Recent news

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

India: Code on occupational safety in Lok Sabha

The Lok Sabha/Lower House of parliament is currently debating the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code 2019 …

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India: Indian law firms agree to open doors for foreign peers

Under the Advocates Act, foreign law firms have to date been unable to establish operations in India – except in special economic zones …

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India: Finance ministry seeks state fund payout cut amid fears about lending crunch

Currently, contributions made to the national social security and pension funds are subject to an annual return of 8 …

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India: Penalties for tax irregularities

Until June 17th 2019 those found to have issued false tax returns, or otherwise evaded tax obligations, could often pay the outstanding sum with interest and escape further penalties …

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India: Exams for company directors

The recently re-elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi has established as a priority the overhaul of corporate governance rules …

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India: Data Protection Bill finalised, will now be taken for cabinet approval: IT Minister

The Indian Minister for Communications, Electronics, IT, Law and Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad, has confirmed that the text of the new Data Protection Law is now in its final draft and will be shortly taken to the Cabinet for discussion …

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India: Agreement on country-by-country reporting for multinational groups reached with the US

The governments of India and the US have recently signed an agreement on the exchange of country-by-country (CbC) reports …

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India: In Rajasthan, India’s first Right-To-Healthcare Law takes shape

The Indian State of Rajasthan is paving the way for the introduction of the right to healthcare in India …

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India: Supreme Court rules on whether special allowances constitute basic wages for purposes of PF contributions

In a recent case, the Indian Supreme Court jointlyexamined five different appeals questioning whether special allowances paid by employers should be considered as part of an employee’s basic remuneration …

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India: Anxiety grips diamond industry over labour union 

Labour unrest in Mumbai’s special economic zone has led to unionisation, especially in the diamond industry …

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India: Indian Railways writes off residential arrear of 72 months, approves 10% yearly hike in maintenance fee

Many employees of the major employer India Railways receive subsidised accommodation as part of their remuneration …

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India: Deadline extended for person of India card holders to obtain overseas citizen of India card

The Indian government has extended the deadline for conversion of PIO (Person of Indian Origin) cards into OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) cards a number of times in the past …

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India: Directors receiving remuneration are employees under the ESI Act, 1948

The employment status of company Directors has been clarified by a recent case before the Supreme Court (ESIC v Venus Alloy Pvt) …

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India: All persons of Indian origin cards valid for travel till March 31 2019

Person of India (PIO) cardholders are advised to apply for conversion of their PIO card to the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card as soon as possible …

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India: Panel sets national minimum wage at Rs 375 per day

A special panel set up by the government to review the national minimum wage has recommended that it be increased from Rs 176 (US$2 …

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