Category: Policy News

Parliament passes amendments to the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972

Kerala government sanctions Rs 20 crore for Rehabilitating Beedi Workers 27 March 2018: The Kerala government has decided to set aside a sum of Rs 20 crore to help rehabilitate the state’s beedi workers by supporting them to start their own small ventures in poultry farming, stitching centres, mobile recharge centres, fancy shops and such […]

Government opens coal sector to private commercial firms

Government opens coal sector to private commercial firms 20 February 2018: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has decided to open auction of coal mines to private parties for commercial purpose. The government had brought Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015 to start fresh allocations of coal blocks after the Supreme Court had cancelled […]

Government proposes Fixed Term Contract in all sectors

Government proposes Fixed Term Contract in all sectors 26 January 2018: The Union Labour Ministry issued a draft notification on 8 January 2018 proposing an amendment in the provisions of the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Central Rules, 1946 to allow Fixed Term Contracts (FTC) in all sectors. The proposed amendments exempt the employers from: Serving […]

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