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Centre proposes 12 working hours, up from eight in Code passed by Parliament

The draft says no worker in an establishment shall be allowed to work for more than 48 hours in a week.

published on : 21st November 2020

Labour Ministry seeks feedback on draft rules under Code on Social Security

The draft rules also provide for Aadhaar-based registration including self-registration by unorganised workers, gig workers and platform workers on the portal of the Central government, the statement

published on : 15th November 2020

Lockdown: 78 per cent of EPFO claims by those getting less than Rs 15,000

On March 27, the Centre had permitted EPFO subscribers to withdraw non-refundable advance not exceeding the basic wages and dearness allowances for three months.

published on : 15th September 2020

Shram Shakti Bhawan sealed after 24 employees test COVID-19 positive

Number of officials of the railway ministry and other union ministries testing positive for COVID-19 in last few weeks has been rising steadily.

published on : 13th June 2020

25 more labour ministry officials test positive for COVID-19: Source

Though Shram Shakti Bhawan was sealed on June 4 and 5, the Ministry of Power had called its staff on June 5 for some work, the source said.

published on : 12th June 2020

Labour Ministry's 11 employees test COVID-19 positive in Shram Shakti Bhawan: Source

The staff are being tested for COVID-19 after two employees found positive last week, which led to closure of Shram Shakti Bhawan that houses the ministry for two days for sanitisation.

published on : 7th June 2020

COVID-19 lockdown: Centre asks states to coordinate with control rooms to resolve workers' issues

Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar shot off a letter to states after it emerged that more than two-thirds of the complaints received by the control rooms pertained to states/union territories.

published on : 18th April 2020

Labour Ministry allows provident fund withdrawal amid coronavirus lockdown

Retirement fund body EPFO has been told to withdraw an amount not exceeding their three months basic pay and dearness allowance from their EPF account.

published on : 29th March 2020

COVID-19: Union Labour Ministry directs states to transfer welfare funds to construction workers

Around 3.5 crore construction workers are currently registered with the labour welfare boards and the cess levied for their welfare is currently one per cent of the construction cost of every project.

published on : 25th March 2020

Convictions for irregularities in contractual payments rise

The number of convictions with regard to non-payment of contractual employees has gone up in the financial year 2017-2018, a Labour Ministry report said.

published on : 21st April 2018