Recent news

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

India: Karnataka allows establishments to operate 24×7

All shops and commercial establishments in the state of Karnataka that employ 10 or more persons are now permitted to be open around the clock on all days for a period of 3 years until January 2024 …

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India: Relaxation in OCI guidelines until December 2021

People of Indian origin and the Indian diaspora possessing Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cards are now no longer required to carry their old, expired passports to travel to India …

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India: Female labour force participation (2020)

Female labour force participation stands at just 21% across India, compared to 61% in China …

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India: High Court seeks Labour Secretary’s presence

The High Court in Telangana – a State in Southern India more than three times the physical size of Belgium – has ordered the State’s Labour Department to attend its next hearing on 18th March …

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India: Insurance workers stage hunger strike

Employees working for four state-owned general insurance companies have, for over a year, complained that they have not been paid and that their pension contributions have not been honoured …

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India: All 4 labour codes likely to be implemented from April 1, 2021

Although four new labour codes were pushed through the federal parliament by the Autumn of 2020, there remains no implementing regulations that will allow them to come into force …

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India: Karnataka Shops and Commercial Establishments (Second Amendment) Act, 2020

The Karnataka Shops and Commercial Establishments (Second Amendment) Act, 2020 came into force on 19th February 2021 …

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India: Contract labour payment management system

Companies in India often operate with a chaotic and topheavy system for administering the payment of contractors …

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India: Trade unions ask government to put on hold implementation of 4 labour codes

Although Labour and Employment Secretary Apurva Chandra has been upbeat about the possible implementation of the four new national employment codes ahead of the 1st April deadline, there has been strong opposition to them from many trade unions …

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India: New labour boards

The government is currently busy setting up National Advisory Boards to underpin the four new labour codes …

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India: New measures introduced to simplify compliance with existing laws

A Department of Labour order has introduced a number of measures to simplify compliance with existing laws such as the Shops and Establishments Acts …

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India: Gender discrimination against women not sexual harassment: Kerala HC

The Kerala high court has ruled that an infringement of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 can only take place if there is an “express or implied sexual advance, sexual undertone or unwelcome behaviour” …

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India: The MP Government relaxes requirements under the Madhya Pradesh Shop and Establishments Act

Madhya Pradesh has amended its Shops and Commercial Establishments Act (1958) to Remove section 13 …

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India: Gujarat government provides relaxation in labour laws for employers

The Gujarat government has relaxed a number of State laws in an attempt to ease the pressure on local employers struggling with the health crisis …

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India: Gujarat High Court permits persons having law degree and pursuing other vocations to get enrolled with the State Bar Council

The Gujarat High Court has ordered that rules 1 and 2 of the Gujarat Bar Council be modified to allow those with an LLB to be enrolled at the Bar …

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