Sikkim: Government announces ‘One Family One Job’ scheme
13 January 2019: The Government of Sikkim has rolled out ‘One Family One Job’ scheme that ensures a government job for one adult in every family. The scheme was announced during an employment fair where 12,000 unemployed people were given appointment letters. The government has also announced regularisation of 25,000 contractual employees who are currently employed in various government departments.
Odisha: ICDS Worker’s honorarium hiked
12 January 2019: The Odisha government has increased the honorarium for Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) workers and extended the retirement age from 60 to 62 years. Monthly honorariums for anganwadi workers has been raised from ₹6000 to ₹7500, for mini-anganwadi workers, it has been increased from ₹4125 to ₹5375 and for helpers from ₹3000 to ₹3750. The hike will have a retrospective effect from October 2018.
The government has also introduced a social security package of ₹20,000, ₹15,000 and ₹10,000 for anganwadi workers, mini-anganwadi workers and helpers respectively. A 15 day summer break has also been provided to the workers.
Cabinet approves amendments to the Trade Union Act, 1926
8 January 2019: The cabinet approved the Trade Unions (Amendment) Bill, 2019 put forward by the Ministry of Labour and Employment. The Bill amends the Trade Unions Act, 1926, making provisions for statutory recognition of trade unions or a federation thereof at the central and state level.