EMPLOYMENT

  • Amrut Mahotsav will be a true and meaningful tribute to our freedom fighters, says Jaitley February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Adding futuristic approach to the Union Budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the year 2022 will be the Amrut Mahotsav, the 75th year, of India's independence. "This will be our true and meaningful tribute to our freedom fighters," he said. The government is planning to complete 2...
  • Union Budget 2015: ASSOCHAM demands inclusive economic growth and comprehensive jobs creation February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: The MSME sector employs nearly 10 crore people and accounts for over 95 per cent of the total number of industrial enterprises. It contributes about 45 per cent of the manufacturing output and 37.5 per cent of the GDP while accounting for 40 per cent of the total...
  • Appointment of members in EPFAT: Delhi HC pulls up Centre February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Wednesday rapped the government for moving at a snail's pace on the appointment of presiding officer and the staff of the Employees Provident Fund Appellate Tribunal (EPFAT) which was set up in 1997. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice RS Endlaw directed...
  • Budget must create employment, induce demand and investments: PHD Chamber February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: While complimenting the Narendra Modi government for big-bang reform announcements, President of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry Alok B Shriram said that the forthcoming Union Budget 2015-16 is being formulated in a benign macro-economic environment at domestic and international level after many years. The economy is looking...
  • Bill soon to stop employment of kids below 14 years: Bandaru Dattatreya February 17, 2015

    Telangana: To ban employment of children below 14 years in any occupation, a Bill will be presented before the Cabinet soon, a Union Minister said on Tuesday. "To eradicate child labour under the age of 14, a Bill will be presented before the Union Cabinet and will later be introduced before...
  • Global unemployment to go up in next five years: UN report January 20, 2015

    Geneva: Global unemployment is expected to increase by 11 million in the next five years as the world economy continues to grow at "tepid rates", a latest UN report released has warned. According to the World Employment Social Outlook report compiled by International Labour Organization (ILO), more than 212 million...
  • It's time for flexible hiring January 13, 2015

    Significance of Quality Workforce Doubtlessly, the biggest strength and backbone of any organization are the employees. As an individual, you might think of an excellent idea but in order to implement it, you require serious teamwork. Cohesive teamwork is the decisive factor for a fruitful venture. All the employees need to...
  • Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis ask youngsters to develop employability skills January 11, 2015

    Hyderabad: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday asked youngsters to develop skills that will boost their employment prospects. Every youth in the country should acquire skills required for gaining employment thus leading to overall development of the country, he said while participating in 'Sankranti' celebrations organised by a philanthropic trust...
  • Modi for changing laws to create jobs, bringing economy back on track December 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Keen on boosting domestic manufacturing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday promised to do away with 'ABCD' of development and adopt 'ROAD' to create jobs and bring the derailed economy back on track. "Government is generally trapped in 'ABCD' culture from top to bottom.... A means Avoid, B-Bypass,...
  • India likely to grow between 5-6 per cent in 2015: Moody's December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian economy is expected to pick up pace in 2015 and grow in the range of 5 to 6 per cent, helped by strong domestic demand, rating agency Moody's said on Wednesday. "India will have stronger GDP growth in 2015, which we forecast at 5-6 per cent, up from...
  • Birender Singh takes charge as Rural Development Minister November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Rural Development Minister Birender Singh on Tuesday assumed office and indicated that the rural employment guarantee act would continue in the entire country and not just in some districts. A former Congressman, Birender Singh said there was no doubt that the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act...
  • The whys and whats of India's rural jobs scheme November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) was enacted in September 2005. It promises up to 100 days of employment per rural household to all adults at the minimum wage. Any adult residing in rural areas could demand work and was entitled to get it within 15 days...
  • IT sector hiring may nearly halve by 2018: Crisil November 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Ratings agency Crisil on Monday said the information technology sector is likely to lose its position as a mass employment engine and new recruitments will nearly halve over the next three years, even though companies will continue to report good revenue growth. "Despite healthy revenue growth of 13 per cent...
  • Delhi University holds job fair for undergraduates November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Offering an opportunity to over 5,000 students to secure employment, Delhi University conducted a job fair for the students graduating in 2015. "Three companies came to hire around 100 students during the first placement drive of the session. 35 students have successfully secured jobs for themselves," JM Khurana,...
  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to start budgetary exercise on Monday November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Finance Ministry will start the budgetary exercise on Monday, with the Expenditure Secretary meeting various ministries starting with Law and Justice and Information & Broadcasting. The ministry will finalise the revised estimates for 2014-15 and Budget estimates for 2015-16 for Plan and Non-Plan expenses. The meetings with various ministries...
  • Google, Apple world's most sought-after employers: LinkedIn November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Google is the world's most sought after employer in the world, followed by Apple and Unilever in the second and third places, respectively, according to a report by professional networking site LinkedIn. The 'World's 100 Most InDemand Employers: 2014' was based on billions of interactions from LinkedIn's over 300...
  • Haryana polls: Women in Sirsa demand female empowerment, law and order October 15, 2014

    Women in Sirsa, Haryana demand better educational facilities for their children from the party that comes in power. "We have no employment opportunities in Sirsa. Female empowerment and law and order need to be looked into," says a Sirsa resident. ...
  • The great divide: Bridging the education-employability gap October 8, 2014

    The new academic year is well under way. Every day, students from across all differentiating lines get ready, neat partings and pressed shirts, and set off to receive a quantum of knowledge. Every day, guardians watch their wards, as they tote a bag of ruled books that will document their...
  • 70 per cent employers to expand; midlevel talent in demand: Survey September 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The country is likely to see high growth in the job market as 70 per cent employers plan to expand their team, a recent survey said. "India's business market is currently primed for expansion, with the recruitment market being driven by significant industry sectors such as FMCG, retail, healthcare,...
  • Centre puts Road Transport Safety Bill in public domain to invite suggestions September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government's first major bill to realise his vision of an enabled India the Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014, will be put in public domain to invite people's suggestions. The Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014 provides for a permit system for national and interstate transport...
  • 'Concerted policy push to add 69 million nonagriculture, 11 million manufacturing jobs' September 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Although the new government has undertaken measures that generate employment, a comprehensive 'projobs policy' will help add 69 million nonagriculture and 11 million manufacturing jobs by 2020, credit rating agency Crisil said on Thursday. "The government needs to take more steps towards projobs policy to structurally alter the country's...
  • Karnataka to take action against firms not giving jobs to locals September 4, 2014

    Bangalore: In a bid to push private firms into appointing locals in jobs, Karnataka government today said it will table a report in next 10 days on such persons appointed in companies set up under previous industrial policy and action would be taken against those failing to comply. "I have been...
  • Young Kashmiri Pandits weave different dreams, prioritise a good job over returning to homeland August 28, 2014

    Jammu: After 25 years of exile, young Kashmiri Pandits weave a different dream of a homeland. While elders discuss a painful exile from their homeland, young Kasmiri Pandits are aware of the suffering of the earlier generation but they seem detached from their roots, and not too keen to return to...
  • Fastest growing careers in India August 20, 2014

    You want to know about the most wanted careers in India? The job market right now is a little awry, but it would soon get back with promising careers for the coming generation of geniuses. Here is a peek into the future jobs with the maximum growth potential in the Indian...
  • Employment rises by 34 per cent to 12.7 crore in 8 years till 2013 July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The number of employed persons in the country grew by 34.35 per cent to 12.77 crore in eight years till 2013, according to the Sixth Economic Census. Employment in urban parts increased by 37.46 per cent to 6.14 crore in 2013, whereas in rural...
  • Rajasthan launches India's first skill training project July 18, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Thursday launched the country's first and biggest skill development project aimed at creating employment opportunities for the young people of the state. The union government which selected Rajasthan as the first state for this project has proposed Rs.398 crore for it. The Rajasthan government...
  • Employment exchanges to become career centres: Government July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Government has decided to transform employment exchanges into career centres to connect youth with job opportunities even as it admitted that it has no specific scheme for shortterm training of workers affected due to closure of industries. Labour and Employment Minister Narendra Singh Tomar told the Lok Sabha that...
  • If I were FM, I would allocate more funds for the education sector July 1, 2014

    If I were the Finance Minister, I would like to allocate more funds for the education sector and open up more government institutions like IIT and IIM and secondly I would like to create more opportunities in the employment sector for the youth. ...
  • Goa mining crisis should be resolved quickly: Modi June 14, 2014

    Panaji: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he has told his ministers to solve the Goa mining crisis as soon as possible, adding that mining in the state should be restarted quickly. "I have told my ministers and their staff to proactively work to find ways and means to resolve the...
  • Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid 'casual labourers' in Goa govt records April 26, 2014

    Panaji: Sachin Tendulkar may have won the Bharat Ratna, but according to the Goa government's records, he is a "casual labourer" and a beneficiary of the MGNREGS. And so are his wife and two children, says an NGO. Nongovernmental organisation Goa Parivartan Manch Saturday claimed to have exposed a scam...