says bail-in concept especially for depositors should be completely done away with

India has raised H-1B and L1 visa issues 'very strongly' with United States, says Suresh Prabhu
India

India has raised H-1B and L1 visa issues 'very strongly' with United States, says Suresh Prabhu

India has "very strongly" raised the issue of H-1B and L1 visas with the United States, Union minister Suresh Prabhu said on Saturday,

Union Cabinet clears doubling of gratuity to Rs 20 lakh: How it will impact your money life
Business

Union Cabinet clears doubling of gratuity to Rs 20 lakh: How it will impact your money life

This is a wonderful gesture on the part of the Government. It’s rewarding and incensing the honest tax payers

Britain's offer after Brexit: New immigration status, identity cards for 3.2 million EU citizens
World

Britain's offer after Brexit: New immigration status, identity cards for 3.2 million EU citizens

EU citizens in UK will still have to apply and pay a fee around £65 and are likely to get some form of identity card or document confirming their status.