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
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
If these ordinances are not repealed, we risk a return to a regime where labour is again pushed back to fighting for elementary right of the eight hour working day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
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
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
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
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
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
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar will launch Mukhyamantri Parivar Samridhi Yojana from Red Bishop, Panchkula on 30 August.
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.
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
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
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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?
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
Assocham Secretary General D S Rawat says bail-in concept especially for depositors should be completely done away with
India has "very strongly" raised the issue of H-1B and L1 visas with the United States, Union minister Suresh Prabhu said on Saturday,
This is a wonderful gesture on the part of the Government. It’s rewarding and incensing the honest tax payers
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.