Recent news

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

India: KSRTC women who adopt to get 180 days’ maternity leave

Women working for the Karnataka Road Transport Corporation in Southern India are now entitled to 6 months maternity leave when they adopt a child …

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India: Reinstatement for a termination

During the run up to implementation of the Industrial Relations Code, employers are still having to tackle potential reinstatement under former legislation …

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India: In Haryana, 75% job quota for locals from January 2021

The Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act is now fully effective and the latest day for employers to operate quota-free is 15th January 2022 …

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India: Where the law stands on whistleblowers

Although the Whistle Blowers Protection Act was passed by Parliament in 2014, it has still not been implemented and, in any case, only applied to the public sector …

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India: ‘Reinstatement’ of workman can be done only to original place of employment: Madras High Court

The Madras High Court has ruled that a workman’s reinstatement will only be valid if they resume work in their original place of employment …

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India: First national employment policy to create more jobs

The government is setting up a committee to establish its first national employment policy …

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India: Protection for gig/platform workers

The national government is becoming increasingly concerned that the new Industrial Relations Code does not offer adequate protection for gig/platform workers …

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India: Knowledge of regional, tribal languages must for government job in Jharkhand

Language issue causing controversy in the employment of people in government jobs …

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India: Marico announces hybrid model

Employees of the leading FMCG company Marico are now working on a new ‘Work from Office on Roster’ …

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India: Maharashtra reduces working time for women police by 4 hours

The maximum duration of individual shifts for female police officers in Maharashtra has been reduced from 12 to 8 hours …

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India: Banks to remain shut for 21 days in October 2021

Banks around the country will variously remain shut on 21 days in October because of the incidence of national and regional holidays, including State festivals and account closing days …

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India: SC issues notice to Centre on plea challenging conditions for maternity leave for adoptive mothers

The Supreme Court has issued a Public Interest (PIL) decision declaring that there is “just cause” in a challenge concerning leave rights for adoptive mothers …

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India: Expert group on minimum, national floor wages set up

The new, as yet largely unimplemented “Wage Code” has a provision for the national government to declare a minimum wage for India as a whole …

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India: ‘Nokkukooli’ damaging the image of the state, says Kerala HC

The Kerala High Court has censured the State for not enforcing legal limitations on the Nokkukooli (Gawking wages) system …

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India: Over 58,000 rescued in 2020-21 from child labour

The pandemic has tipped a huge proportion of the poor into total poverty …

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