Category: Policy News

MP and UP to map skills of migrant workers returning home, provide them jobs within the state

Government lifts lockdown in green and orange zones, announces Unlock 1.0 30 May 2020: Government has lifted lockdown, first put in place on 23 March 2020 and subsequently extended till 30 May 2020. From 1 June 2020 factories and commercial establishments will be allowed to function except for regions marked as containment zones. The government […]

Meghalaya: Government proposes legislation for regulation of migrant workers

Punjab: Government issues advisory to employers against firing workers and slashing wages 29 March 2020: The Punjab government has issued an advisory to industries and commercial establishments in the state, asking them not to terminate employees or deduct their wages, as non-essential factories remain shut due to Centre imposed lockdown. The advisory states that Any […]

Maharashtra: Cabinet approves 5-day week for government employees

Uttarakhand: Government employees to get free treatment under Atal Ayushman Yojana 29 February 2020: Uttarakhand cabinet approved the extension of free healthcare benefit to government employees under Atal Ayushman Yojana. According to this scheme employees will be charged a nominal premium ranging from Rs.250 to Rs.1,000 annually. Moreover the scheme allows government employees to access […]

Odisha: Government hikes employment days under MNREGA from 100 to 200

Karnataka: Directorate of Public Instruction issues warning to schools against unlawful termination of Mid-Day Meal workers 27 January 2020: Directorate of Public Instruction has issued a circular to all schools in Karnataka warning them of strict action for terminating the services of Mid-Day meal workers on the basis of their caste. DIP has further said […]

Cabinet approves Code on Social Security

Cabinet approves Code on Social Security 4 December 2019: The Union Cabinet approved the Code on Social Security Bill 2019. The bill aims to subsume 8 labour laws – the Employees’ Compensation Act, 1923; Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948; Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952; Maternity Benefit Act, 1961; Payment of Gratuity Act, […]

Punjab: Government exempts new start-ups and MSMEs from complying to labour laws

Government introduces Code on Industrial Relations in Lok Sabha 29 November 2019: The Industrial Relations Code 2019 was introduced in the Lok Sabha on 29 November 2019. The Code will consolidate the Trade Unions Act, 1926; the Industrial Establishment (Standing Orders) Act 1946 and the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947. The proposed code will legitimize hire […]

MP Govt amends IR Act, reserves 70% jobs for locals in industries

Madhya Pradesh: Government amends Industrial Relation Act, reserves 70% jobs for locals in industries 15 October 2019:  The Madhya Pradesh government has revoked a 2007 notification that had put 11 out of 18 industrial unit categories in the purview of Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, reinstating the old Madhya Pradesh Industrial Resolution Act 1960 (MPIR Act) […]

Government forms committee to probe violation of Contract Labour

Government forms committee to probe violation of Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act at ports and docks 24 September 2019: Government has set up a six member committee to investigate rampant violation of Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1971 across docks and ports. The members of the committee include representatives from the Ministry of […]

Code on Wages Bill gets President’s assent

Kerala: Government revises minimum wages for cinema theatre employees 21 August 2019: Labour department of the Kerala government notified new minimum wages for cinema theatre workers in the state. The revised monthly wages are as follows: Category Basic pay of workers Grade A ₹15,875 Grade B ₹15,210 Grade C ₹14,400 Grade D ₹13,715 Grade E […]

Government introduces Two Labour Codes in Lok Sabha

Maharashtra: Government hikes minimum wages for Shops and Establishment workers after nine years 25 July 2019: The Maharashtra Government has doubled the minimum wages for workers employed in shops and establishments after 9 years. According to the Minimum Wages Act, minimum wages need to be revised every 5 years as per the recommendations of the […]

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