Essential Services Maintenance Act

  • Karnataka to make IT industry an essential service 22-10-2013 11:08 AM

    Bangalore: The Karnataka government is planning to declare IT industry and all IT enabled services as essential services. The IT industry will come under the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) once the government formally notifies its order. It will exempt the I-T industry from bandhs, strikes and long holidays. According...
  • Doctors call off strike as Raj govt lifts ESMA 01-01-2012 06:55 AM

    Jaipur: Government hospital doctors in Rajasthan called off their strike on Saturday night after Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot lifted the Rajasthan Essential Services Maintenance Act (RESMA) and released jailed doctors. Seventy five patients died during the 11-day stir. The doctors went on strike on December 21 demanding better pay and...
  • Telangana employees boycott talks over strike 06-08-2011 08:47 AM

    Hyderabad: Government employees in Telangana on Friday boycotted talks with the Andhra Pradesh cabinet sub-committee over their proposed general strike from August 17 to push for a separate Telangana. Leaders of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Telangana employees, teachers and gazetted officers boycotted the talks to protest government's move...
  • Mob justice in Andhra: nurse beaten, man 'hung' 19-12-2007 05:40 PM

    Nagpur: Matt Prior paid tributes on Sunday to the influence of former Pakistan leg-break bowler Mushtaq Ahmed after being labelled England's best player of spin by team-mate Stuart Broad. Prior's return to the middle-order from an opener's berth for England's World Cup campaign has largely been seen in the context...