Recent news

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

India: Maternity benefit law has supremacy over service regulations – HC

Maternity rights always take precedence over any laws that appear to undermine them …

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India: GM India lays off 1,086 employees after non-acceptance of VSS

The proposed sale of General Motor’s (GM’s) Talegaon site near Pune to the Chinese auto company “Great Wall” now hangs in doubt, largely due to industrial action by its employees and the loss of all its orders …

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India: Mastercard banned from issuing new cards

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has just indefinitely barred Mastercard from issuing new debit, credit or prepaid cards to customers across the country over noncompliance with local data storage rules …

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India: Cyient introduces 12 week gender-neutral parental leave policy

The Indian multinational technology company Cyient has announced that it will be introducing a global 12-week gender neutral paid parental and adoptive leave policy into all its offices around the World …

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India: Vaccine drive is lagging

Maharashtra, the state surrounding India’s financial capital Mumbai, has begun a programme of further lockdowns in the face of a third wave of COVID-19 infection …

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India: Safety standards

There is a long way to go before third world safety standards are at an acceptable level …

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India: Delhi government increases minimum wage backdated to 1st April 2021

Gross minimum monthly wage and salary rates have been increased in Delhi and backdated to 1st April 2021 …

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India: Government extends visa validity of foreigners stuck in India until 31st August 2021

The visa validity of foreigners trapped in India since March last year due to the COVID-19 crisis has been extended until 31st August 2021 – with no renewal fee, or overstay penalty charged …

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India: Court orders Air India to rehire 61 dismissed pilots

The High Court in Delhi has ordered Air India to rehire 61 pilots that were dismissed because of the health crisis …

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India: Karnataka amends the Annual Leave carry forward to 45 days

The Karnataka state government has extended the facility for holiday carryover in its Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1961 …

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India: Government sets up expert panel to fix minimum wages

It is taking far longer to realize the national minimum wage as envisioned under the Labour Codes …

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India: Draft rules on trade union recognition

The Ministry of Labour and Employment has introduced a set of regulations under the industrial relations code …

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India: Leave without pay for up to four days per month for senior IndiGo employees

The low-cost airline “Indigo” is dealing with a continued decline in passenger demand by asking its employees to take obligatory leave without pay (LWP) for part of each month, for varying durations …

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India: Second wave rendered ten million Indians jobless

Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) chief executive Mahesh Vyas has claimed that the second wave of the pandemic has led to the loss of ten million jobs across India …

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India: Siemens management urged to pay arrears for delayed CBA

Although collective agreements at various divisions of Siemen’s subsidiary Kalwa Switchgear expired in 2018 and 2019, nothing has been introduced to replace them …

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