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Narendra Modi eyes first labour overhaul in decades to create jobs

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 10:48

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set in motion the first major revamp in decades of the archaic labour laws, part of a plan to revive the flagging economy, boost manufacturing and create millions of jobs.

Factbox: India's stringent labour laws

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 08:39

India has a slew of laws and rules that shape the labour market, regulating the terms of work, hiring and firing, and the working conditions.

Govt mulls exempting NIMZs from some labour laws to boost manufacturing

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 17:39

The government is considering to exempt the proposed mega manufacturing zones from certain restrictive labour laws with a view to boost industrial output which has stagnated for the past two years.

Govt amending labour laws without consulting us: trade unions

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 17:02

Alleging that the workers and labourers' interests were not being safeguarded in Rajasthan, several trade unions today said BJP government in the state was trying to amend labour and industrial laws without consulting them.

Japan plans to raise limit on weekly working hours

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 15:24

The Japanese government is planning to amend labour laws to allow the limit of 40 working hours per week to be exceeded in certain professions without overtime pay.

Steps being taken for implementation of labour laws: J&K Minister

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 19:33

Enhancement in provident fund interest will go a long way in improving the economic conditions of labour forces across Jammu and Kashmir, state labour minister Ajay Kumar Sadhotra said today.

Reforms to give 110-mn job boost to economy in 10 years: Goldman

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 17:57

As general elections draw closer, global financial major Goldman Sachs on Friday said 40 million new manufacturing jobs can be created in a decade if states follow flexible labour laws like in Gujarat.

Indian manufacturing stagnates due to peculiar labour laws: Meghnad Desai

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 17:23

India's manufacturing sector has stagnated because the country has "very peculiar structural" labour laws that need to be made flexible, India-born British economist Meghnad Desai said.

Panel suggests flexible labour laws in its report to Cab Sec

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 18:09

The inter-ministerial committee (IMC), headed by Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Secretary Madhav Lal, has submitted its report to Cabinet Secretary Ajit Kumar Seth.

CITU workers hold protest rally in support of their demands

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 20:12

CITU workers on Wednesday held a protest rally in Jammu against alleged neglect of their demands by the Centre.

Samsung accused of violating labour laws in Brazil

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 20:08

According to the BBC, Samsung’s Brazilian plant in the city of Manaus employs some 6,000 people and the prosecutors allege that a worker at the factory has only 32 seconds to fully assemble a mobile phone and 65 seconds to put together a television set.

Labour crisis hits 36% of construction projects in Saudi

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 14:08

There were 250,000 registered construction project contracts in Saudi Arabia before the first grace period to legalise expatriate workers ended on July 4.