Ministry of Labour and Employment Current Affairs, GK & News

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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Govt sets up Expert group on Fixation of Minimum wages

Labour and Employment Ministry set up expert group that will provide technical inputs and recommendations on fixation of minimum wages and national floor for minimum wages. Key Points This is the second expert committee on minimum wages formed by government in last two years. Last panel was headed by Anoop Satpathy and was set up ..

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Dip in EPF Savings- Highlights

According to Union Government, about 7.63 million salaried workers have used their retirement savings to deal with covid-19 crisis since 2020. Back then, centre had allowed EPF subscribers to withdraw more money from their Employees’ Provident Fund corpus so that they can deal with hardships and income loss. What does it reflect? EPFO’s (Employees’ Provident ..

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Additional benefits under ESIC & EPFO schemes for dependents of workers

Ministry of Labour and Employment has announced additional benefits for workers under ESIC and EPFO schemes for the dependents of workers passing away due to Covid-19 disease. Highlights Additional benefits will help in reducing fear and anxiety of workers about well-being of their family members because of increasing incidences of death. What was existing norm? ..

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