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Relaxation in Social Security Schemes Demanded

At least 18 Indian textile associations, in a memorandum recently submitted to union labour & employment minister Bandaru Dattatreya, have urged for relaxation in some of the social security schemes such as Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) and Employees State Insurance Scheme (ESIS). The associations have also sought flexible working hours for women which forms majority of the workforce in the textile industry. At times it becomes difficult for women to…
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Initiatives To Boost Employment In Textile Sector

The centre has recently taken some initiatives to boost employment generation in textiles and retail sector. Under the Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY), employers would be provided an incentive for enhancing employment by reimbursement of the per cent Employer's Pension Scheme (EPS) contribution made by the employer in respect of new employment, Bandaru Dattatreya, minister of state for labour and employment has said in a reply to a question…
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Telangana Urged To Submit New Textile Plans

Union minister for labour and employment, Bandaru Dattatreya has said in Hyderabad that the centre has earmarked Rs 6,000 crore as a special package for textile and garment sector to take it on par with Bangladesh and Vietnam, creating textile parks, infrastructure and promoting fashion technology so as to give fillip to the production especially in small-scale industries. He urged the Telangana government to submit new proposals for further developing…
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TEA Seeks Withdrawal Of PF Amendment

The Tirupur Exporters Association (TEA) has urged the centre to withdraw the amendment made on withdrawal of employees' contribution to provident fund after attaining the age of 58. In a letter to union minister of state for labour and employment, Bandaru Dattatreya, TEA president A. Sakthivel said the notification has created an alarming situation in Tirupur cluster and particularly, North Indian workers have already resorted to strike in three units…
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Ministerial Meeting On Remunerative Cotton Price

In a bid to formulate a policy for giving remunerative price to cotton farmers, the textiles ministry will hold a meeting next month with the ministries of commerce, labour and agriculture. This was decided after labour minister Bandaru Dattatreya along with a 26-member delegation met textiles minister, Santosh Kumar Gangwar in New Delhi to highlight the situation of cotton farmers, especially in Telangana. The delegation comprising 26 members from BJP, particularly…
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