Category - Labour Laws

Govt. initiates – Social Security for unorganised workers

With a view to providing social security to unorganised workers, including landless agricultural labourers, the Government has enacted the Unorganised Workers™ Social Security Act, 2008. The Act provides for constitution of National Social Security Board to recommend social security schemes viz. life and disability cover, health maternity benefits, old age protection and any other benefit… Read More

Casual workers to benefit from Casual Labourers (Grant of Temporary Status and Regularization) Scheme of GOI, 1993

Casual workers are engaged by various Ministries/ Departments and their attached and subordinate offices for work of casual or seasonal or intermittent nature. They are engaged according to the requirement of different Ministries/Departments/ attached/subordinate offices. There is no legislation exclusively for regulating engagement of casual workers. However,the Central Government has issued guidelines in the matter… Read More

Fixing Minimum Pension by EPFO

The recommendations of the Pension Implementations of the Committee (PIC) of the Employees™ Provident Fund Organisation to increase the minimum pension amount to Rs. 1,000/- per month for its subscribers is to be placed before the Central Board of Trustees, Employees Provident Fund {CBT(EPF)} in its ensuing meeting for its consideration. The recommendation of the… Read More

Welfare of the unorganised Labour

According to the survey conducted by National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) in 2004-05, 43.3 crore workers were in the unorganized sector which constituted about 94% of the total labour force.   State-wise estimated numbers of unorganized workers including Chhatisgarh is at Annexure-I. With a view to providing social security to unorganized workers, the Government enacted the Unorganised Workers™ Social Security Act, 2008.  The National Social Security Board under… Read More

Steps taken for revamping and modernization of ESI Hospitals

There are 790 ESI Centres in the country including Madhya Pradesh. The availability of medical equipments and medicines in ESI Hospitals in the country is generally satisfactory. However, there are vacancies of doctors in ESI Hospitals. There are no separate sanctioned posts of lady doctors. Employees™ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has taken several steps for… Read More

Pension Under Provident Fund Schemes

In exercise of powers conferred under Section 6A of the Employees™ Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952, the Central Government formulated the Employees™ Pension Scheme, 1995. The Scheme provides pensionary benefits to the members upon superannuation/retirement. In addition, in case of death of member/member pensioner, the pensionary benefits are also given to widow and… Read More

Fair Employers Finish First

Union Minister of Labour & Employment Shri Mallikarjun Khagre has reiterated that the main responsibility of his Ministry is to protect and safeguard the interests of workers in general and those who constitute the poor, deprived and disadvantaged sections of the society, in particular. Addressing EFI National HRM Summit 2011 & CIE 31st Employee Relations… Read More

9 Child Labourers Identified In Mine; FIR Lodged

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) team has identified 9 children as child labourers and an FIR lodged against a mining owner of a stone crushing unit in the remote Vijaynagar village in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan. NCPCR got an FIR lodged against the Company immediately after this. The Commission had conducted… Read More

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

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