Ministry of Labour and Employment Current Affairs, GK & News

Sagarmala Young Professional Scheme

Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways has launched a scheme called “Sagarmala Young Professional Scheme”, in a bid to engage talented, dynamic and forward-thinking young professionals in different divisions of the Ministry. About Sagarmala Young Professional Scheme Sagarmala Young Professional scheme focuses on active on-the-ground learning for young professionals. Through this scheme, these professionals will ..

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Second Round of Quarterly Employment Survey

The Union Ministry of Labour and Employment recently released the second round of Quarterly Employment Survey. According to the survey, nine sectors hired two lakh people. This accounted to 85% of the total employment of the country. The survey was for the period July to September 2021. Key Findings of the Survey The total employment ..

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Base year modified in Wage Rate Index (WRI)

Recently, Ministry of Labour released a new series of Wage Rate Index (WRI) with base year 2016. Key Points The Wage Rate Index (WRI) is being compiled and maintained by the Labour Bureau. New series of WRI with base 2016=100 is going to replace old series with base 1963-65. Why base year was revised? Central ..

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Digi Saksham programme – Key Facts

On September 30, 2021, Digi Saksham Programme was launched by the Union Labour and Employment Minister Bhupender Yadav. Key Facts This digital skills programme was launched with the objective of enhance the employability of youth by improving their digital skills which has become an essential thing in increasingly technology driven era. Digi Saksham is a ..

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Revamped Quarterly employment survey (QES)- Highlights

The revamped quarterly employment survey (QES) for the months April-June was released on September 27, 2021 by Labour and Employment Minister Bhupendra Yadav. Highlights As per the survey, estimated total employment across nine selected sectors from first round of QES was 3 crores-8 lakhs. A growth rate of 29% was reported from a total of ..

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