Essential Services Maintenance Act

  • Karnataka to make IT industry an essential service October 22, 2013

    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 IT industry from bandhs, strikes and long holidays. According...
  • Doctors call off strike as Raj govt lifts ESMA January 1, 2012

    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 11day stir. The doctors went on strike on December 21 demanding better pay and timely promotions....
  • Telangana employees boycott talks over strike August 6, 2011

    Hyderabad: Government employees in Telangana on Friday boycotted talks with the Andhra Pradesh cabinet subcommittee 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 to...
  • Mob justice in Andhra: nurse beaten, man 'hung' December 19, 2007

    New Delhi: Medical workers in Andhra Pradesh may get a reason for feeling under attack again after a nurse in Karimnagar district was beaten up when a pregnant woman under her care died. The nurse worked in a unauthorised nursing home in Rudrangi village of Chandurthi mandal of Karimnagar district. The...