Two crore construction workers get Rs 5,000 crore as relief during pandemic: Labour Minister

The minister said CLC (Central) had deputed 80 officers to ensure smooth implementation of the same.

published on : 11th November 2020

Gangwar starts process to build 100-bedded ESIC Hospital in Bareilly

The minister has also announced that the facilities of this ESIC hospital will be made available to common people by charging nominal user fee.

published on : 26th October 2020

Farm budget increased 11 fold to Rs 1.34 lakh crore from FY2009-10: Union Minister Santosh Gangwar

The increase in the agriculture ministry budget indicates a considerable rise in government spending on procurement of foodgrain and other farm produce at crop support price.

published on : 3rd October 2020

Government looking to implement all four labour codes in one go by December: Gangwar

Parliament in its just concluded session passed three labour code bills: the Industrial Relations Code, the Social Security Code, and the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code.

published on : 27th September 2020

Parliament passes labour reform bills, allows companies with up to 300 workers to fire staff without government permission

Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar said that16 states have already increased the threshold for closure, lay off and retrenchment in firms with up to 300 workers without government permission.

published on : 23rd September 2020

Lok Sabha takes up three labour codes amid boycott by Opposition

Over 29 labour laws have been merged into four codes and one (Code on Wages Bill, 2019) of them has already been passed.

published on : 22nd September 2020

38.71 lakh employees provident fund members withdraw Rs 44,000 crore since lockdown: Labour Minister

A non-refundable COVID advance from the EPF by amending the EPF Scheme, 1952 was unveiled earlier.

published on : 21st September 2020

COVID-19 lockdown: Centre asks states to coordinate with control rooms to resolve workers' issues

Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar shot off a letter to states after it emerged that more than two-thirds of the complaints received by the control rooms pertained to states/union territories.

published on : 18th April 2020

Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar donates one month salary to fight COVID-19

Gangwar also noted that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government has been swift in taking appropriate and timely relief measures.

published on : 27th March 2020

EPFO cuts interest rate on deposits to seven-year low 8.5 per cent for fiscal year 2019-20

The labour ministry will now require the finance ministry's concurrence on the matter and the latter has to vet the proposal for EPF interest rate to avoid any liability on account of shortfall.

published on : 5th March 2020

Unemployment at 6.1 per cent, new survey underway: Santosh Gangwar at Rajya Sabha

According to the minister, the new survey has additional parameters and a bigger sample size and its results should not be compared with any previous surveys.

published on : 6th February 2020

Don't create 'hue and cry' over one or two rapes, says Union Minister Santosh Gangwar

Union Minister Santosh Gangwar on Saturday said that rampant incidents of rape in the country are unfortunate, but sometimes they cannot be prevented.

published on : 22nd April 2018