Employee – Worker: Updates & Cases

PM Vaya Vandana Yojana Pension Scheme: Extended Till March 31, 2023 (Senior Citizens)

The Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY) pension scheme, meant for senior citizens, has now been extended till March 31, 2023. This scheme was open till March 31, 2020. According to a tweet by K.S. Dhatwalia, Principal Director General of the Press Information Bureau, “Cabinet approves extension of ‘Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana’ (#PMVVY) up to 31st …

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SOP for Social Distancing: Offices, Workplace, Factories and Establishments

Effective Date: This SOP shall be implemented with immediate effect based on the advisory issued by Head Office from time to time. Purpose: The purpose of this Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is to describe the procedure to be followed for resuming work at our Offices and Units. Introduction: This SOP is prepared to extend guidelines …

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‘To Suspend labor laws: It is Not Right Thing’: Azim Premji (Wipro)

The death of sixteen migrant workers who were mowed down by a train last week is ‘an unforgivable tragedy’, Wipro’s Founder Chairman Azim Premji said. This tragedy, he said, is one of the most wrenching markers of the tremendous misery being faced by the weakest and the poorest in this country. In this context, Azim …

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Employers Won’t Be Prosecuted For Non-Payment Of Wages: Supreme Court stays MHA order

Salary cut during Lockdown: The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the operation of a government circular asking private companies including MSMEs to pay full salaries to their employees during the coronavirus-induced lockdown. The supreme court also asked the centre and states not to prosecute private firms, factories, companies and all others over non-payment till next week. …

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Work from home calls for change in culture: Indian Oil’s head of HR

Work-From-Home (WFH) is a workable mechanism. However, this needs to be simultaneously facilitated through a change in both skillsets and mindset,” said Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra, director (HR), Indian Oil. Edited excerpts of an interview : We institutionalized WFH guidelines even before the commencement of the lockdown. Centralised communication on the subject ensured that there were no ambiguities …

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Supreme Court Denies Relief For MSMEs Against Payment Of Wages

The Supreme Court on May 8, turned down the plea of 11 Haryana-based micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to provide interim protection against the order which required them to pay full salaries to its employees. The petition, filed by the MSMEs, challenged the advisory issues by the Union ministry of labour and employment on March …

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Workers of J&K’s largest factory resort to violence against non-payment of full wages

Labourers of J&K’s largest factory, Chenab Textile Mill (CTM) at Kathua, on Friday resorted to violence and blocked the Jammu-Pathankot highway to protest the non-payment of full wages amid the ongoing lockdown. Thousands of workers assembled at Workers’ Colony inside the factory and staged a noisy demonstration against the management after they came to know …

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Aarti Industries’ humanised approach to employee relations

Mumbai-based B2B manufacturing company, Aarti Industries, which deals in chemicals such as benzene intermediaries, pharmaceuticals and surfactants, claims to go all out for its employees. In its 16 manufacturing units, the Company employs around 13,000 people, including 5000 permanent and 8000 casual workers. Not have the permanent employees received their increments and promotions, the casual …

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7 injured in boiler blast at Neyveli Lignite Corporation’s plant in Tamil Nadu’s Cuddalore

A boiler blast at the government-owned Neyveli Lignite Corporation’s Thermal power plant in Tamil Nadu’s Cuddalore district has reprotedly injured seven people, media reports have said. “The accident happened in the evening and the injured workers have been admitted to the hospital,” a police official said. Teams of Tamil Nadu Police and fire services are on the spot …

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