Labour Code Current Affairs - 2020

Labour Sector Reforms: Three Bills introduced in Lok Sabha

The government introduced three Bills in the Lok Sabha to bring reforms in the labour sector.  The bill includes laws on social security, occupational safety and health and industrial relations. These bills are the part of  government’s labour reform agenda under which, government plans to amalgamated all the existing labour laws into four labour codes Read More…

Union Cabinet approves amendment to Three Labour Codes

On September 8, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved amendments to Labour Codes. These three labour codes were proposed in Industrial Relations Code, 2019. The three codes include Occupational safety and health, social security and industrial relations. Highlights The Industrial Codes will define areas and conditions under which fixed-term employment shall be allowed. It recognizes trade Read More…

Rs 20,000 lakh crore of Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan: Second Tranche Announced

On May 14, 2020, the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman announced the second tranche of the Rs 20,000 lakh crore economic package under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. Highlights The second tranche of the economic package focuses on migrant workers, small traders, street vendors, self-employed. The second part of the scheme is to be implemented in nine Read More…

Ordinance to allow states to increase work hours of Employees

The Central Government is to pass an ordinance that will allow state governments to increase the flexibility of work hours of employees. Highlights The ordinance will address the issue of shortage of labours. It will facilitate the companies to maintain social distancing. Also, it will enforce code on Occupational Safety, Working Conditions and Health. The Read More…

Government releases Draft Labour Code on Social Security & Welfare

The Union Labour Ministry has proposed a labour code which will provide social security cover to the entire workforce in the country, including self-employed and agricultural workers. In this regard, it has proposed a draft code on Social Security and Welfare with an aim to provide social security cover to the entire workforce in the Read More…