Category: Policy News

Government passes Essential Defence Services Bill, 2021, criminalising workers’ right to strike

Government passes Essential Defence Services Bill, 2021, criminalising workers’ right to strike 22 July, 2021: In the garb of ensuring unhindered supply of ordnance items to the armed forces, the Union government introduced the Essential Defence Services Bill, 2021 in Lok Sabha. It was passed without any debate, through a voice vote in both Houses. […]

Union labour ministry notifies draft employee’s compensation rules under Code on Social Security, 2020

Ordinance bars Ordnance Factory Board employees strike against corporatisation 30 June, 2021: The Union government notified the Essential Defence Services Ordinance 2021 to prohibit employees of the Ordinance Factory Board (OFB) from going on strike. All major federations of civil defence employees had announced an indefinite strike from July 26 against the government’s decision to […]

Labour Ministry notifies contentious draft rules and sections of new Labour Codes

Government announces pension for families of Industrial workers who die due to Covid-19 29 May 2021: Union government announced pensions for families of industrial workers, enrolled with ESIC, who have died due to Covid-19. The pension will amount to 90% of the average daily wage of the deceased. It will be effective retrospectively from 24 […]

Labour Ministry sets up panels to review existing health and safety regulations in factories, docks and construction work

Delhi: Government announces Rs. 5,000 medical aid to Covid positive construction workers 27 April 2021: Delhi government announced that it will provide Rs. 5,000 as medical aid to construction workers who get infected by COVID-19, subject to a maximum of Rs. 10,000 per family. In order to claim the medical aid, a family member will […]

Union Labour Ministry directs State Welfare Boards to stop distribution of aid in kind to beneficiaries

Telangana: Government raises age of retirement, hikes pay and gratuity retrospectively 22 March 2021: Telangana state government has hiked the age of retirement from 58 to 61 years for its employees. It has also increased the pay by 30% which will be effective retrospectively from the last financial year. The government also announced an increase […]

Karnataka: Government amends Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, increases annual paid leaves for workers

Delhi: Government to expedite registration drive of construction workers, to hold camps across labour chowks 22 February 2021: Delhi government has devised a month-long action plan to register construction workers under the Construction Workers’ Welfare Board. It will also hold awareness campaigns across 263 labour chowks informing construction workers of the various labour welfare schemes […]

Karnataka government allows shops and establishments with more than 10 workers to remain open 24×7

Jharkhand: Government proposes reservation of 75% jobs in private sector for domiciles 26 January 2021: Jharkhand government has announced that it is formulating a new domicile policy which will reserve 75% of the jobs in private sector for people belonging to the state. Haryana, Maharashtra and Telangana have announced such policies in the past but […]

Ministry of Labour notifies provisions regarding constitution of Central Advisory Board under Code of Wages

Parliamentary panel calls for tracking movement of migrant workers for better relief disbursement 22 December 2020: The parliamentary panel on home affairs has put out a report titled Management of covid-19 pandemic and related issues, recommending that the Central government create a national database of migrant workers and set up a mechanism to track and […]

Tamil Nadu state to form new welfare board for fireworks and match industry workers

Government to cover PF contributions of new workers earning less than Rs.15,000 per month 12 November 2020: The Finance Minister announced the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana under which the government will subsidise the Provident Fund contributions of both employers (12% of wages) and employees (12% of wages) for two years for newly hired employees earning […]

Government directs oil PSUs to construct houses for migrant workers

Parliamentary panel on labour to scrutinise EPFO spending 20 October 2020: The parliamentary committee on labour is set to scrutinize the ₹10 trillion corpus under the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) and the performance of the fund management, including its investment decisions since the body started investing in the stock market last year. The committee […]

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