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Sangh arm slams Niti -JP Yadav

-The Telegraph New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's Labour arm has accused the Niti Aayog of being committed to a powerful corporate lobby, said it was responsible for giving the Narendra Modi government an anti-Labour face and called for revamping the think tank. The Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh's scathing criticism of the think tank - that has replaced the Congress-era Planning Commission - coi

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Job creation in high-growth India should be a top priority -Harsh Mander

rnment is reluctant to publish official data about employment, because it does not tell a pretty story. But data compiled from the Quarterly Report on Changes in Employment in Selected Sectors by the Labour and Employment Labour Bureau of the government of India reveals that employment creation even in the most Labour-intensive sectors of the economy in 2015 plum

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How taxmen nabbed black money hoarders who tried to beat the note ban -N Sundaresha Subramanian

ated entities through the banking system and subsequently received back in cash. In one premise, bank passbooks of 34 persons were found. The group also paid nearly Rs 1.3 crore in old notes to their Labour on November 8 and booked it as Labour expenses. The search led to the seizure of Rs 4 crore in cash and valuables and admission of Rs 167 crore as undisclosed income. The Bengaluru case was not an iso

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IT employees' unions in Tamil Nadu collectively battle job cut woes -Dharani Thangavelu

epresented by unions, are seeking intervention of courts and state governments to prevent the companies’ growing penchant for job cuts Chennai: Two unions in Tamil Nadu, the only state where Labour groups have been actively supporting information technology (IT) employees, have become their voice in the fight against layoffs in the industry. The IT employees’ wing of the New Democratic Labour More »

Economy growing at 7%, jobs at 1% -Subodh Varma

sed report covering eight key sectors of the non-farm economy. An earlier report had pegged joblessness at a fiveyear high of 5% in 2015, and under-employment at a staggering 35% of the over-15 years Labour force. Seen in this context, the government is facing a growing employment crisis which its various initiatives are unable to address. Both reports are based on large surveys carried out by the Labour More »

What the Data Tells Us About 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' -Anamitra Roychowdhury

le, UP) to waive agricultural loans. However, benefits of both policies can only be reaped by those who own land and therefore bypasses the most vulnerable sections in the sector namely, agricultural Labourers – who are the first to slip into poverty in the face of vanishing livelihoods. On the other hand, surest way to provide relief to agricultural Labourers (for inclusive growth) in drought year

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Why are millions of Indian women dropping out of work? -Soutik Biswas

-BBC Why are millions of women dropping out of work in India? The numbers are stark - for the first time in India's recent history, not only there was a decline in the female Labour participation rate, but also a shrinking of the total number of women in the workforce. * Nearly 20 million Indian women quit work between 2004-05 to 2011-12 * The Labour force participation rate for women of worki

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No jobs? Let them eat... -Jayanta Roy Chowdhury

s report card after three years in power is its dismal performance in job creation - and there are no indications that things will improve in the near future. Cold statistics from the government's Labour bureau show that job growth plummeted in key sectors to its lowest levels in eight years in calendar years 2015 and 2016 at 1.55 lakh and 2.31 lakh, respectively, compared with a high of over 10 lakh new jobs created in 2009 when the Manmohan Singh

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Nothing to cheer about in Indian job market Unemployment, irregular jobs and low salaries continue to hurt India while it continues to embrace Labour reforms PRIME MINISTER Narendra Modi pitched for greater use of technology through an unusual equation ‘IT+IT= IT’ which had Internet in splits and Twitterartis trending #pinksliprevolution to underscore the impending layoffs in India’s famed IT sector. But the country’s unemployment saga lies far be

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SC directs CAG to find how Rs 20,000 cr meant for workers' welfare has been spent

reme Court which was left wondering as to where this huge amount of money has gone. The court was hearing a PIL filed by NGO ‘National Campaign Committee for Central Legislation on Construction Labour’ which has alleged that the statutory cess levied from real estate firms for the welfare of construction workers was not being utilised properly as there was no mechanism to identify the beneficiaries and extending the benefits to them. The a

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