Category - Labour Laws

Seminar on Employment and Social Policy `Occupational Safety and Health™

5th India-EU Seminar on Employment and Social Policy `Occupational Safety and Health™ on 19 - 20 September, 2011 at Symposia Hall, NASC Complex, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, DPS Marg, Pusa, New Delhi-110 012 - regarding India and European Union (EU) have entered into a Joint Action Plan to have a policy dialogue and cooperation… Read More

Report of the Expert committee on Amendment to the Factories Act, 1948 ( June 2011 )

Background 1.1 The Factories Act, 1948 is one of the most important Central legislation designed to regulate the working conditions in factories. It lays down the essential provisions relating to working conditions, hazardous processes, health,  safety and welfare of the workers and provision and procedures for penalties in case of contraventions of provisions of the Factory Act. The Factories… Read More

Strategic Plan of Ministry of Labour & Employment for next five years

Vision: Decent working conditions and improved quality of life of workers, ensuring India without child labour in hazardous sectors and enhancing employability through employment services and skill development on a sustainable basis. Mission: Improving the working conditions and the quality of life of workers through laying down and implementing policies/ programmes/ schemes/projects for providing social security and welfare measures,… Read More

National Social Security Fund supporting the unorganized sector workers initiated

The Union Labour & Employment Minister Shri Mallikarjun Kharge in the Rajya Sabha today in Reply to a written question whether Government has cleared to set up a National level Social Security Fund for unorganized workers commented on the salient features of the benefits covered under the proposed scheme; the value of proposed fund, names… Read More

Women Labour Cell

Women Labour Cell: A separate Cell for women labour which was set up in 1975, is functioning in the Ministry to pay special attention to the problems of women labour. The Cell is responsible for the following task: (i) Coordinating effort in respect of Women labour within the policy framework on women drawn by Ministry… Read More

Constitution of the National Social Security Board

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT New Delhi, Dated 18th August, 2009 NOTIFICATION S.O 2132 (E) - In exercise of the powers conferred by section 5 of the Unorganised Workers™ Social Security Act, 2008 (33 of 2008) read with rule 3 of the Unorganised Workers™ Social Security Rules, 2009, the Central Government hereby… Read More


The Government of India today announced the Prime Ministers Shram Awards for the year 2010 to be awarded to 76 workers employed in the Departmental Undertakings & Public Sector Undertakings of the Central and State Governments and Private Sector Units employing 500 or more workers in recognition of their distinguished performances, innovative abilities, outstanding contribution in the field of… Read More


PRIME MINISTER™S SHRAM AWARDS™ SCHEME : 2011 I. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the Prime Ministers Shram Awards is to recognize the outstanding contributions made by workmen as defined in the Industrial Dispute Act, 1947 in organizations both in public and private sector and who have distinguished record of performance, devotion to duty of a high order, specific contribution… Read More

Review of Age old Labour Laws

RAJYA SABHA PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU GOVERNMENT OF INDIA REVIEW OF AGE OLD LABOUR LAWS New Delhi: Shravana 19, 1933 10 August, 2011 The Union Labour & Employment Minister Shri Mallikarjun Kharge has informed the Rajya Sabha that review/updation of labour laws is an ongoing process. The required changes in the labour laws are accomplished by the… Read More

All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers on Base 1986-87=100 for July, 2011

The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers (Base: 1986-87=100) for July, 2011 increased by 6 and 7  points respectively   to stand at 604 (Six hundred and four) points for both the series. The rise/fall in index varied from State to State.  In case of Agricultural Labourers, it recorded an increase between 2 to… Read More

EPF scheme may be extended to Companies with 10 employees

The government is considering a proposal to extend Employees Provident Fund Scheme to all companies with over 10 employees, the Parliament was informed today. "The proposal is under examination and consideration of the government," Labour and Employment Minister Mallikarjun Kharge said in a written reply. At present the EPF Act has provisions that any factories… Read More

National Workshop on Role of Central Board of Workers Education organised in Delhi

Union Minister of Labour and Employment Shri Mallikarjun Kharge inaugurated a two day National Workshop on Role of Central Board of Workers Education in Awareness Generation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act MNREGA in New Delhi. Shri Mallikarjun Kharge said that rural population in general and rural working people in particular have to… Read More

Labour Minster assures transparency in the Management of EPFO Corpus

The 194th meeting of the Central Board of Trustees, EPF, which was the eleventh regular meeting of the present Board, was convened last week. The Board deliberated upon a proposal for further extension of the selection process of the new fund managers for a period of two months effective from 01.07.2011. The Board also stipulated… Read More

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