That the Indian Railways, as a national transporter, is the biggest government employer with around 13.36 lakh workers on the pay rolls.
That the share of contract workers in total employment increased from 15.7 per cent in 2000-2001 to 26.5 per cent in 2011-12, while that of regular workers declined commensurately from 61.1 per cent to 51.5 per cent in the same period.
That the companies with more participation of women at management level are likely to outperform the rivals, according to Credit Suisse report 'Women in Business.'
That an Ernst & Young survey said over a third of the companies operating in India have not constituted the mandatory panel against sexual harassment at the workplace.
That only 2.2% of those between 15 to 59 years age group received formal vocational training while 8.6% in the same age-group received non-formal vocational training.
That Accenture has hired over 1,00,000 people in the last year and plans to hire similar number in the coming year.
That the Rajasthan based Allen Career Institute having started in 1988 with just 8 students has enrolled a total of 66,504 students for the session 2014-15 at a single location, setting a new national record.
That over 8 senior Boeing 787 Dreamliner pilots of Air India on whom over Rs.40,00,000 each was spent for training have resigned from their jobs.
That over 3,00,000 to 4,50,000 temporary jobs will be created in hospitality and retail sector during festival season in the second half of the year.
That nearly 40 per cent of DHL Express India’s 600 couriers are graduates or post-graduates.
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UAN based On-line nomination forms-reg. (Circular from Employees' Provident Fund Organisation) on 3-Nov-2015
EPFO RAISES MAXIMUM INSURANCE COVER TO RS 6 LAKH
Important decisions have been taken at the 208th Central Board of Trustees (CBT) meeting in Hyderabad, will benefit 40 million contributing members of the EPFO.
"In a major decision, the Central Board of Trustees under the chairmanship of BandaruDattatreya, Union Minister for Labour& Employment enhanced the insurance benefits under the Employees Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme 1976 admissible to dependants of EPF members from the present maximum of Rs 360,000 to Rs 600,000.This will benefit 4 crore EPF contributing members," said a press statement from the Union labour ministry. The release mentioned last year the government paid around Rs 180 crore to about 30,000 beneficiaries.
ONE YEAR CONTINUOUS SERVICE TO BE REMOVED
In another major relief, the trustees also decided to remove the condition of continuous employment of one year under current employer before being eligible for insurance benefits.
At present, only subscribers who have worked for one year continuously in the same organisationis eligible for the insurance cover. The nominee of the subscriber gets 20 times of average wage drawn during the past 12 months with 20% bonus on it. This means, on a wage ceiling of Rs 15,000 every month, the maximum amount assured works out to be Rs 3.6 lakh.
The trustees approved an incentive scheme for employers to seed Universal Account Number (UAN) with Know Your Customer (KYC) documents.
EMPLOYERS COULD CLAIM 10% REFUND OF ADMINISTRATIVE CHARGES
For instance, an employer can claim 10% refund of administrative charges paid during the quarter if the establishment provides Aadhar card details of 80% employees, bank details of all the employees and PAN card detail wherever applicable. This will become operational from October 1 for one year.
EPFO UNVEILS MOBILE APP, HANDSET-BASED SERVICES
The three new mobile-based services meant for EPF members are a Mobile Application, SMS-based Universal Account Number Activation and a Missed Call service.
Once the new mobile application from the EPFO website is downloaded, the members would be able to activate their UAN accounts from their mobile phones and can also access their accounts to view monthly credits and details available with EPFO.
Similarly, EPF pensioners have been given the option to access their pension disbursement details through this mobile app. Likewise, the employer can also view remittance details.
A new SMS-based UAN activation service was also launched, which enables members to activate their accounts by sending an SMS to 7738299899.
Once UAN is activated, the member becomes eligible for all services under the programme such as credit alerts, passbooks and the like. This new service is helpful mainly to those members who may not have easy access to computers or smartphones.
EPFO already has in place a Short Code SMS service, which helps members get their details along with contribution and PF balance through an SMS to 7738299899.
As an extension to this service, a missed call at 011 22901406 - at no cost to the member - will fetch the user all the required details. As this facility is available only to UAN members, the activation is expected to pick up.
Maharashtra Minimum Wages declared by the Department of Labour for the period Jul 15 to Dec 15
Revised Minimum Wages under Employment in Security Guard w.e.f. 1.4.2015
Revised Minimum Wages under Employment in Public Motor Transport w.e.f. 1.4.2015
TamilNadu : Revised Minimum Wages under Employment in Hotels & Restaurants w.e.f. 1.4.2015
TamilNadu : Revised Minimum Wages under Employment in Hospital & Nursing Homes w.e.f. 1.4.2015
TamilNadu : Revised Minimum Wages under Employment in General Engineering & Fabrication Industry w.e.f. 1.4.2015
TamilNadu : Revised Minimum Wages under Employment in Electronics Industry w.e.f. 1.4.2015
TamilNadu : Revised Minimum Wages under Employment in Construction, Maintenance of Roads, or in Building Operations w.e.f. 1.4.2015
TamilNadu : Revised Minimum Wages under Employment in Chemical Fertilizer Industry w.e.f. 1.4.2015
TamilNadu : Revised Minimum Wages under Employment in Automobile Workshop w.e.f. 1.4.2015
TamilNadu : Revised Minimum Wages under Establisment of Shop and Commercial Establishment w.e.f. 1.4.2015
MINIMUM WAGES NOTIFICATION OF GUJARAT under SHOPS AND ESTABLISHMENTS w.e.f. 1-Apr-2015
Revised Minimum Wages of Uttar Pradesh w.e.f. 1-4-15 to 30-9-15
Online Payment of ESIC Contribution Made Easier
Minimum Rates of Wages in Delhi
Gazette Notification on enhancement of statutory wage ceiling to Rs. 15000/-, minimum pension of Rs. 1000/- per month and 20% additional relief on the amount of assurance benefit admissible under EDLI Scheme, 1976
REVISED MINIMUM RATES OF WAGES IN HARYANA W.E.F. 1.7.2013
Revised Minimum Rates of Wages in Uttar Pradesh from 01.04.2013 to 30.09.2013
D.A. from 01.04.2013 to 30.09.2013
MW per month
01.04.2013 to 30.09.2013
MW per day
01.04.2013 to 30.09.2013
Minimum Wages Revised in Delhi
Notice of Demand by Recovery Officer for Provident Fund Dues cannot be challenged before EPF Appellate Tribunal
Revised Rates of Minimum Wages in State of Haryana w.e.f. 1.1.2013
By a Notification No. IR-II/6430-6579 dated 22.02.2013 the Labour Department, Government of Haryana has revised the minimum rates of wages of various categories of employees with retrospective effect i.e. 1.1.2013. The revised rates are as follows:
EPF Pass Book - now available ON LINE : http://members.epfoservices.in/
India needs to make labour laws flexible for jobs
30,000 new IT jobs likely in Odisha
Labour Minister releases report on flexi staffing
ESIC raises maternity grant
REVISED MINIMUM RATES OF WAGES IN DELHI W.E.F. 1.10.2012
CLERICAL AND SUPERVISORY STAFF
REVISED MINIMUM RATES OF WAGES IN PUNJAB W.E.F. 01.09.2012
w.e.f 1.09.2012 to 28/02/13 monthly/Daily (in Rs.)
4568 / 175.56
4915 / 188.84
4756 / 182.68
5299 / 196.89
5012 / 192.43
5745 / 220.73
5555 / 212.59
5074 / 202.36
5268 / 209.83
5745 / 220.22
Revised Minimum Rates of Wages in Haryana w.e.f 1.7.2012