Recent news

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

India: Ease of compliance to maintain registers under various labour law rules

The Himachal Pradesh Department of Labour and Employment has issued a new law entitled the “Ease of Compliance to Maintain Registers under various Labour Law Rules” …

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India: Haryana passes bill to reserve 75% jobs in private sector for locals

The State that surrounds New Delhi on three sides is called Haryana …

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India: Liberalization of OSP regulations

On November 5, 2020, the Department of Telecom (“DoT”) released revised regulations relating to Other Service Providers (“OSP”) …

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India: Ban on child labour

A Bill has been approved by the national government banning the employment of children under the age of 14 in all spheres – except family businesses and the entertainment industry …

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India: Three new labour codes

The three recently passed labour codes still lack implementing regulations …

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India: Consulates extend deadline to convert from PIO to OCI

Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) cardholders now have until 31st December 2021 to convert their PIO cards to the new Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cards …

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India: EPFO has instituted a facility for bulk transfer of funds

At times of significant change, it can be a major task for organisations to manage the transfer of pension funds between different types of scheme …

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India: Labour code bills passed by Indian parliament

In a landmark labour reform, the Indian Parliament has recently cleared three labour code bills amalgamating the federal laws on social security, occupational safety and industrial relations …

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India: GDP shows worst quarterly slump in decades

Over the quarter from April to June 2020, India’s economy contracted officially by 23 …

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India: Surat’s textile industry faces labour shortage

Textile employers in the Guarat city of Surat in west India are appealing to the central government to provide additional public transport to bring back workers from Odisha on the eastern side of the country …

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India: Assam Assembly amends labour laws to ”boost economic growth”

The Assam Assembly has just passed two related Factories Amendment Acts and an Amendment of the Industrial Disputes Act …

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India: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot plans 100% job quota for locals

There is some discussion within the government of the Indian States of Madhya Pradesh and Assam about restricting government jobs to those born in those states …

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India: ESIC increases monetary grant paid to pregnant women to Rs 7,500

The grant paid to, or for, a pregnant woman covered by the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) is to be increased to Rs7,500 (US$99 …

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India: New Gujarat labour bill passed

The Gujarat government has just passed the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) (Gujarat Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 …

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India: Major rehaul of labour laws in Karnataka

The government of Karnataka has amended Chapter 5 (b) of the Industrial Disputes Act 1947 …

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