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Govt saved Rs 36,000 crore through direct cash transfer, poor labourers biggest beneficiary of digital drive: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Govt saved Rs 36,000 crore through direct cash transfer, poor labourers biggest beneficiary of digital drive: Ravi Shankar Prasad

The BJP-led NDA government has saved Rs 36,000 crore by digitising economic activities in one year, Union Law and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here on Saturday.

Govt hikes minimum wage of labourers to RS 350/day

Govt hikes minimum wage of labourers to RS 350/day

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Govt hikes minimum wage; Unions stick to September 2 nationwide strike call

Govt hikes minimum wage; Unions stick to September 2 nationwide strike call

Seeking to dissuade labour unions from a nationwide strike on September 2, the government Tuesday announced 42 percent minimum wage hike and a two-year bonus, but the trade bodies rejected these measures as "completely inadequate" and stuck to their call.

Trade unions stick to September 2 strike, reject government's wage hike

Trade unions stick to September 2 strike, reject government's wage hike

Trade unions Tuesday said they will go ahead with nation-wide strike on September 2, rejecting as "completely inadequate" the government's 42 percent hike in minimum wage to Rs 350 per day.

Govt hikes minimum wage for workers to Rs 350 as union strike nears

Govt hikes minimum wage for workers to Rs 350 as union strike nears

The decision was taken following deliberations at the meeting of the Minimum Wage Advisory Board under the chairmanship of the labour minister for revising the basic minimum wages in the central sphere.

Strong U.S. employment report brightens economic outlook

U.S. employment rose more than expected for the second month in a row in July and wages picked up.

All wage payments to MGNREGA workers from April 1 through DBT: Govt

All wage payments to MGNREGA workers from April 1 through DBT: Govt

In order to prevent leakages in the flagship rural job programme, all wage payments to MGNREGA workers will be made through Direct Benefit Transfer to bank accounts of the beneficiaries from April this year, Government said Tuesday.

3,000 workers go on strike in Jharkhand

Nearly 3,000 daily wage and contract labourers went on a strike in Jharkhand from Tuesday, demanding preference in filling up around 600 posts in the state electricity board, an official said.

Govt working on proposal to raise minimum wages

The government is working on a proposal to raise minimum wages of workers, a top Labour Ministry official said Tuesday.

Retail giant Walmart to raise wages for US staff

Global retail giant Walmart, which has faced criticism over low salaries and skimpy benefits for years, announced Thursday it would raise wages for 500,000 workers in the US.

Bajaj Auto hikes wages by up to Rs 10,000/month

As per the revised wage agreement, permanent employees having been with the company for five or more years will get a wage hike of Rs 10,000 a month while those having spent three years or more will be given Rs 9,500 a month.

Higher wages, ad cost pull Ceat net down 21%

Tyre maker Ceat Tuesday reported 21 percent decline in consolidated net profit at Rs 51.66 crore for the April-June quarter because of increase in wages and higher advertisement cost.

Jobs up 5.7%, wages 16.9% in 2011-12: Survey

The number of jobs in different industries increased by 5.77 percent while wages rose by 16.9 percent in real terms in 2011-12, says a government survey.