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Rajya Sabha passes Wage Code bill providing minimum wages for workers

New Delhi, Aug. 2 -- Moving ahead with labour reforms, the Rajya Sabha passed the Wage Code bill Friday to enforce minimum wage among both formal and informal sector workers and make provision for no ... Read More


Cabinet approves bill for 10% reservation to J&K's economically-weaker sections

New Delhi, July 31 -- The union cabinet Wednesday approved a bill to implement 10% economically weaker section (EWS) quota in Jammu and Kashmir already in place in rest of India, even as the Supreme C... Read More


Lok Sabha pushes ahead with labour reforms, passes wage code bill

New Delhi, July 31 -- Pushing ahead with labour reforms, the Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the wage code bill in the face of concerns over a single minimum wage and gender disparities in pay. The bill ... Read More


Why there is opposition to changes in right to information legislation

New Delhi, July 30 -- Standing under a cloudy evening sky in Lutyens' Delhi, two former information commissioners indulged in friendly banter. "It's you and your order which has brought us to this ame... Read More


No single minimum wage floor under the Wage Code bill

New Delhi, July 27 -- India will not have a single mandatory minimum wage floor as talked earlier as the the union Labour ministry has stayed away from making it part of the wage code bill. Instead i... Read More


IIMs to conduct CAT entrance on 24 November

New Delhi, July 26 -- The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) on Friday announced that the Common Admission Test (CAT) will be conducted on 24 November across 156 cities. IIM Kozhikode professor a... Read More


UGC seeks suggestions on possibility of making Hindi compulsory at UG level

New Delhi, July 25 -- Notwithstanding the controversy around compulsory learning of Hindi in schools in the draft National Education Policy, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has sought suggestio... Read More


Don't tweak RTI Act: Former CIC officials

New Delhi, July 25 -- A group of former central information commissioners (CICs), including Wajahat Habibullah, on Wednesday asked the Union government to refrain from amending the Right to Informatio... Read More


AICTE drafts blueprint to customize engineering courses to serve industry better

New Delhi, July 19 -- India's engineering schools may have to redraw their education offerings and make their courses more industry-worthy, according to a plan chalked out by the country's technical e... Read More