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The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has emphasized on an urgent challenge of creating 600 million jobs across the world looking to the ratio of workers either unemployed or living in poverty.
The Centre’s fight against a Karnataka High Court ruling of paying workers as per the higher state rate under MGNREGA has led to the Supreme Court directing the Centre to pay wages on par with states.
The Centre is receptive over the West Bengal government's idea of paying workers under MGNREGA’s 100 day work scheme on a weekly basis.
Just ahead of the Budget, an official release said that Members of the Parliament can now allocate funds from their local area development scheme kitty for rural employment guarantee programmes.
The Karnataka govt. is getting ready to amend the Minimum Wages Act to fix a lower figure for payment to those employed under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) as a result of Karnataka high court ordering payment of Rs. 82 a day as the minimum legal wage against the state government’s fixed amount of Rs. 119.42 a day.
Tamil Nadu government today declared that vacancies for over 800 positions in government-run hospitals across the state will be filled soon.
The Supreme Court has ruled that the employer will be held accountable in case of default in making payment of contribution to the provident fund even though they come under the 'exempted establishments' under the Employees' Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952.
A release from the Defence establishment has declared the dates of recruitment for the 118 Infantry Battalion (Territorial Army) Grenadiers, Sitabuldi Fort, to be between January 21 and 23. Candidates from Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan and the Union Territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Goa, Daman & Diu, Lakshadweep and Pondicherry can apply for this recruitment drive.
Looking to the Real Estate Industry’s requirement of at least 25000 skilled workforce every year owing to the overall requirement of more than 1.25 crore skilled labour, the Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI) has launched a skill development programme jointly with the national skill development corporation (NSDC).
Reviewing the implementation of the five year old Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY), the government said that the scheme will be further extended to more unorganized sectors to provide benefits to a higher number of unorganized workers.
A parliamentary panel has put its recommendation to the women and child development ministry to include domestic workers under the sexual harassment law thus giving them the right to complain against sexual harassment.
The growing concerns of green house emissions and the measures been taken to control the same is rapidly increasing the demand for energy and sustainability professionals.
Staffing firm TeamLease said that the January-March quarter of 2012 is about to witness a slow rise in the hiring activity, post a quarter of sudden dip.
The domestic workers of Guwahati are demanding a new and separate union to take care of the workers’ rights and privileges besides standing against any injustice meted out to them thus working for their upliftment from time to time.
With an aim of becoming environment-friendly and supporting the global warming efforts, more and more companies are hiring green professionals, who can help them reduce energy consumption.
Labour unions to discuss higher returns on special deposit scheme (SDS) with finance ministry - January 7, 2012
Labour unions are planning to propose labour reforms such as increase in returns on employee's provident fund on a sustained basis and bringing enterprises with more than 10 employees within the purview of the EPF organisation, to the finance ministry during the pre-budget meeting to be held later this month.
The Centre is about to launch A Rs. 25,000 Cr. National Urban Livelihood Mission as part of the 12th five-year plan (2012-17). The scheme will help to tackle poverty in cities and towns by ensuring skill training and job placement to five million people.
Govt. approves proposal for cover and pension benefits for overseas Indian workers - January 5, 2012
The government has given its approval to a proposal aimed at setting up of a Pension and Life Insurance Fund for the benefit of overseas Indian workers particularly those who are in the Gulf countries.
Experts believe that employees can expect a pay hike of 14% at an average, 3% higher as compared to last year’s average pay hike of 11%. Even the hiring activities in 2012 are expected to be robust in various sectors.
With elections approaching in five states, the Cabinet gave its nod for recruitment of 50,000 pending vacancies of Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and OBCs in the central government.
Companies like IBM, Google and SAP are setting trends by providing flexi hours and work from home options to their employees. Initiatives like these are increasingly helping employees in maintaining work-life balance.
Inspite of fears of backlash regarding the Centre’s stand being against higher wages to the labourers, the Centre cautioned against cancellation of powers to fix wages under the MGNREGA scheme stating that this may lead to undue advantage of the scheme by the states in the form of arbitrarily hiking their 'minimum wages'.
State Bank of India (SBI) has started its recruitment drive by inviting applications for Clerical Cadre vacancies for its various branches. The last date for registration of online applications is 20-01-2012 and the written examination will be held on 18-03-2012.
The government report on 'Effect of Economic Slowdown on Employment in India' depicts increase in employment rate during the July to September period of 2011. This trend was seen in all sectors except leather and transport where there was a marginal fall.
At a recent meeting of the undersecretaries from the ministries of labour of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states, Qatar has proposed preparing a unified format of employment contract for foreign domestic helps across the six Gulf nations.
Engineering companies like Kirloskar Brothers and Cummins India have fuelled the gender dynamics scenario by employing an increasing number of women on the shopfloor.
Companies like Marico, Hindustan Unilever, Asian Paints and Jyothy Laboratories have stopped following CL/SL system, thus empowering their employees to manage their own work schedules and be responsible for achieving their targets.
Maharashtra labour department has given notification directing the domestic work to be included under section 27 of Minimum Wages Act.
Work for setting up a knowledge based industrial park in Delhi’s South-west region has been initiated by Delhi government's premier infrastructure development agency, DSIIDC. The park is expected to generate nearly 1 lakh job opportunities of direct employment and another 2 lakh indirect employment opportunities.
With companies planning to hire over 5 lakh new employees in 2012, the year seems to have brought reasons for job-seekers to cheer about. Also, the employees can expect double digit salary hikes in 2012.
Recruitment of 1 lakh health workers and 5,000 doctors on Bihar government’s agenda - December 29, 2011
Bihar Health Minister, Ashwini Kumar Choubey said today that the state government will recruit 5,000 doctors, 55,000 paramedic staff, 35,000 nurses and 10,000 swasthya mitras in additional primary health centre, primary health centres and district hospitals across Bihar during the next financial year (2012-13), state.
Organizations are turning towards employee driven initiatives like, linking cost management with KRAs of senior and middle management employees and allowing employees to go on leave without pay for one day in every month, as initiatives to save cost and be cost effective to hold on in the weakening economy.
Top IT companies are hiring professionals who tried their hands on entrepreneurship but were unsuccessful in their attempts.
254 village panchayats across Gujarat have unopposedly elected women as Sarpanchs and panchayat members as a result of the‘incentive-driven’ women empowerment scheme by the state government called ‘samras’.
With employers moving ahead with an extremely cautious yet optimistic approach in the wake of the current economic uncertainty, the Indian job market may see slower hiring activity but double-digit pay hikes.
Hiring in the research and development segment is set to go up by nearly 20 per cent in 2012 with more and more global companies shifting their research and development base to India so as to become cost effective.
With protection of workers on their minds, trade unions in India and Bahrain join hands - December 23, 2011
In order to tackle exploitation of workers in Bahrain and other Gulf countries and getting them educated about their rights, trade unions in India and Bahrain have joined hands.
MGNREGA governing body has opposed UPA government’s legal challenge against the HC ruling on the issue of Karnataka High Court's ruling on payment of minimum wages to workers.
Due to the lack of consensus between the trade union representatives, the apex organization and employers, the Employees Provident Fund Organisation has failed to fix the interest rate on statutory savings of over 4.7 crore subscribers.
Companies across the nation have become vary about recruiting new candidates and are taking longer durations in shortlisting and finalizing the candidates. Candidates have also become cautious before jumping onto a new job and taking their own time before deciding on joining a new company.
Companies have come up with an option to satisfy their employees in terms of their salary structure. While the CTC will be fixed by the employer, employees are now being offered a chance to design their pay packages and decide the components they would like to have as part of their salary.
To improve labour conditions across the nation, the Hind Mazdoor Sabha, Indian National Trade Union Congress and Sewa has launched the ITUC Global Campaign 12x12 in the Delhi on Saturday. This campaign is also to urge the government to endorse the International Labour Organisation's Convention 189.
Although the state government's recent move to allow labour courts rather than the labour department to handle gratuity dispute cases, was enforced with an intention to simplify and speeden up the dispute solving procedure, it doesn’t seem to have gone down well with unions, who are now opposing this move.
Supreme Court makes court’s interference legal in case of arbitrary management decision on contractual jobs - December 20, 2011
Looking to the changing nature of employment, the Supreme Court has said that termination of contractual job can be challenged in the court and that the courts can now legally interfere in such matters of arbitrary decision-making by the management.
Online retailers have been on a hiring spree during the current fiscal year and the trend seems to continue to meet the growing number of online consumers.
Co-Chairman of Infosys, Kris Gopalakrishnan said that India’s IT sector is expected to add approximately 2-2.5 lakh jobs in the next one year.
Maharashtra is planning utilization of MGNREGS labour for agriculture, to fulfill the supply of farm labour thus tackling the shortage issue, said Deputy Chief Minister of the state, Ajit Pawar.
The Mayawati government has decided to raise the retirement age of public enterprise employees from 58 to 60 years. In addition to the above the government also assured promotions on completion of 10, 16 and 26 years of service.
Defence minister A K Antony on Thursday announced that the home ministry is working towards filling of 10% of the Central paramilitary forces’ Group B or below-officer rank posts by hiring ex-servicemen.
A survey by MyHiringClub.com says that increased hiring in sectors like infrastructure and IT is set to result in the overall rise of hiring activity in the job sector during the Jan-March quarter of 2012.
Seven of paramilitary forces in the country as a whole have over 1 lakh vacant positions including 25,000 in the BSF and 17,000 in the CRPF. A Home Ministry official said that the government hopes to fill up all the vacancies in the next two years.
A recent report by OECD, a Paris-based think tank shows that earnings inequality has increased significantly in India since the early 1990s. The report presents the observations on inequality patterns and related areas in emerging economies of India, China, Argentina, Brazil, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa.
Union Rural Development Minister, Jairam Ramesh in Ranchi said that to keep a check on corruption in payment of MGREGA wages, the government is planning to introduce the process to video graphing the payment made to the beneficiaries.
There are many questions that are raised on the implementation and success of MGNREGA scheme launched by the government. It is seen that the due to non-payment of wages on time is one of the essential factor of failure.
Rural youth may soon find higher number of job opportunities in foreign-owned superstores as a result of the government’s proposal towards reserving of at least 50% of the jobs in superstores for those who have migrated to cities from villages.
A top government official said today that, the growth rate of the country's fastest growing power sector indicates generation of as many as six lakh jobs during the 12th Five-Year Plan period (2012-17).
Thousands of middle and higher level job openings are coming up in the E-commerce industry owing to the rapid expansion in the industry, says Elixir Consulting.
TN govt. proposes State Level Recruitment Board to fill vacancies in the Medical sector across state - November 27, 2011
So as to fill in as many as 15689 vacancies in the Medical sector, the Tamil Nadu Government has proposed to set up a State level Medical Recruitment Board. These vacancies are mainly for the positions of doctors and professors besides paramedical staff in Medical Colleges and Hospitals across the state.
Supreme Court gives preferences to employee’s PF payment over arrears by financial institutions in case of a company’s liquidity - November 10, 2011
The Supreme Court has ruled that in case of a company’s liquidity, its employees PF payment will be given priority over arrears due to banks, financial institutions and the government
A recent industry survey by MyHiringClub.com, a hiring vendor consolidator firm, shows that although almost 86 per cent of the Indian companies are planning to hike their employees’ salary and bonus in the 2011-12 appraisals, but the percentage increase would not be very attractive.
A survey by MyHiringClub.Com shows that as a measure to tackle the rising inflationary pressure on day-to-day life of their employees, a majority of Indian companies are planning double-digit hike in the employee salaries and bonuses.
The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) is soon to be scrutinized by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India in relation to the expenditure and outcome in the 12 states which receive the largest share of funds.
Centres instructs state governments to fill up 280 vacant positions of consumer panels - November 7, 2011
The Centre has instructed state governments to fill up the vacant 280 positions at the deistrict as well as state consumer grievances disputes redressal commissions so as to speed up redressal of consumer.
National Investigation Agency on way to expansion with plans of recruitment and 3 new offices - November 6, 2011
The National Investigation Agency is planning to expand its operations with opening of three new offices in Lucknow, Kochi and Mumbai and increasing the organisation manpower strength by recruiting approximately 500 more employees.
At a time when the prevailing economic condition is making companies reluctant towards hiring, more and more R&D centres are hiring researchers and paying them higher salaries t o retain talent.
Owing to the economic uncertainity and the festive season, the hiring activities across key sectors, including IT and banking, saw a decline of 16% in the month of October, says a report released by recruitment portal Naukri.com today.
Manpower requirement across the nation’s solar energy industry may go up to 1 lakh people by 2022 - November 1, 2011
Indian Solar energy sector is likely to generate approximately 1 lakh job opportunities by 2022.
ILO has forecasted that the world economy may face a social unrest due to shortage of 40 mn jobs out of the total 80 mn jobs required.
The government would soon gazette the wage board recommendations related to the journalist/other employees of the news papers and news agencies, which was approved by the cabinet on Thursday, said Labour and Employment Minister Mallikarjun Kharge.
With an aim to boost the economy to 22 per cent and create around 100 mn jobs over a period of 10 years, the government today approved a national policy for that will facilitate national manufacturing investment zones, which will offer faster clearances.
Union Labour and Employment Minister, Mallikarjuna Kharge said that the Centre has proposed starting of 1,500 it is under the 12th Five Year Plan so as to tackle the shortage of skilled labour across the country.
Farm sector to move to machines to tackle labour shortage created due to labourer’s inclination towards MGNREGS - October 20, 2011
The government is planning for agricultural mechanization during the 12th Plan to tackle labour shortage in the farm sector as a result of a higher number of labourers turning to MGNREGS.
According to experts, recruitment of temporary staff on project basis or during their peak business season is gaining momentum and is likely to rise by 20-25 percent in sectors such as banking, FMCG, telecom, construction, infrastructure and pharma.
The Supreme Court held that any individual facing criminal charges will not be considered suitable for appointment in government service unless acquitted of the charges.
Acting on a court order issued last month, the Centre is planning to raise the payouts under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) so as to match up with the notified minimum wages of states.
A report by staffing firm TeamLease says that India Inc may likely witness a temporary reduction in the hiring activity during the Oct-Dec quarter due to the prevalent global economic uncertainty.
Government is planning to hire 250 more patent examiners by April 2012 with the aim of expediting the patent grant process within a shorter time span.
The Human Resource function of various top companies like HUL, Godrej, Essar Group, Mphasis, LG Electronics, etc. is shifting its role from just an employee related function to a trade partner, talking deliverables.
As per experts, campus hiring witnessed 21 per cent growth across industries like energy, infrastructure, consulting, media, IT and retail in India in the July-September quarter.
The IT and ITES Industry Association of Andhra Pradesh (ITsAP) has warned job seekers in the state regarding fake job offers floating in the market, guaranteeing jobs in the IT & ITES sectors.
Hiring of expats in India has gone up by 20% with a higher number of foreigners looking for jobs in India due to the economic condition and resultant freezing of hiring in Western economies.
As per a survey conducted by FICCI, the government's flagship rural job guarantee scheme, MGNREGA, has resulted into labour shortages for the industry which has resulted in wage hike and production hampering.
Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has indicated the govt.’s planning to link AADHAR with MGNREGS for payment of wages through AADHAR-linked bank accounts across the states of Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Tripura and West Bengal.
Companies in Bangalore have found out a new way of retaining talent. Companies like Wipro, M&M, etc. are offering custom-made benefits schemes to their employees wherein the employees can themselves select benefits that they find useful as per their lifestyles so as to prevent dissatisfaction.
The Punjab govt. today announced pay hike for most of its employees, alongwith the encashment of earned leave with TLC and introduction of mobile phone allowance for all category of employees.
According to estimates by Ma Foi, more than 10,000 social media jobs would be generated in 2012, in line with the increasing demand of the profile in various sectors across India.
The economic uncertainties and rising inflationary pressure seem to be taking their toll over the job market across India. As per Naukri.com's Managing Director and CEO Hitesh Oberoi, the slowdown has affected hiring in telecom, insurance, construction and financial services.
West Bengal Commerce and Industry Minister Partha Chatterjee on Friday said that the government is planning a revision in the set-up process of start-up companies comprising of only seven forms as compared to the present number of 15 forms, making it easier and faster to set shop in the state.
Looking to the uncertainties in the sector, many of the IT companies are planning to hike the variable pay part of their employees. With this, the variable part may rise to 25-30% from the current percentage of 15-20%.
A recent survey shows that 46% of the Indian workforce doesn’t find part-time job very attractive as they don’t find it to be a sound career decision.
More and more Indian companies are aiming diversity by having women in top leadership positions for better business. This shift towards diversity is being propelled by the power that a woman holds regarding the purchase decisions in the household
With almost 16% annual rise in air traffic, hiring in the aviation sector is in full swing across levels.
Government is working on a statutory framework on occupational safety and health in workplace across all industrial sectors and to achieve higher standards of safety and health it is also planning to develop an incentives system for the employers and employees
A survey by MyHiringClub.com states that, the hiring by Indian companies is experiencing an improved sentiment in the third quarter of financial year 2012 as compared to the same quarter last year.
Rural Development and Panchayat Raj minister Jagadish Shettar today announced that the government has decided to revamp Zilla Panchayats and Gram Panchayats and make the elected representatives more accountable.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on Thursday declared that government has approved a 7 per cent hike in the basic salary of federal government employees and pensioners.
The Union Cabinet announced a 7% increase in the Dearness Allowance for its 5 million employees and Dearness Relief for about 4 million pensioners. The hike will be effective from July 1.
With a view of promoting vocational training, the government is planning to provide credit funding so as to encourage people to develop their skills, thus creating of a pool of skilled workforce.
Govt. readies for a major recruitment drive to handle shortage of primary teachers in UP - September 14, 2011
Government, on Wednesday, announced its plan to recruit over 72,000 primary teachers to address the shortage of teachers in primary schools across Uttar Pradesh.
Union Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, Minister of Labour of UAE,