Ministry of Labour and Employment Current Affairs, GK & News

Labour Minister to Launch Software for 5 surveys

The Labour Minister, Santosh Gangwar, will launch the software applications for five all India surveys on February 18, 2021. Key Facts The survey will also include the data of migrant and domestic workers. The Labour Minister will also release the instruction manuals with questionnaire for all the five All India Surveys. The survey will be ..

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EPFO Scheme: Rs 764 crore released to the pensioners

On May 5, 2020, the Employees Provident Fund Organization has released Rs 764 crores to the pensioners. Highlights Around 135 field offices of the scheme processed the payment. This has been done in advance to avoid inconvenience of the pensioners during lock down. The bank branches all over the country have been directed to make ..

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Government Declares Banking Services as Public Utility Service

The government recently notified that the banking services would be categorised as a public utility service for the next 6 months. About Banking services are to be categorised as public utility services till the 21st of October. The Union Ministry of Labour and Employment declared the categorisation under the provisions of the Industrial Disputes Act. ..

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Portal Santusht launched: To implement policies of Labour Ministry at grass root level

The Portal Santusht is an Implementation Monitoring Cell that was launched by the Ministry of Lobour and Employment in January 2020. The portal addresses delivery of public services, their transparency, accountability, schemes and policies at grass root level. Highlights The portal aims to address the speedy redressal of grievances of workers ans employers. It monitors ..

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National Pension Scheme for traders: Not successful as expected

The National Pension Scheme for traders, Shopkeepers and Self-Employed persons, also called the Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyapari Maan-dhan Yojana was launched in July 2019. It aimed at benefitting 3 crore small traders and shopkeepers Highlights The Government set a target of 50 lakh enrolment by the end of March 2020. However, only 25,000 persons have ..

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