Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicLabour laws

Topic: labour laws

Gujarat government exempts labour laws for 1,200 days for new industrial units

The Chief Minister's Office said that this step was being taken to 'boost economic activities' and generate employment in post-lockdown period.

Bihar reviewing labour laws to give industries a push, says state’s labour minister

In an interview to ThePrint, Vijay Kumar Sinha said Bihar is fully geared up to handle the migrant workers who return to the state.

‘Can’t allow jungle raj’ — RSS wing says UP, MP labour law changes bigger pandemic than Covid

RSS labour wing, Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, is planning to hold protest against the changes introduced in labour laws by BJP-ruled MP and UP governments.

UP suspends labour laws: What stays, what goes and why ‘it is a step in right direction’

While those supporting move felt this will give flexibility to industry, labour law experts called ordinance 'atrocious' that will result in termination of all permanent employees' services.

UP-MP labour reform: Wooing investors post-lockdown or taking advantage of Covid crisis?

The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government passed an ordinance Friday exempting businesses from all labour laws except three for the next three years.

Labour law reforms must for industrial growth. UP, MP have done it, now others must follow

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Bring domestic, gig economy workers under labour laws, House panel says in reform road map

The parliamentary panel on labour has also asked govt to clarify whether employers should continue paying wages if establishments are forced shut by a natural calamity.

Modi govt’s new labour code will make it tougher for workers to strike, sacking easy

Labour reforms bill to be tabled in Parliament Wednesday proposes to include fixed-term employment as a new category, mass CL in definition of ‘strike’.

How Modi govt’s labour law changes hope to raise India’s ‘Ease of Doing Business’ ranking

The government introduced 2 bills in Lok Sabha this week, which will consolidate earlier legislation seen as impediments to attracting investment.  

Do Modi govt’s labour code amendments hurt worker rights or are they good for industry?

A long-standing demand of investors has been to reform India’s outdated labour laws and do away with the ‘inspector raj’ system.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.