Category: Policy News

Andhra Pradesh: ASHA workers get 300% wage hike

Tamil Nadu: Government declares auto component industry public utility 26 June 2019: The Tamil Nadu government has declared auto component industry as public utility through a Government Order (G.O) valid for 6 months. The G.O has been promulgated in the backdrop of the successful strikes in auto component manufacturing sector in and around Chennai. Workers […]

Maharashtra government launches meal scheme for construction workers

Odisha: Government hikes pension and other monetary benefits for building and other construction workers 8 March 2019: Government revised the pension for senior construction workers under the Odisha Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Act. Pension for workers above 60 years of age but less than 80 years has been hiked from the existing ₹300 […]

National Minimum Wage committee proposes reducing calorie intake for adults

National Mineral Policy, 2019 gets cabinet approval 28 February 2019: The National Mining Policy 2019 has been approved by the cabinet, which would grant mining activity the status of an industry and open the mining sector to private players. Until now, mining was listed as an economic activity under primary sector. The new policy will […]

Cabinet approves amendments to the Trade Union Act, 1926

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 […]

Delhi: Government constitutes flying squads to curb minimum wage violations

Government proposes amendments to Companies Act, dilutes punishments on businesses 20 December 2018: In the guise of reducing the burden on Special Courts, the Corporate Affairs Ministry has proposed amendments to the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 which would shift the jurisdiction of 16 types of corporate offences from the special courts to in-house adjudication and […]

Delhi: Government mandates retention of 80% of old workers for new projects

Assam: Government amends ID Act, allows companies to retrench up to 300 workmen without prior approval 14 October 2018: President assented to the Industrial Disputes (Assam Amendment) Bill, 2017 which would replace the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 in the state. The amendment allows companies to retrench up to 300 workers without prior approval from the […]

Centre hikes remuneration for ASHA and Aanganwadi workers

Employees State Insurance Corporation to include unemployment cover for members 19 September 2018: Government rolled out the “Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna” (ABVKY) to provide unemployment allowances to workers. Acknowledging “the change in employment pattern and the current scenario of employment in India which has transformed from a long-term employment to fixed short-term engagement”, ABVKY […]

Cabinet approves 2% hike in DA and DR

Cabinet approves 2% hike in DA and DR of central government employees and pensioners 29 August 2018: The union government has cleared an additional 2% hike in dearness allowance (DA) and dearness relief (DR) of employees and pensioners respectively, with effect from 1 July 2018. The increase has been sanctioned in accordance with the recommendations […]

Delhi government does away with labour contractors

Labour Ministry proposes amendment in the Trade Union Act, 1926 21 July 2018: The Labour Ministry has proposed amendments to the Trade Union Act, 1926. The amendments would allow registration of federation of unions at the state level. Presently, there is provision of recognition of Trade Union confederations is limited at the central level. There […]

The Commerce and Industry Ministry sets up expert group to study SEZ Policy

Teachers get 10 days to comment on draft law to replace UGC with a new regulator 28 June 2018: On 27 June, the Ministry of Human Resource Development announced that it will repeal the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 and issued the draft law, the Higher Education Commission of India (Repeal of University Grants Commission) […]

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