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Govt to spend Rs 60,000 cr more on rural jobs New Delhi: The Government of India has sought Parliament’s approval for an additional expenditure of Rs 59,978.29 crore (US$ 8.9 billion), which will be used to support the government’s rural jobs scheme, building rural infrastructure, ur...

Business Standard December 08, 2016

Labour and Employment Ministry Efforts bring over Nine Lakh Workers into banking fold within six days New Delhi: The Ministry of Labour and Employment has successfully opened around 915,431 bank accounts since November 26, 2016, for workers especially in the unorganised sector, as part of its campaign to promote and ensure cashless transfer of wages ...

Press Information Bureau December 05, 2016

MoUs with 20 e-commerce companies to help weavers/artisans market their products directly Mangaluru: The Ministry of Textiles has signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) with 20 e-commerce companies, aimed at providing a platform to artisans and weavers in different handloom and handicraft clusters across the country to help them sell th...

Times of India November 28, 2016

Cabinet push for Jawahar Navodaya schools New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved opening of one Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) in each of the 62 uncovered districts with an outlay of Rs 2,871 crore (US$ 418.2 million), which is expected to benefit over 35,000 stu...

Livemint November 24, 2016

Labour ministry to soon notify minimum wages; agricultural workers to get 100 per cent jump in daily pay New Delhi: The Ministry of Labour and Employment plans to amend the Minimum Wage Act to raise the daily minimum wage of unskilled agricultural labour in C-class towns to Rs 350 (US$ 5.2) in the central sphere, from the current wage of Rs 160 (US$ 2.4...

Economic Times October 31, 2016
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