Recent news

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

India: Protection of transgender rights

The latest law on the protection of transgender rights passed at the end of last year now appears to offer little more protection for transgender individuals than already existed following the NALSA v India Supreme Court case in 2014 …

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India: Chief labour commissioner tells IBA and bank unions to resolve difference in 15 days

The Central Chief Labour Commissioner has informed the state bank, leading banks, and finance sector trade unions that they should resolve outstanding differences over the banking sector labour agreement in the next 15 days …

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India: Employer’s contribution to EPF, NPS over Rs 7.5 lakh proposed to be taxed

According to the latest budget of finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, higher paid employees should be prevented from placing a substantial part of their income into tax-free pension and other benefits …

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India: Government is upgrading labour laws

This year should be a turning point for labour law in India …

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India: In Bengal, significant hike in the number of holidays for Hindu festivals

Employers in West Bengal will be under pressure from employees this year to recognize all 43 public holidays falling due across the State …

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India: Salary to increase by 10 percent in 2020

A survey conducted by WTW has found that 28% of Indian companies expect to expand in 2020 and 61% experience no big change …

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India: Government offers visa-on-arrival for Emirati travellers

The Government of India has recently extended the Visa-On-Arrival (VOA) scheme to UAE nationals …

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India: Government passes controversial citizenship bill that excludes Muslims

The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is designed to provide citizenship to those suffering persecution in neighbouring states and offer an amnesty to anyone living illegally in the country for six years …

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India: Personal Data Protection Bill

A recently leaked copy of the “Personal Data Protection Bill 2019” reveals that it is loosely modelled on the EU’s GDPR …

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India: No government jobs in Assam for people with more than two children

The Assam state government has issued an executive order that will deny anyone with more than two children from being hired for a government job with effect from January 1st 2021 …

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India: Telangana bus strike

The government of the southern state of Telangana has refused to follow the recommendations of the state’s High Court concerning the resolution of a dispute involving 48,000 public transport employees …

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India: New e-visa rules for Chinese travellers coming to India

Chinese nationals who visit India very frequently may now apply for a multiple entry e-Tourist visa (e-TV) with a 5-year validity …

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India: Government to decriminalise 2/3rds of offences under Companies Act

A special government committee under the Chairmanship of Corporate Affairs Secretary, Injeti Srinivas, is drawing up proposals to decriminalise over two-thirds of offences for company law offenses …

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India: Occupational Safety, Health, and Working Conditions Code 2019

The Occupational Safety, Health, and Working Conditions Code 2019 introduced into the Lok Sabha (lower national house of parliament) in July is gradually working its way through the legislature …

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India: Incentives for companies to boost SC/ST hiring?

The Indian Labour Ministry is currently debating whether to give employers incentives to employ members of Scheduled Cast (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) communities …

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