Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to India which reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

India: Qatar reassures the safety and rights of Indian labourers

A meeting of the joint working group took place earlier this month under the cloud of reports concerning poor working conditions …

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India: Tamil Nadu draft rules on code on wages

The State of Tamil Nadu has issued its Draft Code of Wages Rules for consultation prior to implementation of the new national framework …

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India: 30% tax on income from digital assets

The rapid uptake of cryptocurrency has led the government to introduce a tax on transactions and profits made …

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India: Australia signs economic accord with India

After ten years of negotiations, the Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (ECTA) has finally been concluded between India and Australia …

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India: Minimum wage adjusted in Andhra Pradesh

The Minimum wage for shops and establishments has been adjusted in the state of Andhra Pradesh …

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India: Labour codes to be rolled out soon

Prime Minister Modi has announced that he is finally going to implement the 4 new labour codes, with effect from 1st July 2022 …

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India: Bharti Airtel will give Rs. 7000 every month to new mothers

The Telecommunication company Bharti Airtel has improved its support for returning mothers …

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India: Madras HC okays maternity leave to government employee for third child

The High Court of Madras has ruled that a woman may not be denied maternity leave due to the number of children already born to her …

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India: Government plans reform in capital gains tax

The government is planning to increase capital gains tax to ensure that income from passive wealth possession is not taxed lower than that gained from taking entrepreneurial risks …

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India: ABB introduces a gender-neutral parental leave program

The international technology Company ABB is introducing a new gender neutral parental policy for its Indian operations …

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India: IndiaMART shifts to a weekly payroll

A leading online B2B supplier is changing its payroll practices to compensate employees on a weekly basis …

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India: Gratuity payment under social security code 2020

The Gratuity Act 1972 has been revised by the New Social Security Code and is payable after 5 years of service …

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India: High court stays Haryana law on 75% job quota in private sector

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has placed a legal stay on the Haryana government’s 75% local candidate quota for jobs in the private sector earning up to ₹30,000 a month …

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India: 17 states have pre-published draft rules for labour reforms

Gradual progress is being made at an individual State level to implement the new national Labour Codes …

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India: Violent protests highlight grim unemployment situation

The recent student riots in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh have highlighted the huge drop in employment opportunities for young people – particularly in traditionally safe sectors like manufacturing and railways …

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