Appointment of Lokpal

11 August 2017 at 11:02

The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 came into force w.e.f. 16.01.2014. The Government initiated the process for appointment by convening the Selection Committee meeting on 03.02.2014. The Selection Committee under section 4(1) of the Act, also consti

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National Water Framework Law

11 August 2017 at 11:01

A Committee constituted by the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Revejunation on 28.12.2015 under the Chairmanship of Dr. Mihir Shah suggested a draft National Water Framework Bill, 2016 which inter-alia, contains provisions fo

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Minimum Wages to Labourers

11 August 2017 at 11:01

The Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goel said in the Lok Sabha today that the minimum wages to the labourers working under the Department of Sports & Youth Affairs of Union Territory (UT) of Lakshadweep has been gi

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Guidelines for revised integrated housing scheme for workers

10 August 2017 at 10:52

Ministry of Labour & Employment has released guidelines for the Revised Integrated Housing Scheme (RIHS), 2016 for workers.The scheme provides housing subsidy of Rs. 1,50,000/- per worker for the construction of house to be paid in three installm

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Improving working conditions of labourers through reform in Labour Laws

10 August 2017 at 10:52

The Ministry of Labour and Employment has taken a number of legislative initiatives in labour laws during the last 3 years. Such initiatives include:1. Amendment to the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 by which eligibility limit for payment of bonus enhanc

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Pension Scheme for The Elderly

09 August 2017 at 10:40

Government has launched the ‘Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY)’ to provide social security during old age and to protect elderly persons aged 60 and above against a future fall in their interest income due to uncertain market con

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Consumer Protection Act

09 August 2017 at 10:40

The Consumer Protection Act, 1986 provides a consumer the right to be informed about the quality, quantity, potency, purity, standard and price of goods or services.In so far as drugs are concerned, the manufacture, sell and distribution of drugs is

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Misleading Advertisements in Electronic Media

08 August 2017 at 11:37

The Department of Consumer Affairs has launched an online portal called Grievance Against Misleading Advertisements (GAMA) since March, 2015 for the consumers to file complaint online against misleading advertisements appearing in newspapers, hoardin

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Advisories issued to State/UT Governments for effective implementation of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act 2013

05 August 2017 at 11:32

Advisories issued to State/UT Governments for effective implementation of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Ac

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Child marriages show a declining trend

04 August 2017 at 10:19

As per census 2011, the percentage of child marriage in 2011 is 31.6% which was 52 % in 2001 which shows a decreasing trend. As per National Family Health Survey (NFHS)-4(2015-16), the percentage of Women age 15-19 years who were already mothers or p

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Agreements with Banks for easy deposit & withdrawals of EPF Contributions

03 August 2017 at 15:32

The Employees� Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has tied up/entered into agreement with ten banks to collect EPFO dues and to make payments of Provident Fund (PF) withdrawals, pension and insurance to EPFO beneficiaries. These banks are State

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Minimum Wages Bill

03 August 2017 at 15:32

Ministry has taken steps for drafting the Labour Code on Wage by amalgamating, simplifying and rationalizing the relevant provisions of 4 Central Acts i.e. The Minimum Wages Act, 1948, The Payment of Wages Act, 1936, The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 an

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Social Security benefits to workers through Labour Code

03 August 2017 at 15:32

The Second National Commission on Labour has recommended that the existing Labour Laws should be broadly grouped into four or five Labour Codes on functional basis. Accordingly, the Ministry has taken steps for drafting four Labour Codes on Wages; In

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Measures to check cyber crimes in Banking System

02 August 2017 at 11:32

As per data reported by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the number of cyber crime pertaining to credit card, ATM, debit card and Internet banking shows a marginal increase of 4.4% from 13,083 in 2014-15, to 13,653 in 2016-17.RBI has issued Cyber Sec

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New Rules for Packaged Food Products

02 August 2017 at 11:32

The Government has amended the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011 vide G.S.R. 629(E) dated 23 June, 2017 and incorporated a new provision under Rule 6(1) as follows:“6(1)(da) If a package contains a commodity which may become un

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Amendments to the Legal Metrology Rules, 2011 to make mandatory for Medical Devices to print MRP on the packages

02 August 2017 at 11:30

Amendments to the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011 to make mandatory for Medical Devices to print MRP on the packages Amended rules shall be applicable to e-commerce companies also: Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya Minister of State for R

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Inauguration of Technical Secretariat of National Education Policy Committee to draft National Education Policy, 2017

02 August 2017 at 11:30

Eminent Space Scientist and Padma Vibhushan awardee Dr. K. Kasturirangan inaugurated the new office of the Technical Secretariat of the Committee to draft National Education Policy 2017 at the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) Camp

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Reduction in PF contribution

01 August 2017 at 11:51

With a view to bring contribution under Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions (EPF & MP) Act, 1952 to be paid by employer and employee at par with other savings instruments like the National Pension System, Contributory Pr

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EPFO's tie-up with Banks

01 August 2017 at 11:50

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has tied up/entered into arrangement agreement with ten banks to collect EPFO dues and to make payments of Provident Fund (PF) withdrawals, pension and insurance to EPFO beneficiaries. These banks a

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Sports Minister Vijay Goel advises AFI to honour Kerala High Court Directive on P U Chitra

31 July 2017 at 10:29

Union Sports Minister Shri Vijay Goel has advised the Athletic Federation of India (AFI) to honor the Kerala High Court directive to ensure the participation of P U Chitra in 1,500 Mts race in the IIAF World Championships to be held in London from Au

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