Category Archives: Labor Law

Occupational Safety and Health Hazards in Workplace: Govt.

The Government of India has declared the National Policy on Safety, Health and Environment at Workplace (NPSHEW) which aims to establish a preventive safety and health culture in the country through elimination of the incidence of work related injuries, diseases, … Continue reading

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States not to collect data on backwardness of SC/ST: SC

A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court of India recently ruled that the States need not collect quantifiable data on backwardness of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (“SC/ST”) for giving quota in job promotions to SC/ST employees. Refusing to reconsider … Continue reading

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Ease of Compliance Rules notified: Govt.

Indian Ministry of Labour and Employment recently notified the Ease of Compliance to Maintain Registers under various Labour Laws Rules, 2017 (“Rules”) effective February 21, 2017. https://goo.gl/tJtPPY These Rules provide for maintenance of combined registers in the Forms specified in the … Continue reading

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Minority institutions couldn’t act arbitrarily: SC

The Supreme Court of India held that a minority institution could not act arbitrarily or unfairly in dealing with the selection of the eligible candidates despite their autonomy under Article 30 of the Constitution of India and the courts does have … Continue reading

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ACR part of officer’s service record: SC

The Supreme Court of India held that the Annual Confidential Report (“ACR”) of an officer does form a part of his or her service record and could not be ignored for the purposes of his or her promotion on the … Continue reading

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Union Budget 2017 highlights: Govt.

Indian government presented the General Budget 2017-18 in Parliament here today. This is the first of its kind which included the Railway Budget. This year’s Union Budget also does not have Plan and Non-plan classifications and has been advanced by a … Continue reading

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Equal pay for equal work: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently reiterated that even temporary/adhoc government employees would be entitled to same pay scale as regular employees if they perform the same duties and denial of same pay scale would be violative of the Indian … Continue reading

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Compensation received from Govt for a deceased employee should be deducted from total compensation: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that the compensation received from the Government by the dependents of a deceased employee in a motor vehicle accident should be deducted from the total compensation payable to such dependents by the tortfeasor or … Continue reading

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Academic collaborations regulations issued: UGC

University Grants Commission (Promotion and Maintenance of Standards of Academic Collaborations between India and Foreign Educational Institutions) Regulations, 2016 has replaced the University Grants Commission (Promotion and Maintenance of Standards of Academic Collaborations between Indian and Foreign Educational Institutions) Regulations, … Continue reading

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New web page on H-1B/L-1 fee increase : USCIS

USCIS has posted a new Web page on the H-1B and L-1 fee increase required by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Pub. L. 114-113). Pub. L. 114-113 requires certain petitioners to submit an additional fee of $4,000 for certain H-1B … Continue reading

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