UP Govt says no migrants on its roads any more

Avnish Awasthi, additional secretary with department of home affairs in Uttar Pradesh government, today said that no migrant workers are walking on Uttar Pradesh’s roads as of today. His comments come in the wake of widespread outrage over media reports showing families, including small children, walking on the highways of Uttar Pradesh and adjacent states […]

FITE says 11 cases against Tech Mahindra layoffs moved to courts

The Maharashtra unit of Forum for IT Employees said 13 disputes over forced resignations and ¬†layoffs at IT organizations have been moved to the labor courts after failed mediation attempts by state labor authorities. 11 of the 13 cases were filed by employees of Tech Mahindra, and one each by those of Wipro and Vodafone, […]

Administrative charges on employee provident fund cut to 0.65% from 0.85%

After keeping the move on hold for three months due to the elections, the Employees’ Provident Fund Organization has cut its administrative charges on the funds it manages to 0.65% from 0.85%, according to labor ministry sources. The cut in administrative charges — which was notified on Mar 15 — is to reflect the lower […]

No automatic grant of maternity leave for surrogate mothers: Govt

Surrogate mothers in government of India service are not automatically eligible for maternity leave and leaves are granted on a “case to case” basis, according to a statement by the government. Leaves have been granted in a few cases “taking the totality of circumstances into mind,” the government added. Surrogate mothers refers to those women […]