Labour Ministry: News

23 Nov 2022

Amazon India

Labour Ministry summons Amazon India over firing of employees

The Ministry of Labour and Employment on Wednesday summoned Amazon India in connection with the company's alleged forced firing of employees, IANS reported.

20 Dec 2021

Government of India

New labor codes likely in India from FY2022-2023

India is projected to implement four new labor codes on social security, wages, industrial relations, and occupational safety starting the financial year 2022-23, a senior government official reportedly said.

17 Dec 2021


Gig workers threaten large protest over better pay, benefits

Gig workers in India have threatened large protests over their demands for better pay and benefits.

EPFO subscribers may face restrictions on early pension withdrawal: Report

The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has reportedly proposed restrictions on the early withdrawal of pension contributions by formal sector workers.

09 Feb 2021


New labor codes may allow 4-day workweeks, free medical check-ups

Under its new labor codes, the central government has proposed companies to allow the option of four-day workweeks, Labour and Employment Secretary Apurva Chandra said on Monday.

02 Jan 2021


Labour Ministry formalizes work from home for the services sector

The Ministry of Labour and Employment has formalized work from home for the services sector while leaving it on the employers in the IT sector to mutually decide the work hours for their employees.

06 Jan 2020

Bank Strike

Bharat bandh on January 8: Banking services to be affected

Ten central trade unions have decided to go ahead with a general strike or Bharat bandh on Wednesday.

25 Sep 2019


Government seeks SC/ST employee data from companies under EPFO

The Ministry of Labor and Employment has launched a survey asking companies contributing to the Employees' Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) to declare the number of Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) employees.

17 Sep 2019


Your Provident Fund interest rate increased to 8.65% for 2018-19

On Tuesday, Labor Minister Santosh Gangwar announced that over 6 crore subscribers of the Employees' Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) would receive 8.65% interest on deposits for the financial year 2018-19.

26 May 2017


How well has the Modi government fared in 3 years?

The BJP government swept to power in 2014 projecting its PM face Modi as the embodiment of "acche din" that would soon arrive under BJP rule.

20 Apr 2017


Finance Ministry ratifies 8.65% EPF deposits rate

Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said the Finance Ministry ratified that the finance ministry has approved 8.65% interest rates on EPF deposits.

17 Apr 2017


FinMin gives go ahead to 8.65% EPF interest rate

Finance Ministry has now grudgingly given a go-ahead to Labour Ministry to provide an 8.65% rate of interest, on the EPF for 2016-17, as decided earlier by EPFO trustees.

27 Dec 2016


Karnataka releases draft reservation policy

Karnataka's Congress government has released the draft amendments to the 'Karnataka Industrial Employment (Standing orders) Rules, 1961,' to seek suggestions/objections from the public.