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Union ministers Ramesh Pokhriyal, Santosh Gangwar quit ahead of cabinet rejig

Moreover, reports said that Union ministers Debashree Chaudhuri and Sadananda Gowda are also likely to resign from the cabinet ahead of the cabinet reshuffle.
Union labour minister Santosh Gangwar (L) and Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal both stepped down from the Union cabinet today, hours ahead of the rejig. (File Photo)
Union labour minister Santosh Gangwar (L) and Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal both stepped down from the Union cabinet today, hours ahead of the rejig. (File Photo)
Published on Jul 07, 2021 01:58 PM IST
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Union minister Santosh Gangwar tests positive for Covid-19

"I want to inform you that my "Corona test report has come positive". I don't have any kind of symptom, I request that all the people who came in contact with me, please follow the Corona safety rules. Together we will win this epidemic," tweeted Santosh Gangwar.
Union Minister Santosh Gangwar was tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday(ANI)
Union Minister Santosh Gangwar was tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday(ANI)
Published on Apr 13, 2021 11:43 AM IST
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EPFO starts crediting 8.5% for 2019-20, amount to reflect in EPF accounts from Jan 1

“It (8.5 per cent interest) would comprise 8.15 per cent from debt income and balance 0.35 per cent (capital gain) from the sale of ETFs (exchange traded funds) subject to their redemption by 31st December, 2020,” he said.
Gangwar had approved the 8.5 per cent rate for last fiscal after receiving the finance ministry’s concurrence. Thereafter the direction was sent to the EPFO for crediting the interest on EPF into the subscribers’ accounts.(Mint Archive)
Gangwar had approved the 8.5 per cent rate for last fiscal after receiving the finance ministry’s concurrence. Thereafter the direction was sent to the EPFO for crediting the interest on EPF into the subscribers’ accounts.(Mint Archive)
Updated on Dec 31, 2020 05:53 PM IST
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Labour minister says EPFO settled 52 lakh Covid-19 claims, disburses Rs 13,300 cr

Speaking at Assocham Foundation Week programme, Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar said EPFO has settled 52 lakh Covid-19 withdrawal claims and disbursed Rs 13,300 crore to subscribers during the pandemic.
10 May 2016, Bhikaji Cama Place,New Delhi: employees provident fund organisation head office , EPFO office.(Mint Archives)
10 May 2016, Bhikaji Cama Place,New Delhi: employees provident fund organisation head office , EPFO office.(Mint Archives)
Published on Dec 16, 2020 02:43 PM IST
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EPFO is in ‘worrying state’, CPI MP Viswam writes to labour minister

In his letter to MoS (Labour) Santosh Gangwar, Viswam urged the minister to raise minimum pension, computation cap on pension
Employee Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) (HT Photo)
Employee Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) (HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 23, 2020 02:41 PM IST
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Parties gear up to oppose three labour code bills in Parliament

One of these, a provision in the Industrial Relations Code allows companies with up to 300 workers to lay off people without the concerned state government’s approval, a facility only available to companies employing up to 100 people under the current law.
The labour reform bills will replace myriad archaic labour laws into codes, have been pending for a long time. The government claims to have incorporated 174 of 233 recommendations of the standing committee on labour for the three codes.(PTI)
The labour reform bills will replace myriad archaic labour laws into codes, have been pending for a long time. The government claims to have incorporated 174 of 233 recommendations of the standing committee on labour for the three codes.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 22, 2020 01:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySaubhadra Chatterji

38.71 lakh EPF members withdraw 44k cr since lockdown: Labour Min

Total 38,71,664 EPF withdrawals claims from EPF accounts worth 44,054.72 crore were settled till date since lockdown was imposed (March 25 this year), Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.
The total EPF withdrawals in Delhi during the period stood at <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>3,308.57 crore for 3,16,671 claims.(REUTERS)
The total EPF withdrawals in Delhi during the period stood at 3,308.57 crore for 3,16,671 claims.(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 21, 2020 04:06 PM IST
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Firms with not less than 300 workers to fire staff without its nod, Govt proposes

Currently, only those industrial establishments with less than 100 employees are permitted to hire and fire their staff without permission of the government.
Union labour minister Santosh Gangwar (Photo: ANI)
Union labour minister Santosh Gangwar (Photo: ANI)
Updated on Sep 19, 2020 10:36 PM IST
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Govt to push 3 pending labour codes during House session

Earlier this month, Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar had indicated that remaining three labour codes on industrial relations, social security and occupational safety and health would be tabled in the ensuing Monsoon session of Parliament.
A view of the Parliament House in Delhi.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
A view of the Parliament House in Delhi.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 09, 2020 06:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Finally Bareilly gets its ‘jhumka’

The city got its branding in 1966 thanks to that popular number ‘Jhumka gira re, Bareilly ke bazaar main’.
eighing almost two quintals and suspended from a 20-feet high pole, this huge custom-made gold shiny ‘jhumka’ made of brass was inaugurated by union labour minister Santosh Gangwar.(HT Photos)
eighing almost two quintals and suspended from a 20-feet high pole, this huge custom-made gold shiny ‘jhumka’ made of brass was inaugurated by union labour minister Santosh Gangwar.(HT Photos)
Updated on Feb 09, 2020 12:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent

Centre planning to introduce ‘One Nation, One Pay Day’ system: Labour Minister

“There should be a pan-India single wage day every month across various sectors to ensure that workers get timely payment of salaries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is keen on this legislation to get passed soon,” Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar said.
The central government is in the process of implementing Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions (OSH) Code, and Code on Wages.(Reuters File Photo)
The central government is in the process of implementing Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions (OSH) Code, and Code on Wages.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Nov 16, 2019 03:11 PM IST
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Government’s higher PF rate to benefit 6 crore employees

At present, the EPFO is settling PF withdrawal claims at 8.55 per cent interest rate, which was approved for 2017-18.
The EPF interest rate is determined by Central Board of Trustees (CBT), which is the apex decision-making body and the same is notified by the labour ministry after taking concurrence of the finance ministry.(HT file photo)
The EPF interest rate is determined by Central Board of Trustees (CBT), which is the apex decision-making body and the same is notified by the labour ministry after taking concurrence of the finance ministry.(HT file photo)
Updated on Sep 17, 2019 02:44 PM IST
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Santosh Gangwar’s employment remark draws Oppn flak, aide clarifies

The comments came amid criticism of the government over India’s unemployment rate rising to a 45-year high of 6.1% in 2017-18, data of which was released in May.
Opposition leaders targeted Union labour minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar and accused him of insulting people of north India on Sunday
Opposition leaders targeted Union labour minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar and accused him of insulting people of north India on Sunday
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 11:56 PM IST
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‘Mantriji, you can’t insult north Indians’: Priyanka Gandhi slams union minister

She told Minister of State Santosh Gangwar in no uncertain terms that there have been no jobs in the market and the rest have been taken away by the government, courtesy the economic slowdown.
Congress general secretary Priyanka Vadra Gandhi gave a stinging response to Union Minister Santosh Gangwar for his comment on lack of quality among north Indian candidates(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
Congress general secretary Priyanka Vadra Gandhi gave a stinging response to Union Minister Santosh Gangwar for his comment on lack of quality among north Indian candidates(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 07:13 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

No dearth of jobs in country but North Indians not qualified enough: Santosh Gangwar

His remarks come at a time when the country is witnessing an economic slowdown and rise in unemployment across sectors.
Union minister Santosh Gangwar said there were enough jobs in the country but the job seekers, especially those in North India, were not qualified enough(ANI Photo)
Union minister Santosh Gangwar said there were enough jobs in the country but the job seekers, especially those in North India, were not qualified enough(ANI Photo)
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 06:14 PM IST
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‘No job crisis, North Indians lack qualifications’: Union minister Santosh Gangwar

Three months after the government’s jobs report said that India’s unemployment was at a four-decade high, Union Minister Santosh Gangwar insists that there is no job crisis.
The minister’s remark is also in sharp contrast to the government’s jobs report in May that suggested that the country’s unemployment was at a four-decade high. (Photo @santoshgangwar)
The minister’s remark is also in sharp contrast to the government’s jobs report in May that suggested that the country’s unemployment was at a four-decade high. (Photo @santoshgangwar)
Updated on Jun 30, 2020 02:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bareilly | ByHT Correspondent

All cases against Azam Khan would be withdrawn if SP comes to power: Akhilesh Yadav

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has assured party’s full support to Khan, who is facing several police cases including those related to alleged land-grabbing.
Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav with his son and party president Akhilesh Yadav and MP Azam Khan on the opening day of the the first session of the 17th Lok Sabha at Parliament House.(PTI/ File photo)
Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav with his son and party president Akhilesh Yadav and MP Azam Khan on the opening day of the the first session of the 17th Lok Sabha at Parliament House.(PTI/ File photo)
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 09:13 AM IST
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Not paid salaries for months, Jet Airways pilots seek govt help

Cash-strapped Jet Airways pilots’ union has written to the government, seeking its help in recovering their pending salaries along with the accumulated interest.
Cash-strapped Jet Airways pilots’ union has written to the government, seeking its help in recovering their pending salaries along with the accumulated interest.(REUTERS)
Cash-strapped Jet Airways pilots’ union has written to the government, seeking its help in recovering their pending salaries along with the accumulated interest.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 16, 2019 02:02 AM IST
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EPFO to allow members to withdraw 75% funds after a month of unemployment

At present, in case of unemployment, an EPFO member can withdraw his or her funds after two months of unemployment and settle the account in one go.
A person outside the EPFO head office in New Delhi.(Mint File)
A person outside the EPFO head office in New Delhi.(Mint File)
Updated on Jun 27, 2018 11:11 AM IST
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If one or two rape cases happen, brouhaha should not be created: Union minister Santosh Gangwar

Union minister Santosh Gangwar says such incidents (rape cases) are unfortunate situation but sometimes you can’t stop them.
Bharatiya Janata Party MP and minister of state (independent charge) for labour and employment Santosh Gangwar.(PTI file photo)
Bharatiya Janata Party MP and minister of state (independent charge) for labour and employment Santosh Gangwar.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Apr 23, 2018 12:06 AM IST
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No disagreement with finance ministry on 8.55% interest on EPF: Labour minister

The proposed rate of interest will be ratified by May or June as per convention, says Santosh Gangwar.
Union labour minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar.(PTIfile photo)
Union labour minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar.(PTIfile photo)
Updated on Apr 15, 2018 12:16 PM IST
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No record of birth date in over 8 crore EPFO accounts, 11 crore missing father’s name

In addition, there are over 7 crore subscribers whose date of joining record is not available with the EPFO.
Employees Provident Fund Organisation head office in New Delhi .(HT Photo)
Employees Provident Fund Organisation head office in New Delhi .(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 02, 2018 08:26 PM IST
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