Disclosure of sexual harassment cases made mandatory in annual reports of private companies

14 August 2018 at 10:41

Disclosure of compliance under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act in the Annual Reports of Private companies now made Mandatory: Ministry of Corporate Affairs amends the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014.-A major step towards making

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A total of 619 cases registered and 88 persons convicted under Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006 during 2015 and 2016

11 August 2018 at 10:32

The Government of India is concerned about the prevalence of child marriages in the country and has enacted the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (PCMA), 2006. The Act authorises the States Governments to frame Rules for carrying out the provisions

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PENCIL online portal for effective enforcement of the Child Labour Act and NCLP Scheme

11 August 2018 at 10:32

As per 2011 census, there are 43.53 lakh main workers in the age group of 5-14 years in various occupation and process including domestic work in the country.As per Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government is following a multi-pronged trategy

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More than 7 lakh out of school adolescent girls (11-14 years) benefited under the scheme for Adolescent Girls in 2017-18

11 August 2018 at 10:32

The Government is implementing Scheme for Adolescent Girls, a Centrally-sponsored scheme, to provide nutrition support for out of school adolescent girls (11-14 years). In addition, the scheme aims at motivating out of school girls in the age group o

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The scope of the Indecent Representation of the Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986 to be broadened: Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi

11 August 2018 at 10:32

After taking into account of the recent technological advancement in the field of communications such as social media platforms, etc, the Ministry of Women and Child Development has decided to move fresh Bill to broaden the scope of the Indecent Repr

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Single large facility in each State for women and children will help to ensure proper care and protection: Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi

11 August 2018 at 10:32

The Minister of Women & Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi today chaired a meeting of the Consultative Committee of Parliament attached to WCD Ministry and briefed the members about the status of Child Care Institutions (CCIs) and Shelte

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More than one lakhs cases registered under Sexual Abuse, POCSO Act 2012 from 2014-2016

10 August 2018 at 11:28

As per National Crime Records Bureau, a total of 34,449, 34,505 and 36,022 cases registered under Sexual Abuse/Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 in 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively for crime against children accounting 0.2% in 201

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Parliament Passes Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018

10 August 2018 at 11:28

The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill,2018 which was passed by the Lok Sabha on 6th August 2018, has been passed by the Rajya Sabha today. Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Thaawa

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Proposed Amendments in Tariff Policy

10 August 2018 at 11:28

The Central Government in the proposed draft amendments to the National tariff policy, 2016 has included the provision for imposition of penalties on the Distribution companies for power cuts other than force majeure conditions or technical faults by

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Supreme Court judgement on SC/ST Act

10 August 2018 at 11:28

Reactions from various forums have been received in regard to effects of the judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court on the deterrence of The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities){PoA} Act, 1989.Since the Judgment d

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Financial Assistance Given by M/o Social Justice & Empowerment to Non-Governmental Organisations

08 August 2018 at 10:20

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment released Grant-in-aid to Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) under the following schemes:I. Scheme of Assistance to NGOs working for the welfare of Scheduled Castes.II. Scheme of Assistance for Skill Devel

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Assistive Living Devices Given by M/o Social Justice & Empowerment to Senior Citizens

08 August 2018 at 10:20

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has been implementing a scheme for providing physical aids and Assisted Living Devices for Senior Citizens belonging to BPL category named -Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY)- since 1st April, 2017

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Scheme of Assistance for Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drug) Abuse

08 August 2018 at 10:20

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment implements Central Sector Scheme of ‘Assistance for Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drug) Abuse’ for identification, counseling, treatment and rehabilitation of addicts through voluntary

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National Commission for Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill, 2017 Passed in Parliament

07 August 2018 at 10:43

National Commission for Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill, 2017 is passed by Rajya Sabha today. Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot today moved in Rajya Sabha the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty Third Amendmen

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Employment Guarantee Scheme

07 August 2018 at 10:43

Employment generation coupled with improving employability is the priority concern of the Government. Ministry of Rural Development has been implementing -The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), 2005- which p

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Model Shops and Establishments Act

07 August 2018 at 10:43

The salient features of the Model Shops and Establishments (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2016 are:(i) The Model Bill applies to shops and establishments employing ten or more workers except manufacturing, (ii) freedom to

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117 EPFO District Offices/Centres Upgraded

07 August 2018 at 10:43

The EPFO has upgraded 117 District Offices/Service Centres at various places in the country. The details are annexed.ANNEXUREEPFO District Offices/Service Centres. SI. NO. STATE NO. OF DISTRICT OFFICES 1 A

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Welfare of Drivers

07 August 2018 at 10:43

A driver working under any establishment or process or factory in which the employed persons are more than 10, will be entitled to get the benefits of Employees’ State Insurance and a driver working under any establishment or factory in which t

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Dam Safety Bill

03 August 2018 at 10:38

Central Water Commission (CWC) maintains the National Register of Large Dams (NRLD) based on information received from the State Governments. As per NRLD, there are 5264 large dams completed and 437 large dams under construction in India. Number of d

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Identification of Beneficiaries Without Aadhaar

03 August 2018 at 10:38

As per section 7 of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016, any individual who is desirous of availing any subsidy, benefit or service for which the expenditure is incurred from the Consolid

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