PF Account Portability

30 March 2017 at 10:43

The Universal Account Number (UAN) provides portability for the employees covered under the Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions (EPF & MP) Act, 1952. It enables portability of Provident Fund (PF) accumulation when the de

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Ministry of Labour & Employment provides housing subsidy of Rs. 1,50,000/- per worker for construction of house

28 March 2017 at 10:58

Ministry of Labour & Employment has formulated Revised Integrated Housing Scheme (RIHS), 2016, which is applicable to the workers engaged in Beedi/Iron Ore Mines, Manganese Ore & Chrome Ore Mines (IOMC)/Limestone Ore Mines, Dolomite Ore Mines

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Field offices of EPFO directed to settle claims in cases of deaths within seven days of receipt of such claims

28 March 2017 at 10:57

The field offices of Employees' Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) have been directed to settle claims in cases of deaths within seven days of receipt of such claims. As per paragraph 72(7) of the Employees’ Provident Funds (EPF) Scheme, 19

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Enforcement of Various Labour Laws in Central Sphere

28 March 2017 at 10:57

A well-established Central Industrial Relations Machinery (CIRM) is in place to enforce various labour laws in Central Sphere. The country-wide network of Dy. Chief Labour Commissioners and Regional Labour Commissioners under the control of Chief Lab

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Hon'ble SC Directs Law Commission to Examine Hate Speeches

25 March 2017 at 10:29

Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in Pravasi Bhalai Sangathan v. Union of India (AIR 2014 SC 1591) had asked the Law Commission of India to examine if it ‘deems proper to define hate speech and make recommendations to the Parliament to stren

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Training module prepared for ICCs constituted under Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, 2013

25 March 2017 at 10:29

Training module prepared for ICCs constituted under Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 Institutes/Organizations empanelled by WCD Ministry for training programmes/workshops for ICCs Ministry of

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SC Directs Law Commission of India to Revisit the Provisions Relating to Regulation of Disciplinary Control Over Lawyers Under the Advocates Act

25 March 2017 at 10:29

The recent judgment of the Supreme Court in the case of Mahipal Singh Rana v. State of UP, AIR 2016 SC 3302, directed the Law Commission of India to revisit the provisions relating to regulation of disciplinary control over lawyers under the Advocate

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Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amended Act, 2016

25 March 2017 at 10:29

Though the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 1988 has been on the statute book since more than 28 years, the same could not be made operational because of certain inherent defects. With a view to providing effective regime for prohibition of ben

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Draft Law on Ponzi Schemes

25 March 2017 at 10:29

In view of the number of complaints with regard to the unauthorized deposit taking activities and duping of gullible people by unscrupulous elements, the Government had constituted an Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) in the Department of Economic Affair

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Gender Budgeting for Transgenders

24 March 2017 at 10:55

The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment has introduced a Bill titled "The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016" in the Lok Sabha on 2.8.2016. The Bill has been referred to the Standing Committee on Social Justice

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NFHS-4 indicates reduction in percentage of underweight and stunted children in the country

24 March 2017 at 10:55

Rs.23,092 Crores released to States/UTs under ICDS, Scheme for Adolescent Girls and Maternity Benefit Programme in last three years NFHS-4 indicates reduction in percentage of underweight and stunted children in the country The Ministry of Women &

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176 cases registered under Insult to the modesty of women in 2014 and 2015: NCRB

24 March 2017 at 10:55

Section 23 of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 casts responsibility on the appropriate Government to monitor the implementation of this Act and maintain data on the number of cases filed an

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Cabinet approves proposal for Amendments to the NABARD Act, 1981

23 March 2017 at 10:45

Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the following proposals: (a) Amendments to National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Act, 1981 as proposed in the draft Bill with such changes of drafting and of c

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EPFO Invest more than Rs. 18 crore in ETFs

23 March 2017 at 10:45

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) is investing in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) based on Nifty 50, Sensex and Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSE) Indices. EPFO does not invest in shares and equities of individual companies.The t

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Fixed Minimum Wages for Workers

23 March 2017 at 10:45

The Minimum Wages Act, 1948 provides for both the Central and State Governments as the appropriate Governments to fix, review and revise the minimum wages of the workers employed in the scheduled employments under their respective jurisdictions. Pres

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Maternity Leave in Private Sector

23 March 2017 at 10:44

Maternity benefits to workers in the private sector are regulated under Employees’ State Insurance (ESI) Act, 1948 and Maternity Benefit (MB) Act, 1961. The Government has already enhanced paid maternity leave from 12 weeks to 26 weeks for up t

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Information under RTI Act

23 March 2017 at 10:44

No data is centrally maintained either by Government or Central Information Commission (CIC) in respect of cases wherein the information under RTI Act has not been provided to the applicants.CIC adjudicates the second appeals and complaints received

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Strict compliance of 'Flag Code of India, 2002' and 'The Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971'

22 March 2017 at 12:13

The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued an Advisory to the Chief Secretaries/Administrators of all State Governments/UT Administrations, Secretaries of all Ministries / Departments of Government of India, reiterating to ensure strict compliance of th

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Law Commission Submits Report No.-265

21 March 2017 at 11:34

The Punjab and Haryana High Court, while dealing with the case Payal Meehta v. Sanjay Sarin, 2016 by its judgment and order dated 27.01.2016 referred the matter to the Law Commission of India for consideration as to whether the provisions of Section

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EPFO takes various steps for speedy settlement of claims

21 March 2017 at 11:34

The Employees’ Provident Funds Organization (EPFO) has taken various steps for speedy settlement of claims which inter alia include:• Composite Claim Form (Aadhaar) and Composite Claim Form (Non-Aadhaar) has been introduced by replacing th

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Updated on : 31/03/2017





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