Category - Labour Laws

Strong International Collaboration to Ensure the Safety and Health of Workers at Work Place all Over the World

Union Labour and Employment Minister Shri Mallikarjun Kharge has called for strong international collaboration to ensure the safety and health of workers at work place all over the world. Mr Kharge was addressing the Ministerial Summit at the 19th World Congress on Safety and Health at Work in Istanbul, Turkey on 11th September, 2011. The… Read More

Unskilled Workers under the Ambit of PF and ESI

The Minister of Labour and Employment Shri Mallikarjun Kharge  informed while replying to a question in the Rajya Sabha that: As per section 7 of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, ˜the appropriate Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, constitute one or more Labour Courts for the adjudication of industrial disputes and for performing… Read More

Workshop on Management of Contract Labour, Construction Workers and Outsourcing

        Workshop on  Management of Contract Labour, Construction Workers and Outsourcing Problem Solving and Related Case Laws Held on 19th-20th August, 2011                Jointly released study titled Management of Contract Labour , Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition )  Act 1970 and Handling Outsourcing by Shri K.C. Mehra,… Read More

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

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