Union Ministry of Labour and Employment Current Affairs, GK & News

March 4: National Safety Day 2021

The National Safety Day 2021 was observed on March 4 in India. This day was observed with the objective of creating awareness among people regarding the safety measures. This year, the day was observed under the theme: “Sadak Suraksha” (Road Safety). About National Safety Day The day is observed with the aim of increasing the ..

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Financial Assistance of Rs 4957 Crore provided to 17.5 Million Building & Other Construction Workers

In order to help the Building & Construction workers to overcome the financial impacts of COVID-19 lockdown, on 24th March 2020, the Chief Minister of all States and Union Territories were advised by the Union Minister of Labour and Employment to create a framework with bank account details of building & construction workers of their ..

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Labour Ministry transfers Cess Funds for the Construction Workers to fight against COVID-19

On March 24, 2020, the Ministry of Labour and Employment transferred funds to the account of construction workers in the backdrop of outbreak of COVID-19. Highlights The Labour Ministry has directed the state governments and Union Territories to transfer Rs 52,000 crores to the accounts of construction workers. Around 3.5 crore workers who were registered ..

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Goa Govt. approves amendment to Factories Act to allow Women in Night Shifts

The state government of Goa recently approved an amendment to Factories Act 1948 which will allow deployment of women in night shifts (from 7pm to 6 am) in industries. It is a welcome step taken by Goa government towards women empowerment. Key Highlights The Amendment Bill was approved by state cabinet and is set to ..

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National Policy for Domestic Workers

The Union Ministry of Labour and Employment has notified the draft National Policy on Domestic Workers. The policy aims to provide social security benefits to an estimated 39 lakh people employed as domestic workers by private households, of which 26 lakhs are female domestic workers. Features of the Policy The important features of the policy are: ..

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