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CIC: Get unorganised sector workers' data -Ambika Pandit

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: Exhorting the government to take necessary steps to formulate statistics pertaining to construction workers, domestic workers and women workers in the unorganised sector, the Central Information Commission has recommended the ministry of labour and employment carry out the exercise in line with provisions meant to promote “transparency, accountability and conformity” in the RTI Act. Then Information Commissioner, M Sridhar Acharyulu (who retired on November 21), in...

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ILO: Strong wage policies are key to promote inclusive growth in India

-ILO News Despite real wage growth, inequality, informality and gender wage gap persist. New Delhi: While India’s economy in the past two decades has seen an annual average GDP rate of 7 % — low pay and inequality persist according to the India Wage Report: Wage policies for decent work and inclusive growth , published by the International Labour Organization. The NSSO estimates also indicate that the real average daily wage has doubled...

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Note ban effect? Contract, casual workers worst hit in Q1FY18, says study

-PTI The self-employed experienced a positive change of 3,000 and employees experienced a positive change of 61,000 New Delhi: Contractual workers and casual labourers are among the worst hit during the April-June quarter of the current financial year with manufacturing reporting 87,000 job loss, said Labour Ministry survey. However, the overall employment in the eight selected sectors as per the quarterly survey of Labour Bureau, a wing of the labour ministry, increased...

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Quarterly Employment Survey: 87,000 manufacturing sector jobs lost in April-June 2017

-The Indian Express The overall employment in the eight sectors had seen an addition of 77,000 workers in April-June 2016 and an increase of 1.85 lakh workers in January-March 2017. Manufacturing sector recorded a loss of 87,000 jobs in April-June 2017 as against a decline of 12,000 jobs in the corresponding period in the previous year, the sixth round of Quarterly Employment Survey released by Labour Bureau showed. The overall employment in...

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Why the Budget may not benefit the female kisan -Jayashree Nandi

-The Times of India Laduben, 70, of Kuda village in Gujarat's Bhavnagar has waited for more than 20 years to be recognised as a 'farmer' in government records and become the rightful owner of the land she cultivated for years. Laduben's husband passed away when her three daughters were little and she was carrying her fourth child. Her in-laws got her name removed from the family varsai (inheritance document). Her brother-in-law insisted...

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