Opinion  /  Published 28.09.20

Reform code: The NDA's labour laws

As part of its economic reforms programme, the Union government passed three codes on labour laws recently. These, along with the Code on Wages enacted in 2019, complete the labour market reforms agen...
By The Editorial Board in

Business  /  Published 20.09.20

Pandemic pool for MSME wage cover

An insurance panel has proposed the creation of a pandemic pool and a policy shield to protect the wages of individuals working in micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).  Business interrupt...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

India  /  Published 11.09.20

Call to hike NREGA days and wages

A research group on Thursday said the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) had emerged as the main source of income for the rural populace during the pandemic and demanded ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 22.08.20

UN labour arm flags holes in wage code rules

The UN’s labour arm has in a discussion paper expressed concern about gaps in the draft rules for India’s new wage law, set to be notified soon with the deadline for suggestions from the p...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 22.02.19

Enforcing wage laws is as important as job creation

The PM-SYM (Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan) is now being energetically promoted in the build-up to the general elections. But it is poor compensation for what the last session of the 16th Lok Sab...
By Sevanti Ninan in

West Bengal  /  Published 19.02.19

Tea unions threaten agitation in hills

A conglomeration of over 20 trade unions of tea garden workers has threatened an agitation in the Darjeeling hills for immediate payment of arrears and fixing of minimum wages in the sector. The Joint...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

India  /  Published 04.06.20

No coercive action against employers: SC on full wage payment

The Supreme Court on Thursday extended till June 12 the operation of its May 15 order asking the government not to take any coercive action against companies and employers for violation of its March 2...
By PTI in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 04.04.19

Protest over unpaid wages

Members of the Assam Tea Tribes Students’ Association (ATTSA) and workers on Thursday staged a protest against the management of the Madarkhat tea estate here over non-payment of wages.Sanjay Tanti,...
By Avik Chakraborty in Dibrugarh

India  /  Published 10.07.19

Minimum wage law to skirt rural job scheme under MGNREGA

The minimum wage to be stipulated under a proposed central law will not apply to unskilled labourers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, the government said on Wednesday....
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 10.05.20

Surety plan for MSMEs

The government is working on a credit guarantee scheme to enable banks to provide additional 10-15 per cent working capital to MSMEs for the payment of wages, sources said.One of the proposals mulled ...
By PTI in New Delhi


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